Wedding Photographer Hertford Hertfordshire, Williams
Thursday 18th January 2018
42 Port Vale
tel:- +44 7843 007 224
web address:- www.opaphoto.co.uk/
e-mail:- Pete Williams
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Type business: Semi Professional Photographer
My photographic style: I try to be as natural as possible with all of my clients, providing for them the environment and style of photography that best suits their needs. Most portrait shoots and weddings will have a mixture of posed and natural shots.
My greatest strengths: My greatest strength is my inter-personal skills. I pride myself on being able to make even the most demanding or self-conscious subject feel at ease with having the lens pointed towards them. It is my opinion that a fabulous photograph has as much to do with the confidence that the client has in the photographer as it does with the skills they possess.
I have been in photography: I have been marketing myself as a professional / semi-professional photographer since April 2014 but consider myself an improving enthusiast since 2008.
How I got started in photography: I began my passion with photography when I was planning my honeymoon to Africa. I decided that I wanted to bring home some proper memories of our "holiday of a lifetime" as opposed to snaps so I studied numerous texts and blogs. From there, I dabbled in various photographic genres before the birth of my son. It was during my countless sessions with him that I became transfixed by the relationship between the lens and the subject. I try to capture the client's personality as far as possible and am always astounded with how naturally beautiful we are all, in our own special way.
My photographic skills: I believe that I have a natural ability to be at the right place at the right time. Children can be quite fickle and can often loseinterest very quickly. I have an ability to interact with children of all ages in order to hold their interest and, to a degree, try and encourage them to manage the shoot.
With weddings, I am a true believer that you can't take a bad photo! This may be a little naive as I haven't been around for too long, but unless the marriage is a big mistake in the first place, everyone should be having fun!
Another valuable skill that I possess is the ability to listen to the client. This generally ensures that when I display the finished gallery of images, the client has exactly what they asked for!
My personality: I have a pretty open personality and treat everyone as I would like to be treated. I have a positive outlook on life and tend to bring this positivity with me on every shoot.
Geographic areas I cover: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, London. However, in today's saturated market, I will travel almost anywhere (with expenses!) for a worthwhile client.
Venues I frequently attend: Wherever the client feels most comfortable. It's all about them at the end of the day as they are the one's paying!
I found inspiration from: My clients generally inspire me. It's so easy to look through other's work and be inspired and, quite often, intimidated by some of the awesome images that other professionals produce. Instead, I see each shoot as a challenge to try and produce what my clients have asked for, as opposed to trying to be better than my nearest rival. If I keep my clients happy, everyone wins.
Success in photography: Having been a member for 12 hours (at the time of writing) my competition and qualification success is a little limited! However, watch this space! My best achievement to date is a positive comment I received on a recent image from Damien Lovegrove (high praise indeed)!
Photographic training: Self-taught with a view to studying in the near future to try and achieve some professional qualifications that I believe my ability warrants.
My interests outside photography: My main interest (emotionally and financially!) is my wonderful wife and two young children. They inspire me with their positivity and appetite for life every day and allow me to keep everything, both success and failure, in perspective.
My main, non-photographic passion is music and I attend as many live gigs as time and money allows. Bands such as the Rival Sons and Blues Pills are currently playing on a loop on my iPhone and who knows, maybe one day they'll recosgnise me as being an awesome photographer and allow me to combine two of my favourite pastimes! We can but dream. I'm also quite fond of Liverpool FC but don't hold it against me!
Major events: Marriage and children, both very positive and life-defining. I am who I am today because of those three wonderful people in my life.
Testimonials: I have a few on my website and, as previously mentioned, an endorsement from Mr. Lovegrove. Most testimonials are said the friends as opposed to being written, hence me getting a lot of recommendations and work through existing clients.
Why I like the SWPP: A place to have initial recognition as a serious photographer as well as an environment in which to learn, grow and improve in every aspect of photography. It's also wonderful to have such a deep pool of experience and knowledge to help guide my way through the business jungle.
Tagline: Work in progress.
Future plans: To continue to learn, improve and obtain some professional qualifications in my chosen field. With that will hopefully come recognition from fellow professionals and an ever-increasing client database!
Baby Photo Albums
Environmental portraits images
Head shots photos
Picture Framing Service
Friendly And Personable Professional Photographer
Credit and debit cards accepted
Other Wedding photographic services
Choice of wedding albums designs
Leather Wedding Albums
Online proofing service
Providing elegant and timeless photography services
Pete is also a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).
Status. Professional Member
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