Recently I learned that one of my May grooms mother passed away. It was sudden and it's hard to fathom, since the last time I saw her she was so full of life and joy at her son's wedding. Hearing this heartbreaking news fills me with such sadness and even now as I write this I need to wipe the tears from my eyes.
News like this reminds me that what I do matters. I'm not just a wedding photographer, a Mitzvah photographer or a family photographer... I am a historian. I capture moments that generations will look at for many years to come. Rick and Whitney will be able to show their children a photo of their grandmother on their wedding day and they will get to know her through these images and the others they may have. Through all the memories and photographs, she will be remembered.
This is why I am a photographer.