We listened to so many amazing photographers, and heard so many great ideas, that it is hard to narrow it down to just five favorites. After talking about it on the plane on the way home, we came up with the five best ideas we learned while we were at Shutterfest.
We spent time in sessions with some of the best wedding photographers in the country. These are shooters who are killing it in the biggest markets. Places like Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Listening to their explanations and looking at their incredible photos was enlightening. Even though we work hard to keep our brides and grooms looking natural in their wedding photos, attention to detail is what elevates a photo from good to great. The subtle movement of a hand, the tilt of a head, or the swish of a bride's hips can make all the difference. We were so pumped about the ideas, we practiced on ourselves before dinner (see above)!
The Shutterfest trade show hosted some of the best vendors in the industry. We are so excited about the unique products we are going to be able to offer our clients this year! Stay tuned to the blog and the Facebook page for announcements soon.
We attended several seminars on streamlining our workflow. There's a ton of work that happens behind the scenes of all photography businesses. From proofing, to album design, to accounting, to marketing, there's always a task to complete. We learned to streamline and manage these tasks from some of the best pro's in the business. Bottom line: We'll be able to spend more time photographing and creating awesome photos for our awesome clients.
We love our clients. We've made so many friends over the past several years with the brides and grooms we photograph. Ashley listened to some true "out of the box" concepts about how to more efficiently connect with more awesome couples.
What's the most important aspect of an Akron Wedding Photographer's business? Cool cameras? Great lenses? A really big Mac computer? Wrong answers. It's our clients. We're grateful every day for the opportunities photography has provided for us, and it wouldn't be possible without the amazing people who put their faith and trust in us for one the biggest days of their lives. Showing that appreciation has always been important to us. Shutterfest gave us some cool new ideas on how to do it right.
Pappy's Smokehouse lives up to the hype. It's everything we dreamed it would be. Seriously, best.ribs.ever. If you are in St. Louis, please go!
Ryan & Ashley