Thoughts of a newbie wedding photographer

I’m a wedding photographer newbie. Shot three weddings this past year. In other words, my experiences are very limited. But I’m beginning to enjoy the challenge, and look forward to maybe booking more weddings in the future.

But why do I want to do wedding photography?

It’s beautiful. I get to be there when memories are made. I get to be there and capture the moments the couple’s grandchildren will look at, years later.

Ida and Mouha - my first wedding shoot

Ida and Mouha – my first wedding shoot

It’s nerve wracking and challenging, but it forces me to constantly learn more and get better.

Karoliina and Pasi - my second wedding

Karoliina and Pasi – my second wedding shoot

Karoliina's bouquet

Karoliina’s bouquet

People in love are just so… Well, lovable. I just read a few days ago from somewhere (sorry, I forget where) that in order to be a good wedding photographer, you have to love love. And I do!

Pauliina and Mikko - my third wedding shoot

Pauliina and Mikko – my third wedding shoot

It’s all about the emotions and moments in a wedding. I love the challenge of trying to capture that one perfect look, the happy smile, the laughter of a child.

I don’t so much love the editing of the huge numbers of files afterwards, but since that’s also a part of the deal, I strive to get better and more fluent at it.

Pauliina and Mikko and the Turku Castle

Pauliina and Mikko and the Turku Castle

There are so many talented wedding photographers around that there’s always new and inspirational images to be seen online. Even from locations where I could shoot in the future. I love the way the best wedding photographers have a signature style, a clear sense of direction, meaning and creativity in their photos. I want to learn to be that good, too.

A wedding is a story. It’s not the whole love story, but it’s an important part of it. And that’s why wedding photography is also story telling, in visual form.

All you need is love – and when the time comes, a good wedding photographer. Maybe it could be me.

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One Response to Thoughts of a newbie wedding photographer

  1. Hey there, First of all thank you so much for sharing this post and honestly I am too looking for the same topic. Someone suggested me that they are very good photographer in the city so I was looking for review.

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