Photography is an art. People who have the ability to tell stories with their images are amazing. It requires talent, practice, and no shortage of expensive tools. That being said, I think we might rely on our friends with iPhones and buy a message chair. Or maybe just hire someone to “take my class picture.”
The modern trend is to hire a photographer to do a “photo-journalistic” interpretation of your wedding. They don’t simply take the basic family photos, but they also get the candid dance floor shots, and intimate loving moments. For this, they charge a pretty penny. While you can hire someone to take your head shots for a few hundred bucks, these folks command thousands. This brings two things to my mind:
1. I once heard a Father-of-the-Bride say, “Every check you write for a wedding is for thousands of dollars. As long as you know that, everything is fine.”
2. I should have been a photographer.
When you think about it, photographers are a little like doctors. They have really expensive toys that nobody else knows how to use. They have a secret language. You see them for a while, they go off, and then like magic return having performed a miracle. I wish I had photography insurance…maybe I could afford the co-pay!
So if anyone knows of aspiring young photographer who is looking for a chance to get started, let us know. I’ll blog about her incessantly, recommend him to all our friends, and give him a lifetime supply of free CDs.
Photo: Klearchos Kapoutsis