As any photographer and entrepreneur will attest, word of mouth is king! My last nine years as a photographer have featured a LOT of word of mouth and what I like to call, “Random Acts of Networking”. You know – when the cousin of a friend of a friend sees your photos and recommends you to their neighbour’s daughter’s sister for her wedding photography!
Nearly two years ago, Rachael and Jan approached my booth at the Winter Wedding Trends show in Kitchener. We met shortly thereafter for coffee in Waterloo, where we shared stories and got to know each other a little bit. They chose to book me for their wedding which was quite some time away – I love when couples book me almost two years in advance! Rachael and Jan are a bubbly, friendly couple, and I have been looking forward to their wedding ever since!
I first met Jen and Billy about five years ago when they were guests at a wedding that I was photographing…though we get the feeling that we met even before then at some point, but we simply can’t put our finger on it! Again, a little case of serendipity, which has become a welcome theme in my life and career. In any case, it was at this wedding that they approached me during the reception. Jen and Billy were all smiles as they told me that when they get married, they’d love to get in touch with me for their wedding photography.
I had a wonderful time photographing Olivia and Jon’s big day in Kingsville, Ontario this past summer!
Their intimate wedding took place at the Canadian Transportation Museum which featured a lovely little village of various houses from a bygone era. Too much fun! I wish we had had even more time to explore the beautiful and expansive property.
A few years ago, I had the honour of meeting Dana – who is now one of my closest friends. We were both involved in the same local events, including the Wedding Trends show in Kitchener, which she had organized. Dana is the type of person who would truly do anything for her friends. She is a kind soul…not to mention absolutely hilarious! It was at one such event where I saw her impersonate a highly exaggerated and incredibly funny runway walk that had me in stitches. It was then that I told her we should definitely be friends – and she agreed! Considering how silly I can be, it was a match made in heaven!