Your Full Name: Megan Burke
Your Business Name & Location: Meg Burke Photography, Pensacola Florida
Number of Years Working in the Event Industry: 4
Number of Years Owning Your Business (if applicable): 3
Website & Blog Address: www.megburkephotography.com and www.megburkeblog.com
How did you get started in the industry? My family has a number of photographers in that inspired me to explore it photography at a very young age. I spent high school working at a camera store and my college years enjoying it as a hobby. In 2010, I was stuck in a job that made me miserable. One day I was reading a photography blog on the “up and coming” photographers of the year and got hooked on some incredible photographers and what they were doing in the wedding industry. I started reading wedding photography blogs night and day, connecting with local photographers in my area, and second shooting. Before I knew it, I was creating a business plan and booking shoots and weddings. I haven’t looked back since.
What do you love most about your job? I love that it never feels like a job. Wasn’t it Confucius that said “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life?” It’s completely true. For me, I come home from a day job and manage my business on nights and weekends. Sometimes other extra curriculars have to take a backseat but I don’t mind because I love my clients and I love capturing their moments for them.
What is your best advice for brides? Don’t sweat the small stuff. Remember what the day is about – the celebration of two people in love. If you can do that, you’ll have the best wedding day a girl can dream of.
When it comes to their wedding images, I’m all about branching out and trying something a little different. If I leave a session or a wedding without trying something new, then I’ve failed at being an artist. After I’m sure I have everything I need, my clients usually hear me say “okay, I just want to try one thing…” Some of our favorite images come from that “one thing.”
What are your price points or price ranges? $1800-$3500
Where do you find design inspiration? I love finding inspiration in fashion magazines or just walking down the street. I often find myself looking at locations and wanting to create a story there. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and looking for ways to document it.
Thank you Meg for sharing your business with us!