Today is going to be a bit of a sappy post, and I’m totally okay with that! I’m in an industry where emotions run high and sentiments are valued, so in a way, I suppose it is fitting! This post is directed toward my lovely brides and grooms – people who are the cornerstone of my business as a wedding photographer. This is my thank you to each and every one of you!
Over the past few weeks I’ve been periodically posting reminders about The Knot Best of Weddings Award. Since this is my first year advertising with them, I needed more reviews to qualify me for the award. So, I made a big push to gather more reviews from my wonderful past and current clients regarding their experience with me. And goodness, I received such a wonderful response!
Brides, grooms…the reviews you all have written about your experience with Emily Chappell Photography have been some of the sweetest, kindest, and most heart-warming words I’ve ever read. Every time I opened my email to see that a new review was posted, your words filled me with happiness and thankfulness. I cannot adequately express how appreciative I am not only of your reviews, but for each of you as individuals and couples. But I can try…
Thank you for believing in me
For those of you who hired me at the beginning of my career, thank you for believing in me. You know who you are. I felt I had a lot to prove as a budding wedding photographer, but you saw promise and ability in me that helped form the foundation of my business. I had a small portfolio but huge ambitions, and the fact that you believed in a new photographer and her camera means the world to me. I would not be where I am today were it not for you.
Thank you for trusting me
To all of my couples, thank you for trusting me with your precious memories. I know how important they are, and that you can’t get those beautiful moments from your wedding day back. Thank you for giving me creative latitude in order to better preserve your memories. The fact that you allow me to be the professional helps me to better serve you and shows that you respect me and my career. I am so lucky to have clients who trust me in this way.
Thank you for the honor
This is not only for my brides and grooms, but to their friends and families as well – thank you. Thank you for the honor of being included in such a momentous occasion and season of life. I am so, so fortunate to work with couples and families who have the biggest hearts and the greatest gift of hospitality that truly make me feel like I’m part of the family! It is an honor to celebrate the beautiful union of marriage alongside each and every one of you, and an even higher honor to be your wedding photographer.
To win The Knot’s Best of Weddings would be wonderful; however, what this whole exercise has brought to mind is that I’m seriously lucky to work with brides and grooms like my ECP Couples. I am so fortunate to know you all, and look forward to many more years of serving wonderful clients like y’all!
If you or your spouse have written a review for me on The Knot as of 10/31 or before, I would love to gift you with a complimentary 8×10 print! Simply shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your favorite engagement or wedding photo along with your current address and I’ll get that mailed off to you ASAP! Offer ends 11/15/17!