Why I Became a Wedding Photographer Four Years Ago, & Why I Love It - DBK Photography

Why I Became a Wedding Photographer Four Years Ago, & Why I Love It

Why I Became a Wedding Photographer Four Years Ago, & Why I Love It

When I was planning my own wedding, I knew three important things:

1) I wanted to get married outside.

2) Wedding photography was my top priority investment.

3) Second priority was a kick-ass honeymoon in Mexico ;)

Funny, that describes some of my top priorities in my life and business to this day: I absolutely love outdoor weddings, wedding photography, and travel.

Searching for the perfect wedding photographer was overwhelming, but also the thing that excited me most about wedding planning. I knew that the right photographer would capture my day perfectly, and give me photos to drool over and remember that day for the rest of my life.

It awakened an interest in wedding photography that went even beyond hiring my own wedding photographer. I started itching to capture images like the ones I saw. I had been a hobbyist photographer for years—taking darkroom classes in high school, photographing school events and taking pictures of my friends, and getting my first DSLR in college for a digital photography class. But I’d never thought before to take photography on as a profession.

The first wedding I ever shot was in Albuquerque in 2014, and it was for a good friend of mine. It was exhilarating and exhausting, and although my feet and back were killing me when I got home, I wanted to go out and do it all over again. I was bitten by the bug.

I followed up that experience with a couple years of shooting small weddings and second shooting weddings for other photographers I admired, both in Albuquerque and the Seattle area after we moved. Slowly, I gained my experience and confidence before transitioning into becoming a Seattle wedding photographer full time.

I absolutely love this job, and can’t really believe sometimes that that’s what it is for me now. This is my job?! I get to meet all kinds of happy couples all the time, and get to know their special love stories and little quirks they love about each other. I get to witness the happiest day of a couple’s life (so far!) and the joy that emanates from them and from all their loved ones celebrating them just soaks right into my skin and brings me such joy every weekend. And it is so rewarding to be able to give the gift of their memories captured for the rest of time. The emails I get back from brides after delivering their wedding galleries are what keep me doing what I’m doing. Right now, I can’t imagine doing anything else!

While you’re here, you might also love to check out these other personal posts:

Oregon Coast Road Trip

Three Years of Wedded Bliss

When I was planning my own wedding, I knew three important things:

1) I wanted to get married outside.

2) Wedding photography was my top priority investment.

3) Second priority was a kick-ass honeymoon in Mexico ;)

Funny, that describes some of my top priorities in my life and business to this day: I absolutely love outdoor weddings, wedding photography, and travel.

Searching for the perfect wedding photographer was overwhelming, but also the thing that excited me most about wedding planning. I knew that the right photographer would capture my day perfectly, and give me photos to drool over and remember that day for the rest of my life.

It awakened an interest in wedding photography that went even beyond hiring my own wedding photographer. I started itching to capture images like the ones I saw. I had been a hobbyist photographer for years—taking darkroom classes in high school, photographing school events and taking pictures of my friends, and getting my first DSLR in college for a digital photography class. But I’d never thought before to take photography on as a profession.

The first wedding I ever shot was in Albuquerque in 2014, and it was for a good friend of mine. It was exhilarating and exhausting, and although my feet and back were killing me when I got home, I wanted to go out and do it all over again. I was bitten by the bug.

I followed up that experience with a couple years of shooting small weddings and second shooting weddings for other photographers I admired, both in Albuquerque and the Seattle area after we moved. Slowly, I gained my experience and confidence before transitioning into becoming a Seattle wedding photographer full time.

I absolutely love this job, and can’t really believe sometimes that that’s what it is for me now. This is my job?! I get to meet all kinds of happy couples all the time, and get to know their special love stories and little quirks they love about each other. I get to witness the happiest day of a couple’s life (so far!) and the joy that emanates from them and from all their loved ones celebrating them just soaks right into my skin and brings me such joy every weekend. And it is so rewarding to be able to give the gift of their memories captured for the rest of time. The emails I get back from brides after delivering their wedding galleries are what keep me doing what I’m doing. Right now, I can’t imagine doing anything else!

While you’re here, you might also love to check out these other personal posts:

Oregon Coast Road Trip

Three Years of Wedded Bliss

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