How Tower Photography Came to Be

February 2, 2022

Becoming a photographer (and a wedding photographer, no less) is one of the great surprises of my life. I didn’t pick up a camera in any seriousness until 2020, and my love affair and passion was ignited. My background is pretty varied anyway: actress, author, editor, barmaid, academic, and the list goes on. In all honesty, I never thought I had the talent to be a photographer. I remember back in the early 2000’s, I would try and take artistic photos with disposable cameras and the weighty disappointment upon receiving the prints was enough to deter me from pursuing the hobby any further. I felt that I could really see beauty, but I didn’t have the skill necessary to capture it.

But I’ve always had a deep connection to photography. I wrote a piece that’s been nominated for a pushcart prize, which you can read here, about the role that photos played when my mom died in 2017. For me, photos are priceless. I have albums and albums full, photos collected by my grandmother and mother, my father, and obviously by me. In fact, a big reason, the biggest probably, why I shoot weddings is the value of the photos from my own wedding.

My husband, Jon, and I were married in 2016. It was an amazing party. The venue was a super cool art gallery in my home city that I spent many nights at in my adolescence. There were 100 of our most beloved humans surrounding us, and the best taco buffet you can imagine. The photos are incredible, but one in particular lives in my heart, and is framed on my mantle:

London Snow Photography

That’s my mom. Less than a year later, she was gone. I’ve never really been able to articulate what this photo means to me, but I can tell you that I want to take these kinds of photos for my clients. I want my clients to treasure them the way I treasure mine, and I want them to look back on their wedding albums as frequently as I look back on mine, too.

That’s it, really. Tower Photography is a way for me to do what I love and in return give people photos they love.

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