Leveling up with Brian Leahy

By Paul Santiago

Welcome to the Wedding Video Boss Podcast! Where we talk about the business of being a wedding creative and also a peek into my world as a wedding videographer. I am your host, Paul Santiago and today is Monday which means it’s time for another Masterclass! Which means you need to bring out your notepad, pen, tablet, your quill or whatever you use to takes notes because you’re not going to want to miss this one. Your instructor for today is Brain Leahy and he’s here to talk about what it takes to be in the luxury and destination wedding market. I think he’s almost ready so let me give you a head start to grab that coffee or any warm beverage and let’s start the class!

BRIAN LEAHY IS A LAID-BACK SOCAL GUY WITH AN INTENSE PASSION FOR PEOPLE AND TRAVEL. HIS PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE: EVERY GREAT PHOTO STARTS WITH CONNECTION—A CONNECTION WITH THE COUPLE, THEIR LOVED ONES, THEIR CRAZY FRIENDS, AND THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THEIR WEDDING LOCATION. HIS OUTGOING NATURE, RELAXED STYLE AND KNACK FOR CAPTURING FLEETING CANDID MOMENTS HAS MADE HIM ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE US, BOTH FOR LOCAL EVENTS AND DESTINATION WEDDINGS AROUND THE WORLD.
FOR BRIAN, PHOTOGRAPHY IS MORE THAN JUST THE END RESULT; IT’S ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE, TOO. HIS BACKGROUND IN TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY INFORMS HIS STYLE AND TECHNIQUE, BUT HIS PERSONALITY LEADS THE REST. THE BEST IMAGES COME WITH TRUST AND RAPPORT AS BRIAN BECOMES PART OF YOUR GROUP, BLENDING IN TO FIND THOSE SPECIAL, CANDID MOMENTS.

This interview is going to be great because I love working weddings but I also like money so without further adieu… here’s Brian…

Hey Brian! Thanks for finally being on the show!

Tell us something about yourself that people probably don’t know
How did you get into the business and what are you up to now?

Luxury weddings is the goal

What different strategies did you do to market to high end clients?
What does it take to cater to high end clients?
What advice would you give to people who are starting out who are hoping to shoot for the luxury market?

Thanks so much Brian for making time to speak to us and share your knowledge for free! I’m absolutely certain that the listeners appreciate it and I couldn’t be happier to bring them top notch people in the industry. Good luck my friend and all the best!

Levelling up is the best scariest thing you can do with your business. It doesn’t need to be a drastic change, just enough to get you out of your comfort zone. So next time you’re wondering why you’re not getting the work that you want, always remember, with charging more comes value.

I’d love to know how this episode was for you so feel free to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions. I’m throwing all these information goldness for free so I’d really appreciate if you help me by subscribing, rating or leaving a review, Thanks so much to those who already did it, thanks for listening it means the world to me, watch out for next episode the Wedding Video Boss podcast. Till then, play nice if you can’t win, be nice especially if you’re good looking. Bossman out.

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Special thanks to Ning Wong (@NingWongStudios) for the sexy headshot

Music credit Isaac Joel – Azophi and Isaac Joel – Clavius from www.SoundStripe.com

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