“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
To me, taking a good photograph takes more than having a good eye or good equipment. Granted it helps to have a working camera, but if you rely on that you will only be as good as the camera. The thing that creates a good photograph is in fact the photographer. Let me explain.
When the time comes for someone to show emotion, real emotions like tears of joy, do you think they will hold back if the photographer standing 10ft away has been socially awkward, shy and emotionally distant all the moments leading up to this? This is why I reach out and make a personal connection with everyone I meet at a wedding. I take it upon myself to get to know not just the bride and groom but also their families and even in some cases become part of that family, even if it’s just for one day.
A friend of mine once said “you don’t get to live the same moments twice.” Although they probably read that on Pinterest, you have to admit, there is wisdom in this saying! As you experience your wedding day, you can only see and take in so much. That’s the reason I love what I do. I can capture those beautiful moments that can happen in just 250th of a second and make them last a lifetime.