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Provo Bridal Show 2011 September 30, 2011

Posted by Emily in : Photography , trackback

You may have heard, but I am activity advertising my photography skills to brides!  I had to photograph a few weddings to see if I really liked them, and I do!  Remember how David and I used to own a wedding gown store in Dallas, Texas?  You do?  Oh good.  Then you will remember how I had a love hate relationship with it.  :)  I really had to photograph several weddings to make sure I really wanted to jump into the industry as a wedding photographer before advertising my work.  The good news is, photographing a wedding is VERY fun, exciting, challenging, and full of love!  All great things I look for in a job!

Fortunately, David and I have done several bridal shows with different companies in the past, so we were not new to the trade show business.  I did a little research online to get some ideas of how to display my booth, and we went to work.

I got large prints made.  David made a wall.  I got a new logo, marketing pieces, business cards, etc!

This was my workshop in the garage.

This is the final set up!  Please note the wood floor that we put together, piece by piece.  It looks nice, so It was worth it, right?

Here I am working the both . . .

And now here I am taking a picture of my DAD who came to see my booth!

My dad never goes anywhere.  I’m still shocked that he flew all the way to Saba four years ago to visit us.  That was the equivalent of going to the moon.

It is official, I am his favorite child!  (Why else would he go to the moon?)

We made several good contacts and booked a wedding in Saint George!  I’m looking forward to the warm weather in St. George in December!

Look for my advertisement in Utah Valley Bride Magazine in January!  The magazine will run my ad all year!  Also, I will be doing another bridal show at the Grand America Hotel in SLC in January, so tell your engaged friends!

Comments»

1. Andrea Swenson - September 30, 2011

That is awesome Emily. Way to live your dreams. You did good on the showcase. I am very impressed.

2. Alaina Dooley - September 30, 2011

Amazing! The booth looks GREAT! I think the wood floor and couch setup is very unique for a trade show. I’m sure you stood out from everyone else!!

PS–I’ve been trying to figure out who our mutual friend is; who it was who first told me about your blog…I know Andrea Swenson (we both lived in KC together)…I wonder who else we both know!

3. Kristina P. - September 30, 2011

It looks so great! Very professional.

4. Emily - September 30, 2011

Thanks guys! Alaina, maybe you know Patty Ward as well? I lived in KC for about 6 months a couple of years ago and I LOVED it!

5. Leigh - October 3, 2011

This is so exciting to see you evolve into an amazing photographer with a very successful business. I am so proud to be your friend!

6. Rebecca Kennedy - October 3, 2011

Now that is an incredible example of what a booth should look like at a bridal show! Good job! May I share it with our vendors? Thanks!

7. Emily - October 3, 2011

@Rebecca, Thanks! Of course you can show them my booth!