As photographers, whether consciously or not, I think we’re all trying to capture moments in the way that we would like our own moments to be captured. What then are we supposed to do when it’s our turn to be the subject?
This question troubled me as my wedding day drew closer. Who does the wedding photographer choose to photograph his own wedding?
To help with the decision, Elissa didn’t really care much for a photographer to capture our wedding either. Perhaps it was the result of helping me cull through thousands of wedding photos in the earlier days of my career, or simply hearing too many stressful wedding day stories that put her off the idea. I think in reality though, she’s just not your average girl who dreams of a big, fancy wedding.
One evening, I jokingly mentioned that since I’d never be able to decide on one person to entrust with the job of capturing all the moments I wanted, I should be the one who shot our wedding.
Perfect, she said.