What does a wedding photographer do in the cold, dark days of February in Northwest Indiana? My last wedding was January 7th in Crown Point, Indiana and the next is April 30th with Angela and Mike in Valparaiso, Indiana. Although that is quite a gap, I feel busier than ever. I just finished the Wicker Park Bridal Show for Bride's Guide Magazine and have been busy fielding questions from potential clients I met there. I've also booked three weddings this month and I'm scheduling meetings with couples for their weddings all around Northwest Indiana and Chicago. My latest clients are Jessica and Doug who just booked last night. Thanks guys!!
This is also the time where I scout new products that I can offer clients for the coming year. I foresee a beautiful wedding ceremony guest book being offered soon. Each page will feature a different engagement picture of the bride and groom. I will post a sample as soon as mine arrives.
This time of year is also known as "wedding booking season" for most wedding photographers. This means lots of marketing and advertising as well. One example of what I'm doing for Region Weddings is this listing for Northwest Indiana Wedding Photographer at Thumbtack.com. It's a new and exciting alternative to Google Places that I hope will bring many new people to the site. However, as I told my client Stephanie the other day, doing a great job creating wonderful wedding images is the best advertising of all.
I'm also handling print orders and deliveries of product to recent clients. Anthony and Elizabeth's wedding book arrived just today. It's filled with images of their wedding in Crown Point just one month ago. I can't wait to get it into their hands.
Lastly, this is also the time of year when I take training classes to learn new techniques that I can apply for all my upcoming weddings. I take photography workshops as well as post processing classes. A good photographer never stops learning. It's the only way to stay fresh and bring in new flavor to one's images. I can't wait to start applying the new ideas I've already just discovered. Your wedding photos are going to look better than ever!!
This Saturday night I will be shooting an adult prom in Chesterton, Indiana. It's a pretty cool idea where adult couples come dressed in "prom attire" either new or original clothing and dance the night away. For two hours I will be doing "studio portraits" on location with a backdrop and studio lighting as well. It's all in the spirit of Valentines Day and should be a lot of fun. Who know, maybe I'll end up booking one of those renewing of the vows type weddings!!
So, the purpose of today's post is to give you an idea of some behind the scenes information and also to apologize for not many new postings of late. See, I've been busy. See, see... :)