I have been on a Facebook hiatus, not necessarily by choice, but more because I was not sure how or why I wanted to use this great big loud speaker we call social media. And it is so confusing as a small business owner to know which one to spend time on, what to pour your energy into and for what purpose are you doing it.
I think for a while I thought of it all as an ego stroke, a way to get more people to “like” me and my work, but all for what? I know it is good marketing, but I feel like a lot of fellow photogs are spending a lot of time getting their work onto Facebook, but maybe not enough time servicing clients.
So I have spent the last 12 months, trying to focus on giving awesome service to each of my clients. Sure I fall down, like we all do at times, but I have made it my sole mission to give each client the best experience with me, with quick turnaround and friendly smiley service. This has paid back 1000%, not only are my clients delighted (and spreading the good word) but also it gives me joy as well, win win!
So as I have been travelling along, and thinking how I can energise myself to get back onto the social wagon again, I realised that what I would like to do is share my message and beliefs. So I have come up with a little project, that I think will be interesting for an audience, and a fun challenge for me along the way too!
I have decided to have a focus or intention for each month. A snippet from my world of different things that inspire me to wake up and do what I do every day
So for the first month, I think it is only appropriate that I tackle one of the biggies for me… Relationships!
As a wedding photographer, the main part of the day that intrigues, inspires and draws me in, is the celebration of relationships. Of course there is the obvious bond between the bride and the groom, but to me it is the myriad of relationships old and new that are all so present on the day.
And so for this month, I am going to celebrate relationships
Starting with one of my own personal favourites…