The first time I met Vicky and Ben was at a wedding fair in Farnham and I straight away liked their warm and loving presence. However, it was quite a while after we met at the fair that Vicky contacted me to arrange for a meeting to talk about their wedding photography. Vicky told me that they visited some other fairs and had a good look at other wedding photographers too. You can imagine that I was quite flattered to hear from both that I had made the biggest impression on them. And they didn’t just mean my wedding photography.
It’s not about bombarding potential clients straight away with lots of information on fancy wedding books, fantastic package offers and the guarantee to do the best photography on earth. Who am I to make such promises? This is similar to people who try to sell you things on your door steps (a selling strategy which I personally dislike anyway). Oh yes of course, we are trying to sell a service and product, but do we tell clients what they need or do we pretend that it’s our day? Certainly not, it’s the couples day – and only their day! And I think that this important fact is what sometimes gets a bit lost in the today’s wedding photography profession.
Vicky, Ben and I had a lovely little pre-wedding photography session and by looking at the pictures you can see they felt comfortable and happy. Yes, and that’s how it should be – you can be a great photographer but if you cannot connect with your couple it will reflect in the final wedding pictures. I very much look forward to be photographing Vicky and Ben’s wedding later this year.