This week as part of our Photographers We Love feature on the blog we want to shine a spotlight on Jamie, the owner of Jamie Y Photography.
She is a superbly talented photographer as well as a savvy business owner and supportive friend. It has been such a treat to see her grow as a creator and to watch really focus in on her fun and edgy style.
Tell us who you are and How did you start in photography?
I’m Jamie with Jamie Y Photography. Photography was something I loved as a kid. It was always in the back of my mind as something I wanted to pursue. Then for my birthday one year I got my first DSLR and immersed my self completely until less then a year later I was booking clients.
Why do you do what you do?
I really love the chance to create beautiful images for my clients and help them get to tell their love story. Being a part of somebody’s wedding day and witnessing the love between a couple is one of my favorite things about my job.
Who is your ideal bride/ couple?
Clients with their own strong personalities, who think freely and live life loudly.
What is your best piece of advice or planning couples?
Choose vendors for your wedding day based on who you really think is the best match for you and not just based on price. People tend to work best when they are doing work that they love and excel at. When couples hire only based on price, and not with who they resonate with the best, it doesn’t always create those magical moments where both of your visions align.
What is the most common mistake or misstep you see?
Do you have any tips on how to avoid it? Trying to cram too much into a short period of time. I often have clients only booking me for one hour, but then if anything runs late, their time with me ends up getting cut short. Having a little more time to allow for delays is best. It also gives you a more relaxed experience instead of feeling rushed.