Sometimes it takes a big shift to set you on the path to the love you're meant for. After Matt Miller's punk-rock band decided to take a break in 2007, he moved back to Atlanta from Brooklyn and tried various jobs, including as a concert photographer. When a friend recommended him to assist on a wedding gig, he was skeptical. "It sounded awful," he recalls. "I didn't know anything about wedding photography, and all I could think of was overly posed, very stiff weddings, tuxedos, and boringness." But he needed the money, so he went for it. The wedding, it turned out, "had so much love and interestingness to it, which for some reason I'd never thought of in wedding photography, that I kind of fell in love with it." After assisting for three years, he took the lead and started booking his own shoots.