A soft fire crackles to the left, emanating a warmth perfectly contrasted by the cool cup of eggnog in my right hand. My grandmother sits feet from me, telling me once again of past adventures. I've heard most of them before, but that's okay. She likes to tell it and I like to listen. She's my Grandmom, and in that moment I couldn't imagine a more fruitful way to use my time. I listen because the words matter. Because love is often shown most strongly in the simple act of being there. I listen because I love. And soon, her voice may not be around to be heard.
For me, photography is about way more than just taking pictures! Where the cake decorator and florists drop off their work and are finished, photographers are there till the very end. I get to console the bride when things get behind, and I am there to laugh with the groom when he loses his socks. I am a photographer. Yes. But more than that, I am a participant in the beginnings of great couples, and that's why I do it all. Because at the end of each wedding, I know that my being there not only produced great work, but far more importantly, my presence added life to the day in a way that no one else could.
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