Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
What’s new in the photography industry? Wedding photo registries! It’s not something everyone has jumped on the band-wagon for yet, though I predict it will be a revolutionary fad. With today’s economy (and more and more brides risking poor results by turning towards amateurs for services), it would certainly benefit both the professional and the customer to offer a more feasible way to offer professional wedding photography without people having to break the bank.
So, how exactly does this work? Similar to how any other registry would work at a retail store. There might be minor differences in details from business to business, but the concept is still the same. Letting shower and wedding guests know you would like a gift of monetary or product contribution is the main idea. For example, the way I work it is to provide customized cards for my clients to match their wedding colors and/or invitations to include when they send them out. Friends and family can then make purchases to either go towards the couples’ wedding package or additional product. Purchasers would then receive a gift certificate of the item so that they have something to wrap or include in a card and present to the bride and groom while gift exchanges occur.
If the gift is product credit, then the couple would obviously be able to redeem that when they’re ready after viewing their wedding images. If the gift is a credit towards their photo package, a deduction would automatically be taken from the bride and groom’s package total. If they have already paid, they would get a product credit instead. Every penny ads up! It’s pretty simple.
It’s important for photographers to find new ways for customers to be able to save money while keeping the professionals in business so that there are quality services to choose from and to keep the pro industry going. To photographers and wedding couples alike, keep thinking creatively!
Friday, October 5, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Natalie and David held their ceremony at their beautiful lake home in Cicero followed by an intimate reception at Wolfie's lounge, both right on the shore. David has quite a sense of humor as you can see in the last photo, so you can imagine what a fun, laid back day it was. Despite the jesting, there were many tender moments as well and I was pleased to capture the range of emotions and personalities amidst this occasion. It was also a pleasure to have a member of the band The Whiskey Biscuits play during the ceremony (pictured with the guitar on which he collects signatures of notable customers such as our bride and groom. Cool huh!?). Congratulations again you two!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This was an incredibly sweet couple who were actually referrals from a few friends of theirs whose weddings I'd also done. They are extremely down to earth and I was touched for the complete tenderness the groom had for his bride. Their venue of choice was The Rathskellar in downtown Indianapolis, a perfect place for a wedding for it's elegance, uniqueness, and historical context. There was both an edgy and traditional feel which seemed to mimic their personalities. It was truly an honor to have the privilege of capturing the feel of the day.