I hate taking pictures. But in my profession, it is a must. There is no way you can be in my field and one point or another not have your photo be taken. But for me, the best photos of myself were not those that I was prepared for or was conscious of, but they were the ones that told a story. They were the ones that caught me in action, in a moment and with a blink of an eye, push of a button a moment was captured.
Now as I scramble my brain coming up with new, fresh ideas of what content to create for you our readers, it can become overwhelming. Not because there is a lack of content that is out there to be created. But the quality and putting a value on the information that we want to convey to you is our priority. After all, this is one of the most important moments of your life, your wedding day. Your wedding, those moments, the people around you all came to celebrate your love with you and your beloved and you want to savor every second of it so you can relive it over and over again any time you want just by looking back at your photos.
So hiring a photographer or photographers are probably going to be one of the biggest decisions of your planning process. Long after you eat the cake, take off the dress, and the flowers die off. Your photos will keep it alive. So this is not something you should be rushed through.
So we took the liberty to do the research for you and sift through all the noise out there and find some of the best photographers. Now I would agree, my saying someone is the best doesn’t necessarily make them the best. Each his/her own. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What we mean by that is we are going to ask the questions you don’t want to ask or should I say know to ask. We have pushed the envelope, we have tested these photographers and we have more than seen their work. We hired them. We put our money where our mouth is and we can genuinely recommend them to you.
So with great pleasure, we introduce you to Hannah Soule Powderly, our storyteller.
After spending the past 20 years working in retail, bridal and events, Hannah Soule Powderly felt it was high time to pursue her passion for photography and the creative arts by launching her own company, Don’t Quit Your Day Job Productions.
Hannah simply doesn’t shoot photos she creates memories. After working with various events for companies such as Bloomingdale’s, Brides by Demetrios, Macy’s, David’s Bridal and Saks Fifth Avenue, and she is now devoting her efforts to be the photographer of choice for the industry with DQYDJP.
Have me tell her story– I strongly believe it is her time shooting live music, events, fashion, and travel, is what helped prepare her to enter into the fast-paced world of wedding photography, her skills enabled her to bring a unique eye to documenting moments that others overlook. Her attention to details.
At her company, Don’t Quit Your Day Job Productions’, Hannah prides herself on providing her clients with superior customer service, highly competitive rates, and stunning imagery. Hannah approaches every job with one mantra in mind: to make you look like a star on your wedding day.
Hannah skillfully shoots with a minimal presence to make sure the photographer isn’t the one at the center of attention. She is passport ready and is prepared to offer her clients travel packages for destination weddings occasions.
DQYDJP is a labor of love and that emotion is translated through the lens. Hannah looks forward to working with you and creating art that exceeds your expectations.
www.DQYDJP.com Instagram: @hannahdqydjp Facebook: @DQYDJP
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.