In an industry built by reputation, how you come out of a difficult situation says so much about you and your business. And we all know that the wedding industry definitely has its fair share of difficult! Difficult clients, difficult situations, or even difficult vendor partners, can make producing “perfect” events for a living no small feat. But when faced with these challenging obstacles, how do you come out on top? In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a seasoned wedding photographer who has had his fair share of experiences worth sharing.
About our guest:
Brian Leahy is a laid-back Southern California guy with an intense passion for people and travel. His philosophy is simple: every great photo starts with connection—a connection with people, their loved ones, their crazy friends, and the natural beauty of destination locations. His outgoing nature, relaxed style and knack for capturing fleeting candid moments has made him one of the most sought-after photographers in the US, both for local events and destination events around the world.
For Brian, photography is more than just the end result; it’s about the experience, too. His background in travel photography informs his style and technique, but his personality leads the rest. The best images come with trust and rapport as Brian becomes part of your group, blending in to find those special, candid moments.
Brian has been published in countless magazines and blogs, including: Martha Stewart Weddings, TheKnot, Inside Weddings, Grace Ormonde, People, etc. Brian is also a highly skilled and seasoned speaker and educator within the wedding and events world, having taught for TheKnot, Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit, and many more.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Brian’s background in the wedding industry
- The importance of building relationships quickly with other vendors on the wedding day
- Brian’s tips for how new or less experienced vendors can approach an event day to work successfully with more seasoned professionals
- Brian’s thoughts on how (and when) to approach a client with an issue on a wedding day
- The importance of a vendor team working together on a wedding day
- How some clients may just be unable to be satisfied, no matter how hard you try or how good of a job you’ve done
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