I woke up this morning to the sun shining in my window and the birds chirping… and instead of jumping out of bed running to the gym and starting my day… I stayed.. right there… and started reading a new favorite book… “Wedding Photography From the Heart”…
Now this book instantly grabbed me for two reasons… one… its my philosophy on life…I TRY to make it my goal to live and WORK “from the heart” (be it dancing at home or writing on my blog) … so the title was perfect for me… and two… it’s written by my favorite wedding photographer.. a man I greatly respect and admire.
First… a little about its author… Joe Buissink seems to do everything “from the heart”… his lectures, his photography, his philanthropic work… and the love he has for his family shines through in everything he does. He is a man who openly shares his knowledge with the photography world without an ego or an agenda except to make this industry and the people in it better!!
So this book…. is inspiring to say the least… it just reaffirms what my goal has always been… to stop focusing so much on creating a perfect moment with the right lighting, background, pose, etc . . but instead to wait and feel when that perfect moment arrives in front of me… natural and real true emotion… and really… how can I shoot from the heart if I don’t know the hearts of my couples… which means we become friends… and plus then its not work for me… its me getting to attend a friends’ big party… and who doesn’t like parties!!
A few quotes from the book:
…geez.. I just re-read what I just wrote… I should really take my own advice sometime… a special thanks to those who support me and encourage my heart when my mind starts to take over.. you know who you are and I love you all for it