I WON A THING! CHOSEN AS ONE OF BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MINNEAPOLIS!
Honestly, the real thing I’ve won is having a couple choose me to shoot their wedding.
I know that somehow, in this great big crazy ugly silly world you sorted through the leaf liter of the internet, through reviews and images and advice, and you found me, and you found me worthy to be your wedding photographer.
BUT, sometimes it feels really awesome to hear outside approval, too.
I’ve been selected as one of the 3 best wedding photographers in Minneapolis for the 4th year in a row!
I love that this based on my reputation and reviews, because that is a reflection of my commitment to the couples I work with. (Shout out to the talented colleagues on the list as well).
But seriously – I win every day that I get to work with great couples. I win when I get to produce the work to get this recognition in the first place.
I keep striving to be earn that trust.
YOU WON’T GET RECOGNITION UNTIL YOU DON’T NEED IT
Side note (because I’m a chatter): Many years ago, I read an excellent book called “Ignore Everybody” It offered practical advice for running a creative business, acknowledging that a lot of the work is work (even when you like it), that compromises between art and customer service happen and should not be avoided. You know, the FUN part of running a business.
One tip that has always stuck with me was this – you won’t get recognition until you don’t need it.
So, I feel kind of mixed when I get any praise. One on hand, it is nice to be seen, to be acknowledged. I have worked hard for my clients. I put photos and content out into the ether of the internet and hope that it is appreciated by couples and their friends, by families, by businesses and their clients. It is nice to have someone say “I picked through the detritus of the inter webs and have found you”