Rubie Love Photography


Wedding photographer, wedding photography, wedding, wedding planning, wedding photos, wedding album, wedding videography, destination wedding, National wedding photographer, natural wedding photographer, documentary wedding photographer, black & white wedding photos, creative wedding photographer, traditional wedding photographer, classic wedding photographer, luxury wedding photographer.

London, Kent, Surrey, Essex, Sussex, Hampshire, Norfolk, Devon, Cornwall, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, UK, Cambridgeshire.

Dulwich, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge wells, Ashford, Dartford, Guildford, Reigate, Cheltenham, Ripley, Hastings, Margate, Exeter, Penzance, St Ives, Newquay, Cambridge, Oxford, Kings Lynn, Brighton, Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich, New forest, Arundel, Reading, Windsor, Richmond, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Thames, Clapham, Putney, Maidstone, Canterbury, 

Why I have decided to offer mentoring to other wedding photographers...

wedding photography training

6yrs ago I decided I was going to be a wedding photographer. I moved to London and set out on my journey. I was already totally in love with photography and had done a handful of family shoots and a landscape commission for a hotel. I knew how to use my camera and was starting to deepen my knowledge on editing and developing my style. HOWEVER I didn't have a clue on business. 

I did know customer service and how to provide good experiences for people after several years in service industry working in ski resorts. I was and still am fiercely independent and unfazed by new challenges. I thrive on adventure and a diverse lifestyle.

I would describe the first wedding I photographed as thrilling, wonderful and me totally winging it. But I learnt a lot. From there on in how I managed a wedding and my clients was a natural thing for me. I have also always without fail only ever worked for couples who I have clicked with even in the early days I walked away from people I didn't fit with. Thats why I have had a wonderful experience with every couple I have ever worked for. 

My issue for the first few years was finding these clients. Then 2yrs ago I had a mentoring session with a photographer I have admired for many years. From that 2hr session I went into that year with a whole new outlook on how I should be running my business. The growth was incredible as I had a plan and information that would allow me to achieve that plan. I also had the opportunity to assist another photographer I admired and found further confidence in what I what I was doing. A year after that first mentoring session I continued with a full on business mindset mentoring programme which I am still a part of and had a 1:1 with another wonderful wedding photographer. I invested a huge chunk of money and time in self and business improvement. 

And guess what?? It bloody well paid off. I have seen more growth in me and my business in 2yrs than I did in the first 4. 

2017 is going to be my best year ever, I have an almost full diary of amazing, beautiful clients who are exactly the people I want to be working with. You see wedding photography for me is a passion, its my whole life along with my animals and my family. I live and breath my business each and everyday and love every single second of it. It also turns out I know quite a bit about it ;) 

And so offering mentoring to awesome people wanting to carve out their own fulfilling business in the wedding photography industry is a natural transition. I don't want to work with everyone but a select few who fall in with my ethos of providing wonderful client experiences and producing beautiful and authentic memories. 

The wedding photography business can be a scary place as well as wonderful, filled with adventure and creative freedom and I want to help people find their place in it. For me that will be the icing on the cake of this incredible journey I have had. 



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