Today, I opened a letter from Mary Walker and Matt, two amazing clients and friends who tied the knot this past January. It was one of those letters of appreciation that I don’t get everyday. It was one of those letters that is very moving and inspiring.
And so it reads…
It has been a whirlwind! Wow- it was Christmas- then the countdown to our wedding- then our move into our house. Although we have not talked directly to you [since then], we are constantly singing your praises. We could not have dreamed up a better photographer for our wedding and for the future. Virgil- you are a “tremendous!” part of our wedding memories. You not only take and create the most beautiful pictures, but you provide a calm voice- through any challenges- i.e. our rainy (wedding) day- and you just make it all fun!
You are a friend to us both- and we wish you the most success in your work. It will come easily and we will be happy to help you in any way that we can. You are one of a kind- and our families and friends saw evidence of that and have constantly reminded us as well- “that we found the best photographer!” Our wedding would not have been the same without you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
MW and Matt
What other wedding photographer would sit with the maid of honor after she got her car stuck in the mud- after working so many hours – practically the whole day? Only you. You are the best!
As a read this letter for the nth time, I am savoring every word. Needless to say, this letter means a lot to me. It moves me and touches me in many ways. This letter gives true meaning to my hard work and my art. It makes everything worthwhile. It is very rejuvenating and inspiring when I receive letters like these and it makes me realize I am actually doing something right and worthwhile and priceless. I am giving people something valuable that will last a lifetime. I am living a dream. In my own way, I am making a little difference in the world.
Charleston Wedding Photographer