Jerdan Photography has had the awesome opportunity to participate in some pretty gnarly Bridal Shows recently.. and I realized I have yet to post a showcase on the blog… so guess what??? HERE you GO!
Things to know about Bridal Shows:
1. I absolutely LOVE attending shows. I guess it fills up my ‘New Friends/Networking’ Tank… Meeting new brides and grooms always gives me the opportunity to appreciate what I do THAT MUCH MORE! Plus.. I am such a goof ball… so I have plenty of chances to showcase my doofus’ness to the world!This also includes meeting new vendor friends!
2. Jerry is the best husband in the ENTIRE WORLD! I definitely hold the title of Sales/Communication/Front Lady in our business, even though ‘Dan’ is at the end of the name, but I’m not bitter.He will get up at the BUTT CRACK of dawn and go set up our monstrously amazing booth for me and then I get to meet all the new people and introduce them to his FACE! Yes, you heard me right!… I have done this the past three shows and it is such a great Ice Breaker… Since so many people have asked what does ‘Jer-Dan’ means… I had his face printed a gazillion times, cut them each out by hand and give my new found business and bridal friends the opportunity to meet my shy other half and take a pic with Jer.. as a contest… Silliest, G-rated, picture gets a prize after 2 days. The first show I did this at.. he didn’t know.. but now he has full knowledge and just runs with it.. (Secretly, in his sweet, tender, heart of hearts… I think he really likes it… and that is why I LOVE HIM!)
3. My creative/wee-bit rebellious ways get the best of me for shows like this one. The wedding industry can be cut-throat at times..My goal is grab the attention of the brides that can appreciate creative, non-traditional and plain ole fun people…. so I do my very best to showcase my work, marketing and style in out-of-the-box ways that will leave a LARGE impression on the new friends I meet. If I am told that I am required to wear a name tag on show day.. I can’t just buy a lanyard and throw a piece of paper in a re-invented pocket protector… HECK NO! I get scrabble pieces and with the wonderfully Magical adhesive qualities of hot glue.. I create a NAME TAG MASTERPIECE (<<right click on the link & ‘Open in New Window’)!
With all that said.. I hope you enjoy my sweet baby (aka my booth) It took me a year and a half to design and feel completely in Love with this set up.. and this weekends show, was its last hoo-rah! We are going to create an even GNARLIER set up for 2013 shows.. I can’t wait to start brainstorming.
(PS- None of this would be possible without my amazing support system: Allyson and Katie bring the good looks and saavy people skills, Jaymes and Marc for helping Jerry with the manly, sweaty stuff, and Lin-Lin, Caitlyn, My Madre and brother for folding 18 trillion fortune tellers… I love you all and wouldn’t be able to do a single thing without you guys)