Why I'm a wedding photographer.....

March 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On our wedding day at Wasing ParkOn our wedding day at Wasing ParkOn our wedding day at Wasing Park Hello again and welcome back to my blog. I know I’m only just getting into the swing of blogging but today, I’m writing right from the heart. Today’s post is my attempt to answer one of the questions that I’m asked more than any other. Why I’m a wedding photographer has, as you’ll see below, a complicated answer. Or perhaps it hasn't…

When I’m wearing my super practical hat, I can easily provide you with a list of the skills I have that led me to wedding photography. In C.V. speak; I’m a highly motivated individual who’s as happy working with others as I am alone. But as I’m a wedding photographer, I don’t have to ‘do corporate’ any more. So, instead I’ll say that I’m, quite simply, a people person.

This means that being around couples and guests at weddings makes me incredibly happy. I’m at my best when happy people surround me and I love being part of that excitement and emotion. You know that feeling of being lifted up by the people around you? That. A hundred times that.

Now it might be because I’m a people person (some might say I’m a bit nosey when it comes to others – I say I’m just very interested!) but I’m also highly visual. I know it sounds mad to say it but I’m always ‘looking’. I’m always taking in what’s around me from surroundings to faces to emotions and little details.  It’s fair to say that nothing escapes my eye!

Now those are personal skills but my goodness, I’m not just a wedding photographer because of those. I’m passionate about photography, committed to developing my skills and absolutely devoted to my couples. But there’s so much more…

I’m a romantic. I believe wholeheartedly in love and I think that celebrating love is simply one of the best things in life. Being part of these amazing celebrations could never be considered work. It’s a joy. It’s a privilege. I’ve found that thing I can’t live without and I truly believe it’s my vocation.

I also adore the ‘pretty’ of weddings. Who isn’t inspired when they’re surrounded by beautiful things in fantastic locations? If that doesn’t draw your best work out of you then I really don’t know what will. On wedding days, I’m often found lingering alongside flower arrangements and carefully crafted detail because I’m quite often in awe. I appreciate the passion that’s been poured into everything and I want to capture it forever.

And now I think I’m about to answer why I’m a wedding photographer. You see, when I was younger, I had, like so many of you I’m sure, a box of old family photos. These curling, treasured images held memories. They showed me people and places that I’d never know or would never meet again. Every now and again, when I needed them, I could escape to be with these people and step right into the past.

These photographs became my memories too and there’s a little corner of my heart for each and every one of them.

You see, to me, that’s what makes photography so special. It’s a way of creating memories that you’ll have for the rest of your life. Every time you need to be transported back to your brilliant, life-changing wedding day, you just need your wedding photos. Your images will capture for all time people, places and special moments. These can never be taken away from you and you’ll be able to pass your memories on to those that come after you with your photographs.

Memories are precious, special moments slip through our hands all too easily. Being able to capture them for you before they’re lost is why I’m a wedding photographer. I want your wedding day to be with you forever. I want anyone looking at your wedding photos in years to come to feel as if they know you.

I want your wedding photography to be you. Always.

P.s That's us on our wedding day!  


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