Before I tell you why I love taking pictures at weddings, let me talk a bit about myself by telling you how I got into this whole photography thing. Until I was in my mid-twenties, I've never thought I would become a wedding photographer. Wait, let me say that again, I've never thought I'd be a photographer in general. I studied film production back in the college. I wanted to be a music video director. However, by the end of my 4th year in college, I've decided that it wasn't what I wanted anymore. To be honest, I didn't know what I wanted. I was completely lost.
Then, a year has passed. I still didn't know what I wanted, but I knew I had to work. I just couldn't live off my parents anymore. So, I was looking for a job, and found this wedding studio that was looking for a photographer that required no experience at all. I still remember what the job description said, "we are looking for a passionate person who is willing to learn how to photograph professionally." That's when I heard a bell in my head, because I've always wanted to learn how to use a DSLR and thought it'd be cool to be a professional photographer. To cut a long story short, I fell in love with this job almost instantly after my first wedding as an intern (which means, no camera, no involvement with the wedding party, just there to observe what's going on).
Here's why. As one could figure, wedding is a day with full of emotions. It's a very special day, not just to the bride and groom, but also to their families and friends. Therefore, one can witness an array of emotions as the day pans out. However, what really got me excited was that I actually was able to empathize with these people even though I've just met them on that day. By the time the bride was dancing with her father, I sobbed quietly in the corner of ballroom, because I was truly happy for them. And that's when I knew I wanted to do this. I wanted to document all these emotions in the form of photography, so that they can re-live the moments anytime when they look at my photographs.
That is why I love photographing weddings. It is true to me, as it is to the people in it.