I'm a full-time lifestyle photographer specializing in weddings & portraitures.
To me, photography is a language, a medium that communicates & connects people. It is a sensory approach that serves defeats the limitations of our five basic senses.
In the end of the day, it isn't how well an idea is being portrayed or how fantastically it is being rendered, but how well it connects to you that makes it worth your time. And mostly mine.
I would call it a little bit of art with a lot of design.