Recently I’ve been part of the Canada Wedding Expo as a vendor with our studio, Studio Solaris Photography. It was definitely not the first time I found myself saying the same things over and over and over again and it got me thinking… You know, these poor souls we’re desperately trying to hook and sell our services to, have no idea how life does looks like on this side of the barricades. Most of the times this is their first such experience and by the end of it they are exhausted, confused and having more questions then before they started walking the show floor a good few hours back.
We as vendors offer a bewildering array of choices our prospective clients will have to wade through in their show post-mortem while desperately trying to recall a face to associate with the flier in hand.
“Honey… ? Who were those Studio Solaris guys ? Honey … do you remember?”.
As a side note, I’ve watched most of the “honey’s” out there being dragged thru the ordeal showing the same level of enthusiasm one contemplates root canal with and if the event organizers in their infinite wisdom chose running parallel with any weekend sports event, no matter how small, one will add invasive colonoscopy to the list.
So, how can I make everyone’s life (and implicitly mine) easier? A bit of insight into the inner workings of our way of doing business would most likely help somewhat, as explaining some personal pet peeves will as well (expect some ranting every once in a while…). How will I handle all this exactly? Umm…there’s no definite plan so far so, at times expect some disorganized ramblings.
To be continued…