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Hire a Wedding Photographer

Hire a Wedding Photographer

Hire a Wedding Photographer who cares about you more than marketing themselves at your event.

Last night’s wedding was something else (Warning: possible self-righteous rant to follow) when I was hired to perform as DJ for a wonderful couple and had a grand time with them. They decided to hire a wedding photographer that was not  www.threeoceansentertainment.com/photo for photography service, and that’s ok; our services are available independently and without obligation for others.

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However, I believe that when the sales process is concluded, and all of the accounting and office paperwork is finished, and it’s time to provide actual performance (also known as “execution”) that it’s time to set the marketing aside.

That’s where this particular photographer clearly had a much different philosophy than us. Having worked another event in another capacity with them previously and recently, I immediately noticed a trend similar to before. From the moment they arrived at the event venue, she and her assistant (for ranting purposes and not naming names, I’ll just write “she” and “he” and so forth) began methodically selling themselves to any and everyone they could, looking to get paid for their next event. Wow.

Seriously, at one point I saw her huddle down and compose a Gmail message response  – kind of hard to miss – while her back was turned on the action that unfolded and concluded without her involvement.

At another point, I let her know, as event DJs are known to do, that something special was about to happen. I was absolutely shocked when she told me to hold on because she had something else more important do do right now at this very moment. As it turns out, she wanted to run out to her car and get some marketing materials to leave with the Director of Catering so she could work on her to become a preferred vendor at the facility. She had sensed an opening and was like a shark with blood.

Then there was her associate. This guy…

Just as before, he loudly announced himself upon his entrance and proclaimed his glory to all in the land. He made sure that everyone knew his name and the fact that, although he was “just the second shooter” he had his own photography company and would be happy to let you know about it. He spent a lot time standing around loudly talking (at highly inappropriate times, such as, oh say, the Wedding Ceremony!) and “schmoozing”, meaning basically extolling his virtues. During set-up, I was confronted with a particularly difficult technical situation involving poor Wi-Fi access at the venue, and was feverishly working to fix it. He felt this was the appropriate time to grill me about my business practices, starting with “how did I get hired for this job” and so forth. Both of them had previously interrogated me about my rates, marketing strategies, bookings, and more. I was wondering if they were going to ask me my social security number and Mother’s maiden name!

Things really changed this time though, when I had the audacity to request that the associate quit “talking shop” and focus on the task at hand. You know, the Bride and Groom?

For the remainder of the evening, he pouted around me, which was fine because I certainly didn’t need his frivolous distraction. Unfortunately, he could not quite hold back and wait until the guests had all left when he exploded with “I didn’t like what you said to me!” and wouldn’t stop until he’d worked his way through the script of the old Jerry Springer show in front of everyone. Fun for TV, but unbelievably inappropriate at someone’s wedding.

Sales and marketing is essential to the success of any business. But there is a line that must not be crossed, when it becomes shameless and relentless self-promotion at the expense of the client. A wedding photographer owes a particular obligation to their client, often by now their friend, to give them their complete and undivided attention during this most important time in their lives. Please choose one who will pour their heart and soul into yours.

Wedding Venue Gilbert AZ – The Falls

Wedding Venue Gilbert AZ – The Falls

There’s a great new event and wedding venue Gilbert AZ has that’s worth a notice, and we’d like everyone to know about it. It’s called The Falls Event Center and we think it’s just beautiful! Arizona wedding photographer Robbie Carpenter recently visited there and was able to apply her distinctive style of specialized light writing, putting their name in lights. First she wrote outside at one of the entrances,

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Wedding Venue Gilbert AZ – The Falls

and then went to over to the waterfall they have on the south side of the grounds.

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The Falls in Gilbert Arizona – Wedding and Event Center

It’s so gorgeous there at The Falls in Gilbert. There’s all kinds of event space, with rooms for meeting, bridal preparation and dressing rooms, even a rooms just for the guys. There’s a game room, movie theater and more. Even the bathrooms are nice!

Outside there’s patios and waterfalls, and the building is beautiful and new. It’s actually a state of the art facility that seems great for a wide range of events such as wedding, parties, and corporate gatherings. With convenient freeway access and ample parking, it’s easy to see why this is a great place.

The best part is they allow your choice of vendors (like us!), allowing customization for you with every aspect of your event. I can’t even imagine why a person looking at an event venue would choose a location that dictates choices like Photographer, Disc Jockey, or Videographer, let alone details like food, cake and flowers. It’s your event, and should be done your way. This is one of many reasons why 3 Oceans Entertainment is not alone in recommending a closer look at this fine facility when considering an event in Gilbert.

Arizona photographer Robbie Carpenter can create a specialized digital image for  you using her light writing photography. Her repertoire includes hearts, the words “love” and “thanks” or “thank you”, and she’s been known to write custom last names, as long as they’re not too long! Please consider us for Photo, DJ, or Video services in Arizona.

 

AZ Wedding Photographer

AZ Wedding Photographer

Robbie Carpenter of 3 Oceans Entertainment was so fortunate to be at the Scottsdale wedding of Antonella and Rob.

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Girls Peeking – 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix AZ Wedding Photographer Robbie Carpenter

From the moment she arrived there was excitement in the air. Special moments abounded!

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl
Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

There was beauty in black and white.

Classic B&W Bride
Classic B&W Bride
B&W Prayer
B&W Prayer

After the beautiful Ceremony the fun began…

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Kissing in Front of the Kids

…with the cutest kids ever.

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Cute Kids

Even the Groomsmen could not believe he got a ring.

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You Got a What?!

And that made them jump for joy.

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Jump for Joy – 3 Oceans Entertainment

We wish Rob and Antonella a lifetime of happiness and beyond,

Robert and Antonella 2 Rings
Robert and Antonella Rings

Because their romance is timeless and elegant.

Timeless Elegant Romance
Timeless Elegant Romance

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