When I first started photographing weddings I was stressed out beyond belief. There was so much pressure, countless “must have” images to take, and lots of people to gather and organize. All while trying to capture beautiful photographs in challenging circumstances, weekend after weekend. Can you say overwhelming?
In retrospect, I’m surprised I made it through my first few years as a wedding photographer. I was a brand new business, and the fear that I wasn’t good enough was immense. I knew I couldn’t be the best in the world, but I quickly realized I COULD be the best photographer for my couples! If I could walk away from each wedding knowing that I did the best possible job to capture their day and support my couples through the process, that would be good enough for me.
To this day, I still shoot with this in forefront of my mind. Not all weddings are created the same, and each has their own unique challenges from a photography perspective. For me, it’s all about being better than I was yesterday, and giving my all for each of my wonderful couples. I may never be “the best” but I can continually give MY best, this is my ultimate goal.