Once a month we profile people we work with, so that you can get to know us better. This month we have interviewed Alie, Niels and Sarah , from one of our favourite photographers, Blue Sky Photography – who recently did our team photographs! For more information about their services, visit their website.
How long has your business been going and what do you offer?
At Blue Sky Photography, we are a perfectly formed team of 3 photographers and 1 magical editor. We were established in 2003 – I know we don’t look old enough, but we’ve been going 15 years!
We offer wedding, portrait and commercial photography.
What do you love about your job?
The people we meet. We are all people-people, which you have to be as photographers. Our job is to gain trust and build rapport. To be honest we all live for the banter, and we also love the variety. No two days are the same!
What is your best tip for those who want to enter your field?
Our first tip is to become friends with other photographers who are more experienced. Drop bold emails and make phone calls – you never know what will stick. When you drop those emails and make those phone calls, make sure you have read and digested every inch of their website and know who you are getting in touch with! Another tip is to offer to help out, but practically and not just on the exciting shoots.
What is the most memorable event you’ve worked on?
We genuinely can’t answer this question as each and every event is memorable. From the wedding where Granny was flowergirl, to the tiniest newborn, and the amazing spaces and events we get to witness.
What are your tips for a successful event?
Put good people around you, take advice from experts, and spend well on what matters.
What’s your favourite room at The Hub?
We love the flexibility of the Dunard Library. We’ve seen it used as a boardroom, and both wedding receptions and wedding ceremonies. It is such a fab space. Those windows…
For whom would you most like to organise an event?
Our kids! We love them to bits. Creating magical memories for them is what parenting is all about.
What tune gets the most people dancing?
Ha-ha. Great question! It might be a surprise (and not necessarily reflective of our musical taste) but we always see people hitting the dance floor when Shania Twain is played… and who doesn’t love a bit of 80s?
What’s your favourite place in Edinburgh?
Niels: Our house. Love it.
Alie: The Canal.
Sarah: Morningside, because it’s always felt like home.
What advice would you give your twenty year old self?
Niels: Dream big dreams, and believe in your own ability.
Alie: Invest money in a company like Apple.
Sarah: Travel more and have more holidays.