Truvelle Veils

Announcing Truvelle Veils

The finishing element to a bride’s *I do* look has arrived. The notoriously unconventional designs from Truvelle can now be completed with a stunning and bold collection of veils.

Truvelle’s 2017 Veil Collection delivers a range of details for all eyes to lust over. With six styles offered in three colour ways, there is a piece in this collection for every bride. The daring new palette balances the tradition of a white veil with the forwardness of two coloured options, drawing inspirations from sand, stone and overcast beaches. The new cuts take direction from European classics and modern trends alike. Time-honoured designs give a nod to tradition with their lace trim detailing and toss-back nature, while fresh angles boast simplicity and versatile wearability with their geometric cuts and minimal accents. In one of the collection’s most notable details, Truvelle infuses their eco-efforts with the incorporation of cutoff lace from their sister label, Laudae.

As a whole, the seemingly limitless selection of lace, length and earthy colour options in Truvelle’s new veil collection provide complimentary company and contrast to the brand’s ever-growing roster of gowns. The entire line of veils can be found in Truvelle’s online shop, Etsy page and in their Gastown flagship

Photo Credits:

Creative Direction : Truvelle

Photographer : Gillian Stevens Photography

Hair & Makeup : The Artistry Collective

Models : Brittany Simpson of Rad Kids

Announcing Truvelle Veils

Miele Vancouver with Chef Poyan Danesh

Miele Vancouver with Chef Poyan Danesh

With our last MODA get-together of 2016 and we wanted to end it off with a bang so we asked Chef Poyan Danesh, residing chef at Miele Vancouver to create something spectacular for us and he did not disappoint! Chef Poyan is one of Canada’s top award-winning chefs having competed on Team Canada and gaining numerous accolades for his savory and perfectly crafted dishes, it was no wonder this meal was probably one of the best I’ve ever had! We started the evening off by sharing all of the great opportunities in 2016 that we’ve had to grow MODA into the wonderful and supportive community it is today. 

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Chef Danesh started us off with marinated OceanWise organic mussels with a basil foam, then savored an amazing OceanWise Albacore Tuna Tataki, baby arugula and kale salad, pickled red onions with a citrus dressing. We then moved onto two of my favourites, Tandoori Chicken with a fenugreek and cardamom cream sauce and then truffled gnocchi, rose sauce with seared scallops with garlic butter lobster. I must have had about 5 servings…they were AMAZING!! We even got to flame-broil our very own crème brûlée!

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We love seeing our members share the same love of commitment to their work and to community. We grow together, expand our worlds so new opportunities can arise! We hope to see you at our first event of 2017 in late January. Be sure to get on our event mailing list to keep informed about all of our upcoming events. You can sign up HERE

Miele Vancouver with Chef Poyan Danesh

 

Truvelle 2017 Bridal Collection

Truvelle 2017 Bridal Collection

Truvelle 2017 Bridal Collection is the only Canadian-made line that takes the perception of wedding gowns to new heights. This season, Creative Director and Founder, Gaby Bayona, explores a more flirtatious side with deep necklines and an emphasis on backless details, all the while staying true to Truvelle’s effortless charm.

While the authenticity of Truvelle will forever remain in the brand’s designs, the new collection truly sets itself apart with bolder cuts and geometric features which cater to the modern bride. The Carrall gown, predicted to be a top-seller for 2017, features a deep-V bodice met with a criss-cross taupe satin ribbon leading the eye down to the noteworthy back. The colours this season are both subtle and sultry, combining Mochas and pearls with fresh shades of white.

Truvelle 2017 offers an exciting selection for brides looking for design-forward details that are both feminine and unique, remaining true to the brand’s mission for meticulous and quality craftsmanship.

The new collection is sure to make inspire past brides to renew their wedding vows much sooner for a chance to wear Truvelle all over again.

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Contact Truvelle for your appointment to see this exciting and feminine collection:

Truvelle

235 Cambie St., Mezzanine
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 5A4

The Vancouver Flagship: 604 602 0498

Email: info@truvelle.com

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 12:30pm – 5pm

Friday: 1:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday: 11am – 7pm
(by appointment & walk-ins)

LookBook Credits:

Dress Design & Creative Direction : Truvelle
Photographer : Kristy Ryan of Blush Wedding Photography
Florist : Days of May
Model : Kira Fox of Silent Models
Hair & Make-Up : Emily Cheng
Book Design : Studio Faculty

Truvelle 2017 Bridal Collection

Premier Love Interview

An Interview with Cindy Liu from Premier Love

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“We capture your vision so we can unveil and share your intimate stories.”

