Sara Russell joins Andy in this episode to discuss Wedding Sparrow, the immensely popular wedding blog of which she is founder and editor. Wedding Sparrow has well over 300,000 followers on Instagram alone and has won multiple awards! It is a premier wedding resource and inspirational blog for couples all over the world, and it specializes in featuring film, photography, and fine art weddings. In the past decade, Wedding Sparrow has grown from a blog run by only one person to an international team of fine art lovers!
Andy and Sara talk about what Wedding Sparrow is all about and also how Sara chooses between submitted pieces. They also discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the wedding industry and how it has affected its future, how Sara got into this industry and how it actually started as a side hobby, what sets Wedding Sparrow apart from other similar websites, how she defines fine art photography, her hopes for the future, and so much more!
It was a pleasure for Andy to have this chat with Sara, and he hopes that you enjoy listening to the conversation! Be sure to check out Wedding Sparrow online, and until the next episode of The Wedding Biz, please share this interview with at least three good friends who might also benefit from it, and leave a review of the podcast wherever you listen!
Have you heard about the brand new show on The Wedding Biz Network, Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.
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[1:42] – Sara reveals how she got into the wedding industry.
[3:40] – Sara describes her role with Wedding Sparrow.
[5:12] – Sara estimates that it’s her level of curation that has won her so many awards.
[6:44] – We learn about fine art photography and what it means.
[9:06] – Sara reveals how she goes about determining what to feature on the blog.
[12:24] – Sara reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected the wedding industry.
[14:18] – Andy offers his own insight about how COVID-19 has led to a shift in priorities within the wedding industry.
[17:20] – Sara explains why she has never been busier despite the pandemic.
[20:56] – We learn what Sara has learned about herself from being an entrepreneur.
[23:06] – Sara talks about her workshops and planned workshops for the future.
[25:16] – Andy tells us where we can find Sara online.
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Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment.