The Style Heist
London, Greater London, London(3 Reviews)
My photography business has two parts to it.
www.creatingdiamonds.co.uk is my wedding photography business, which I shoot nationally and destination weddings. Please see the Creating Diamonds website for all my wedding photography information, which gives you a greater understanding of my approach to wedding photography along with client testimonials.
The Style Heist
www.thestyleheist.co.uk covers event photography, social content, fashion look books for brands, head shots and Ecommerce lifestyle shots.
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The Style Heist Q&A
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Fo me its about relationships, for wedding photography you really have get to know the bride and groom so that they are comfortable with you and the camera, this way you really get the most natural and beautiful photos. Photography is very personal especially on a wedding day so the relationship in key so you can create a fun relaxed environment to get the best out of you photography.
For commercial clients its relationships again and although on a different level its about being on the same page and really understanding what we are trying to achieve via a detailed brief so you ca excuse the plan in the right way.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
For bride a grooms I don't always ask loads of questions at first. I like to just talk about them and there day as this really is enough to give me a better understanding of what they really want and how the story will pan out. there are questions like timings, venues, how many guests, etc etc which are within a list that gets covered later but first an foremost its about understanding them, which in itself answers most questions.
With Commercial clients its all about the brief and what he end goal is. The brief really outlines what we need to achieve step by step so we have a plan of attack and the end goal can be reached. At times we may stray they path to ad some creative outside the box thinking but we always have the end goal in mind.
What do you love most about your job?
Of course I love the photography aspect, which goes without saying but the truth is that Im a people person and love to meet new people with new ideas, styles, goals etc.
No two jobs are the same so we are always creating. Weddings are unique and personal to each person, which makes them special in there own right. People are very different and from all walks of life, which really interest me. And overall just creating new work all the time keeps me very inspired and excited.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I have always worked for myself since the age go 20 and Im now 43, The flexibility is priceless, which you cannot put a value you on. It allows me to plan my life around my family as I have two children aged 11 and 13 whom I love to spend time with along with my amazing wife. Running my own business allows me to do that. Although there are times of cure the its wok work work but that comes with the territory of running your own business as the buck stops with me.
There are pros and cons with running your own business but it gives me time with my family and allows me to to work with different people constantly within new projects.
Why should our clients choose you?
Its not why a client should choose me its more about why and how they choose anyone really.
I tell all my clients that if they have contacted me it may have been because they met me already at a wedding fair or online on my website, Instagram or facebook etc. This means they would have viewed my work, testimonials and read a little about me as photographer.
This tells me they like my work or they would have not taken the next next step and contacted me. So for me its given that they must like the work so put that to ones side for now as it goes back to the point mentioned above, RELATIONSHIPS.
I truly believe especially in wedding photography as its so personal, people must have a connection and get on well. If not then the price, style, imagery etc does not matter as it will not be achieved without the relationship. This part is so important to me as you will see on my www.creatingdiamonds.co.uk testimonial page.
Same goes for commercial work but on a different level, the relationship again leads to a greater understanding of the end goal and really helps to achieve what is expected.
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