Why are we Wedding Photographers?

I feel so fortunate that I have found my calling in life. I have found that special something in my life that I love to do. It doesn’t feel like work. I know I am helping people, and I truly believe we are delivering a superior product where we are able to preserve love stories through high end wedding photography in Indianapolis one couple at a time. I’m so blessed to be able to partner with my husband and partner in life, Austin, as we get a front row seat to your love story.

I think that everyone has a special something in their life that they were built to do, and while your calling probably isn’t wedding photography, I often get asked how I came to discover that being a wedding photographer was my passion. I think it is often because so many are searching for their own calling.

If I were to truly think about the answer to that question, I would say that even more than choosing wedding photography, wedding photography chose me.

Groom tying his bow tie at his Bloomington, Indiana wedding

I’m a dreamer by nature. I believe we all have passions deep within us that lead us to where our greatest value is in this life. Often though, the fear grabbing us by the hand and leading us back to the safety net of the mundane is too strong, and fear’s gentle whispers of promise for comfort are too enticing.

Disclaimer: Please, please, don’t hear me say that we don’t have value if we are not pursuing our passions. Our value comes from so much more than that. If you are a dreamer and find yourself somewhere on the road leading to getting to follow your passion. That’s ok! We’ve all been there. We all have parts of our story that include pit stops somewhere that we weren’t excited to be, and that’s ok.

My story began like many others. I had a desk job that was safe, comfortable, and within my chosen field. I guess I have a restless spirit, and I couldn’t imagine getting to the end of my working years and not creating something of my own, something I felt made a difference in the lives of those I served.

I felt lost, like there was a piece of me that was missing and I didn’t know where to find it. Although what I did for my “real” job was impactful and served literally nearly everyone in the state and touched corners of the world, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was like a toddler trying to repeatedly force a puzzle piece into a spot where it didn’t belong. The turning point came when I read Dan Miller’s book 48 Days to the Work You Love. While his suggestions weren’t an immediate road map, he did point me in the right direction.

Now, all of those years later, I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I know people say that so much that it has become a cliché, but my life as a wedding photographer just fits. I’ve lost count of how many couples I have helped preserve their wedding day memories, but even still, I sometimes catch myself thinking: “Wow, I get PAID to do this!”

First look by the rose well house in Bloomington, Indiana

Every gorgeous dress, every unique detail, every time I see a groom’s face as he catches that first glimpse of the love of his life who’s about to be his wife, it all is woven together into this magical thing called a wedding day, and I’m so honored to get to be a part of it. You let us into some of the most personal moments of your life, and certinally one of the happiest days. We don’t take that lightly. It’s an honor and a privilege to create art out of a day that you will look back on for the rest of your lives.

Imagine living in a world where everyone loves what they do so much that they sometimes forget they are getting paid. That’s why I have started an educational component to my business. I want to encourage and empower those who have a dream inside them begging to be set free. I’d love to see you there and learn about your dreams!

Luxury Wedding Photographers in Indianapolis, Indiana

If you’d like to hear more about my journey in starting my business as a wedding photographer and following my dreams, I created a much more in-depth resource outlining how I built the foundation of my business and how you can use it to discover your own dreams.

If you are an engaged couple hoping to have images of your wedding day that bring back the memories, smells, and emotions of your wedding day, we would be so honored to be considered. We’d love to hear all about your big plans and how we can preserve every detail of one of the biggest days of your life.

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