This Is Your Opportunity
With so many new wedding photographers coming on the scene every year along with the current conditions many photographers are having to have a good look at what they are offering their wedding couples.
I would like your help to give these wedding photographers the information that they need to create wedding packages and services that are created around what the wedding couple would like, and not the wedding photographer.
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This Is Your Opportunity
As a photographer I am bombarded by individuals experiences of how they have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. It doesn’t seem to matter where I look it’s everywhere. My Facebook feed is full of questions being asked by a host of photographers, along with the usual questions about what to do when you have lost your ‘Mo-Jo’. Instagram is full of images of times when things were different, old images used to make people look like they are still busy (don’t let them fool you, everyone is in lockdown so photographers are not busy at the moment). Even my email is full of different people who are giving advice on what you should be doing (along with ways that I could spend the income I don’t have with them).
First of all I would like to thank all of those who have contacted me so far wanting to add faces to the heroes that are helping all of us keep going.
I have so far been told about the fantastic work that Siemens Heatlineers are doing to provide research and equipment for the hospitals all around the world. Closer to home there are the more local heroes.
Some of you may know that photography is not the only thing that I enjoy doing. I also like to go for a walk in the countryside (a bit limited at the moment with the lockdown), painting when I get the inspiration and a bit of writing.
The writing originally started with small stories until I was challenged by God to start on something a bit bigger. It’s always great when are dreams become a reality and for me that reality was just over a year ago when my first book was launched (I saw first as there is another that I have been working on).
With so many people having their weddings affected by the COVID-19 outbreak it is important to remember that you are not alone.
The main thing to keep in mind when your dream of getting married has to be delayed is that your love for each other is stronger than the coronavirus. The date may change but your feeling for each other will be even stronger when the day finally arrives.
When you are looking for a venue for a wedding I find that people will either go one of two ways. They will opt for the traditional church wedding or a wedding venue with character. The couple on this occasion preferred a small wedding so decided that their preferred choice would be the Chesterton Hotel near Bicester in Oxfordshire. Describing itself as a luxury, upscale hotel with a strong identity, the Chesterton Hotel did not miss the mark.
Like many of us when the social distancing first began it wasn’t so bad. It meant time at home and it was almost like a holiday. It wasn’t long though before the reality began to set in and I found myself in need of all the things that were no longer available. I live in a flat so space is limited, I missed being outside, being with people, breathing fresh air, having a moment to myself. In the absence of these simple things it wasn’t long before I felt as though the creative parts of me were in danger of drying up.
There is no question about it. It doesn’t matter where you live, Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has affected everyone and is changing the way that we live our lives in a very drastic way.
The new restrictions that are in place with regards to social distancing are really beginning to hit home and we are finding ourselves limited to being at home. Pubs, restaurants and other social venues have now been closed (at least here in the UK) for the foreseeable future and we are having to find new ways of becoming ‘sociable’.
It seems that I am not the only one who has been awake in the night worrying about the Coronavirus and what implications it may have on our lives. This is a very troubling time for everyone and it seems it will continue for a while yet.
I have had some of my clients already contact me about postponing their bookings, which I understand is a major concern for them. To my clients I would like to reassure you that I will continue to work as long as I am able to along with the government guidelines.
Shoes I’m told are what a girl wants, or was that just a line from a film? In this case though what the lady wanted was to expand her business so that she could start to sell her shoes online.
As we discussed the challenges that she faced it became apparent that the first hurdle was the sheer number of shoes that she had and her budget.
After a few emails back and forth we agreed on a budget and what I could offer to work within that figure.
To help showcase the shoes we had decided on taking a photo of each shoes from four different angles.