 

Get caught up with Cindy Liu of Premier Love as she shares a few keys she discovered on her journey in the video world of weddings.

M: Why did you start your business?

C: I have always been passionate about photography and cinematography, as a medium of expression. I never had a specific dream job in mind but I knew I always wanted to work in the creative field so I could to share my work with the world.

My background has always involved some form of media. As a film major graduate and former show host of a local radio station, I was continuing to improve on a variety of communication skills that would help me create engaging content that appeals to a wider audience. It’s important to create content that the masses can connect to.

Every wedding is a different project and I get to work with different people all the time. Doing that helps widen my horizons and keeps me excited to learn something new, every time.

M: What has been the best thing you’ve learned so far?

C: I feel it’s extremely important to connect to your clients. Weddings are a very personal occasion so I go to great lengths to ensure my clients feel comfortable. I especially feel that an individual salesperson may a not click with every client, every time. If you feel you may not be able to work well with someone, it’s better that you don’t take their business. From my experience, it’s more frustrating dealing with the clients you don’t click with. To further yourself, I think it’s important to understand why you couldn’t make a connection with that client and try to isolate the reasons so you can improve upon them for next time. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and sell yourself. You’ll click with the right people.

M: Where does your inspiration come from?

C: My inspiration comes from all of the amazing professionals around me. Watching other entrepreneurs give 110% effort every time inspires me to also work hard and give my best.

M: How do you get motivated if you find yourself creatively stuck?

C: I watch dog videos on Youtube, just kidding! I get inspired with other people’s work, seeing something new, trying something different. It’s easy to fall into a cycle of doing what’s comfortable but with social media, I can get exposed to a wide variety of other artists every day.

See more of Cindy’s beautiful video and photo work here: Website

An Interview with Cindy Liu from Premier Love

Pacific Yacht Charters Wedding

Pacific Yacht Charters Wedding – By Butter Studios

The Pacific Yacht Charters team has years of expertise in planning luxury events and chartering groups for a wide range of event styles. They have worked in restaurants all over the globe—from the South of France to the Caribbean. They are driven to be the force behind unique and remarkable events; fortunate to have come together to operate in one of the most picturesque places in the world! Their yacht has been moored at the Westin Bayshore hotel for most of her twenty years of operation. Pacific Yacht Charters offers an amazing one of a kind venue with the most spectacular views of Vancouver, BC. Moda Member, Butter Studios, captured this beautiful wedding.

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Contributed by: Butter StudiosCHRIS & GINA CHONG

CHRIS & GINA CHONG
Butter Studios
Photography & Videography
Vancouver, BC

“We are dedication to our craft, community and clients so that we can provide the best service possible.”

“Although my time with Tonya and Ian was relatively short, it was very enjoyable! Their wedding was so uniquely special. It truly was the joining of two families. It definitely was a more intimate one with their families and really close friends.

Right from the time I arrived at the Fairmont Pacific Rim to photograph the details and getting-ready portion on the ladies’ side to the releasing of the lanterns in the evening on the yacht, it was a truly special wedding.

Their “first-look” was a new experience for me! Ian and the boys had taken their boat from West Vancouver to meet Tonya at the dock at Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. Now that’s arriving in style! Ian was smitten all over again when he arrived and saw Tonya in her wedding gown for the first time.

After a the family and wedding portrait session, everyone headed over to Tavola restaurant for a private dinner. Shortly after, we headed over The Wedding Yacht (Sunset Bay Cruises) to get ready for their gorgeous ceremony on the roof of the yacht. We were delighted to see a familiar face in Marilyn Knipp who officiated the ceremony. Interestingly enough, CTV was filming a special on weddings and following Marilyn around that day! So with filming alongside our friends at FIll in the Blank Studios and the CTV crew, there wasn’t a shortage of cameras at this wedding!

The boat had set sail and the ceremony went off without a hitch, now it was time for a little mingling and cocktails for the bridal party and the guests. As the sun set, the formal part of the reception begun. There were fantastic speeches from both Tonya’s and Ian’s kids, close friends and siblings… a touch part of the evening as the big day started to come to a close. The traditional first dance was on the roof deck of the yacht which was now transformed into a dance floor. And as mentioned earlier, the night ended with Tonya and Ian lighting several lanterns in dedication to loved ones that could not be there that night with them.

