The Hilariously Serious Life of an Event and Wedding Photographer

Ah, being an event photographer! It’s like being a ninja, but with a camera instead of nunchucks. I’ve been in this game for more years than I can count on my fingers and toes (and I’m not just saying that because I’ve forgotten basic math). Honestly, I’ve snapped so many photos, I’m surprised my camera hasn’t filed for early retirement.

Each event, each click of the shutter, holds a special place in my heart. I don’t just take pictures; I take a deep dive into people’s lives. Imagine trying on a hundred different shoes at a store—that’s me, but with lives and not footwear.

So, where am I going with this? Hang tight, we’re getting to the good part.

I was rummaging through my old photos (yes, photographers do spring cleaning too) and stumbled upon this gem: a wedding photo from December 21, 2013. Talk about a throwback! This picture isn’t just a bunch of smiling faces; it’s like a time capsule of personalities.

Each smile, each glance – it’s like they’re all saying, “Hey, remember that time we got all dressed up and made lifelong promises? Good times!” It’s a snapshot of new beginnings, slightly awkward dance moves, and probably some questionable fashion choices.

And here’s the kicker: I get to be the memory keeper for these wonderful souls. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think it’s worth a thousand smiles, a few tears, and an endless stream of nostalgia.

So, to all the lovely people who’ve let me sneak into their lives with my camera: thank you for the memories, the laughs, and for not freaking out when I hide behind the potted plants to get that perfect candid shot. Here’s to many more

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