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.
I got up at 4am that day to catch a flight from London. I was nervous, excited, full of anticipation to finally hold my camera again and create some special moments for my couple’s engagement shoot at Brittas Bay in Ireland.
Hello my beautiful fellow creators!
If I was to choose my wedding dress I'd be at a loss and wouldn't know where to begin.
I suppose my Pinterest board would be overflowing... you gotta admit when there's so much beauty it's easy to get overwhelmed.
For guidance and structure I compiled a guide of most commonly asked questions and queries when it comes to wedding dresses.
Follow me on this journey. By the end of it you'll be able to filter your Pinterest boards and have the right set of steps to undertake on the path to your perfect wedding dress.
If you've decided to have your wedding in one of the Irish private castles and it happens to be Blackwater Castle in Cork... well then you're in for a treat!
For those who are still on the fence here's a few details about the venue that will get you excited...
Liz and Toms wedding was organised from the United States and from the moment of first contact I knew we would click.
I met them for the first time on the day of their wedding at Blackwater Castle in Cork.
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?'.