Hey beautiful ladies and gents - Thanks so much for stopping over here at this little blog I am so desperately trying to keep better track of! Today I am going over a big question that I have been getting from inquiring brides & grooms as we head into the 2018-2019 wedding seasons......
"Why don't you have more examples of your wedding photography on your website?"
Well this is a super loaded question that truly I could go on and on about for hours talking about my journey as a photographer and where I am at now, but its also pretty simple.... I updated my style! Within the past 6-8 months I have truly found my confidence in my photography & the way that I interact with my couples from bookings to engagements, bridals, and then your big day! I have found the warmth in my interactions along with my photography, and although my goal has always remained the same, my style has truly evolved through learning the business and myself as a photographer all over again.
Learning is a constant thing in the small business world, and over these few months I have learned a lot about where I was as a photographer and where I wanted to be. I was definitely the girl who had big dreams but not a whole lot of ideas on how to get there so for the past 2-3 years my focus has truly been on the business side. From making sure that my website and social medias stay up to date, to networking with other vendors, and attending shows and markets it has been a whirlwind of information and change. With that being said, I came to the realization that those things could only thrive if I was thriving as a creator which is why I turned my focus back to my art and finding my niche in this crazy big world of being a wedding vendor! Now that I have found that niche, its the problem of having enough inventory to effectively make change.... which is where I am at in transition now as I took this spring wedding season as a break from wedding photography. Although I took a break from the hustle and bustle of wedding days, I still continued my journey in my portrait work where I found the confidence I needed, but when moving forward with the next wedding season this has posed another question for my couples........
"How do I feel confident moving forward and booking you for my Wedding Day?"
This is still a really hard question to answer because with my bookings for weddings being this fall my section of images to portray my wedding day work has yet to change... While I still love the images that I put forward on my website I also understand as a human and as a former bride who had to go through the process of picking a wedding photographer that it can be a little scary going off of minimal images.
So how do I explain myself? Well the truth is I am completely 100% honest with my couples and that usually does the trick. Whether it is my portrait work or my wedding coverage my goal is always the same for my couples.
I want to capture you and your love in its truest form. From engagements to wedding days I am here to catch those moments that you will cherish forever so that when the memory fades you have something tangible to make those sparks fly again!
With the explanation of my growth, I direct them to the rest of my photography work especially the LOVE section of my website where my engagements are featured. This is the perfect place to see where I am at with my style, and the type of love and happiness you can expect to feel when looking at your own images. I know its hard but sometimes after getting to know the experience a little more and seeing my work from the past 6-8 months there is a strong connection to the way that I work for and with my couples. While the work is important, your trust in me as a photographer is the first thing I want to gain which is why I thought it was so important to share the changes that have been going on and be honest with not only my brides and grooms, but the inquiring couples and planners who hit my website.
So hopefully this helps answer the burning question of the 2018 season, and if you are looking to book with me hopefully this helps you understand my process and how much I care for and aim to capture your love.
If you ever have any other questions, just hit that contact button at the top of the page and lets chat :)
XOXO - The Smith behind the Smitten
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