The challenges of being a Wedding PROFESSIONAL

Sorting through the bridal show proposals from this weekend-
what a blast!
Its always fun to meet other vendors–old friends and new.
And then there are the brides! The best part!
We had a tremendous response and I am still sorting through all the requests
for proposals and consultations.
Its a good problem to have.
I DID observe something–a trend I have been noticing.
The emergence of tons and tons of photographers.
This show was at about 20% photographers, some say a bit more.
And the photogs are unhappy.
Welcome to the problem florists have been facing for YEARS.
For the past 15 years,
allllll the DIY-
“basement Betty-I took a class-at-Michaels-so-I-am-a-florist-now”
shtick has been an issue.
Here’s my take:
Nobody can do what you do, the way you do it. Nobody.
So know who YOU are,  
know what you do, and do it.
Make sure YOU have the BEST professional training.
Brush up on credentials and skills and education.
Never stop learning.
Quit worrying about the new kids.
Maybe they bought a high dollar camera and have no training.
So what.
If they suck, they won’t be along long.
If they are good, have the skills and have done their homework, then who cares?
You can’t shoot every single wedding anyway.
Maybe they are better at marketing than you.
So step it up.
Maybe they don’t know what they are doing.
Its not your problem.
Do YOUR thing and don’t waste valuable energy fretting about them.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Lets focus on the BRIDES and make their day the best it can be.
That’s what we are here for, right?

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  1. Jessica 7 years ago | Reply

    Fantastic! You ate always an inspiration and a leader in our industry. Thanks for sharing your works with us!

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