Outside the 9 to 5 with James from James White Photography.
TWSCO: Why do you do what you do?
JAMES: Don't mind if I drop a major cliche on you here...I fucking love love! I mean, think about it. What other job allows you to travel all over the place, hanging out with absolute legends on the day they choose to start their family, capturing the journey along the way? None! I can't get enough of this job.
TWSCO: Do you do weddings full time? If yes, can you tell us how you felt when you made the jump? If no, what's stopping you?
JAMES: Yes I do. Seriously, it took me nearly 12 months of mental back and forth to just bite the bullet. I was in England on my Honeymoon and just woke up one morning, rolled over to my wife and said I was going to send off my Notice. I did it. I got a response back about 6 hours later asking what took me so long haha. I was terrified. I won't bullshit on that one, dropping a solid wage, a stable income, to chase a dream is absolutely petrifying...but I wouldn't have it any other way.
TWSCO: What program or tech can't you live without?
JAMES: I have 2. First one is PhotoMechanic, it makes my life a breeze. Culling a wedding used to take me days (I can't sit still with so many dogs around), now it takes me under an hour. The other is a software called 'Teamwork', which is a Task Scheduling program. Basically, it is like my Boss, it tells me daily what to do, when things are due, and yells at me if I don't do it!
TWSCO: What do you think has been a key reason for the success of your business?
JAMES: To be honest, I'll probably say the same thing as so many people. Me. My personality is what makes me successful. I don't want to sound up myself, far from it, but people buy from people. That's the bottom line. So making sure you are someone who is fun and easy to deal with, almost like a mate, is going to ensure success in the long run.
TWSCO: What's next for you?
JAMES: Check back in with me Mid November and find out. :)