Why I love wedding photography.
It didn’t take me long to fall in love with wedding photography. For me, and to be fair, being a wedding photographer simply is a facit that I grew into a journey that if I think about spanned almost two decades.
But, from the very first wedding, I shot - for me it was about seeing people happy. Real-life moments happening right in front of my eyes, people at their absolute best and at times their worse. Seeing in others what I see in everyone I love in my own life. Knowing fundamentally were are all just human.
Family has always been an important aspect of my life… not just my own, but the idea of it. The idea of family that is, some people love you unconditionally and whole heartily, enough to want you to be happy and succeed in life. Not just prosperity through a job - but through the happiness, they can bring to you and the love you give to them. This network of wisdom and raw emotion that, somehow connects people and their families so deeply.
So ultimately being a wedding photographer gives me everything that I need to satisfy my desire to see people enjoying their life.
On a personal note and on one hand, I’m an emotional bloke - I could watch a Pixar film and cry at the open sequence. Then on the other, I’m strong, passionate, and relatable.
So having a career as a wedding photographer, puts me in a position where I can emotionally connect with people and their day. Yeah sure, I’m a supplier to you, but I can’t tell you how happy it makes me feel inside to see people get married. Through the happiness, excitement, and sometimes the stress of the planning. It’s everything that makes us human and I see that in me.
I’ve worked in hospitality all my life. So serving people has always been something that has made me happy. The other thing that has made me happy throughout my life is being creative, and having the ability to share that with others. I will shout from the rafters to let people know I created this.
So being a wedding photographer, really is what I would say is a dream career. Not everyone can do it. It takes raw emotion, huge discipline, and a whole bunch of professionalism to run a wedding photography business. It takes confidence to know what works and what doesn’t.
Photographing weddings allows me to harness my emotions into a creative and productive service for others.
Weddings cover all aspects of photography and that’s why I love them so much. Documentary Photography, street, portraits, landscape, and architecture. All wrapped up in this huge life event … a big pot of emotions unfolding right in front of me to capture.
I’ve fallen in love with photographing weddings - people ready to embark on the biggest journey of their life. And, while some may say it’s a pretty standard process of being a human… that is to be married. It is one of the most important decisions people make. Being a husband myself - I know how important these moments develop into a journey of discovery for people. Be it m, cementing a relationship of many years to witnessing a whirlwind romance. It is truly humbling and inspiring to be part of.
I think in a nutshell, what I’m trying to say. I love photography, but what I love more is wedding photography- because it is not only documenting people's precious moments - it has made me understand that for every moment in life that becomes a little hard, people still find happiness and I have the privilege to be able to document that.
I’m Stu, a wedding photographer.