Boston, Relationships, and Stories

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This simple photo means so much to me. It sums up everything from why I am a photographer, to how I have grown in my career. It's a witness to my basic assumption that all of this, everything, is about relationships.

Liz, Allison, Soojin, Minnie, and Katie were all brides that I have photographed in the past year. I've fallen in love with Boston and the people there because they invited me to come up there for their weddings.

My work may have gotten me on their radar but before listening to the trusted recommended from their friends, they had countless other photographers to choose from. And it isn't until they sit down and get to know me which helped them decide to hire me. And really, it's not hiring me as much as it is giving me permission. Permission to be a part of their lives, to get to know them, to give me their trust and for me to do the best I can for them.

None of this would be possible if it wasn't for photography. But I'm realizing that photography is not the end, but a means, and whatever it is that I do, I hope that in its core it's about connecting with people and telling their story.

I don't know what would look like five, ten, twenty years from now, but for now I'm grateful to say that I'm a photographer.