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Behind the scenes.... A glipse into the Kassanis world

Behind the scenes…. A glipse into the Kassanis world

July 30, 2011  |  Blog, My Blog

It’s embarrassing how long it’s been since I last blogged on my website. If you follow me on Facebook or twitter then you should be pretty up to date.

Where to begin..

First off, this has been one of the most busy, crazy, most fun, fullfilling years of my life. I’ve taken on so many new projects, met so many amazing people and traveled to some of my dream destinations. I never thought I’d make it this far in photography and each day gives me more confidence that I’m heading in the right direction. I know I’ve made a ton of mistakes but people tell me I’m amazing so I keep going in hopes that this dream will grow into bigger and better things.

My biggest addition to my business has been my husband Toby to be my partner, second shooter and my best friend in crime. He’s the one that calms me down before the shoots, makes sure I have everything I need, encourages me when it’s pouring rain and the bridal party is running for cover, runs to a local shop if our batteries go bust, etc. etc. He has transformed how I shoot and has made this dream more of a reality. We are in the process of re-branding my company and really pulling out these concepts as working as a team, destination travels and building genuine relationships with our clients.

Toby shooting at a recent wedding

We have had the AMAZING opportunity to travel to Italy and California to shoot two destination weddings just in the last few months. I can’t begin to describe how much fun we had and how much we learnt about each other and photography. As glamourous as weddings are; from a photographers point of view they can sometimes be very stressful depending upon weather, lighting and flow of the day. Toby has no photography background but he has picked it up almost supernaturally. I am soo blessed to have him.

Photo taken by Toby Kassanis

We have so many things going on and it’s a matter of balance, planning and prioritising. Toby has one more year left at Reading University studying International Relations & Economics full time, while working at the Waterstones Head Office and part-time at Holy Trinity Brompton as an IT person. I also work as a Church Life Administrator for St. Paul’s Church in Hammersmith. My job at St. Paul’s has given so many skills, introduced me to so many fabulous people and has given me the opportunity to shoot beautiful pictures of what happens at church that people may never document.

Our associate Vicar Ash washing the feet of a member of our church on Maudy Thursday

I feel like God has blessed me so much this year with working at a church with people who I love while cultivating and building my wedding photography business. I get wedding bookings mainly from referrals and I feel like the brides I work with are ones people would dream of working with. I can’t wait to see why lies ahead and what new things come our way. One things for sure, I love what I do, I love being married to Toby and figuring out life, our faith, our business and I love that each day brings opportunities and challenges.

Behind the scenes of our shoot in California with Dave & Danielle

Shooting the lovely Katherine & Tom :)

I look forward to sharing more of my life…

Jennalise


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