August 15, 2019

A Wedding Photographer is not a Commodity

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In the ever growing digital age, the cost of professional grade camera equipment is becoming easier for the every day consumer to afford. As a result, more people are entering the photography world and many are pursuing the wedding photography industry. It is important to know what sets one wedding photographer apart from another. I’d like to provide for you the answer to that question as it relates to me as a wedding photographer.

Wedding Photography is my Life

Although I will on occasion photograph other genres outside of weddings, wedding photography is my focus. Wedding photography is literally a part of my everyday life. I make myself available to my clients seven days a week and at any time I am awake. Regardless of if I am sick or on vacation, I am only a phone call, text, or email away for my clients to answer their questions or guide them through the process. The weekend is the highlight of my work week, the opportunity for me to capture once in a lifetime moments for my clients. To put their dream into tangible photographs they can cherish forever. As I pack my gear for the day, I am constantly thinking of creative ideas or epic images for the Bride and Groom. I eat, breath, and love wedding photography.

Wedding Photography as a Family Heirloom

I look at wedding photography as medium for freezing priceless family memories for generation after to generation. Regardless of a persons interior decorating style, the one thing you almost always see when entering the home of married family or friends is theirs and often other family members wedding images. I take the responsibility of wedding photography very seriously. I know that every time I push the shutter release, I am creating a tangible memory for that couple that may be passed along to their children and grandchildren. Our two year old twins love looking at our wedding images in the hallway of our home and calling out family members names as we point to them. I am reminded of how beautiful my wife is and how stunning she looked on our wedding day. I shoot wedding photography because I want my images to invoke the same sense of love that the images from our wedding do for me that will stand as a testament of love and devotion for all time.

Wedding Photography as an Art of Love

Without love, wedding photography would not exist. If I could sum up my love for wedding photography in one verse it would be in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 which says “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeping, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” This one verse describes all the reasons why I am a wedding photographer. As a wedding photographer, I get one chance to capture priceless memories, one chance to tell a love story. I must never fail to tell the love stories of every client that intrust me with this enormous responsibility on their wedding day.

Why Chose Me?

I understand there are a lot of options when it comes to wedding photography. So what sets me apart? You will get a photographer that truly believes wedding photography is an act and art of love. My tremendous work ethic and devotion to capturing every unique memory is why I love being a wedding photographer. I make myself accessible to my clients so that I can help guide you through the process of planning a wedding. I guide and assist my clients on which memories to add to an album which become their first family heirloom. I love, love and I use that as catalyst to inspire every image I take. I look forward to creating your families first heirloom. 

If you should have any questions or would like to contact, you can find my contact information at http://www.andrewjosephportraits.com

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St. Louis Wedding Photographer

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