An amazing day and a great throwback wedding post that we can share with you today. Enjoy some of our favs from Tonya and Ian’s big day.”

Makeup & Hair: Denise Elliott Makeup and Hair

Pacific Yacht Charters Wedding – By Butter Studios

Savoury City Interview

Savoury City Catering with Donna Wadsworth: An Interview

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“We collaborate with clients to create the menu they desire, and ensure that it’s beautifully presented on the big day by knowledgeable, attentive and courteous service staff.”

 

Get caught up with Donna Wadsworth of Savoury City catering as she shares a few keys she discovered on her journey in the culinary world of weddings.

M: Why did you start your business?

D: I love great food! It makes me crazy when it’s good, crazy good! Catering is such a ride and each client presents something different. To pull a client’s vision together, with sometimes outrageous logistics, coupled with great food that has been cooked out in a field, a barn or out of a garage, well, that’s just the best!

M: What did you want to be when you grew up:

D: I always thought an Archaeologist or a Veterinarian. I had every animal under the sun, and then some! I had an Easy Bake Oven from an early age, and well, that did it!

M: What has been a favourite highlight in your career?

D: Being asked by one of our clients to cater and personally attend to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. This was an exclusive group of 30 of Vancouver’s top business people gathering to meet and have an intimate conversation with His Holiness at a private home. It was an absolutely spine tingling experience, and when he arrived to the home, the air was electric. That room was filled with so much sheer joy and laughter and it was hard to contain. Truly a highlight and something I’ll always cherish.

M: What was your favourite wedding you’ve done?

D: My all-time favourite wedding was Christene and Philip. They were (and still are!) so crazy wild in love with each other, it was insane. You have to love that kind of crazy love. They were very clear on what they wanted from the get-go.

They assembled a killer team, and it was a little stressful at times, trying to pull it all off with a tight timeline for setup but we all made it happen and it was magical! There are always a ton of little things that go on behind the scenes that the client won’t see, things we have to deal with that can get you distracted but it was as close to flawless as you could get. It was filled with love and laughter!

M: How do you keep the creativity flowing:

D: Cookbooks of course – I have a mountain of them! I have Old Gourmet magazines that go back years. I have each and every issue of SAVEUR magazine. A few of my very favourite cookbook authors are Alice Waters, Suzanne Goin, Nancy Silverton and Ottolenghi. Another favourite is Jamie Oliver because he tells such a brilliant story with his food. I also find inspiration browsing Donna Hay, Jean-Georges and Thomas Keller. Interior Design magazines are another inspiration as they take me to places where I dream. While looking at those interiors, I often get new ideas. If  I’m creatively stuck I go somewhere to clear my head. Somewhere calm and peaceful, or somewhere that will inspire me. It could be to one of the Gulf Islands, or somewhere far and away. I also go to the movies, listen to live music or go somewhere totally different then my usual stops. I love going somewhere that takes me outside of myself and gives me some breathing room.

M: What has been the best thing you’ve learned over the years?

D: Get a mentor. I’ve had 2 over the last 10 years, and they’ve helped me enormously. None of us have all the answers, but their advise, wise counsel and enthusiasm have been invaluable in helping me run my business.

Highlights from Christene and Philip’s Vancouver Art Gallery Wedding. Photographed by Leanne Pedersen Photographers

 

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See more of Savoury City’s delicious and beautiful work here: Website

Savoury City’s Donna Wadsworth: An Interview

Seasons in the Park Vancouver Wedding

Seasons in the Park Wedding – Vancouver BC

Today we share a beautiful backyard wedding at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver, shot by Moda Member, Joanna Moss. This wedding is full of beautiful garden greens and whimsical touches. We hope you enjoy this today!

