How Did I Get 42 Weddings Booked This Year?

Dominic Dorey Blog, Editing, Equipment, Lightroom, Photography, Weddings Leave a Comment

It was four years ago that I stumbled my way in to shooting my cousins wedding. It was the usual story that a lot of full time wedding photographers would cringe at, that, as someone with no experience of shooting weddings, I shouldn’t even be entertaining the thought of attempting a wedding, even one that was for a family member, but I did. However, I did’t end up shooting that wedding alone as I roped in the very excellent photographer Scot Baston to help guide me through the day, and …

Light Blue Software Just Got Better

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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. A mantra that should be stuck to like glue in many aspects in life, but in some annoying circumstances people see fit to fiddle with things that just don’t need it, and make things, well, worse. This however can’t be said of the guys at Light Blue Software. Any tinkering they do to Light Blue seems to be minimal, very considered, well informed and very well implemented. They have a great habit of listening to users concerns, thoughts and ideas and where needed …

Wedding Fairs : The Worst Part Of Them Is…

Dominic Dorey Weddings 1 Comment

Oh boy, where do we start with this one. There is so much about wedding fairs that could be seen as a negative, I guess it just depends on who you are and what your situation is and what your views are.   Today, Sunday 18th of January, the wife and I have done yet another wedding fair. This time at the very prestigious Stanhill Court Hotel near Gatwick. I've kinda lost count of the fairs we've done over the past few years but for me it must be somewhere …

2014 : A Year Of Progression

Dominic Dorey Bride/Groom Portraits, Weddings Leave a Comment

Another year done, and this one held yet more steps forward in terms of business progression, along with the number of weddings and portraits shot and thankfully the number of happy customers has grown as well.   My 2014 started quite slowly with only one wedding for January and rather sadly it cancelled with only a few weeks to go before the big day, so that was a bit of a downer, so my first actual wedding shoot happened on the most romantic day of the year. Sarah & David …

Light Blue Software : Lightens The Load or Gives You The Blues?

Dominic Dorey Review, Software 4 Comments

Administration, paperwork, accounts, no matter what name you give it it’s hardly the most exciting part of running a photography business, but if you’re running a business then it has it be done. Personally it could bore me to tears and I’ve been known to leave my accounts for months at a time and then do it in one hit which to be honest isn’t ideal as it takes 2 or 3 days to catch up and then there is the chance I could forget or misplace something. I’d always …