People ask me why I’ve chosen a career in wedding photography — my answer is Love. How many times have I held my breath in awe of love right there before me? How many times have I shed a tear (or two) behind my camera while I clicked away hoping to capture the beauty of it? How many times have I smiled to myself knowing I was witness to something so extraordinary and remarkable? A hundred? A thousand? Shooting weddings, I am fortunate to say, I’ve happily lost count.
I think the Lord put me in weddings because he knows how easily I can forget how special love is in my daily life and when I shoot weddings, I am reminded over and over again of what a gift love truly is and then that love breathes new life in me again. Corinthians 13:13 says “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Imagine waking up to a bad start or just struggling to get by a mundane week and then finally coming to a wedding shoot feeling half-empty — and then all of a sudden, you witness a mom shed that first teardrop as she watches her daughter put on her wedding gown, or see a father finally letting go of a daughters hand as he gives her away to her groom, or you capture that moment, that one moment when the groom sees his bride when those church doors open — it’s as if love gradually unfolds it’s story before me and I am given this wonderful gift, this unique gift of being witness to the many different shades and gradations of love. Imagine that. Then imagine doing it over and over again only with different people, with different stories, all with different noteworthy moments.
People ask me why I’ve chosen a career in wedding photography — my answer is Love. “Faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE. “
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