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Contributed by Moda Member:

JOANNA MOSS
JOANNA MOSS
Joanna Moss Photography
Photography
Vancouver, BC

“I believe I have the best job in the world because I get to document love; special, head-over-heals, knock-your-socks-off, fantastic love. “

See more of Joanna’s beautiful work here: Website

Seasons in the Park Wedding – Vancouver BC

Science World Wedding – Ben & Dana

Science World Wedding by Vivid Moments

Science World has been around for more than 25 years and is more than just the iconic dome full of interactive and educational exhibits and programming. Our recent expansion has resulted in the creation of our Green Roof terrace. Fast becoming one of Vancouver’s more popular venues for weddings and other memorable events, the terrace overlooks the tranquil waters of False Creek and is framed by Vancouver’s prestigious skyline. The Green Roof is home to a manicured green space with flowers, shrubs and trees that add that touch of nature to complement the breathtaking view. Although a very popular event location on its own, the Green Roof is just one of many spaces enjoyed here at Science World at TELUS World of Science.

This lovely wedding was captured by Moda Member, Vivid Moments

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RAYMOND CHOU
RAYMOND CHOU
Vivid Moments
Photography
Vancouver, BC

“We aim to capture the story of your wedding as it naturally unfolds, and provide you with the most breathtaking images of you and your partner that you can possibly imagine.”

“Our fall season started off with none other than Ben and Dana’s gorgeous wedding was celebrated at the wonderful Science World! We’ve heard many great things about this award winning venue and were glad to finally capture a real wedding there. Surrounded by an incredible view of False Creek and the romance of the sunset and city lights, it was the perfect background for this fun and energetic couple. We’ve found after all the weddings we’ve documented that if the bride and groom are cheerful and having a great time, so will everyone else . This was definitely the case for Ben and Dana as their guests bombarded them with laughter, applause, and high fives all throughout the night. So many wonderful moments were captured at this wedding, and the journey for these two is only just beginning.

Congratulations Ben and Dana for welcoming us into your beautiful celebration. We couldn’t be happier for you both!”

Science World Wedding by Vivid Moments

Niche Events Interview

An Interview with Niche Events’ Maria Schollen

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“As wedding stylists, we tell your story and create a visual experience that threads through each step of your wedding so we can celebrate who you both are and connect that theme with your guests.”

 

Get caught up with Maria Schollen of Niche Events as she shares a few keys she discovered on her journey in the décor world of weddings.

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M: Why did you start your business?

MS: I am an entrepreneur by nature. I started my first business in college designing swimwear and fitness-wear . The company never took off but I was always destined to work for myself. After several careers, I went back to school for event planning and met a wonderful mentor whom I worked with for over 5 years. I quickly learned that the not-for-profit industry was not the right fit for me. Although, meaningful, it didn’t always pay the bills. While working, I discovered that I had a flair for design and floral so I decided to start my business in the fall of 2011.

M: What did you want to be when you grew up?

MS: I actually wanted to be a fashion designer. I went to school for 4 years at Kwantlen College and graduated with a diploma in fashion arts and marketing. I have a very European style, classic and timeless. That style also appeals to a very broad market in the wedding industry.

M: What is the best thing you learned over the years?

MS: My company finally opened it’s very first studio in November 2015.  It was one of the happiest moments in my business life. You need a great support team.  I have been very lucky to have my husband support me through all of my crazy business ventures. My parents were always there for me and for the last three years, my assistant, Jeanine Wilk, has been my rock. One of the most profound things I’ve learned, though sometimes the hard way, was that if you try to compete on price you will be out of business very soon. 

M: Where does your inspiration come from?

MS: Wow, everywhere!  There is so much inspiration out there. I love anything to do with history or with Europe.  I design a lot around the flowers that I love. If you get stuck creatively, start at the beginning and examine what you’re trying to design. Work on one problem at a time.  It usually works itself out.

 

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See More of Maria’s beautiful work, visit her Website

An Interview with Niche Events’ Maria Schollen

Vancouver Club Wedding Green and Gold

MELIA SORENSON
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Lucida Photography
Photography
Vancouver, BC
Maui, HI

“I take inspiration from my clients first and foremost. The mood and aesthetic of the day and place are drawn upon so we can achieve elegant authenticity.”

“They got ready together that morning at the club, there were two dresses– a blush sequin gown with a cowl back and a green silk Chinese dress like her mother wore when she married. The Vancouver Club is always a great spot for portraits but we did a quick run into Stanley Park for some West Coast nature, too. The ceremony was in the University room; I dimmed the lights a bit — kept just a bit of life in them but we wanted to feel the light from the window and the candles too. So many happy unscripted moments made my day.”
See More of Melia’s captivating work here: Website

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Vancouver Marriott Hotel Wedding

Vancouver Marriott Hotel Wedding – Brandy & Steven

Vancouver Marriott Hotel Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.

