Sunday, January 17, 2010

If it works, dont fix it...

This is a post I should have done awhile ago. How, where, and with who I got started long ago. The wedding industry was introduced to me by my mother. I was helping her with her small boutique style gift business. When I became interested in mixing my new found love of publicity with photography, I went to approach the best, the landmark Barber Photography to let me try to generate press for his already well known business.

I had no expectations really, honestly, he should have kicked me out the door! Who was I at the time? I had no experience, no reputation, no recommendations, nothing under my belt really specifically in the wedding photography field. Keep in mind 10 to 12 years ago, there was no such thing as a wedding publicist per say, I was coming to this hot shot photographers door with this idea and how it might work for him.

He knew about my mothers business, and decided to give me a chance to prove myself. I ended up handling publicity for 6 years for him, and learned more about photography and how to appreciate it as an art form from Jon Barber than any other photographer I have worked with, and Ive worked with my share of fabulous shooters. If I didn't get my start with him, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thanks Jon.

This is an image by Barber Photography that dates way back to my days with him, and its still on the front of his website! Why? It's timeless, and evokes such feeling from a bride of any age! Hey if the image works, don't mess with it... yes it does..

From Barber Photography


  1. Good story, Rita! Thanks for posting that.

  2. Couldn't agree more... don't mess with a good thing! I find it interesting that fads will come and go, yet timeless and classic images prove themselves time and again. Btw, I've enjoyed following your blog... wish you all the best!

  3. Thanks Andrew! Love the feedback, keep it comin!