It was a beautiful sunny day at my favorite local coffee shop. I was sitting across from an Italian friend (who happens to be a model and businessman). I frequent this coffee shop a ton and love running into my favorite people. It’s a great way to stay connected during the week! Plus, the coffee is fantastic. Before I started on some work, my friend asked me an insightful question. “As a wedding photographer, do you ever feel like you’re missing out because you’re single?”
“As a wedding photographer, do you ever feel like you’re missing out because you’re single?”
Here’s my honest answer…
Photographing weddings is not something that gives me a feeling of lack! I am so grateful for this, too. I often get so emotionally attached, so close to these couples, their story, and giving them photos that reflect them…that a feeling of lack is not even present in my mind!
Sure, other things can sometimes give me FOMO, but photographing a wedding for a couple and being fully present as I serve them by documenting their story is an incredible gift! There’s nothing like being so connected to a couple that you find yourself just as emotional at their first dance as the family members. I love first dances. This is part of the reason why I love spending time getting to know my couples as much as possible before their wedding day.
…yes, I am looking forward to my own wedding day…
So, yes, I am looking forward to my own wedding day, but I don’t feel like I am missing out while photographing all these beautiful days for other brides. I do know one thing: if I end up getting married I will reflect on all the tips and tricks my couples have shared with me throughout the years! I know planning a wedding is no small thing so I’ve been soaking in all the advice in preparation.
Until then, it is truly an honor to be a wedding photographer. I know not everyone has the freedom to pursue what they love and serve others through art, but it is something I won’t ever take for granted. Thanks to every couple who has made this all possible! You all bless me!
Want to chat with me about your own wedding? I’d love to sit down over coffee or schedule a video date! Let’s get this party started!