Wedding Photographer Derbyshire Sarita White Photography shoots a wedding at Shottle Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Tell us a little about yourself??My name is Sarita, I have recently turned 40, I have a husband and 2 small boys! I love anything vintage and photography is my passion.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?Probably as optimistic, fun loving with a huge over active imagination!
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?The wedding day was very emotional with lots of reference to loved ones passed away. The reception was styled in a vintage theme with plenty of cake, lots of dancing and the evening started with a bang showcasing a huge array of fireworks!
How did you get into wedding photography?Really as an accident! I used to be a beauty therapist and went into business with a friend photographer offering 'make over' shoots. After a year or so and various photography courses, my friend decided to 'give up' and I decided to pursue my new love of photography.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?I have been a wedding photographer for 2 years.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?So far, (touch wood), there seem to be no mistakes. I cannot believe how lucky I have been to gain the success that I have so far and it has all just happened from word of mouth!
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?I think each couple are individual and should go for the right style of photography for them, I also think it is important to choose a photographer that has the right personality for the couple, after all, they will be spending most of their day with them!
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?I find that by showcasing the latest pictures from a wedding on social media, awareness is raised and usually I receive enquiries from this. Social media has really been the only advertising I have done so far.
Why do you think people hire you?I think I try and provide pictures which are individual to the couple and show the day as it really is. I try to produce natural images that aren’t forced or uncomfortable. I also try to understand what each wedding couple are looking for and tailor my images to portray that.
How many weddings do you average per year?On average I do around 16-18 weddings.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Snoop Dog!
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?Cuba
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?Two cameras, 4 or 5 different lenses, off camera flash, spare batteries, cards, plastic sheets and an umbrella.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?No, just to blend in and enjoy the day.
Who or what inspires you?Everything
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?I don’t really think about marketing.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?Fed up!
Share your favourite image of the day and why?My favourite image of the day is difficult as there are a few that I really like but I will go with image this one which I took while the bride and groom were waiting. I had stopped shooting to change my card and noticed a heart candlestick on top of the car and shot this image through it. I like it because it is a more relaxed image and shows the bride and groom during a happy moment.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?I did a destination wedding this year and would love the opportunity to do it again.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?I think to be successful you have to really love what you do, if you don’t then its not for you and you should find something that you do love.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?I find so many pictures taken by other photographers all over the world that are absolutely amazing, and I would, one day, love to be as good as them.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Becoming a mummy!
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