We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Snider and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Eric, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I was just tired of having a boss. I was tired of working, period. Still am. I want to travel. I want to party. I want to run around the desert naked during a meteor shower. Photographing weddings is a blast. Photographing people is fun. Choosing my own jobs, working with people I want to work with. I’ve put 7 years into sales, and managing wedding day stress is second nature. To be honest, the day my old boss promoted his wife from his wife to my manager, I knew photography was my path… Until I promote my future wife to my manager and have to start looking again.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I don’t like to compare my photography to others. I don’t look at social media. I don’t look at the work of my peers. I want to completely translate my vision to photos without too much influence. I am all about capturing emotion. If you are crying, laughing, or hugging, I am most likely taking photos of you.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If someone came to visit me in Reno, we’d probably sit inside quite a bit, due to the world burning down. If they came and smoke didn’t exist, we would go party on a boat for a bit, then when I got them all liquored up, I’d throw in a 3 day backpacking trip.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to my family for giving me support through all the wild decisions I’ve made with absolutely no planning.

Website: wadesnider.com

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