I thought I'd take a little time to talk about feedback, good news and confusion.
Feedback- Often when I bring the proofs for the wedding back to the couple they are still in the first flush of post wedding excitement, thrilled to relive the moments of their day in their pictures. So face to face you get good feedback. But the insecure voice in my head always wonders if they are like the average British person in a restaurant, telling the waiter all is well whilst vomitting into the nearby plant pot.
So, every now and then it is nice when someone drops by, sends a note or just generally gives you the nod after the fact to let you know that all was well. The other day, one of my customers dropped by with a couple of canvasses that she'd had done from the photos I'd taken at the first communion of her twin children. She'd been showing them round her office, telling everyone who was the mastermind behind the photos etc! Great news and great word of mouth that money and advertising can't buy.
Further to some of the fashion work I've been doing lately I've also had a few people approach me about working together, or just giving me good feedback about some of the resulting photos. Some of the fashion shows I went to lead to the designers borrowing some pics for their own blogs or sites and even made it into an online paper, The Edinburgh Reporter.
Another piece of good news as well is that three of my pictures will be appearing in the RSEA charity calendar, including the much sought after cover page. So even my 7 out of 10 days can be good!
As to confusion. I'm helping to run a shoot in a week or two for the models from Perfectly Petite, me behind the camera, them in front. We've had a quick change or two with models and MUA's dropping out, but so far I think we are on track. The designers have been very supportive in providing some of their wares for the shoot, and Karen Reid Designs is very enthusiastic in her support as she is petite herself.
And this weekend? Well it was going to be quiet again. But now I'm dragging Gary Somerville out of his bed and taking his makeup skills to the big city of Edinburgh, where Nicole and Gemma will be decked out in the best that c.watson has to offer, plus maybe a quick shoot with some designs by nicci.n who is launching in the same shop. Some Edinburgh designers don't like capitals... I like the irony there.
Fingers crossed for dry weather!