Set aside others opinions, money doesn’t matter, throw fear behind. If you could be anything in the world, what would you be? My answer to that would be to travel the world as an international wedding photographer.
Ten years ago, I bought my first digital camera. I had no idea the adventure photography would take me on! I was just a ten year old girl who thought life didn’t get worse than school papers.
In between those dreaded school papers, I was found on the computer Googling wedding photographers. Searching for “wedding photographers” was too broad, so I made up names and tagged photography to the end. This is how I found my first source of photography inspiration: Jessica Claire Photography. Her photos were colorful and full of emotion, they were what fueled my passion for wedding photography. Through Jessica’s blog, I found out about Jasmine Star.
I love Jasmine because she is fearless. A few months ago, I emailed her in desperate need of photographic advice. PLEASE HELP ME! She kindly emailed back some great advice, but what stood out the most in her email was this:
All that will remedy your stress is time…and time is measured in equal increments,
so be patient and trust God is in control! :)
Stay positive. Ok. So I took a photo from my first opportunity as a second shooter with Amy, an Eastern North Carolina wedding photographer at the time, and put it next to a photo from last summer when I second shot for Hailey, an Atlanta wedding photographer from Photos by Hailey, at Glassy Mountain Chapel in South Carolina.
Amy had such a heart to let me come along. I mean, look at the shadows on half of their face, some wearing sunglasses, the way they’re positioned. I can feel my face blush as I type! [tweetable] Sometimes we need to stop focusing on where we want to be long enough to see how far we’ve come. [/tweetable] <– click to tweet this!
Although I have traveled internationally for photography, I have yet to shoot a wedding internationally… unless Guam counts as international!? But the first few steps of this journey have been traveled and I am beyond excited to continue down this adventurous path towards being an international wedding photographer!
Is your passion big enough to trump logic? Take a step towards your dream today. If you want it bad enough, the opinions, money, and fear doesn’t matter. You’ll find a way.
Eastern North Carolina Wedding Photographer.