We love hearing from wedding photographers! They provide us with some amazing photographs and are with you right through your wedding so can always give us some great tips! Today we have Linda from Ohh La La by Linda!
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi I’m Linda Williams and I’m a wedding and creative portrait photographer. I have many years experience in photography, starting off working in processing labs of all kinds, right through to being a wedding videographer, and then a baby photographer. These days I try to concentrate primarily on weddings, but if there are children there… that’s a little bonus for me!
What’s your favourite part of a wedding?
There are so many great things about a wedding it’s hard to choose just one thing. It’s different with every wedding day, every bride, and every couple. You never know what’s going to happen, so you have to be on your toes as the story of the day unfolds. This is what makes it such fun. I really,really enjoy taking those special bridal portraits, little moments, just having the bride and groom to myself so that we can capture something really beautiful, I always get a little buzz from that.
What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?
The best bit of advice I could give to couples during the planning process? There is no question that the planning is an extremely important part of the day, but it’s equally important to not get too stressed about things. Try to keep things about you two, and not be swayed into doing things that don’t feel comfortable to you as a couple. Accept help and don’t take on so much that you get worried and upset. Choose carefully the professional people you would like to be involved to be a part of your day, so that you can relax and enjoy yourselves. And if you choose to have a photographer, pick somebody that you can connect with and who has the experience to cope with all the fast moving events of the day. Its pretty important to book somebody that you like as a person too.
What keeps you passionate?
Every wedding and every couple is completely different, it never gets boring. I love it when I get the opportunity to make images in favourite locations. Sometimes the lighting is perfect, or the weather is perfect. Some couples are such fun they’ll do all sorts of silly things to put humour in the shots, and others are so in love with each other, you know it will show on every single photograph. Trying something new, shooting something tried and tested. Seeing couples and their families thrilled with the wonderful memories you’ve made.All these things keep me passionate.
Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?
I’m a contemporary photographer. I don’t like to be stuffy, or stuck in one particular speed, but I do have my own style, and I try not to follow trends too much. The problem with trends is that they can date, and I want you to enjoy your wedding photographs as much in ten, twenty or thirty years time, as you do now. So perhaps I go for a timeless look, with a modern twist. Actually the bride and groom usually provide that quite nicely anyway! I also like to capture people looking great, and that’s the portrait photographer in me.
What’s next for your business?
I’m really happy taking on wedding commissions. After years of working for other people, I’ve only been flying solo a short time, so my aim is to keep on going. I’m happy to say I’m building a good and strong reputation. I’m reliable and professional, and I really love my job. I’ve had a few unusual assignments come my way too! I recently covered a corporate assignment for Virgin Money, and also had some landscapes published in a magazine, so it all keeps things really interesting! I’d be a very happy person with more of the same please!
How do we book/use your services?
- I work across Wales and the South West, but will travel elsewhere by arrangement.
- I’m easy to reach through my website : https://oohlalabylinda.com/
- You can call me on 07749660774
- My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/oohlalabylinda
- Instagram Account : www.instagram.com/oohlala_people
- You should also be able to find me under Linda Williams Photography
- I’m happy to respond to calls,emails, Facebook messages, and even texts, as I know that life can often be busy for us all. I promise to get back to you asap, if we miss each other.