2018 has been a very busy year for weddings. But again it's weddings, what year isn't busy for couples getting married? So far this year I have been asked by 14 couples if I would photograph their wedding. I politely declined on every one of them. Why? It's not my field of work. That and it's not where my heart is at.
Having a REAL passion for the subjects that you shoot means everything. When you have that desire, it's amazing the lengths that you will go to, to get your end result. But when you don't have that love for what you shoot, it becomes a real struggle. Passion is king.
I am not one to just accept every job that comes my way. If I feel that I can't deliver nothing less than stellar work, then I will not do the job because I am up front with my clients and at the end of the day, I want to see them have the best product in their hands. After all, it's all about your client being blown away with the finished product.
As much as I would love to help everyone out and provide them my services, I know that as a photographer and videographer that it's a MUST to have your NICHE and your TARGET MARKET.
This would also be the reason why I declined on photographing the 2018 Miss Rodeo Canada Pageant Alumni a few months back, because studio portraits is not my specialty. It was years ago but I've stepped outside of the studio and straight into mother nature's light.
In terms of my videos, in the near future when you see me shoot straight documentaries, I will still be using many components of my studio equipment but in indoor settings like barns.
Now that brings me to my conclusion. Even though I will not photograph a wedding, my Equine Portraiture service still caters perfectly to married couples, and soon to be married couples in the horse world with life time photos with your horse(s).