It’s easy to say I love shooting weddings; most wedding photographers do. But there’s more to it than just the fun and the creative expression. Being a wedding photographer has been one of the greatest joys and challenges in my life for the last eight years. Since I was young, I’ve needed my activities to be challenging to keep me interested and enthusiastic. Wedding photography challenges me in basically every way imaginable. There is the technical component: from lighting and composition to editing and file management. There is the business component: from marketing and web presence to sales and accounting. And more recently, I’ve realized there is a spirituality component, which is about understanding my own creativity, gaining trust and intimacy with my clients, and searching out my passion. This last part has really defined my philosophy on photographing people: the most important thing about taking pictures is that my subjects are comfortable being themselves. Period. I’m grateful every day to have this opportunity.