With 20,000 square feet of space, we’re one of downtown Vancouver’s premier wedding destinations. Many of our venue spaces are flooded with natural light, and all offer high-speed Internet access. Customize your wedding menu with the help of our experienced and passionate culinary team. Trust our Marriott Certified Planners to ensure that your event is flawless from start to finish. Your out-of-town guests will enjoy exploring downtown Vancouver, both before and after your event.

This lovely wedding was captured by Moda Member, Kim James Photography

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Contributed by Moda Member: Kim James Photography

KIM JAMES-JOHNSON
KIM JAMES-JOHNSON
Kim James Photography
Photography
Vancouver, BC

“I love capturing stylish couples with big hearts! My ultimate goal is to give them an amazing experience that results in amazing photos they will cherish for
a lifetime.”

“Brandy & Steven chose the beautiful Marriott Hotel in Vancouver to say their “I Do’s”. As the rain began to sprinkle the terrace with rain drops this couple said their “I do’s” this past August. Following the ceremony we took a stroll through Coal Harbor for some more photos.

Their elegant day was planned by the amazing Laura and her team at Epic Events. The ballroom was decorated ever beautifully with pink, grey, and cream colors. I absolutely loved their custom cake topper. The head table had a hedge of beautiful flowers set on pretty silver sequined head table cloth. Brandy & Steven – Thank you for having me capture your amazing day!”

Vendors: Wedding Planner: Epic Events Venue: Marriott Hotel Cake: Le Gateau Bake Shop Hair & Makeup: Save The Date Beauty Florist: Bridal Beginnings Head Table Linen: Jack & Jill Weddings Wedding Dress: BHLDN – Jenny Yoo Earrings: Tiffany & Co

Vancouver Marriott Hotel Wedding – Brandy & Steven

4 Things Clients Want Most- Part 2

4 Things Clients Want Most: The Secret to Gaining and Maintaining Happy Clients  – Part 2

The 4 things clients want more than anything else. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be revealing the 4 secrets to gaining and maintaining happy clients. It’s essential to the health of any business to leave a trail of happy clients. Without it, there’s no genuine, exuberant promotion from your clients and in this day and age, it’s vital.

#2 – Attention to Detail

The small bow on the wrapping, the lovely hand-written card, the special wine from where they first got engaged, all the little things that give the finishing touches and let clients know they are important to you. Attention to detail, small or big, has been one of the most powerful ways to positively influenced clients. Especially at wedding time, when everything is examined and noticed, what better way to show the people who have entrusted you with part of their big day that they can feel confident in their choice, knowing that you heard them, you understood them but most of all, that you took the time to show them you care.

Key: Every interaction with your client, whether in-person or over the phone, should be filled with your truly heart-felt attention. Taking note of little clues and mentions of personal likes and dislikes and then applying them to your client service will definitely not go unnoticed and will without a doubt, reinforce their confidence in their vendor choice and build you up even higher in their opinion.

Attention to detail is one of the biggest wins you can do for your client, even if they don’t mention it to you, they will certainly mention it to others.

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4 Things Clients Want: The Secret to Gaining and Maintaining Happy Clients  – Part 2

Vancouver Aquarium DIY Wedding

Vancouver Aquarium DIY Wedding – Steph & Scott

We’re at the Vancouver Aquarium today, sharing a beautiful DIY wedding captured by Moda Members, Modern Romance Productions:

“We absolutely adore Steph and Scott’s “Up” themed wedding at the Vancouver Aquarium this summer. The couple are our university mates, and we’ve been waiting for this beautiful union to happen since their romance bloomed. The bridesmaid dresses and groomsman bow ties were perfectly colour-coordinated; and be sure to check out their epic umbrella shots at Stanley Park with the whole wedding party, the cuteness and sweetness simply melted our hearts.”

Photographer: Modern Romance Productions Ceremony Venue: Broadmoor Baptist Church  Reception Venue: Vancouver Aquarium Wedding Planning & Decor: DIY by Stephanie & Scott DJ: Michael James Entertainment Cake: Sweat Thea Cakes

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Contributed by Moda Members: Modern Romance Productions

CEDRIC YU & RUBY CHANG
CEDRIC YU & RUBY CHANG
Modern Romance Productions
Photography & Videography
Vancouver, BC

“We shoot in a photojournalist style with a traditional touch so we can capture true love and true moments.”

