Awhile ago I met with a newspaper photographer who confessed that her colleagues give her a hard time about shooting weddings.
I’ve heard this before. Apparently wedding photographers aren’t real photographers.
Really? Seriously? That sounds so 1989. Clue me in because I don’t get it.
The last couple of years have been rough for all of us. Many of our friends have lost jobs; others we know worry because the phones aren’t ringing like before.
Making ends meet while dealing with all the stuff life throws at us isn’t easy.
Photography is a tough, competitive business no matter what niche. Why is any type of photography superior to any other?
Is vanity stopping you from making money, forming new relationships or worse, from following your own heart, your own gut?
We do what we need to do to support ourselves and our loved ones while fulfilling our dreams; following our passions. We shouldn’t have to defend wedding or any other photography to people’s poo-pooing.
Different Strokes for Different Folks
Some people choose wedding photography because they love it; they enjoy the whole idea of weddings and they get to make money doing what they love.
Some people choose wedding photography to help fuel their true passion and/or help pay the bills.
Whatever the reason, all are valid.
Every choice we make leads to something else. Who knows where it will lead, and that’s what makes following your own path exciting.
Just don't trash the wedding photographer.