As 2020 draws to a close, I’m finishing this guest blog series on a high with the fabulous Pierra! We have collaborated this year on several projects and this woman is a powerhouse! She never once let the challenges of this year bring a stop to her momentum or her energy, nor her determination to keep growing and developing as a photographer, a mentor and educator. Time after time she has come up with amazing concepts for her styled shoots and workshops. It’s been a real joy to have been on many of her teams because her ideas never fail to spark my creativity and inspire me to raise my game. Her photography style is all about the emotion and the romance and I’m so excited for our upcoming real weddings over the next couple of years! Anyway, I’m going to leave you with the lovely Pierra for her to tell you about her journey into photography.
Welcome to the blog Pierra, I’m so pleased to have you as my final guest of 2020! Tell me, have you always loved weddings? And what made you decide to become a wedding photographer?
I have always enjoyed attending weddings & I am a big romantic at heart! I love seeing people in love & I get a real big buzz from capturing real emotion. I decided to become a wedding photographer because I felt that was the right path for me, after doing other types of photography, I realised that I was more interested in capturing people in love.
For me being a wedding photographer is the best job – I get to give back memories to my couples. I also love meeting new people and creating.
Did you do something else before becoming a photographer?
Yes I have been an events manager & retail manager for 12 years!
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as warm, emotional & a blend of structured & candid photography
What makes you unique?
I would say my style of photography is unique – the way I choose to edit my photos I feel sets me apart from others.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I find my inspiration with who I choose to be around – my biggest inspiration is Russell Kent Nicholls, I have luckily been able to work with him on so many projects & just to be around him & his energy inspires my work. His knowledge around his own brand & who he is as a videographer is very aspirational. I also spend a good amount of time on YouTube and take a lot of inspiration from photographers on that platform.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that I get to do my hobby – I get to also spend my time around fellow creatives & bring something together that we are all so proud of. It allows us to really show our talents in every factor.
Seeing as you feel photography is your hobby? How do you like to spend your freetime?
I spend most my free time planning more photography! But how I relax is listening to music if I don’t have a camera in my hand then I will no doubt have my headphones on hunting down new artists!
Do you have a favourite place in the world?
My favourite place in the world is actually Cyprus. I’ve been 13 times and I’ve always said once I retire that’s where I would like to move! I love the people & the atmosphere!
What’s your favourite cake flavour?! And what’s your favourite tipple?
Oh god I do love a red velvet cake! Literally my fave!!!
Drink wise I don’t actually drink but my go to drink is apple juice! Hand me a pint of that & we shall be best friends!
What advice could you give to a couple trying to choose a wedding photographer?
My advice would be to really research the photographer you like the look of, really find someone who you love the style of & make sure you feel comfortable with that said person as you will be spending the majority of your day with that person.