One day as I was heading home from the school’s photo department an ad on the bulletin board caught my eye. Amongst the posters for upcoming exhibitions and photo gear for sale was a paper that read “Wanted”. There I was about to finish 5 years of art school, very uncertain about my future and reading an ad from a couple that were specifically looking for a student to document their wedding. So I did what anyone would do, (I think?). I took the information, went home and I emailed them.
In retrospect, hiring an unexperienced student to document a wedding seems a little bit crazy but it couldn’t have worked out any better. Of course, on the day of the wedding I was pretty nervous but I brought my sister along for moral support and introduced her as my “assistant”. The wedding was awesome, the guests were amazing and as for the newlyweds, well, hands down they’ll always be one of my favourites.
In a way, I owe it to them for starting my career in wedding photography as it was their feedback and excitement over the photos really got me hooked.