We have been hearing from more and more couples who have found us through Offbeat Bride...
and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
I was so skeptical about advertising before we partnered with Offbeat Bride I put if off as long as I could. We are lucky enough to receive great word-of-mouth referrals from our friends and past clients (seriously, thank you all!), but I knew we needed to reach more like-minded folks to build our business.
There are so many advertising opportunities between vendor directories and blogs it’s hard figure out what will be the best fit. But the biggest deal-breaker was that I didn’t feel our photography would speak to the audiences of most of these avenues.
The wedding industry tends to put a lot of emphasis on pretty...
Pretty people in pretty dresses with pretty flowers and pretty friends. There’s pretty chairs and pretty centerpieces on pretty tables adorned with pretty linens and pretty paper goods.
I understand and appreciate that all these details are choices people make to personalize their weddings. And I definitely respect the people who are responsible for creating and bringing together of all these elements-- really, there is so much beautiful work and I love seeing what people create.
But the most important things for us are the people, the moments, the fun, the impromptu breakdancing, the speeches that having everyone cracking up (or crying), the flower girl refusing to take even one more step because What the hell is going on and why is everyone looking at me?!
And you know what? A lot of Offbeat Bride readers I’ve met feel the same way.
They want their wedding to be unique and beautiful, but what’s really important to them is to have fun with their family and friends. They aren’t afraid to break traditions or pass on trends they aren’t into-- much like our approach to wedding photography.
We seem to get each other-- and I can’t tell you how HUGE of an affirmation that has been. When you start a business, people tell you you will find “your people,” and you’re like, okaycoolthanks. But when you realize that there actually are people who get you and what you’re doing, it fuels you to keep on that daily grind and creating great work.
Thank you to Offbeat Bride for being an awesome partner in crime and reminding folks that there's more to weddings than pretty.