– “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.
see the full post from cami & brady’s meaningful portrait session here!
i’d love to hear your thoughts on the video.