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Wedding Photographer Arizona Rebekah Sampson Photography shoots a wedding at Private residence, Phoenix, Arizona , United States

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Wedding Photographer : Rebekah Sampson Photography  
Couple : Baylie + Konstantin
Wedding Photographer Arizona
Ceremony Location : Private residence, Phoenix, Arizona
Reception : Private residence, Phoenix, Arizona
Wedding Date : 23rd May 2015

Tell us a little about yourself??

I married my childhood love and we have two beautiful daughters. I truly love being a photographer and telling people’s stories.

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How do you think or would like people to describe you?

I would like people to describe me as kind, hard-working, and honest.

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Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?

Baylie and Konstantin were married at Konstantin’s grandmother’s estate. It was almost like a secret garden, hidden in the concrete jungle of Phoenix. Their family and friends were so hands-on and helped with the set-up and flow of the day. Baylie’s dance teacher even stepped in as a last-minute wedding coordinator to help the day flow seamlessly.

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How did you get into wedding photography?

Funny story actually. I went to assist a photographer in Chicago on an industrial vacuum shoot. I later found out that she was a wedding photographer based in California and she invited me to shoot with her. We photographed a 14-hour wedding and I fell in love with it.

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How long have you been a wedding photographer?

For over 8 years.

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Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?

Any mistakes you made along the way? I feel like I am still making mistakes. I think the most important thing I am learning is to embrace my mistakes. Lanny and Erika Mann say to embrace your failures, because you can’t fail without trying something new, and you can’t succeed unless you push yourself. I am trying to live by that. I can’t be perfect, I can only perform 1000% ever second for my clients and let my inner creativity come out without judgment or expectations.

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What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?

I think people looking to get married should always choose a photographer who they vibe to. Nowadays, there are so many talented photographers with so many levels of talent and photography styles. Choosing a photographer that speaks to you, with a wedding package that has a lot of time! I always feel that wedding days should be covered from start to finish, to better tell the story of the whole day.

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How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?

Word of mouth is a big one for me. Also, trying to get every wedding published in a magazine or wedding blog.

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Why do you think people hire you?

Hopefully because my work speaks to them. Because it makes people feel something that they want to portray for their wedding day.

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How many weddings do you average per year?

20

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Whose wedding would you love to shoot?

My favorite weddings often are very culturally rich. So maybe a traditional wedding in another country.

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If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?

Greece, Rome, Ireland.

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What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?

Canon 5D MarkIII and Canon 5D MarkII. 35mm canon lens, 24-70 canon lens, 50mm canon lens, canon speedlite.

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What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.

Thinking fast on your feet and always trying to get a different angle and think outside the box.

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Do you have an approach to a wedding?

Try not to have expectations and to work my butt off.

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Who or what inspires you?

Alain Laboile, Two Mann Studios, Chrisman Studios, Brett Butterstein, and photographing children.

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Best & Worst marketing idea so far?

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If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?

I would be a flower farmer :)

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Share your favourite image of the day and why?

Always too hard to choose.

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Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?

n/a

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What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?

Trusting yourself and listening to your clients. Really listening to each couple and their story and capturing it with new eyes.

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Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?

n/a

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Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?

Personal, having my babies. Photographically, Winning my first ISPWP award!

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