Business Name: Lindsey Leigh Weddings
Where are you based out of? Charleston
Are you currently a part-time or full-time photographer? Full time
What is your predominant photographic specialization? Weddings
What camera(s) do you currently shoot with? Nikon D750
How would you define your style? A Bright and colorful documentary approach with a love of styling details, and formal portraits.
What motivated you to become a photographer?
I always had an interested in photography. I started in the darkroom when film was still the main medium. After the transition to digital, I did a lot of nature and wildlife photography as a hobby but it wasn’t until I was laid off from my 9-5 job in the nonprofit sector that I really pushed to find a way to make photography my full-time job.
What is it that you try to convey with your work?
I aim to highlight the unique style of every event and emphasize the deep love and personality of every couple. I love using photography as a means of telling a romantic love story.
How do you accomplish that?
I love bride and groom portraits, it gives me an opportunity to use my own creativity and find ways to make each individual couple look beautiful. When not shooting portraits I like to be a fly on the wall, documenting everything without being too intrusive. That way I can really capture who you are in your own skin without the pressure of
the camera too up close and personal. However, I will definitely pull people aside to arrange a great photo if there is an opportunity begging and the light is just perfect.
Have you had a photographer inspire your work, and if so, who and why?
Hunter McRae has been my friend, mentor and one of the photographers I look up to more than anyone else. She has given me insight into the business and taught me so much, she is also a graceful and gorgeous human being inside and out. Without her, I would have never been able to get where I am today.
What is your most memorable accomplishment so far in your photography career?
Being invited to shoot an event in Las Vegas with one of my favorite photographers (See above – Hunter McRae) from Charleston. It meant so much to me that she trusted me to work alongside her, and meeting a few celebrities at the after party was a real, ‘this is my life?!’ moment.
What is one thing you have learned during your career?
That as photographers, we are worth more than we give ourselves credit. I spent way too many years undercharging. It wasn’t until I found my voice and gave myself the credit I felt I deserved that I was finally able to break free from barely scraping by, and attract the kind of clients I’d always dreamed of. The products from Photography Supply Co. then allowed me to impress this new found client base that had higher expectations for the delivery of their final product.
Which Photographer Supply Company products do you currently use?
Engraved USB drives
Engraved USB boxes
How have Photographer Supply Company products helped your business?
The products from Photography Supply Co. have allowed me to add a personal touch to my final product (I usually have the couple’s names engraved on the flash drives and my branding on the boxes). I love getting feedback from clients with how impressed they are with the delivered package. These products really helped me elevate my business to a higher professional standard.