Wedding photography was my dream when I started this journey. I dreamt of spending my day taking gorgeous pictures of brides and grooms, capturing their love. For some reason, I thought it would be just like an ordinary business transaction.
What no one told me is that I would be a part of their family for one day. I would be welcomed with open arms. No one told me that my heart would be so happy seeing all of their family and friends there to support them. No one told me I would tear up when I see the family hugging and congratulating the couple. When I see the siblings hugging each other, no one told me that I would miss my sweet family sitting back at home.
What they didn't tell me is how attached I would get. They didn't tell me that seeing a couple get married and start their journey together in life would make you feel like you are a part of their family. I cry alongside the guests when they say their vows, during their first dance, or when the groom sees his bride in her dress for the first time. I love each one of my couples SO MUCH. I want to make sure that nothing ever goes wrong for them because they deserve all of the happiness in the world. I look back at the pictures and hope they are still just as happy as they were on their wedding day. What I have learned is that there is nothing "strictly business" about the wedding industry. Each couple takes a piece of my heart with them, and in turn they remind me to cherish every day, and to love deeper and stronger than before.