I Cry at weddings … THERE I ADMIT IT! Ok… a lot of times. There’s just certain couples whose love and pure joy, at the culmination of their years of waiting for one another, pours out of them and infects everyone at the wedding… and I get sucked in. I can’t help it — I shoot with my heart. And if you’re one of the couples I’ve described above — I want to shoot your wedding.
I want to be there. I fell head over heels in love with shooting weddings when I was at a difficult point in my own life. I was a scared little photographer who never thought that being a photographer would become my main source of income… or the inspiration and creative outlet for most of life. I remember the moment like it was yesterday. I had always assisted weddings, but due to my own unhappiness I never really stopped and watched with open eyes. People with so much love in their hearts and the true feeling of love that fills the room. The family and friends who are most important in the lives of the couple all in one place to celebrate. And I get to document it all. I get to help tell the story that will live on in their memories long after the day is over, the flowers have died, and the guests have gone home. At this moment you can imagine tears are rolling down my face, and my realization as to how important I really am sinks in (not without a few looks from my other photographer friends trying to figure out what’s wrong with me oops!)
So I might cry at your wedding; but I promise I’ll keep shooting. It helps to hide the fact that I might be tearing up behind that big lens.