Here at ShootDotEdit, we know you have a lot of pressures and responsibilities with your photography business that can sometimes cause you to be stressed and overwhelmed. There may be days where you feel uninspired or exhausted, and days where you feel as if you aren’t sure why you got into business in the first place. On the days you feel this way, it’s necessary to take a step back and remember what made you start your photography business. And, that’s why we have gathered 26 inspirational quotes for you to look at when you need a little boost!

“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.”
– Sally Mann

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”
– Ansel Adams

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
– Imogen Cunningham

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“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”
– Paul Strand


“I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in.”
– Steve McCurry

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
– Ernst Haas

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
– Ansel Adams

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
– Aaron Siskind

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“There is a vast difference between taking picture and making a photograph.”
– Robert Heinecken

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
– Ansel Adams

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
– Albert Einstein

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
– Diane Arbus

“In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
– Annie Leibovitz

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
– Joshua J. Marine

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”
– Peter Adams


“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
– Andy Warhol

“Only photograph what you love.”
– Tim Walker

“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.”
– Linda McCartney

“When you photograph a face… you photograph the soul behind it.”
– Jean-Luc Godard

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
– Elliott Erwitt

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”
– Annie Leibovitz

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
– Marc Riboud

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
– Paul Caponigro

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Wow, those were powerful quotes there to make your day brighter! Every once in a while, everyone needs a pickup from the hectic nature of the photography industry. Now that you have gained some inspiration, go make your clients excited with your ability to capture memories from the wedding day. So you can stay inspired and feel creative throughout the shoot, take our Wedding Photographer’s Playbook for the Wedding Day along with you!



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