*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
I have a new sponsor. I’m actually not supposed to do a sponsored post for him, right before the wedding and all, but I kind of have to. You guys need to know. Daniel Sheehan is the photographer behind the Seattle based A Beautiful Day Photography. I’ll let him speak for himself:
I started doing wedding photography by accident in 1997. For 10 years at New York Newsday, I covered the NY Giants & Jets, Yankees & Mets, fashion collections in Paris, Milan and London, and the bombing of the NY World Trade Center in 1993. In 1996, after covering wars in Haiti Afghanistan, the Soviet Union, and winning the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for local news with a team of colleagues, I moved to Seattle and began a quiet business shooting stories for magazines. One day I got a call from a couple that was desperate to find a photographer. They were getting married on short notice and everyone they called was booked. I never considered shooting weddings while working as a photojournalist. At Newsday, it was not considered cool to shoot weddings. The couple was really nice, so I agreed to shoot their wedding if I could work the same way I would cover a news story, documenting their day with a photo essay. They agreed (I think they were out of options). The resulting photographs proved very satisfying for the wedding couple. For me it was something of a revelation. I actually enjoyed telling a joyful story for a change.