The final straw was on the balcony of a local Starbucks this past fall season. I was meeting with a prospective client to be married at Biltmore Estate that had been referred to me by a top wedding planner in Asheville, North Carolina. I really wanted this wedding.
The bride and groom walked in with their sweet-as-pie puppy in hand and asked if I minded if we sat outside on the deck. Of course I didn’t mind. That is, until no less than 5 minutes into our conversation we were interrupted by the sounds of a very loud and very obnoxious jackhammer on the sidewalk below. Let me tell you – we were shouting….yes, shouting….over one another as we tried to chat for the length of our time together.
I didn’t book the wedding.
It’s very possible that the bride and groom didn’t book with me because we just weren’t a fit or in the end decided they wanted a photographer with a different style. Whatever the reason, I knew one thing. I was fed up with not being able to control my brand in the form of my consults and wanted to do everything I could to put my best foot forward and make a good impression from the get-go. As much as I LOVE Starbucks, I knew that I was tired of fighting for a spot to sit. I was tired of having to brush the crumbs from the table before I could set my albums down. I was tired of having to compete with the background chatter of other patrons. I was ready to bite the bullet and try out my own space. I was ready to have our own studio.
I could never thank the incredibly talented and sweet natured Kristen of Kristen Cone Interiors
enough for her vision and management of decorating our first space. We really couldn’t have done it without you, Kristen! Truly, if anyone out there is looking for an interior designer with a great work ethic and great style, you simply must
get in contact with this girl. She’s the best.