Wedding photography with Jessica Claire……

April 14th, 2011

Wow. Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a course at Aspire, led by the fantastic wedding photographer Jessica Claire. Jessica is someone I have admired for quite some time. I love her work, and yesterday it was truly inspirational to not only get an insight into how she runs her business, but to see her in action as well.

…..with the royal wedding coming up, there couldn’t have been a better theme!

She made it look so effortless. Not only did I get to see how Jessica interacts with her couples, but she also got everyone on the course involved in what she was doing as well.

Each person got 90 seconds with the couple, and then we had to pose them and create a look of how we thought our wedding photography should look. It was pretty nerve wracking doing that in front of everybody else, but a very worthwhile exercise.  

I don’t normally share this many images on my blog, but I can’t help myself!

Don’t forget all the details!

I loved every second of yesterday, it was so refreshing listening to Jessica talk, she was so open and honest about everything and very direct with her approach to running a business. I found myself hanging onto every word she said and came away from the day very inspired, with many new ideas to think about for my business!

The power of the sun……

April 10th, 2011

I woke up yesterday morning and was met with glorious sunshine; I instantly knew that the weekend ahead would be a good one. I headed out for an early morning swim before driving over to the Trafford Centre to meet up with some fellow photographers. A couple of hours later, I left Starbucks feeling energised and inspired and started the next part of my day. I met up with my friend Ste, meandered around a few shops and treated myself to a new pair of Converse trainers; so far the day was good. We had lunch and then took a walk down Worsley canal. The weather was stunning; the sun was shining, the birds were singing and I felt positive about things on the horizon.

When I woke up this morning and was met with the same glorious sunshine pouring through the windows, I couldn’t wait to get started with my day. Ian and I abandoned our “spring cleaning” day and headed out into the sun; we visited a few garden centres and ended up buying a blueberry bush! When we returned home to plant it, I got to thinking about how much more positive I feel when the sun is out; the nights are getting lighter, and hopes and ambitions seem possible rather than just a dream.

I thought about the month ahead. My plans. My projects. I then thought about the week ahead; opportunities for some very interesting projects, a wedding course at Aspire with the fantastic photographer Jessica Claire, followed by a wedding on Saturday where I can put into practice what I’ve learnt. I’ve also got the “Building your wedding photography business” classes from Creative Live and amazing wedding photographer Jasmine Star to watch.

So many things to plan and look forward to; the power of the sun eh? It’s an amazing thing. Happy weekend everyone!!