In an e-mail exchange I had recently with another photographer (Rogier van Bakel) I was passed this article… I wanted to share it with you all.
It’s written by a wedding photographer and contains some interesting, comical, sad, and loving moments. It kind of moseys from place to place over 4 pages… but where it meanders is touching and thought provoking (at least for a wedding photographer like me, or anyone intersested in the business…).
I really hooked because he starts by talking about the gripping fear of your cell phone going off — I’m so terrified of my cell going off, I don’t even bring it in the building with me when I’m photographing a wedding… so I could relate. Here’s a couple quick snippets of the article:
“On average these days, one and a half guests will receive a phone call during a wedding, often smack during the vows, the inevitable tinny strains of Beethoven’s Ninth emanating, just as I’m sure Beethoven himself would have wanted, from the circuit board of a Motorola RAZR.”
“…I received an e-mail from a photographer looking for an internship. His short note almost brought me to tears: “I come from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and my life has put me though many challenges. I am saying this because I have had the chance to see the worst in humans and was lucky enough to survive it. Since then, I have made it my goal to help people record their happiest moments, because those moments are rare and precious, and one never has too many of them.” “
That’s all… no real point other than wanting to share a good article with you all..