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.
The title of the blogpost simply describes my business in one sentence. All of it is true. I know that because, well obviously I'm a female photographer, but I'm also relying on all the reviews and feedback from my clients and from my industry peers.
However it is not as simple as just one sentence. It got me thinking. Describing my business in one sentence is something that defines my marketing, my ideal client, my approach, my choice of imagery, my choice of words and so on and so on. Lets hit on the the aspects in that sentence that define my business.
When thinking about how to put this blogpost together really made me look at my business from a bird's eye view. Again and again I'm convinced experience is the thing that makes a business successful.
Talking about what makes my photography services different from other, I want to lean toward the emotional aspect of it.
The first time I drew up a vision for my business I had no idea how absolutely precise I was in choosing it. My vision is as simple as it is complicated, it is to 'Just Be You'.
How do I lead my clients to just be you...
This photoshoot has been in a process of getting done for a long time and it took even longer for it to see the light of day. Together with Maija Krasna, who beautifully styled the entire shoot, created something that is pleasing to the eye, airy and multifunctional.
Notice how we used one dress to portray 3 different looks.
The Islanders Conference 2018 held in Kilkenny shook our industry from bottom up. You'd really think we created some sort of a cult by the end of it with a dance floor filled with crazy people (some crazier than others) dancing their excitement into new chapters of their businesses. I did want to mark this event, however, by outlining a few things that I hastily jotted down in the midst of each speaker's presentation.
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.