You are probably planning your wedding from far away in your home country, or perhaps you have found someone you feel like you will get on with like a house on fire. How do you meet them when you're so far away?
Skype them! It sounds like an obvious one but some people get nervous even thinking about it.
Don't be nervous. You may be on different continents of the world but there's always a way to find out what time suits you both for 1 hour Skype call. There are a couple of plus sides to it.
You don't have to spend time on travel and money on gas!
It may be less awkward than meeting in person since you are situated in a familiar setting that is your home.
You may be more comfortable in asking difficult questions than in person. Although, I should say that Skype calls don't really take away from a real meeting.
Do it right! Stay punctual to the time, double check and make sure you leave plenty of time before the meeting in case you might have any technical difficulties. Your photographer scheduled this meeting into their diary, they are excited to meet you for the first time, respect it and cancel in advance if you can't make it, just like a real meeting.
Recently I've been collecting Google reviews to help my clients draw up a picture of my personality through people I've worked with before. I was surprised to see that the things I was most complimented on were 'friendly', 'professional', 'kind' and 'easy to work with'.
The first most frequent question I get asked by people is 'Where is the accent from?'. I've a Canadian twist with a little bit of Meath (Irish) in it. The answer to that question is usually shocking because my native language is Russian. Now that it's out of the way lets talk about the second most frequent question which is 'How long have you been doing photography?'.
As part of an Engagement Shoot I always offer my couples the opportunity to change the look of the shoot to have more variety of photos. To showcase exactly what I mean I decided collaborate with a Fashion Blogger Kassi who will demonstrate how you can use two simple looks to achieve two sets of completely different photographs.
Shooting weddings in November means less daylight and Stephen and Terrie were kind enough to understand that. The minute we arrived at Moyvalley Hotel, we went to catch the setting sun and it was the best soft light that illuminated the most beautiful autumn coloured trees.
You will hear me talking about changing the look in a photoshoot a lot. When you're booking me as your wedding photographer you receive a pre-wedding shoot in the package. With the help of a fashion blogger Eva, and a mommy of 3, we will demonstrate using 2 looks to style a pre-wedding photoshoot.
Hey there, what do you think about these dark and cold winter days? I think they can be lonely and even quite hard to endure. Imagine this, if a cup of tea or coffee could save someone's life would you want them to reach out? I feel that the need for raising more awareness around loneliness and depression is getting bigger. Read about my thoughts on why I think it's okay to reach out.
I am delighted to say that once again our hard work came into life by being printed in Irish Wedding Journal Magazine. There is nothing more than the pride that it brings to me and the satisfaction for hard work of the team that participated on this shoot. I hope you enjoy the quirkiness of this feature!
When the reality around you is changing it is more than likely that it wants you to notice why. Why were people dramatically changing their passion and their professional direction? Why was I holding on to my passion as tight as I was and was I doing it any good? Insecurity, fear and stubbornness isn't a good way to create art. I went on quite a journey to answer a few soul tormenting questions and here's what I came up with!
Intricate details, splashes of colour in fabrics and different textures of wedding cakes will inspire you to come up with your own wedding ideas!
This story of Laura and Ray is unique. It is one of those times when long distance relationships are strong enough to go through the test of time and space and become a true story of love and commitment.