Hurricane Irene tried to thwart our efforts, and coupled with the worst cold I’ve ever had, I did think about turning around and not attending the Heron Hill Wedding Show…. Luckily, instinct told me it would be worth it. And it was!
The wind whipped through the tent at Heron Hill Winery, but it held steady. The crowds braved the volatile weather and I met some of the nicest people in years. Actually, I haven’t participated in a wedding show in about 5 years, and I was never a fan of them. This one was wonderful though. Small enough to be able to spend quality time with each couple as they moved through and there were NO annoying/loud/nutty fashion shows.
We got there early and were able to make my little 6 foot table into a small mock of my living room (not very fancy, but it worked). People entered my space, had a seat and relaxed while looking at my albums and canvases. A select few couples had a one-on-one meeting with me to discuss their exact needs. This was WONDERFUL.
Steve and I had a ton of fun, stamping people’s hands as they entered my booth (like a night club). I even took a few pictures with my vintage Ansco Titan Camera…. and many people were excited to see a film camera representing!
* The number one thing I heard at the show was “I’m looking for a photographer who doesn’t just take pictures, but knows how to create them”
* A favorite moment for me was looking around the show and seeing a potential Groom that looked like he should be one of my clients. Later, he walks into my booth with his Bride who had booked me the week prior!
Thank you to all who came to see my wares and who filled out the entry for the raffle prize!! It was great to meet you all and I appreciated you taking the time to get to know me.
Meagan Rice is the winner of the two wedding planning books that were raffled off! Congratulations, Meagan!! It was great talking to you about your Belhurst wedding next year!
Thank you to ALL of the couples who stopped by to say hello. I hope that you found some helpful information for your wedding planning needs and got a good idea of what quality photographers are in the area! There were at least SIX Photographers at this event and I thank the ones who hired me or will be hiring me!
Lastly, a special thank you to Kara and the folks at Heron Hill for putting on a quality show!
Heron Hill wedding venue hosts a wedding show for engaged couples to meet wedding vendors in the Finger Lakes NY, perfect for a sustainable wedding.