Tuesday, May 6, 2008

{making my job worthwhile}

I truly love what I get to do as a career. Photographing weddings is so amazing because I get to be a part of one of the most important moments in a couple's life. It is a milestone, a turning point, and often definitive of what the future will bring. I always remember this and am thankful for the moments I see and am able to capture. Even after shooting weddings for so long, just seeing how special this tradition is makes me get a little teary-eyed sometimes!! That's when I hide my face with the camera and pretend like I am shooting something really interesting!! I thought of all this today when I got such a nice email from one of my newlyweds.

You are the the best of the best! We've gone through every one of our photos so many times and EVERY picture is a favorite. You captured so many sweet moments without us even knowing you were around. You really outdid yourself, we couldn't be happier or more honored to have you a part of our wedding day. A sincere thank you from all our family, friends, and from Scott and I for your outstanding talent of photography. We will keep you in our lives for future celebrations!
With love and many, many thanks,
Caroline and Scott Smith

...letters like this really make my job worthwhile and I wanted to share it:)


Kiley Walker said...

such an amazing thoughtful note...it's things like this lift us up and remind us why we do the things we do! following our passion!

Vicious Summer said...

That letter made ME teary-eyed and I'm in, like, the 7th person!

I think that the reason you take such awesome wedding photos is because you are a romantic at heart and you convey that through your photography. It's so much different when people have a passion versus a job.