As some of you know, I’m currently giving the blog a much needed face-lift. But as I do that, I’ve been thinking how strange the blog really is. It’s partly a business blog, a showcase for real-life weddings and portraits. Yet in another way its personal too, it gives people a little insight into who I am. With that in mind, it’s very strange that faith never gets a mention. The reason for that is a fundamental issue with business blogging – you can’t be 100% honest. People don’t want to read about a difficult day, a mountain of admin or be challenged about stuff. People like positive stories, and maybe even a wee bit of gossip (I know that after writing the title,other photographers will be reading this just incase I’m going into wedding video! (I’m not, sorry to dissapoint!)). The other reason is that faith in N.Ireland has got wrongly mixed with lots of other stuff which noone wants to talk about.
Talking about faith is a risky business – and it could well be risky for the business.
But today I’m going to break ranks. If you are offended by the three letter ‘G’ word then turn off now. They’ll be another wedding post for you soon.
I found this video at 3am this morning – and to be honest it touched me. I identified with it immediately. Firstly, looks like Ian founded a pretty decent production company. Secondly, he has long hair in the photos :-). More importantly though, I spend pretty much every day being at marriage days, looking at marriages or talking about marriages. Marriage is important to me. Yes it pays the bills, but its important for deeper reasons than that. So when I saw this couple who have suffered so much, yet who’s love for each other and God is so evident – its hard not to share. Hopefully it inspires you a little.
No matter if you think this is awesome or a little crazy – feel free to shoot me a mail or write in the comments below. And if you thought I was going into wedding video, you can write a comment too
p.s. you can read some of the back-story at http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/why-we-got-married