Or a photograph can be more– a window into a moment, one tile in the mosaic of a life. We are who we are because of the road we’ve traveled– the ups and downs and adventures along the way. The good, the bad, the joyful and the bittersweet. Photography has a unique ability to carry the meaning of a moment into the future.
I used to pour over my parent’s old wedding album, mostly compiled of snapshots from the cameras of families and friends. Although the styles were dated and the colors fading, the pictures gave me a glimpse into who my parents were before I came along. I felt like I was getting to know something about who they were before they became my mom and dad.
A few years ago, I married my handsome husband Paul– those of you who know him can substitue “goofy” for “handsome” as appropriate. I knew that photography was going to be an important part of getting married. Something for us to look back on to remember the day we celebrated choosing to spend our lives together That my kids would one day look at our photos and maybe learn something about us.
I can’t think of anything else that makes me feel the way I do about wedding photography. The chance to celebrate and capture such an incredibly important day in a couple’s life is an extraordinary experience, and I strive to do it justice.
Photography is about so much more than pictures. It’s about creating the means by which you commemorate life. It’s about the way you remember how you felt at at a certain time, who you were, who you wanted to be, and what you hoped for the future. I’m a wedding photographer because I believe it is so important to capture not only the facts of a life, but everything else that goes into a memory– the excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, tears, laughter, love, and hope for what lies ahead.