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Behind the camera – the business

 

We recently shared a ‘behind-the-scenes on a wedding day’ feature with you here on our blog and today, we’re answering the second part of that question – what do you do all day when you’re a wedding photographer? As you’ll see, the wedding days themselves are actually just a tiny part of our business…

Now we know that we’re incredibly lucky to be able to run our own business. That alone is the thing that many people dream of but the fact that we also get to attend and photograph so many beautiful, delightful and amazing weddings is the absolute icing on the cake. However, our business only works because we do so when we’re not at weddings, we’re still hard at work…

After each and every wedding day, we spend a lot of time editing your images. They’re cleaned up, cropped, re-sized and generally whipped into photographic perfection. We’d never want you to see an image that’s in anything less than tip-top condition so we work our magic on every file to make sure they meet our super high standards.

 

Behind the scenes - the photography business - office images by Amanda Karen Photography

 

Because we take hundreds and hundreds of photos on your wedding day, it takes longer to edit them than it does to take them. Approximately four times longer to be precise so you don’t only have our undivided attention on the wedding day itself! We’re also kept busy designing albums and ordering prints for couples too.

As you’re reading this on our blog, you won’t be surprised to find out that we spend quite a bit of time attending to these very pages. Planning, writing, compiling and scheduling all of these features takes time but, as we know our couples and many others read check out these pages, it’s time well spent in our opinion.

The topic of blogging leads us neatly onto marketing and we naturally spend considerable time on this too. We know that all of our couples have a huge choice of wedding photographers so we do like to keep ourselves and our work in the public eye! Our monthly newsletters (sign up now!) aren’t your standard pushy sales pieces, when we attend wedding fairs we like to be different and, of course, you’ll always find us on social media too.

We also work with a number of venues and award-winning wedding blogs, submitting features, styled shoots and even photographing events and special occasions on their behalf. See, we told you that we were lucky ducks!

 

Behind the scenes - the photography business - office images by Amanda Karen Photography

 

We obviously have to attend to all the usual business admin so accounts, invoices, emails, paperwork and everything else that makes a business tick has to be seen to because there’s really no point in taking beautiful photos if everything behind the camera is in a right old mess.

And finally, now we’ve mentioned beautiful photographs, we have to say that we also spend plenty of time taking photos when we’re not actually at weddings. We LOVE capturing styled shoots with our favourite wedding suppliers and we also love working with commercial clients who also want fabulous photography for their own businesses.

You’ll also be pleased to hear that sometimes, just sometimes, we even have time to take photographs for fun!

We’d love to hear from you about your wedding and, as you can imagine, we’d be thrilled to be your wedding photographers if you love our work and us. Just get in touch and we can chat all about your big day.

Until next time,

Amanda x

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