So for today's #erikamintroductionsI decided it would be a good opportunity to share why I love capturing weddings. This has been on my heart for while now so wanted to share with you all.
While I find weddings to be absolutely beautiful with all the gorgeous details, delicious cake, fun dance parties, etc. (To clarify, I do enjoy capturing these things too!), but my answer goes much deeper than that. It wasn't until my grandfather passed away that I truly gained clarity on why I love what I do and why I find it to be so important. Within the first few days of my grandfather's passing, I found myself looking at my wedding photos; thinking about who he was and how thankful I was to have at my wedding with all my family and friends. You see, weddings have this unique ability to bring everyone you love in one place at one time, to celebrate and support you, to hug you after your ceremony, to enjoy a meal together, to get down on the dance floor... there's really no other life experience like it. Those moments that you get to be with all those you hold near and dear to your heart - those are the moments I love to capture and they are what drives me to do what I do. I'm there to document one of the most special days of your life, not only for you and your soon-to-be spouse, but for your family, friends, some-day children, grandchildren, etc. I'm there to capture moments that'll last beyond this lifetime. In the end, it's my mission and joy to serve and capture the people - I find them to be the most important detail. This task of capturing a wedding day is not something I take lightly; I find it to be a true honor. #erikamattinglyphoto