I made a conscious effort last year to get amongst my peers in a way I didn’t do much of in my first 2-3 years in the business. I kept my head down that long to concentrate, hone my style, and hopefully develop without too many outward influences.
In hindsight I probably kept my head down a bit too long as I have not only discovered a whole heap of talent..but also a whole bunch of forward thinking, ground breaking, creative, down to earth and right lovely people who are constantly pushing the boundaries of wedding photography.
And to be included in that group and to share ideas, share a pint and also feel you can give a little bit back is pretty inspiring stuff.
I spent a couple of days in Brum recently with a small group of such folk. We chatted, we shared, we drank pink champagne, we slept in what can best be described as Birmingham’s answer to a Japanese Love Hotel and we all came away that little bit stronger and fired up for the busy year ahead!
We even took a few photo’s ***