Sometimes I meet old colleagues from advertising. I know some of them wonder what happened to me. “Wedding photography. Really? Two years ago you won the Grand Prix in Cannes. And now…this.” I don’t know how to tell them how nice it is to work with people who actually care about the work I present. I’ve been in so many meetings with marketing directors and CEOs. Most of them don’t give a shit about the ads they put on tv – ads are something they have to do – they don’t care if they’re creative or not. And that’s the reason most advertising is crap, trust me.
Now I work with people who care, people who smile when I show them my work, people who appreciate what I do for them. For me it’s not about money, I could live on the high of making people happy. I was just about to blog Bren and Chrissy’s wedding when Bren sent me this.
“Jonas, you are the best photographer in the world. I still look at our wedding pics that you did for us and thank the universe you have such good google preferences! These pictures of such an amazing moment are so vivid it feels like you’re there with you all. Thanks again to you and Jacqui for being so effortlessly efficient, professional and for caring enough about moments in other people’s lives to tell their story so perfectly. Bren and Chrissy”
I certainly don’t think I’m the best photographer in the world, but I do know that I’m finally doing something worthwhile.
I make people happy.