I believe in emotion and I believe in the power of stories. In fact, the reason I found success as a wedding photographer is because people connected with my “emotional storytelling”.
It didn't matter where I lived or where they lived, they could “feel” the emotion and wanted me to tell their stories. As a result I photographed couples of almost every culture and my work appeared in leading wedding magazines and blogs including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty and Wedding style magazine. On top of that my images have graced the covers of more than 40 international books and I was awarded Photographer of the Year 2005 by Practical Photography Magazine (UK).
All of this was a lesson to me in business building and brand visioning. People are drawn to stories and emotions.
Not only that, but they will pay to be a part of them. Your audience wants to be a part of your story.
It was a leap of faith, but something I knew I needed to do. Why? Because I was stuck in a rut and itching for change. They say a change is as good as a holiday. Maybe that’s why I gave up my beautiful home, friends, neighbourhood and regular clients. No matter how successful you are, sometimes you just need to start all over again to find the thing that speaks to your heart. I knew that if I did that I’d be stronger and happier, regardless of how hard it was along the way.
And here I am, living on a magnificent island and building a brand-new career doing what I love. Already, I have a growing business and clients who amaze me every single day and helping them highlight what is unique and amazing about themselves and their brand is the best thing I could ask for.