Valentine’s Winners…how do you get people involved?

Last week I decided to run a wee competition running up to Valentine’s Day to promote my couples…engagement, wedding photography. I was also interested to see what topics people were most engaged with and what days and times were best to post to get the best response. It’s really difficult to tell as you can…

Love in the snow

Good things come to those who wait…I’m not convinced by this most of the time. I have no patience and much prefer to make things happen, but with the weather in Scotland that isn’t really possible. Sometimes you just have to be patient and waiting for snow has just been one of those things this…

Try before you buy?

So most of us wouldn’t marry someone after looking at their Facebook page and having one or two conversations with them, would we? Hiring your wedding photographer obviously isn’t the same commitment as spending the rest of your life with someone, but as far as photographers that’s basically what we are asking you to do….

My first wedding…

So when I decided I was going to be a family photographer…who does weddings…in January I realised I needed a guinea pig…or at least a very brave couple who would be happy for me to shoot their wedding. 1 hour later, thanks to Twitter, in steps the very lovely Fiona and Paul. Long story short, engagement…

Weddings…what does the customer want?

As usual I’d love feed back on this one…what do couples want when it comes to weddings? This has been going round in my head for a while now. It all started when I was designing a couple of layouts for ads I am placing in the Wedding Guide for Scotland and the Best Scottish…

Weddings and the weather…

I love taking pictures outside, but there is no avoiding it, I live in Scotland. For those of you from further afield, our weather can be a little inclemental, to put it mildly. Over the last two days we have had flooding, bright sunshine, snow, frost, strong winds…and probably a few more that I missed, just to…

Wedding and Engagement marketing…step 2

So as I wander into the strange new world of marketing and advertising I thought I’d up date you on how I’m getting on…no philosophy today 😉 The website is starting to look and function how I want it to. Still some things to do but I’m now feeling that it is a much better…

Wedding marketing…step 1

I finished my last post with a question… “How do I connect who I want with what I am?” So this is what I’ve come up with so far… Be honest, direct and positive in all my social media interactions. Be they blogging, tweeting or Facebook so that anyone who looks for me can get…

Why engagement pictures are important…

So why are ‘engagement’ ‘pre-wedding’ pictures important I hear you ask? Well I’ll tell you… …but first a little bit on why I decided on this topic. I had a few ideas for different post topics this week but ‘engagement’ won out because of a comment I received yesterday, following Fiona and Paul’s shoot.  It…