It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for my weekly blogging group to share what we have been talking about this week. The topic is music, and we are supposed to give an interpretation of our favorite song. Well, I don’t have just one favorite song, I have many! I couldn’t narrow them down, so I wanted to take this opportunity to still talk about music, but also talk about how I have started applying music to how I run my business.
It all started with a recent conversation with Leaha Bourgeois, a destination wedding and portrait photographer in Fort Worth Texas. Leaha has taught me a lot in the past few months and I can’t thank her enough. She is an amazing photographer and a great friend and mentor. One of the cornerstones of her business, Popography, is her “Popfusion” videos that she works hard to offer each client. These videos are a mix of still shots and video of her client’s shoots. It is a great way to show her client’s their images and market her business. She wrote a great post about it on her own blog that she writes almost weekly to share her knowledge with other photographers and you can view all of her amazing Popfusion videos on her YouTube channel. While you’re at it, go give her business a “like” on Facebook!
I was so inspired by Leaha that I started creating slideshow/videos of my stills. I don’t shoot video…yet…but I thought it would be a great way to show my client’s their images during their in person viewing session. So far, I think my client’s have enjoyed it!
Now, let’s get to this weeks topic — the music! What makes or breaks this type of video, largely has to do with the music that is chosen. I set out trying to find what fits the personality of each of my clients best and adds a sense of emotion. Take for example the video below of Mochie, one of my recent clients. Isn’t she cute??? The simple fun beat of the song just goes along with her little personality. 🙂
After you watch the 30 second video below, venture around the world with my blogging group. Start out with my fellow photographer friend, Christine, of CrissCross Photography in South Africa. She also blogged about music in her life. I’m sure it will be a great post!