wedding reception

Why I love being a photographer...

I frequently joke about how being a photographer is getting paid to be creepy.  While I'm only kidding about the creepy part, it is true that one of my favorite things about taking photos is watching people.  Now before you start inching away from me, listen to my reasoning.   And look at this photo, because it is what prompted me to share.

Here's what I'm thinking: they had no idea I was taking a photo and so I got the privilege to record the genuine joy of friends and family.  All the pretty details of a wedding are fun, but how much more precious is the celebration of two people's love among all the people who care about them?  This photo isn't technically perfect, but I love how real it is.  You probably still think I'm a little creepy, but it's worth it to get photos like this!