PDN Wedding IssueWhen I first began my career as a wedding photographer, I read industry magazines thinking that every single photographer featured in those magazines was a genius. I soaked up every word, every bit of advice, and every shooting tip and trick. It’s been an incredible honor to reach a place in my own career that I am featured alongside the names that I have admired for years. One of my very first magazine features was in 2008, when a lovely article about myself and my work was published in The Wedding Issue of PDN magazine. Started in 1980, PDN is one of the leading magazines published for the photography industry. PDN is especially near and dear to my heart because they are also responsible for PhotoPlus Expo. PhotoPlus Expo is a massive photography conference held each fall in New York. It is also 100% responsible for my entering the wedding photography industry. Back in 2001, I was a receptionist at a boring media company and the offices I worked at were on 34th Street in Manhattan. One day after work a colleague of mine mentioned that he was headed over to "the expo" to check it out. I was new to New York, still trying to make friends and get to know the city, so I tagged along. I had always loved photography but never considered it as a career until I walked onto the trade show floor of the Javits Center. I was immediately blown away by the wealth of talent, the educational opportunities, and the sheer passion of the industry. It sparked a newfound desire to learn more about photography, directly leading me into a career that began that next year. To be featured in PDN was bringing my career full circle and I am deeply grateful to them for the honor. 1/8000; f/5.6; ISO 160; 70.0 mm.