The Wedding Biz – 476 CHRIS J. EVANS/Photographer: Capturing Love Stories
Andy has known today’s guest for a really long time so is very excited to have him on the show for the first time! Join him as he sits down with luxury wedding and destination photographer Chris J. Evans, who has photographed weddings all over the world such as in Italy, Santa Barbara, Laguna Beach, Hawaii, and Napa Valley!
Chris discusses how lucky he feels to have been raised in a creative household where his mother was a couture wedding dress designer and his father was a sculptor, painter, and philosopher. He enthusiastically shares how these influences shaped his artistic sensibilities and love for photography.
He and Andy also dive into Chris’ journey into photography and how he found his way to wedding photography, and the conversation delves into various aspects of Chris’s photography style such as his approach to lighting, composition, and the importance of dressing appropriately for events. Chris also discusses the significance of building relationships with clients, staying present in the moment, creating a memorable experience for wedding guests, the importance of creating a supportive community of like-minded professionals, and so much more!
It was truly a pleasure for Andy to sit down with Chris and have this intimate conversation with him, and he is very appreciative of Chris and his time. He hopes that you enjoy listening to it, and if so, then he would really love it if you were to share it with colleagues and leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps the show out! Be sure to also subscribe to the podcast so that you never miss a new episode, and we will catch you next week on The Wedding Biz!
Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.
[0:30] – We learn that today’s guest is destination wedding photographer Chris J. Evans!
[1:38] – Chris expresses his gratitude for having grown up with creative parents.
[3:47] – Hear how Chris discovered his passion for photography via modeling in the early 2000s.
[4:49] – How did Chris transition to full-time?
[6:41] – Chris believes in the power of relationships, using authentic storytelling.
[8:01] – Chris initiated the “monologue” to combat smartphone distractions during weddings.
[11:26] – Learn how Chris builds profound connections during engagement sessions.
[12:52] – Chris emphasizes entering the room with calm energy, gradually elevating vibes.
[14:56] – What are some of the biggest challenges of doing destination weddings?
[16:13] – Chris and Andy agree that it’s important for a photographer to dress for success.
[17:23] – How does Chris feel about film vs. digital?
[18:17] – We hear Chris share his perspective on lighting, composition, and style.
[20:20] – Chris stresses creating a memorable presence at weddings via guest interactions.
[21:31] – Chris also argues that we should not fear putting ourselves out there.
[22:38] – How is Chris maximizing PR to help him get the next high profile wedding?
[24:24] – Publishing enhances social proof; shooting for magazines involves logistical planning.
[25:55] – Chris discloses what gear he is currently using on film.
[26:44] – Success involves supporting family, traveling, capturing love stories, and community.
[28:35] – Andy shares Chris’ contact information with us.
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