My name is Carsten Schertzer, and I’m a wedding photographer. My life right now is spent hopping from one wedding venue to the next, but it wasn’t always that way…
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. I was sleeping in public parks and friends’ couches but still pursuing my dream of being a skateboard photographer.
At 18 years old, and still not a professional skate photographer, I decided it was time for a change, I decided to pack my camera bag and drive to San Francisco and become a wedding photographer.
I spent weeks …
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