Why I love Being A Wedding Photographer


Photography in general has always has always been a great passion of mine.   When it comes to new love, couples, engagements  and weddings whats not to love?!

Weddings are amazing events to get to shoot. There  is always something going on and I never find myself bored.  Weddings are like snow flakes, no two are the same which keeps them even more exciting. Not only do they take place in beautiful locations, but they are also full of genuine emotion. I love my job most of all because  I am able to freeze all the emotional feelings the couple have towards each other  in one single image. I love that I get to spend the day capturing happiness, laughter, joy, anticipation, excitement, and maybe even some sadness.

People spend countless hours preparing and planning for their wedding day, and a lot of that effort goes into ensuring that they will look their absolute most beautiful. That makes it pretty darn fun to photograph them! They are wearing fantastic outfits, their accessories are carefully chosen, their hair is perfect, and the makeup that enhances their beautiful features.




Wedding photography is a people profession, and you get to meet some pretty incredible ones. There are, of course, your clients, who often can become more friends than clients. Between the Engagement session and the emailing back and forth you establish really solid relationships with them, which makes it way more enjoyable to do your job. I also specialize in Newborn Photography so our relationship continues much further than the wedding. I am there to capture the excitement of them welcoming their little ones into the world with Fresh 48 session(hospital) to regular newborn session.. toddler years and of course family sessions.

And then there are tons more people you’ll get to meet. There’s the bridal party, who you spend a fair amount of time with, and guests at the wedding. You will create relationships with other vendors you work with, like florists, planners, decorators, etc. And you’ll get to connect with other local wedding photographers when doing your networking. They can be an amazing source of support, advice, and friendship!


Self-employment is no walk in the park, but it’s pretty darn enjoyable. You make the decisions. You set your hours. You decide whether pajama day should be Mondays or Fridays (or both!). And if you work hard, and succeed, you get all the rewards. Extra bonus: you can work from home! The few days out of the month I do decide to venture out around 5pm I  am reminded how amazing it is that I don’t have to deal with rush hour traffic.. ick!


As a wedding photographer I find myself shooting in a wide range of styles. There’s a lot time spent in the photojournalistic mindset, then you switch to being a portrait photographer, directing and posing. There is so many details, putting on your still life/commercial cap. You may do some shots of the location or venues, drawing on landscape and architectural skills. Light-wise you’ll need to learn to shoot in sunlight, shade, rain, snow, artificial light, and practically no light. You wind up becoming a very well-rounded shooter, able to adapt to ever-changing scenarios and lighting situations!