the why behind it all

When I first started learning about photography, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with it. I knew that I loved creating beautiful images, but was it something I wanted to make a career out of? At the time, I had changed my major in college at least five times, dabbling here and there in different ideas for my career path – nothing really fitting. I began to shoot more often, and got myself involved in the photography community! I photographed families, seniors, couples, babies, animals, everything… and I assisted alongside other photographers on wedding days. From the very first wedding day that I was able to be a part of photographing, I was hooked. I fell in love with the job and knew that YES. This is what I want to do. So, I took that and I ran with it. I hustle every single day to make this dream a reality for myself!

There are days when it’s so hard. There are so many amazing photographers out there, that can do exactly what I do. It’s easy to get caught up in comparison, and feelings of doubt and inadequacy. But days like those always lead me to pondering my why. Why do I do what I do? Why am I working so hard for this?

The answer is not that I love taking photos. It’s not that wedding days are beautiful and pretty, and I get giddy and excited over every little detail (which I totally do)! The answer is serving others. It’s working with people that I grow to love and care for, and helping them on one of the most important days of their lives. It’s having a positive influence on marriage! It’s creating images that celebrate the beauty of marriage and family. That is where my true passion lies! It’s what pushes me to keep going when it gets hard. It’s why I spend countless hours behind the scenes, building this business. Because I can’t think of any other way I would rather spend my time or provide for my family.

Man, I love my job.

 

 

XOXO

McKenzie

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