On Weddings, Photography and My Corner of the World

. category: A Slice of Christina
  • Over the past several months I've been working on creating an office space that is reflective of me, my style, and somewhere I'm happy to sit and work everyday. It still needs a few more personal touches but it's nice to have a space that inspires me to work. Taking these photos got me thinking how so much has changed in the past few years.When I first decided to go solo with my photography career in 2007, photographing weddings was far from what I wanted to do. I imagined wedding photography was a highly stressful job for a very attention craving person and being a slightly shy individual it didn't appeal to me at all. My ideal was to sit in a dark studio where I could control the light and photograph beautiful models in beautiful clothes. There was something less daunting about a studio than on-location shooting. I think it was because I felt like I could hide in the dark behind my camera and work with people that needed little direction. I don't quite know the moment when the little light bulb in my brain switched on and I decided "weddings are fabulous!" but I do remember that the combination of realising owning my own studio meant taking out a second mortgage and seeing the creative potential weddings could offer through our own wedding photographer pushed me into weddings.Being in Ireland influenced how I felt about wedding photography. It was only when Colin and I started planning our own wedding in Chicago that I saw the new trends of creativity. This started the ball rolling. It wasn't long before I was hooked on absorbing as much as I could about the wedding industry in the US and reading every wedding blog I found. At the beginning of my wedding career in Ireland I felt alone in the crowd of pushing for alternative wedding photography, but I wasn't alone! Slowly but surely the trends that flow out of the states in the wedding industry have started to make an appearance overseas and it's great to feel part of something new that's happening in Ireland, and not just with the photography but with weddings themselves.Each year promises more and more and I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I can't wait to share this year! I have Colin to thank for keeping me thinking and excited about the potential of my business. I can share one of the best pieces of not-so-secret advice that I learned quickly is to share and connect, it will carry you a long way.

On Weddings, Photography and My Corner of the World

. category: A Slice of Christina

Over the past several months I've been working on creating an office space that is reflective of me, my style, and somewhere I'm happy to sit and work everyday. It still needs a few more personal touches but it's nice to have a space that inspires me to work. Taking these photos got me thinking how so much has changed in the past few years.When I first decided to go solo with my photography career in 2007, photographing weddings was far from what I wanted to do. I imagined wedding photography was a highly stressful job for a very attention craving person and being a slightly shy individual it didn't appeal to me at all. My ideal was to sit in a dark studio where I could control the light and photograph beautiful models in beautiful clothes. There was something less daunting about a studio than on-location shooting. I think it was because I felt like I could hide in the dark behind my camera and work with people that needed little direction. I don't quite know the moment when the little light bulb in my brain switched on and I decided "weddings are fabulous!" but I do remember that the combination of realising owning my own studio meant taking out a second mortgage and seeing the creative potential weddings could offer through our own wedding photographer pushed me into weddings.Being in Ireland influenced how I felt about wedding photography. It was only when Colin and I started planning our own wedding in Chicago that I saw the new trends of creativity. This started the ball rolling. It wasn't long before I was hooked on absorbing as much as I could about the wedding industry in the US and reading every wedding blog I found. At the beginning of my wedding career in Ireland I felt alone in the crowd of pushing for alternative wedding photography, but I wasn't alone! Slowly but surely the trends that flow out of the states in the wedding industry have started to make an appearance overseas and it's great to feel part of something new that's happening in Ireland, and not just with the photography but with weddings themselves.Each year promises more and more and I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I can't wait to share this year! I have Colin to thank for keeping me thinking and excited about the potential of my business. I can share one of the best pieces of not-so-secret advice that I learned quickly is to share and connect, it will carry you a long way.