With the latest addition to our family there’ll be a few subtle changes to the schedule of the blog for the coming weeks while I’m adjusting to life with our new baby.
I’ll still be posting the very coolest real Jewish weddings every week, but there’ll also be a brand new feature running where I interview all sorts of inspirational women in the wedding industry whom I greatly admire. These women successfully combine running their own business with married life and in a lot of cases, raising a young family.
The series is called Chitter Chatter and the twist is is they have to answer my questions in just 140 characters or less….
Today I’m chitter chattering with Laura Babb, the brains (and camera) behind Babb Photo and also the founder of SNAP, the UK’s first photography festival for wedding and lifestyle photographers. I’m completely obsessed with Laura’s work. She worked on a wonderful portrait shoot of me and my daughter, Sacha, she’s a Smashing Supplier, and her Jewish weddings are all over the pages of Smashing The Glass.
Laura lives in East London with her husband, Pete, a graphic designer.
What was your first job?
My first job was as a Saturday girl in a local bakery. I was paid £2 per hour and got to take home a bag of assorted cakes!
Tell me more about your career before launching Babb Photo
I spent more than 10 years working as a manager in the public sector. Couldn’t have been more different.
What made you launch your photography business ?
A friend asked me to photograph their wedding and I loved it. It all snowballed from there.
What inspires you to keep growing and developing your business?
I am, by nature, someone who has to keep on going.