Capturing the Moment

Wedding photographer has passion
for preserving lifelong memories
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 5:33 a.m. CDT, Monday, May 19, 2008

The look of happiness in the bride’s eyes as she walks down the aisle, the single tear glistening in the corner of her father’s eye as he gives her away, the bored yawn of the 4-year-old ring bearer as he stands beside the groomsmen during the ceremony and the loving smile of the groom as his bride says ‘I do.’ These tiny moments are what wedding photographer Lindell Thurman says make weddings so special.

“Getting married is a truly wonderful thing, but you’ll be surprised at how much you don’t remember. That’s what photography is: your memories. Memories of the things you did and also the things you missed out on because you can’t be everywhere at once,” Thurman said.

Having been a photographer for 23 years, Thurman has much experience in preserving the memories he observes. He believes that it might even be more correct to say that he has been a photographer all his life. He said can’t remember a time when he wasn’t totally fascinated by cameras and what they do.

Thurman’s love of sharing photographs has recently motivated an expansion of his business. Through a Web site started in October,, Thurman gives couples the option of virtually sharing their photos with friends and family. The memories Thurman captures with his digital camera are posted online less than 24 hours after the wedding.

From looking at Thurman’s Web sites and hearing him talk about preserving people’s memories through his photography, it is evident that his job allows him to do exactly what he loves.

“I’m a very friendly guy. Everyone has a passion in life. To some it’s cars, others it may be tennis or golf. My true passion is photographing people,” Thurman said.

For more information about Thurman, visit or call 445-9216.

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