A lot of people have recently asked me what it's like to be a wedding photographer. Here's my answer:
Sometimes being a photographer means quiet moments with wonderful people. Sometimes it's fist pumping and shouting in excitement because you got a shot that's better than you hoped. Sometimes it's long hours editing in front of the screen, with season 5 of Friends playing in the background for the 20th time. Sometimes it's a five hour layover in El Paso, where the only restaurant in the terminal is closed and you're eating a fig newton by an outlet. Sometimes it's being completely overwhelmed by the hospitality and love of strangers, being treated like family, and not even feeling like you're working.
I love my job. All of these moments- and plenty more- add to the humor, depth, and joy in my life. I'm grateful for all of my wonderful clients this year who've challenged me, trusted me, and embraced me. This post is for you.