The Lovely Wedding Company
Where are you in the North East?
I am a videographer specialising in Weddings but I am also starting to expand my business into commercial.
I work with the client from the beginning to the very end of the process to find out exactly what they want and create something they will want to cherish forever.
When did you start your business and why?:
I started my business in February because I love filming and being behind the camera. I learnt about film making at University and became very passionate about. I decided to make that passion into a business
What gives your business the edge?:
Working with weddings means I am in the happiness industry and I work extremely hard to make my clients happy. We will discuss the in’s and outs’ of making their video perfect for them and even after I have created the film I allow them to suggest changes they would like made before being presented with the final copy. I feel something that is going to be cherished forever should be something you love.
What is the best thing about running your own business?:
It is mine. It makes me feel like I’m doing something worthwhile that I enjoy and it is all mine.
And what is the worst!?:
Describe a typical day running your business and balancing family life:
On days when I don’t have shoots the alarm goes off at 5:30 to get some progress on editing before my 11 month old son wakes up anytime between 6 and 7:30. Spend the day entertaining him and managing a home then when he is asleep I continue editing on an evening. Days when I have shoots are very different.
How do you envisage your business changing over the next 5 years?:
I think my company will have certainly expanded in 5 years time. I am currently developing my portfolio for commercial videos. The next stage is a website which I would like professionally created to advertise my services. Over the next five years I am adamant that my businesses will become successful.
Do you have any advice for other Women in or starting a business?:
Yes. Take time out. For your own sanity make time for yourself. If you don’t take a minute for yourself everything becomes overwhelming and you forget exactly why you started it. Taking a breather I also find helps productivity; you come back with fresh focus to boss the task at hand.