Why being a wedding photographer is awesome!

Why being a wedding photographer is totally awesome.


A while ago I wrote and an article about how I became a Kent Wedding Photographer and it got a lovely response. I really enjoyed writing about my story and sharing it with others so have decided to write this follow up article on why I love being a wedding photographer and feel very lucky to be able to do what I do. 

If you are looking to get into wedding photography yourself then I would love to hear from you. I offer 1-to-1 tuition and wedding photography workshops. Please get in touch if this sounds good to you.

Below are my five top reasons why I love being a wedding photographer, If you have any other reasons please leave them in the comments.

1. You get to be at a party in a great place every week.

Weddings are a gold mine of fantastic things to shoot. Tonnes of stuff is always going on and it is a hive of activity. Even though you are working, the fun at a wedding is completely contagious and a joy to shoot. I love capturing the smiles and laughter at a wedding and it's never hard to find. I often find myself staying late at a wedding just because the party is so much fun.

2. Your clients are enjoying the happiest day of their lives.

Professional photographers work for every kind of client you can imagine. Commercial photographers will work with marketing companies, Fashion photographers work with art directors and designers and the list goes on. All of these people I'm sure are lovely but work in a high-stress environment and will likely be very controlling on what you do. When it comes to wedding photographer, our clients are normal people who are in love and enjoying their big day. It is my belief that wedding photographers work with the best clients and always a pleasure to work with. 

3. Its like all photography disciplines rolled into one

For those who enjoy a wide variety of photography, wedding photography is a fantastic avenue as in my opinion, it takes the best of all other photography disciplines and rolls them into one. Throughout the day wedding, photographers employ skills found in commercial, product, portrait, event, documentary and many other types of wedding photography. You find yourself as a wedding photographer shooting in all kinds of light and locations, it keeps you on the toes but its always fun!

4. No two weddings are the same

One thing I love about my job is the variety in it each week.I am constantly getting to meet new people and travel to new places. Each wedding is a different story with different people. I love telling these stories and capturing the emotions throughout the day. It's these photos that I love the most and are unique to every wedding.

5. No wedding photographer is the same

As a photographer who loves being creative, I love being able to capture peoples special memories and at the same be creative and create my own wedding photography style. There is a huge variety of wedding photographers and wedding photography itself falls into lots of different styles such modern, documentary, and traditional. I love that wedding photographers are able to do things their way and then find clients that a looking for what they offer.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article on why I love being a wedding photographer. If you happen to be getting married yourself I would love to hear from you . Please get in contact with me.

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