SWPP & SECR 2019
So what is the SWPP convention? SWPP is the Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers convention. It’s everything photography, including workshops, masterclasses, a trade show and more over the span of a few days. I attended my first show last year and this year with more intentions set I needed to go again. The brilliant thing about having this show in January is it really does get you inspired for the year ahead!
I had two objectives at the show, the first was to listen to the Keynote given by world class photographer Jerry Ghionis, one of the world’s best wedding photographers. His work is so glamorous and his inspiring personality is infectious. The way he talks about photography, memories, legacy, and all that we do as photographers, it’s hard not to come away feeling completely inspired.
The Trade Show
After the speech my objective was to head to the trade show, in search of new suppliers. I’d had a idea based on what I saw the previous year, but I really wanted to see the products in person and make sure I was choosing the most high quality products. So watch out for new frames and albums that will be coming to LNZPHOTO soon! I need to continue the research online, and get some sample products ordered before they become the new stock. But definitely exciting times ahead with better more high quality products!
Shoot Edit Chat Repeat is one of my favourite podcasts to listen to as a photographer! The lovely ladies who host it are simply amazing, well they celebrated their first year of podcasting with a 1st birthday party and live podcast recording, which of course I snapped up a ticket as soon as possible. After checking out the trade show at SWPP I headed onto the podcast recording. Full of like minded photographers, out to help each other grow in business, I was in my element.
The final leg of this epic day out in London was a trip to Pergola with the lovely goers from the podcast recording. We had a drink and some more chatting and then headed home to find the train station! My phone battery was starting to die and we still needed to find out way back to Hammersmith, luckily the phone lasted and got us there and I started the hour and a half journey home.
Full of inspiration, ideas, and gratefulness I went to bed absolutely knackered, and slept brilliantly!