I am a photo nerd–yes, it is true. I was having lunch yesterday with two photographer friends, and we were laughing about this. Wedding photographers can never be rock stars–we are nerds. Only nerds spend their weekends at other peoples’ weddings–and really, really love it. Only nerds get excited about the lighting pattern on somebody’s face. Only nerds understand the inverse ratio of light drop off. Let’s face it, when I am at a wedding doing my job, I am spending all day looking for perfect little pockets of light to put my subjects in–and I get really excited when I find them. For me, it is much less look for it. That is why I will never be a rock star–I am too obsessed with light. I have embraced my inner nerd. But I think that is way cooler than being a rock star any day.