Virginia Beach portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in comfortable portraits and candids
I am so excited to write this post. Mainly because I get to decompress all of my thoughts about this HUGE conference and trade show. I mean, I met so many great people, heard so many wonderful and inspiring speakers, and learned some pivotal things. Just FYI, these are all iPhone images.
Sal Cincotta | Creating Wedding Packages that Sell | Conflicted
Mike Larson | Defining Your Style and Vision | Amped
Bobbi & Mike | Why Fake It? | Meh…
Elizabeth Messina | The Heart and Soul of Photography | Whimsical
Craig Heidemann | Law School for Photographers: The Essential Business Law and Tax Workflow | Stressed
Promise Tangeman | Web Design in the Showit Lounge | Fabulous
Roberto Valenzuela | Break It Down! | Impacted
Jose Villa | Fine Art Wedding Photography | Film
Jill La Fleur | Wedding Planner’s Advice to Wedding Photographers | Professionalism
Jill La Fleur decked out her mundane conference room with exquisite details to excite anyone.
Decompression time. I learned tons about myself, and the way I run business. I plan to make some crazy changes to implement come 2012. Some of the speakers I heard were pure inspiration. Others were practical how-to. One of the first things I need to revisit in my business is pricing and PACKAGES. I heard so many ways of what is the “right” way, but I am excited to sit down and break down those ideas and make them work for me. Mike Larson encouraged everyone to provide a better SERVICE to clients. The truth is, I am here to serve the brides who hire me. I want to submit to that responsibility the best I can! One of the ways I’d love to do that is with EDUCATION. My world is saturated with knowledge of the wedding photography industry, but just because someone is planning a wedding doesn’t means she gains clarity and “know-how” when it comes to wedding photography. I realized I want to improve my PRESENTATION. From e-mails and albums to branding and web presence. I’m excited to work on presentation over the next year. And last, PRODUCT. Guess what! I found an album company! AND I plan to offer some other neat things… I can’t wait to share more!
Please spend time looking over that list of amazing photographers, and enjoy my little iPhone pics!