How it all started
When I first moved to Germany from Ireland, I was mainly a wedding photographer. When I moved to Berlin, I realised quickly that fewer people got married in Berlin, it’s a city for singles, and that the photographer/couple ratio wasn’t helping. So I adapted my workflow by providing workshops! By getting out of my comfort zone and starting a new adventure, I accidentally created the business of my dreams.
The Photography Workshops
I started by teaching a photography workshop to educate others with my skills and share my experience. I created an account with Airbnb Experiences, and I started testing the workshops with some friends. This was a great way to test the water but also to get my first reviews online! And it worked! Within a couple of weeks, I got my first bookings!
The Paparazzi Tours
As I missed photographing people myself, I also decided to create an experience whereby I photograph people. This is how the Paparazzi Tour in Berlin was born! I love meeting people from all over the world, and the combination of travel, photography and people connected me to my work. I meet many solo travellers, families and couples from all over the world.
The Macrame Workshops
When it was getting colder, I was thinking to myself… how can I still connect with people but be warm and creative at the same time. I’ve been knitting and making macrame pieces since 2014, and at that time, I also opened my Etsy shop. So I thought, why not start a macrame workshop in Berlin? And I feel so lucky as in winter AND summer I get bookings from people in Berlin and the rest of the world. We enjoy a cosy time together and connect over crafting whilst sipping tea or coffee. It has also been a popular event for hen parties in Berlin!
And then Covid-19 happened
Yeah… that happened. So I had to adapt quickly! I took all my workshops and experiences online! It’s very different but still a lot of fun! It’s been the perfect way to keep in touch with my clients, and by providing online workshops, I got a global reach now. This is great as I get to meet people I would’ve never met otherwise!
Book and get 10% off!
At the moment, I offer offline and online workshops. Berlin is slowly opening up the lockdown, and I’m so happy I can teach face to face again as well! Are you in Berlin and you’d like to book a workshop? For face to face workshops, I currently have a special offer for both the macrame and photography workshops! Message me, and I will offer you a 10% discount 🙂
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