I am lucky enough to work with some of the best professionals in the business day in and day out. I like to think I show our vendors love with every wedding I send their way, but sometimes, it’s just not enough. To let my vendors know just how much I love them and how I couldn’t do what I do without them, I’ve come up with a way to shine the light on these incredibly talented artists.
My third feature in this mini-series is spotlighting Kelsey from Cloud Nine Photography. From the moment I talked to her on the phone, I knew she was going to be my wedding industry best friend. Her ability to capture romance, elegance and beauty through the lens of a camera is astonishing. Her ability to make you feel comfortable in any situation whether it is a maternity session, engagement session or wedding day says so much about her loving personality. Plus she has a really adorable dog named Louis!
Here’s what Kelsey had to say when I sat down with her.
Company Name: Cloud Nine Photography
Type of Work: Photography
Years in Business: 8 years
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Tell us a little bit about your company.
I have always had a love for photography. I started my business part time in 2010, shooting anything and everything I could. In 2012 I was able to focus full time on my business and have never looked back. I shoot only twenty weddings a year, this allows me to really build a relationship with my clients. I find that I go full circle with my clients, we start with an engagement session, their wedding day and then a maternity shoot a year or so later.
What sets you apart from other vendors within your line of work?
I love what I do and I shoot from my heart, it sounds cheesy but I am so honoured to be involved in their lives. I believe it starts with building a relationship with your clients, getting to know every single detail about them.
What’s your favourite part about a wedding?
I love the morning of a wedding. When I start my day working with the couple and walk in the door seeing the excitement and nerves on their face is the best part. When I shoot I feel like we are all best friends and are hanging out for the day. It's my favourite part of the day.
What is something you wish couples knew about photography at their wedding?
It's your day, do what you want. Don't follow a mould, do what suits you.
Any tips for newly engaged couples?
Get to know your vendors. Just because someone is new to the scene doesn't mean they aren't experienced or are going to do a bad job. In my experience, they will go above and beyond for you.
Thanks for sharing your wisdom and insight Kelsey-- so honoured you're my wedding industry bestie.