From a business perspective, photography is often an individual enterprise or maybe that of a husband and wife or a couple of family members team up. I always thought it would be nice to have a collaborative effort with other professionals who provide wedding and event services like DJs, wedding/event planners, videographers, florists, etc. The advantages are that we could feed business to each other, it would offer clients one place to fill many of their needs, we could offer some pricing packages, among other things.
Well, a funny thing happened the other day when I was substitute teaching at an elementary school in Concord. While chatting with substitute in the classroom next to mine, I found out he was a DJ – who was looking to collaborate with a photographer and other wedding professionals. He had seen my photographs of the Concord Multicultural Festival, liked my work and had considered connecting with me.
I’m pleased to announce that Franklyn Rosario of The Room Records and I started putting together a plan to form a collaboration of wedding and event professionals. We will be working on the details over the next several weeks. Our initial thoughts are that we would like to create a website that lists all of the services of the various professionals in the collaboration. Through that site we will also offer various packages to cover services different clients might want. We will also each maintain our own websites and separate businesses.
We would like to offer services that cover at least half of what a typical client might want for a wedding or an event. Currently, we Franklyn with DJ and photo booth services, me with photography, possibly someone for videography, and we’re talking to a couple of people about event and wedding planning services (like Jessica Fogg of JFogg Social Inspirations).
I’m excited about the new venture and am looking forward to working with some wonderful and talented people!