I have been known at times to pick up a camera and go to weddings.
There have been people who have given me the privilege of sharing the most important day of their lives.
People always ask me, (Me holding a huge DSLR, flash, additional lenses, sometimes tripod) ” Are you a photographer?”
My reply is always ” No. Im a storyteller.”
I dont see myself as a photographer, I try to freeze slices of time with elements in them that convey a sense of story, with a little drama, a little emotion, some honesty and a whole lot of Panache . I try to deliver 12 slices that tell a story that will convey the essence of the day for the couple.
In my day job, thats what I do as well. I try to find the story behind the product or service, find the emotion attached to it, deliver the message with honesty and in a style unique to the experience to convey the essence of what the customer wants.
When all the elements are in place, magic happens and a connection is made.
A transaction is completed of course, but thats just the first step to building a relationship that lasts.
What is your story?