“Here lies a sucker for love.” That’s what my tombstone will read someday. It’s the one thing I know for sure about myself. Love itself is classic and resolute, flourishing in unexpected places, regardless of religion, racial makeup, or sexual orientation. Love is the reason I have developed such a deep passion for wedding photography. How could I not love documenting the union of two?
It was 1996 and I was 14. I, somehow, obtained a no-frills disposable camera and I found it intriguing. How can something so small hold so much? I was awe-inspired by the camera’s ability to capture a moment forever in time. Over the years, I got lost in the hustle and bustle and left my love for the camera behind. I spent time trying to be happy in a career that, in the end, was unfulfilling.
Fast forward to 2008, while moving into my first apartment, I was forced to dust off an old box of photos. It reminded me how much I enjoyed that a good photo freezes and transports you to a moment in time. From that point on, I started to dedicate all of my free time to developing my photography, eventually enrolling into Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Eight years later, with the support and love of my wife and daughter, I’m living the dream as a classically trained photographer documenting the most important times in people’s lives.
Inspired by love… Classic, timeless, refreshing – Flavio Debarros