See more of their beautiful work here: Modern Romance Productions

Vancouver Aquarium DIY Wedding – Steph & Scott

4 Things Clients Want Most- Part 1

4 Things Clients Want Most: The Secret to Gaining and Maintaining Happy Clients  – Part 1

These 4 things are what clients want more than anything else. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be revealing the 4 secrets to gaining and maintaining happy clients. It’s essential to the health of any business to leave a trail of happy clients. Without it, there’s no genuine, exuberant promotion from your clients and in this day and age, it’s vital.

#1 – Fewer but Better Choices

I like to use the fast food analogy when describing this first key, easy to understand and easy to visualize:

You walk into a fast food restaurant and you look at the menu board only to be met with a multitude of similar options. Single patty, double patty, triple patty, large size, larger size, cheese, no cheese, add lettuce, add bacon, add more bacon, wheat or gluten-free…you get the picture. Now, image that same board but each option can be viewed as better than the last: Beef, Chicken, Fish, Vegetarian… so much easier to make that first choice, isn’t it? Then, once you have made that first choice, it’s not such a struggle to customize and offering fewer and different options will continue to make it easy, fries or side salad, pop or water, large or small.

Key: When presenting your services, offer fewer but better (not similar) choices to help clients make that first choice to book you. Then, present fewer options but different options when customizing.

Easy choices make for a stress-free experience and also help a client feel confident about their decision afterwards.

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4 Things Clients Want: The Secret to Gaining and Maintaining Happy Clients  – Part 1

Simply Sweet Photography

Interview with Nomo Akisawa from Simply Sweet Photography

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“I am a big dreamer. I truly believe that chasing your dreams is one of the most important things in life and the key to having a successful career.”

Get caught up with Nomo Akisawa of Simply Sweet Photography as she shares a few keys she discovered on her journey to living her dream.

M: Why did you start your business?

N: I had fallen in love with photography back in my high school days, so much so that I failed high school because of it! 

I lived in Edmonton for a bit – and I was following this amazing photographer.  When I moved back here to Vancouver, I had a hard time finding a good job so I picked up a camera and fell in love with it all over again.

I’ve always been really good with my hands, creating things and being artistic. I actually wanted to be a hairstylist when I grew up but when I had finished my schooling and started working, turned out that I hated it.

M: What has been the best thing you’ve learned over the years?

N: There have been many times when it has been hard.  As a creative you can battle being uninspired, self-doubt and navigating client relations can sometimes be challenging – but my best advice would be to push through it!  Owning your own business has so many ups and downs, but its about fighting through to the other side. This year, I have really determined to book exactly the kind of clients I want so I can have the client experience that is mutually beneficial.  I believe that we, as business owners, can sometimes be taken for granted by certain people and I want to work with those people who appreciate what I do and the work I create for them.

M: What has been a favourite highlight in your career?

N: There have been so many amazing experiences but one of my favourites was my first time getting published in Wedluxe Magazine. I have been dreaming of seeing my work featured in that magazine ever since I started!

M: How do you keep the creativity flowing:

N: A lot of my inspiration comes from nature.  I am constantly travelling, visiting beautiful places and when I sit and look at the scenery I get inspired to do some sort of creative work.

When I’m feeling a little stuck, I’ll do a styled shoot that will engage my creativity again.  I find that sometimes during wedding season you’ll shoot the same thing, over and over again.. and doing a creatively  styled shoot, even if i’m busy, will give me the momentum to move forward and and that lifts my creative soul.

See more from one of Nomo’s beautifully styled shoots:

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Concept & Design :D’Love Affair Weddings & Events  Shoes : Christin Louboutin Shoes  Venue : The Fish House in Stanley Park  Make Up : Jasmine Hoffman  Hair : Annie Mili Hair  Model : Jasmine Lorimer  Dress : Bisou Bridal Jewels : Jeweliette Jewellery  Floral : Ooh La Cherie Stationary : Making Memories For Scrapbooking Cake : Cake By Annie Sweet Tables : Sweet Treats Cupcakes : Sweet Bake Shop Rental : A&B Party Time Rentals Video : Whitney Lane Photography Napkins, Sashes : Key Events & Weddings Chair & End Table : Loungeworks

Simply Sweet Photography with Nomo Akisawa

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