I truly believe everyone has a story to tell. Sometimes they don’t know it, and sometimes they do know it, but are just not sure how to tell it.
Writing is a great way to share someone’s story. Words are powerful. But even more powerful than words, are images. I’ve spent the last 20-plus years crafting people’s stories through both words and images.
Images capture a moment in time, they draw out pure emotion and reaction, and as the famous saying goes, ‘a picture is worth 1,000 words.’ I truly believe that. Pick up a newspaper, a magazine or go to your favorite website. What is the first thing your eyes are drawn to? The image. Not text or ads. When you visited our site, what was the first thing you noticed?
Images. It’s the cover of your book, and in it is your life story. Images are a portal to our past. Memories are flawed on their own. Photographs are a way for us to relive our past, remembering special moments and days with vivid detail. And sometimes its moments long since forgotten. They are powerful emotional reminders of where we came from, who we were and who we are now.
My wife, Carrie Ann, and I have been happily married for 20 years. So, we’ve been in your shoes. We know the importance of each and every decision that goes into your special day, from choosing the wedding cake to the photography. Capturing the images of your day is important, it’s important to you and it’s important to me too. Our focus is on you. You are important. Your day is special. I want couples we work with to look back, thumbing through their images (or scrolling if you prefer), reliving that chapter in the story of their lives.
It’s our commitment to you. It’s why we value relationships. It’s why we are interested in hearing your story. We will do everything we can to ensure you enjoy your special moment, now and forever.
--William Swaim, Chief Photographer,
Your Life Story Photography
Our Chief Photographer, William Swaim, is an award-winning photographer and writer, and has more than 20 years of experience in photography. His photos have appeared in state and national newspapers, on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC and other major affiliates.