IT ALL STARTED WHEN…
I have really neat handwriting. A teacher early on in my life told me I’d probably be a good drawer. Im not great. This led me to a photography class. I became obsessed with memories. With making them last - with documenting my life and the people around me. Besides my family, it is my greatest joy. Work is easy when you are doing your most favorite thing - I always wanted to have a job that didn’t feel like a job. I found it.
In my late teens and early 20s I played in a band, traveled the country for months at a time, slept on floors and got to play in front of crowds large and small. I loved playing music, but that travel and those experiences grew my obsession with photography. Documenting places and people all over. Telling their stories, and my story. I began teaching photography in 2009 to high schoolers. I wanted to show them how to communicate through photographs. Over 10 years and nearly 1500 students later, they’ve taught me just as much as I hope I’ve taught them. I’ve learned passion, and what it means to keep learning.
I have 2 beautiful children and the most supportive and loving wife. They know, for me, that this is more than a job. When I leave for work to document someone’s love story, it’s serious- it’s personal. I’d love to meet you and hear your story, then if you’ll allow me, tell your story the only way I know.
I still draw. Still not great.
Justin Pedrick Photography is committed to providing an unparalleled photography experience for your event. Located in Lyndhurst, NJ and willing to travel anywhere. Try us.