I had this idea floating around in my head for awhile. I spoke with a lot of people about it. People I knew and people I didn’t know.
What makes you hire a photographer?? How do you decide? Is there something that would make it easier for you to hire someone you haven’t met? Then I had my “light bulb moment!!! A promo video would be perfect!
It had to show everyone what it was like to work with me (and a glimpse into my personality) as well as the importance of what you should look for when hiring a photographer for your event. Yes this video is a family session, but it applies to EVERYONE! You need to make sure that the photographer you choose is a good match for you. If they aren’t, you will only end up being disappointed and that well, that would just be sad.
Idea = Check!
Next I needed to find an awesome team to work with. Enter Empty Cup Media. They were a referral and I was so glad I followed through and met with them. Our initial meeting was great, I left feeling like we were on the same page and I knew it would be a good fit. I think it was. Colin and Carla are top notch and I am so glad to have had them produce this video for me. I am over the moon happy about it and I owe it to them!
Video Production = Check!
Then came time for a venue. I wanted it to be something different. I didn’t want people to watch the video and it be your typical park like setting. I wanted it to be a place where people would say ” I never thought of doing photos there, what a great idea!”. Perfect place = Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. They were so gracious and welcoming. Jacquie was awesome and I really can’t thank her enough for allowing us to photograph and video inside and outside on the grounds. It was so much fun and I will definitely be back there. If you haven’t been, you should check it out. They have tons of stuff going on and offer lot’s of summer activities for everyone.
Cool Venue = Check!
Let me tell you, it was weird being on the other side of the camera. I was completely nervous and just plain scared! Colin and Carla were amazing, made me feel so comfortable and we had some good laughs.
You can see the beautiful family from the video here. Leave them some love because they deserve it.
This is me, being me, showing you, what I love to do!
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