Wedding professionals do a lot of networking. We spend a lot of time in meetings, at trade shows, and Facebooking to keep on track with current wedding news and trends. This benefits the client in a few ways. It keeps us fresh and in the know, and it exposes us to other vendors that might be a good fit for you, the reason why we do what we do. Sometimes it offers us the chance to really do something interesting and exciting, and in the last few weeks, that very thing happened to me.
Stemming from my attendance at a bridal events workshop, I met someone who thought I might fit well with their photo shoot team. As it turns out, they do much more than bridal shoots; they also do custom shoots such as a Native American maternity shoot, complete with a full belly henna tattooing.
The first project I was part of, was of all things, a vintage shoot. My role was to bring all of my vintage ‘stuff’, dresses, hats, dishes, jewelry….and whatever else I could throw in the back of my trusty old stationwagon, that seems to have unlimited space. Whoo hoo! A vintage photo shoot. It was one of the best days I have ever had since becoming part of our fabulous business.
As though that wasn’t cool enough, I got another call a few days later, asking if I would like to be a part of a photo shoot for a film producer to help introduce and promote her new film. So in a few weeks time, I randomly signed up for a class, and ended up meeting an indy film producer and now I am going to be a set designer, if only for a few days.
Who knew? There is always a reason to step out of the door and head out into the unknown, and you may have guessed it, because we have all been there. That day, I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to, but I made myself suit up and head out. Never dismiss the small opportunity! It can lead to bigger things, and from there, who knows? That film producer? She already asked me if I had ever considered working on film crews, what with all of my knowledge and skill of putting things together ( smiling ).
The world is truly your oyster. Go out and grab something!