When I was younger, I always used to think, “I got this.” I worked hard in school to get accepted into a good school, got my degree in accounting and a masters in taxation. I wanted to feel like I could take care of myself even if that meant doing something I didn’t feel passionate about.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I have always had a flair for the artistic, always loving to sew, knit, draw, you name it. But it never occurred to me that I could be one of those “lucky few” that got to be an artist full time.
A few years ago, though, I discovered photography. What started as a hobby grew into a second job, and recently, into a full-time career. I am incredibly blessed that I have a husband and family that supported me following my passion.
So why wedding photography? I love weddings because I love my marriage. We got married in 2011 in Marietta, and our wedding was full of lots of little DIY touches. More importantly, though, we wanted to keep God in the center of our marriage, so we carefully selected scripture that reflected our values and chose traditional vows in honor of sacraments taken for hundreds of years (more on us, here). Now, when I’m at weddings, I like to see people doing the same and welcoming them into this cool little circle of people committing themselves to each other. (photo courtesy of Sawyer Baird)