It’s always so much work to photograph a wedding. I’m not a professional photographer, so I don’t go in feeling very confident. If anything, I’m very fearful and apprehensive. I feel awkward that I’m such a young photographer. I feel sorry for the parents and relatives who will enjoy the photographs because I feel like the photos aren’t ever good enough.
Still, I don’t ever regret being in the other side of these weddings. Some people tell me that it must be hard for me because I don’t get to enjoy the weddings… But I do enjoy them - a tremendous amount! Even though I may look stressed, concerned, or tired, in reality, I’m very content and joyful. I know that I’m not an obvious first choice for anyone, so I’m honestly very thankful that people still give me these chances to not only improve at photography, but to also bless them through the gifts (?) God has given me.
Maybe this is the last time God will let me use photography to bless someone in this way. Or maybe this is just the beginning. Either way, I’m glad for the opportunities I have now. I’m glad this is the way God allows me to serve the church.