Hey, there. It's Jules, just stepping out from behind the camera to share a lil somethin somethin that I love with ya today!
There's something about photos that just pulls me in, I am pretty good at spending a lot of time looking at photos, looking at the composition and the colors and feeling the feelings that photos brings to me. I usually envy a photo, get excited and want to recreate something that makes me feel the way that photo made me feel.
I spend a lot of time looking at photos, but I also spend a lot of time taking photos. Either with my phone or my camera, sometimes of my lil pup Mack and most of the time of couples who gratefully book sessions and weddings with me!
I love having couples in front of my camera (honestly, they make my life so so easy) because when two people love each other they just flow together as one, and are confident in their bodies around each other and just ugh, it's pure beauty.
I get to capture that, how lucky am I to capture these little moments of a couples life, sometimes the most special day of their relationship together. I get to capture the love they share and put it on display, these couples get to show my work to their loved ones, their friends and show off the love they share with each other and I am so so lucky to be that person.
Photography is important. What else in this world can so clearly and intimately capture true and genuine moment like a camera does? Not much, our memories only last for awhile, and photos help those memories come alive. The memory of the love two people share, and the memory of the time that couple spends in front of my camera with me capturing it all.
It means so so much to me to be that person, just seeing two people love each other, and being able to capture it all brings love and joy into my heart. It almost brings me to tears when I really think about it.
I went to school for Journalism, I studied everyday how to be an anchor for a news show, how to produce news shows, how to run a news show. I loved it, I loved being in front of the camera, behind it, and running the show. But, all I ever talked about was the news, things came and went before I could even feel something about it. The news is constantly happening and I never had the chance to feel anything about it before the next story rolled in.
With love, it sticks around. I get to talk about a couple, and capture them in every way. I get to soak it all in and I really enjoy seeing that happiness and love between people. I was never able to do that in news.
People make me happy. Love makes me happy. Seeing other people happy, makes me happy. AND I get to capture it all!?! My goodness gracious, I am so so lucky.
So, if you're wondering if photography is worth it, try to think about if your love is worth it. All the planning put into a wedding, is it worth it to just have that day, or to remember it forever? Are your memories worth it? Is the love you share worth remembering forever?
It's so so worth it to me.