This will be the first of many future blog post related to my business JP Professional Photography. After deciding to venture onto this journey, I thought it was best to let my readers and clients know why I am a wedding, event and portrait photographer.
First and foremost, it is about the people. Especially when it comes to sharing the moments that my clients will cherish forever. Weddings, christenings, birthdays, family reunions. The list can go on forever. As a wedding photographer I have the privilege of seeing the pride a father has walking his daughter down the aisle, the groom with tears in his eyes as the couple is pronounced husband and wife, and the bride nervous with excitement as the church doors open. These are the moments that happen only once in a lifetime and I'm the lucky wedding photographer that gets the pleasure of capturing it on camera to be admired time and time again. There are no second chances to snap photographs like that. This is the part where I admit to all of you that I thrive off of this kind of pressure. Each wedded couple puts their trust in me as their wedding photographer to catch the moments they will show their children and grandchildren for years to come. Who wouldn't love a job where clients have that much faith in you.
So why am I also a portrait photographer? One of many reasons is I love to see children laugh and catch them looking off in the distance with innocent little eyes. I enjoy capturing the look of a baby wrapped up in a mother's cuddle and a father's love when he holds a newborn's head in his strong hands. As a portrait photographer I am blessed with the ability to witness grandparents sit proudly surrounded by the family they created. Photographing portraits of 4 or 5 generations in one shot to be hung above the mantle place when a new addition is added to the family. Then there are the portrait sittings with children whose parents swear will be difficult to photograph. I enjoy the challenge. Again, there is that component of pressure to capture the rare moment a child is smiling and looking in the direction of the camera at the same time. Or those five seconds when they are giggling from something silly. It is all about patience and waiting for the right moment. And I get to be the photographer who captured it!
There is so much more I could say here about why I am a full time photographer. For now I will leave you with this…it's about sharing a piece of history, a family's story, a moment in time that you can't get back. You get the picture.
Reportage Wedding Photographer Derbyshire
Welcome to JP Professional Photography's blog. Written by Wedding and Portrait Photographer Jessica Perkins. An American living in England to be with the one she loves.