I am so endlessly grateful that I love photography. It has elevated my business and made marketing our work so much easier. But it has been a long bumpy road with many mistakes along the way.
We have absolutely love our photographers and how many amazing images they get for us on the event days. But can we have a moment of truth and remember that we are not their client, at least not on someone else's event day. We have to honor the client-vendor relationship they built and not have any expectations for images of our work.
That being said, we need images of our work. We not only showcase this work to our future clients but also take time to look back on our work and make improvements. Photography is the keystone to what makes our business so successful. It's an element of this business that I had no clue would need so much attention and curating as it needs. And to be honest I have fallen madly in love with it.
I am not going to lie, I thought it was going to be much easier that it has been. My gosh, picking out my next camera took me over two years to decide on. And still wonder if I made the right decision. Finally when needing to choose some lenses I ended up making a rash decision and choosing two super expensive lenses... that I do not regret purchasing. But OUCH! I will be recovering from that one for a while.
Here are some images from a recent arrangement. These images were taken on a day where I had time to slow down and appreciate the time it takes to learn and make it happen.