Formerly Homeless Teenager Becomes An Award Winning Wedding Photographer -

Formerly Homeless Teenager Becomes An Award Winning Wedding Photographer


Weddings are absolutely the sweetest thing to watch, seeing two people forever getting to love each other and getting to know each other. The wedding is a milestone in someone’s life, the mark of love and togetherness and permanence. It would, of course, be the best life to hop from one wedding to another, eat the fest too and get paid for it. This guy is who is a wedding photographer, has made his confessions and his struggle from being a homeless teenager to becoming an award winning wedding photographer.

“I picked up my first camera when I was 11 years old. I was completely enamored by the skateboarding culture, and industry photographers at the time. I dreamed of photographing skateboarding for a living and tried relentlessly to make it in the skateboarding industry.
By the time I was 16, I dropped out of high school and was living on the streets of southern California. Sleeping in public parks and friends’ couches, still pursuing my dream of being a skateboard photographer,” he said.

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1.A Self-portrait of the homeless teenager who became an award winning photographer. 

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

2.The monochrome makes it look so beautiful.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

3.Their love is blessed by the Almighty.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

4.This gay couple has won our hearts.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

5.It will take us a lot to master that.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

6.Their shadows show how much love this couple has.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

7.We wished someone could click our picture like that.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

8.He said, “You’ll always have my shoulder.”

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

9.No rain is too heavy to keep them away.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

10.Gay couples always win our hearts.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

11.There’s glitter all over after the party.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

12.Such a beautiful picture.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

13.Cannot even look at the city because the couple looks so cute.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

14.The candlelight makes it so stunning.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

15.Emerging love from the flames.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

16.The picture looks stunning.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

17.The Wedding Kiss whilst the wedding dance.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

18.The cliff, the brown and the green, can’t stop the couple.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

19.What a focus? Is he real?

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

20.They look absolutely perfect.

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

21.This is one of my favorites. 

Formerly Homeless Teenager Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer And His Pictures Are Magnificent

He also mentioned that when he turned 18, he could still not be a professional skateboarding photographer. So, this homeless teenager decided to bring up a change. He picked up his camera and went to San Francisco, and then tried wedding photography and became an award winning photographer. He lived outside his car for weeks and used Starbucks as his office. Using his skateboarding portfolio as his skill display, he is now a full-time wedding photographer.

His happiness is in his words, “Today, I am 24 years old. I have traveled to 12 countries, on 4 continents all because of wedding photography. I am so proud to say that I have the greatest job I could have ever imagined. Even better than shooting skateboarding for a living!”

Shalini
Mostly found in cozy corners or near a dog. A mess of thoughts, sipping coffee from a wineglass, wild hair and often lost. Dreaming about world tours and ice-creams. Buys five books a month and reads one.

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