Focusing on relationships and emotional connection

Episode #255: Interview with Elizabeth Kaye (28 minutes)

Discussion Topics

  1. Emotional Return
  2. "free" sessions
  3. consistency
  4. being genuine

Elizabeth Kaye

Wedding Photographer & Emotion Capturer

I am a lover of genuine people who are unapologetically themselves.

With an approach that combines an editorial and documentary style of photography, I aim to create timeless imagery that evokes honest emotion. Through their imagery, I want my couples and their families to relive the wedding day and vividly remember the big and small moments that make each wedding so intricately unique. My hope is that their future generations will look back on the images created, and not only see, but also feel the story as if they too were present.

I find joy in the unscripted moments and beauty that is in every person and a part of every love story. And I am grateful to those who graciously give me this privilege, and in turn, allow me to follow my bliss.

Summary of Discussion Topics:

  • Focusing on relationships as a big part of your business.
  • Not getting caught up in the “prettiness” of a session.
  • Getting the most emotional return on your imagery.
  • Making your clients feel appreciated and connecting with them on a deeper, more genuine level.
  • Aligning your values with those of your clients.
  • Making your imagery connect more with your clients using relationships and emotion.
  • Weighing the value of “free” sessions.
  • Gaining the trust of your clients when first starting out.
  • Building your public confidence when growing your business.
  • Putting yourself in the shoes of your clients.
  • Not becoming desensitized to what you shoot.
  • Utilizing your natural talents to discover and give consistency to your brand.
  • Avoiding trends and being true to yourself to establish a lasting brand.
  • Seeing the pay check as an awesome thing that simply comes with doing what you love to do.

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1 Comment

  • Interesting discussion on licensing. Many clients are under the impression that they need to buy the copyright in order to have unfettered use of the images. Where in reality a properly drafted license can give them all the access they need without incurring the expense of buying the copyright. And its a win-win arrangement.

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