Our last wedding workshop for 2016 was one of our favorite workshops to date. Not only did we have an awesome group of photographers attend the 2 and a half days, the styling for this shoot was completely different to our initial mood board and anything we usually shoot.
We wanted to challenge the students by shooting a contemporary, modern scene that we don’t often get a chance to shoot during real weddings. So we painted the studio charcoal and the rest was put together by our amazing suppliers.
One of our favourite things to do is to coach new and emerging talent in this creative business on how to brand and market themselves, and then to watch rising creatives build small businesses that do amazing work. If you would like to book a ONE on ONE Mentorship Session with us to give your business the boost it needs, click HERE
We recently had the opportunity to work with Tayla, from Cape Town based LOVE, TAY and not only are we always too happy to work with her because she’s one of my favorite nieces;-) but also always excited to see passion grow and develop into a little bussiness that you can be proud of and that can take you places you never thought you could go;-)
Over the past few years its become super important to us to work with people that share the same outlook on how to treat fellow suppliers, brides and people in our industry in general.
If you want to work with the best in the industry, be the best human being that you can be, not just good at what you do!
As we prepare to finish off our 2016 weddings, we can’t believe another year has come and gone.
We have shot some of the most amazing weddings of our career this year!
We got to work with the best suppliers in the country and shot some amazing destination weddings.
What more could we ask for?
The one thing that was solidified in our minds this year as our industry in general felt the pinch of the current economic climate in South Africa, is that, like everything else in life, it’s all about the relationships you maintain.
Relationships with old and new friends in the industry proved to be very important this year.
We are very grateful to everyone that continues to support our work and love what we do even when we’ve lost our own joy at times. Something thats become very important to us over time is to work with clients that get who we are and that we get as people. After all, our jobs involve so much emotion and expectation, I think its probably one of the most important aspects to a successful shoot.
This was our first wedding at VILLA ARCADIA
Brides often ask in our meetings if we’ve worked at a venue before, as if we have, it somehow puts us at an advantage? In fact we always find it easier to shoot at a venue that we’ve never worked at. We see it with new eyes and can shoot something fresh and original that we haven’t shot before .