I can tell you 20 reasons why I love being a photographer but the number reason is that I love the relationships that I have built with people. If you are lucky to do something that you love for a living then you should be building relationships with the people around you. I can not tell you how rewarding it can become.
I have known Sam since she was in the 11th grade. I had the opportunity to photograph her when she graduated college from UVA. I have seen her grow up to become an amazing woman. I have also witnessed her fall in love with a pretty spectacular guy. I am physically and emotionally invested in her, her family and her relationship. I have loved embracing her wins in life.
I feel that way about everyone that I have had the privilege to photograph. It truly is an amazing thing to be able to share something you love doing with someone else.