Wedding Professional Wednesday: Marc Harmon Photography, Inc.
Name of your Company: Marc Harmon Photography Inc.
Location: Winter Springs, FL
Number of Years in Business: 8 (as a wedding photographer)
Blog Address: marcharmon.typepad.com/marc_harmon_photography
Tell us a little about your business and the services you offer:
How did you get started?
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
Association of Bridal Consultants
Any industry awards or recognition?
Furthest place and/or interesting place you’ve traveled to while working on a wedding assignment?
What are a few suggestions you would make to couples as they are selecting a professional in your service are for their special day?
They need to make sure they are actually hiring a professional, not a hobbyist with a nice camera and a business card. Here are some qualities of a professional photographer:
- Because of much past experience, can anticipate the moments and be ready to capture them.
- Has a definite knowledge of their equipment, and carries back-ups just in case.
Is able to interact with the couple and their guests in a professional manner.
- Can identify the couple's style and personalities and incorporate those elements into their images.
- Is responsible with deadlines and keeping in contact with the couple.
- Can work with the other wedding vendors as a team to create a seamless experience for the couple on their wedding day.
- Understands the business side of photography.
What are the trends and innovations in your service area?
"Trash the Dress" Sessions. I have taken what is commonly referred to as "The Day After Session" or a "Trash the Dress Session" and re-named it to the "Fashionably Late Session." These sessions are done after the wedding day due to lack of time, a desire for a change of environment, or because the dress won't be the same afterward. The reason I changed the name is because these sessions don't have to be the day after, and the dress isn't always "trashed." It can include the bride by herself or the couple (or both). It's always fun and unique.
What are your three favorite blogs besides the Joie de Vie blog?
1.Open Source Photo
2. Professional Photographers of America
3. Other photographers' blogs for inspiration
If you weren't a working in this industry, what field would you be in instead? Why?
I have considered going into counseling because I have always been a person my friends come to when they need to talk about something that is bothering them. I like the idea of helping people.
Favorite Reality Show?
Currently, I like watching True Beauty because the participants are judged on inner beauty as well as their looks. I like seeing a gorgeous person kicked off the show because they are a total snob.
What show do you Tivo/DVR?
We are truly honored that Marc has participated in our Wedding Professional Wednesday feature on the Joie de Vie Weddings & Events blog! As you are planning your special day, we hope that you look at your photography options. Interview the Professionals like Marc Harmon and select the company that will make your day an absolutely unique and unforgettable one!