– “so, what do you do?”

– “i’m a photographer.

– well, i’m a photographer, but i’m not a typical photographer.

– i mean.. i’m a photographer who takes real photos of people..”

i have such a hard time giving an answer that actually makes sense when someone asks what i do for a living. it often ends up being some confusing babble about how i’m “this” but not “that”, and when i really get carried away, i start saying things like “during your photo shoot.. you will turn into your spirit animal..”. and then it gets really weird.

i just don’t want them to put me in the same boat as other photographers in the industry. i know that what i do is different.
i want them to understand that my number one priority is not to get the next booking, but to connect with like-mind couples who are planning a thoughtful wedding celebration, and that if we click, then YES i absolutely want to be there to document it.
i want them to know that i don’t see my clients as “clients”, but as “muses”; and that i’m not a vendor, but an artist.
i want them to realize that i when i go to shoot a wedding, i don’t “clock-in” and “clock-out”, i’m invested and present physically and emotionally to tell the story authentically from beginning to end.

but explaining things that are invisible is not easy, so to help illustrate what makes my work unique and meaningful, my friend jim le made this film for me.

..for you.

 

 

see the full post from cami & brady’s meaningful portrait session here!

i’d love to hear your thoughts on the video.

xx galaxie

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3 COMMENTS
  • Emilie on November 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    So peaceful, and sweet and authentic. Love it!

  • steph Greene on November 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Rightfully said! And this video is absolutely Beautiful! Hello, waterworks…Love makes life.

  • Andrew on January 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    freakn awesome my friend! How did I miss this video?! Epicly beautiful