Lindsey Paradiso Photography
Lindsey grew up always wanting to be a photographer. She had no idea in what capacity it would happen, but dreamt of making it a reality one day. In college she picked up second shooting gigs from a wedding photographer friend and fell in love with the energy of the day. The rest is history. She's a Games of Thrones fan, chips & salsa connoisseur and has an overabundance of empathy (she calls it a curse). She is drawn to emotive, rich colors, her humor is 97% dad jokes and she is probably procrastinating exercising at this very moment. She lives near Richmond, VA with her husband and two doggos, Izzy & Lola.
What will you be speaking about?
When I first started with my business I had this image in my head that wedding photography was low responsibility outside of actually delivering the images to my clients. As my business progressed I started to understand how important it was to add an experience to my images if I wanted to grow. The truth is, your images can be absolutely breathtaking, but if you’re not present for your couples or you provide a negative experience - that is what they will remember. I want to talk to you about how I learned this lesson and ways that you can apply it in your day-to-day life so that you can maintain a work/life balance while simultaneously giving your clients an amazing experience!
What is your favorite moment from the wedding day?
All moments. Or candids, rather. My favorite images have all come from different parts of the day. I believe a wedding day is so full of emotion that any part of the day is an opportunity to capture something truly meaningful. That’s really exciting for me and it keeps me interested and engaged the whole day!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE YOU’VE FACED IN YOUR BUSINESS?
This question also plays into what I am talking about in Tuscany. My greatest challenge has always been taking on too many things and not being able to accomplish them all in the best way that they could be done. When you begin to pile on too many tasks you get overwhelmed and details fall through the cracks. It took a long time for me to be able to push my pride aside and realize that I didn’t need to do it all on my own. The photography community is a great resource any time that you feel overwhelmed and need help, but so are virtual assistants, editing companies, client relation management systems, etc. If you’re selling a product you better be selling the best product that you can provide! There are so many resources out there - don’t be afraid to use them!
How did you get into photography?
When I think back on my journey into photography I realize that it was always present in my life in some way. I remember getting my first camera as a child and dreaming of becoming an underwater photographer who documented dolphins then having that dream morph into working for National Geographic before it landed in portrait photography and interest in more editorial type work. I have always been a photographer. I don’t think my life could have really taken any other path.