True Confessions of a Seattle Wedding Photographer: Self Promotion
The hardest thing about being a photographer is dealing with the other sides of my business that don’t require a camera. Self Promotion is probably the hardest thing on that list. I HATE being the center of attention, that’s why I put a lens in front of my face. What I enjoy is making pretty stuff and telling stories, but sole proprietorship means wearing many hats and learning to do things you don’t like. So here’s a few things you should know about me if you’re considering hiring me for your wedding:
- I love capturing emotion. Nothing makes me happier than someone welling up with tears during a wedding ceremony or a toast. Heck, I even like an ugly cry. So if you’re afraid to mess up your makeup with tears, I’m not the photographer for you.
- I know how to handle a crowd. I have three very loud sisters and a million cousins. I understand how challenging it can be when you get all of your family together, but I don’t want you to worry about that! I will make sure everyone behaves and looks great for portraits (and that they are quick!) so you can get onto the fun part of your wedding. I’m skilled at giving direction and working with kids (I have 4 under the age of 12 at home) so there isn’t a family dynamic I can’t handle.
- I strongly believe that creativity happens when you are prepared and organized. That being said, I like to meet with my clients at their venue a month before the wedding for a walkthrough. I want the names of all of your wedding party and close family members so I can use their first names whenever possible. I want to help you make your timeline run smoothly and keep you free from stress every step of the way because if all of those things are done then you and your spouse can enjoy the blessings of your wedding and your photographs will be much better. Body language is 75% of human communication and if you’re stressed out, or rushed it will show up in your photos. I will help alleviate all of those worries so when the shutter clicks there is nothing left but joy and love to be captured.
Okay I hope that didn’t sound too shameless and arrogant! If you want to know more about working with me call or email and we can schedule a consultation to talk one on one about your big day.