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 worked with Mikayla a number of years ago through my work with Gemini Models in Kitchener, where she is signed as a model. You may even recognize her from the stylized bridal creative photoshoot that I’ve been sharing slowly on my Facebook fan page and Instagram! It was at this bridal photo shoot that Mikayla told me that she was set on me being her wedding photographer, whenever that day comes! It was only a few months later that her boyfriend Justin proposed to her, and we were on our way with booking their wedding date.
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!