Now, sitting at the corner table of a cafe in Old Klang Road, alone started to make me think back of the things I’ve achieved so far. Sipping my honey lemon, with the mixture of sour and sweet, and the scanty taste of bitter from the lemon skin, has summarize my journey into wedding photography so far. I hardly have time to sit and pondle since the wedding season arrived. Everything was a rush, rushing datelines especially and also meeting clients either to sign them up or show them their layout design. When I first ventured into wedding photography, all I think of was being happy and passionate when I shoot a wedding. But as things progress, it had became a business to me and sometimes weddings seem to be a “job” to me. Am I still passionate about it? Definitely, I still am, especially when I nailed a wonderful shot!
Like any other jobs in this world, you will go through some ups and downs. There are weeks where I do not get hired for a wedding and started to think what is wrong with my marketing or even my photos. Am I really that bad that no one is hiring me? Or should I think that this is a resting season for me. And when there are weeks where there are plenty of jobs, I will be complaining that time is not enough for me, but everyone is getting that same 24 hours per day.
Despite some of those sourness and bitterness of me being in this industry, there is actually more sweetness of it that can bury those downs. I would not have travelled all the way to Switzerland and India to shoot a wedding if I am not a wedding photographer. I would not be meeting people with different love lives and actually delighted to hear any one of it (actually all of it!). I would not be meeting people from the same industry and everyone with a great personality which I can learn from. I would not be qualified to enter international photo competition and achieved something out of it. All these and all these were made possible when I made the decision to be a wedding photographer. And I am proud still to be called as one.
The industry is expanding, and more and more uprising photographers are borned. I welcome all of them into this industry and it is them who in a way, pushed me to break boundaries. Hereby, I am really grateful for all the lovely and wonderful friends whom I have met in my journey so far in this wedding photography biz!
p/s stay tune as I will be launching Valentine’s packages and also prewedding in Melbourne next fall, 🙂