Wedding Photography with Genuine Connection – Adriana Watson

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I have always been attracted to peoples’ expressions, different characteristics, relationships, their story and life in general. These are the elements that make my work what it is today.

Meet Adriana Watson, wedding photographer who captures moments of genuine connection and beauty! We sat down with her to hear about her business (and drool over her gorgeous photos!). Here is her story:

What was your inspiration for the business?

My inspiration for the business came when I realised I was working on jobs that weren’t making me happy – it was a way of keeping my head above water sort of speak. Like a little robot, just getting on with life. I had this hobby that made me happy, it was fun and helped me to connect with other people. So that’s how the business idea flourished. 

How did you go about starting up?

I started back in 2011, all I had was the love for photography but no idea of how to get things moving. I took some random classes at a local photography school just to test the waters and when the “shutterbug” really kicked in I took a two year TAFE course and that’s when things organically progressed.

When I was studying photography I tried different genres, landscape, architecture, abstract photography, but I kept coming back to the images that always had a subject in it. That’s what attracted me most, and had my creativity flowing.

I have always been attracted to peoples’ expressions, different characteristics, relationships, their story and life in general. These are the elements that make my work what it is today.

What are you offering that is different from the rest?

I really take the time to get to know my clients, without a genuine connection it’s nearly impossible to capture who they really are. My photos are about their relationship – it’s about how my couples interact with each other.

I can only capture those little moments if we have a real connection.

I offer not only the images that I produce, but a genuine experience, filled with personal touches and little pleasant surprises here and there… I LOVE to pamper my clients!

What do you love about your job?

I absolutely adore to document peoples’ journeys. It starts with their engagement, wedding and then come the babies! To be there for every milestone it blows my mind.

I’ve been so privileged to meet some remarkable people who’ve opened their doors and let me into their lives to capture their most treasured moments. I even made some life long friends on the way.

What does marriage mean to you?

Marriage means having that one person who get’s you, who’s got your back.

Tell us about your favourite experience as a business owner?

That’s a hard one to answer, I have had so many great experiences as a business owner, it’s hard to pick the one. Maybe the places I get to travel to, it must be really high up there. Shooting a wedding in Hawaii this year was pretty special. 

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the industry?

Work hard, be humble and stay true to yourself, don’t settle for less and never doubt yourself. You got this!

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