It wasn't too long ago when I was saying, "No way am I shooting weddings anymore". I had written them off after one bad experience. Little did I know that a bride, or three, were going to come along and change my entire perspective.
Long story short, 6 or 7 years ago I provided a full day of wedding coverage and printed the couples pictures out of my own pocket and placed them into a beautiful album....
And then I was never paid. It was a shocking and defeating experience. I was still the naive girl who took a person's word over good business sense and contracts. Well, the lesson was well-learned and now I realize it was worth every last penny it cost me to print those images. I still have that album of images to this day and it is a reminder of how far I have come as a photographer and business owner.
So for a very long time I did my best to shy away from wedding photography because I didn't see how different it could all be. I would only photograph a wedding for a close friend or family member and even then I was still convinced this wasn't my game.
Then along came my down-to-earth and fabulous bride Toni. Girl, I owe you my deepest gratitude for changing everything. Then I met Tina, and after that, Katie. Tina and Katie, I could tell from day one how much you both valued not only me as a person but also my services. The three of you have forever changed me and my business. I could not have asked for three better brides to completely turn me around and flip me upside down. After just one wedding season, these ladies had me singing a different tune. I am now happy to say that I am indeed a wedding photographer AND I love and enjoy, that's right I said it - I LOVE photographing weddings.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my lovely brides!