This picture is an important one for me to share. Many people know I photograph weddings for a living - and do this project as my passion when I am not. When I tell people I photograph weddings, I hear a lot of ‘Must be nice! You just take pictures and make tons of money.’ And it kills me. Photographing weddings are the hardest - mentally, physically, emotionally - form of photography I’ve ever done. Portrait photography is already difficult but to add that difficulty onto a once-in-a-lifetime day is almost too much to handle sometimes.
People see us taking pictures and having fun... but they don’t see the days before where we prepare, don’t sleep well, prepare again, overthink every detail, etc. We take it incredibly seriously and fully understand the gravity of the day - and how it’s not really possible to make a single mistake at times.
So, when you do hire a wedding photographer, please keep this in mind gauging if they’re worth the money they’re charging.
And only pick someone that takes it every bit as seriously as it should be.