My 'Why'. Why I Love Doing What I Do!
I started on this wedding photography journey 11 years ago. Before that, I'd always had an interest in looking at photographs. Mainly old slides and prints dug out from my parent's loft.
Fast forward to summer 2017 following a change of ownership in the full-time job. This kick up the backside led me to the decision. To grow the photography business and try and make it a full-time occupation. My time to take control and follow my heart and do something I love doing.
I had wedding bookings at this point. So I started down the path to market myself as an Inverness wedding photographer.
But WHY do I love Wedding Photography?
It starts when I get an enquiry. I think I like meeting new people. The buzz of finding out their plans for their Inverness wedding, how they see their wedding photographs. Their chosen Inverness wedding venue, possibly where they could have the bridal portraits taken.
They will have seen my online Inverness wedding photography portfolio before enquiring. When we meet before booking, I will always show complete Inverness wedding photography in sample albums plus various prints. So they can envisage themselves in these albums. I also bring along a laptop to go through some more real weddings.
For me, I start to share a few ideas based on my signature wedding photos that we could do at their chosen Inverness wedding venue. It helps to build excitement and hopefully trust in me, helping with getting a booking.
So I get the booking. If it's a new venue, I will arrange a viewing for my benefit. A month or so before a wedding, I will meet the couple to go through any last-minute plans. Making sure I'm in the right place at the right time.
The night before, I check and double-check everything is charged, cleaned and packed. Attention to detail!!
At the wedding, butterflies kick in, encouraging me to do my utmost best on the day. But once I start working, everything clicks and I get on with the day. On the lookout for little moments and thinking ahead to make sure you don't miss a thing. It's tiring but so worth it.
Why do I do this?
To make sure everything is perfect for my couples with wedding photographs in their Wedding Album to cherish for years to come and pass down the generations.