Meet Nicholas, one of our amazing photographers here on Poptop. Nick has been a PRO member since October 2018, which helped him become the most booked photographer in London on Poptop!

We recently interviewed Nick for our new series of articles entitled ‘Ones To Watch’. These are suppliers who are relatively new to the site and are engaging with our site successfully, getting bookings on our platform in a short period of time! Read Nick’s interview below.

How did you get into photography?

I studied History at university and hated every minute of it. I had always been interested in photography but my parents told it was just a fad and not to waste my money on such a venture. So naturally, I spent my student loan on a Nikon D3200 and taught myself photography over one Christmas. I finished my degree whilst continuing to shoot anything and everything, and ever since I have continued with photography.

When you are gonna spend a huge proportion of your life working, it ought to be something you love!

How have you found using Poptop and the Poptop team?

Super attentive and helpful. Always get fast replies and am yet to encounter an issue.

What inspires you to pursue Photography?

The idea of working a job that I enjoy is what inspires me most. People always told me about the importance of working something you enjoy. When you are gonna spend a huge proportion of your life working, it ought to be something you love!

Ask all your clients to leave reviews! Clients want to be able to see previous happy customers!

Any tips for suppliers when starting on Poptop?

Try to get across your personality in your profile and messages to clients. Try not to sound too robotic. And ask all your clients to leave reviews! Clients want to be able to see previous happy customers!

How has membership helped you progress on Poptop?

It helps me appear higher up the search results which is KEY. The membership is a tiny investment, even if I get just 1 booking from it per month then it’s paid for itself multiple times!

What is your favourite event you have photographed to date?

I love all the events I capture, I love the variety, they are all different and unique in their own ways. I can go from shooting a high end super classy charity ball in a gourmet London hotel to a chaotic 1 year old’s birthday party in Kent. But they are all great because they are all someone’s special event that they have been anticipating and planning for a long time. Every time I go to work I get the joy of capturing someone’s special day.

What are the main challenges you have faced, & what is you least favourite part?

Juggling social life as most events are on the weekend! Being handed someone’s smartphone to take a group picture with. Oh, and Bridezillas (…just kidding).

What are the most important things to remember when photographing an event?

Being a photographer is so special and rewarding for me because I get the privilege of capturing those moments of pure bliss that surround a couple on their magical day. Remember to capture the emotion of the event,  you can never take too many photos.

You can follow this link to purchase PRO or GOLD membership if you require more information on membership read this article or contact support@poptop.com. Who knows you could be featured in one of our articles in the future!

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