As a wedding photographer I work for my dad Will Jackson photography
He has been in the business of wedding photography for over 17 years, (I believe) and I realize that it is an awesome privilege to have a dad that can train me in a skill like photography. While still only fifteen I started going to weddings as a third shooter and equipment assistant (lights, camera bags, tripods, etc.) . Basically I was an apprentice. When my dad's main assistant left I stepped right into her place. Bought a car and got my drivers license both in the same week that I shot my first wedding as a "main" assistant (sound funny to say, but it was big then). During my drivers license test I had to use hand signals because the car blinkers did not work. I told the lady "I can't go back, fix it, and come back tomorrow. I have a wedding to shoot tomorrow."