As some of you may know, Matthew and I recently bought our first home.
We were struggling with what colors to repaint the interior, so we followed the advice of a friend and hired a color consultant.
The color consultant’s job is to come over to the house, learn about your personal taste, what’s going to be in each room, etc. and help you pick out paint colors that will work nicely with all those variables.
He was a wonderful guy, who aside from being a color consultant, was an artist- a painter.
We were discussing the roles each room would play (like how I’m finally going to have a separate meeting space and office space!) and it came up that I was a wedding photographer.
He looked at me and asked:
So, you’re a wedding photographer now, but what do you really want to be?
I kind of gave him a puzzled look and told him that being a wedding photographer WAS was I really wanted to be.
Meeting couples at one of the most exciting times in their lives and finding out about their relationship, what makes them laugh, and who they really are is fantastic.
Being trusted to be their wedding photographer and interact comfortably with their family and friends is what I love doing.
I am not using wedding photography as a stepping stone to something else, and I definitely don’t see it as being an unfulfilling career.
There is so much more to being a wedding photographer than just pretty pictures.
This is a challenging job, and if you don’t love it, you’re going to have a hell of a time making it work.
I love what I do. Which is exactly why I do it.
P.S. After posting this I just so happened to get an email from a Federal Judge (about something totally unrelated to this blog post.)
Among other things, he wrote:
“I’m glad that you had the courage to do what you were called to do. You clearly are called to create memories.”
That’s good stuff right there.
I’ve come across more than a few lawyers who think I’m crazy for not practicing after going to law school/passing the bar.
It’s always nice to hear from those who think otherwise 🙂
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I’ve had this up in my office for a while now!