With the help of his wife, photographer Robert Adams has been photographing weddings for more than two decades, but his work is no longer a household name.
The 56-year-old is one of the most well-known and celebrated photographers in the country.
But his photography has also become something of a cautionary tale for those looking to follow a more traditional path.
A recent profile in The Washington Post detailed Adams’s rise to fame as the country’s most photographed photographer, and he also detailed the challenges he’s faced while still a professional.
“There’s this misconception that photographers are making a lot of money, and they’re making a whole lot of things for their families,” he told the Post.
“And then you have a million other things happening that are kind of distancing them from the lifestyle that they were doing before.”
Adams, a native of Detroit, is a fixture on the red carpet at more than 100 weddings every year, and his work often finds him at the center of headlines.
But, while his photographs are often captivating, his career also has its dark moments.
While he’s always been a well-rounded photographer, his early work had some dark undertones, including the murder of a woman and her child.
He’s since moved on from his dark past, and now works as a wedding photographer with an emphasis on the family.
But while he may have always been an accomplished photographer, he’s now dealing with a growing pains as a photographer that has left him with a reputation as an amateur and an outsider.
He recently spoke to NPR’s Diane Rehm about the challenges facing him as a married photographer.
NPR: How did you become a wedding photography pro?
Robert Adamps: I was born and raised in Detroit, and I was just really interested in the idea of photography and family.
So when I first got married, I knew that I wanted to be a wedding bride.
And then I also knew that that would be a family wedding, so I went to the wedding, and then I ended up working with my wife.
And I was like, this is going to be really fun.
And that was it.
And my wife and I were doing the same thing.
So we were both just really excited.
So that was really, really exciting.
But I was always fascinated by weddings, and it was the only thing I wanted more than anything.
NPR : So what happened after your wedding?
Robert: Well, I was working as a freelance wedding photographer for a year, then I got an offer to do a wedding for my brother.
And he had a friend who had worked at the National Portrait Gallery.
And so I was hired to work for him, and that was the start of the relationship.
And it just turned into this huge collaboration.
And the rest is history.
I was on the cover of Life Magazine and I did the cover.
I’m the first person to be named by the National Geographic, and of course I was also featured in Time magazine.
And people all over the world started calling me, like, “Robert, how are you doing?”
And I’m like, I’m great, thank you.
And all my friends were like, wow, this guy’s doing it!
And I mean, this was all just a dream.
NPR the photographer: What advice do you have for someone trying to follow in your footsteps?
RobertAdams: I’m not trying to give advice, I just want people to get out and do it.
So if you can, go for it.
I don’t think there’s a rule that you have to be married to get to the top.
I just think that it’s just a matter of having the right attitude.
And if you think that you can just follow your dreams and then make your dreams come true, that’s not how life works.
I think that’s just what we have to embrace.
And just think about it, and just do it, it’s your job.
And don’t give up.
NPRThe photographer: Have you found yourself becoming more and more attached to your family?
RobertAms: Yeah, definitely.
The first couple of years that I had children, I really just felt like I was missing out.
And when you have children, you kind of realize that there’s this disconnect between your life and your work.
And we had a very close relationship, so that was one of those times where it just became a real burden to be around, and the stress level was really high.
And, you know, we had these really intense arguments and arguments, and we had very little time to be together.
And you know what, I would like to say that we’re doing pretty good right now.
NPR The photographer: But do you think the work will ever be done?
Robert Ams: I don´t know, but I’m