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Leigh Taylor, co business owner of Sugarlove Weddings shares her expert advice on achieving beautiful, timeless Wedding Photography.
How did you start your business?
SugarLove Pictures was started by my husband (Photographer/Director BRADLEY PATRICK) & I in January 2000. We spent the first few years focusing on his commercial work within the Arts & Entertainment industries and worked regularly between Australia & the US. It was via the request of many high profile clients in these areas to cover their weddings that we saw the growth of SugarLove Weddings.
What is your style?
Timeless, emotional & spontaneous moments captured in a relaxed unobtrusive style is often the way our work is described by SugarLove clients. Our personal business approach combined with a high level of ongoing support and "love" that starts from the very first meeting to the final collection of albums is widely regarded as one of the added joys of working with SugarLove.
What is your business and/or creative philosophy?
Our philosophy is based on integrity, passionate client management & an appreciation of being invited to share one of the most important days of your life with our clients. An all encompassing love for the art of making beautiful images "both still & moving" drives the SugarLove & White team.
What sets you and your work apart?
There are many things. We dont feel couples should have to purchase an album to be able to book the very best photographers in the business. For the majority of clients, our packages with albums are fully inclusive so there are no hidden extras after the honeymoon. We keep the business & creative sides of wedding photography separate for clients at SugarLove. Each couple are working one on one with their own account manager to ensure no detail is missed prior to the day, the photographers can then concentrate on what they do best (capturing the amazing images we are hired for) and our clients are overjoyed to receive their images anywhere from 2-6weeks after the event instead of 3-6mths.
What is the process for a bride and groom to work with you?
We would suggest the first step would be to have a good look through our websites SUGARLOVE WEDDINGS & WHITE DESIGNS. Our blog is also a great place to find out more about how we work, where we work and who we are as a team. Next step would be to either phone or email with your wedding date and location information. We can then either send you our packages to consider via email, set up a skype chat (if overseas/interstate) or make a meeting time in our stunning 2storey showroom in the picturesque Woollahra located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
What advice would you have for engaged couples?
Please contact us early. We are often booked up to 18mths in advance. Have a clear idea about the style of photography / videography you like before narrowing your search to a top 1/2 studios. Do lots of web research, mag research and ask friends/family of any recommendations or tips that might help you choose the best studio for your day.
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