Why I Do It- Personal

Wedding photography. It’s a hard job. It’s stressful, high pressure, hard work, and physically draining.

But you know what? I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

Even though wedding photography is hard, it’s so rewarding. Being able to document the best day of people’s lives, the day they’ll always remember, and the day that their grandkids will hear stories of. It’s humbling and such an honor.

I don’t do it for glory or because it’s fun or because I want to eat cake every weekend. Although, let’s be honest, the cake is a pretty good perk 🙂

I do it because, while a wedding takes a lot of work to plan, marriage takes even harder work.

There will be times in your marriage when you want to give up. There will be times when you hurt each other with words you don’t mean. There will be times when you don’t where to go from this point. But what if you had your wedding photos hung on the wall? What if, when those hard times come, you could look at a photo of the two of you on the best day of your lives and know that everything will be ok?

Your wedding day is so much more than just one day. It’s a whole lifetime of memories that start with this day. It’s just the beginning of a long, sometimes bumpy road. And if the images I documented and created for you made those bumpy times a little less treacherous, well, that’s something I consider an extraordinary privilege!

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