A different perspective on Charleston wedding photography
There are many wedding photographers in Charleston, SC. But there is only one Franzi Annika Photography. What makes Franzi unique? Well, for one thing, her website’s business tagline: ‘Weddings and Elopements’. We’d say that qualifies as a fresh approach!
One wedding planner once told me, she loves my work because it seems like I see things in a different way. I guess I am really patient and creative, and a satisfied customer has the highest value to me.
Visit Franzi’s Instagram page for some fun videos behind the scenes. She also offers destination photography. Get ideas from her travel vids, from Charleston to Boston to Germany (a castle!) to Utah to Miami.
Speaking Southern with a German accent
When Franziska Koch moved with her husband from Germany to the US, she landed a job as an accountant for a property management company. Even though she was glad to be working, she needed something more creative to do in her free time.
A local photographer was willing to train her to take professional pictures. It didn’t take long to realize that her world was about to change. Two weeks later, Franzi quit her job and started with her mentor as a real estate photographer. A year after that, she became a wedding photographer.
Now Franzi is on her own in Charleston, in her business full time and loving every minute. She offers engagement, lifestyle and wedding photography with a different perspective. Browse through Franzi’s Facebook page for a fresh look at those special occasions. Charleston has so much more to offer than The Battery!
Perfecting the Brand
The branding process wasn’t easy for me because unfortunately I am a perfectionist. If I am not 100% convinced it bothers me a lot and I can’t stop thinking about it.
Branding my business was really a process for me because I often needed a couple days to think about what I actually like or dislike. And sometimes it was hard because I knew there were things I didn’t like a 100% but I also didn’t know exactly what it was or what to change to make it better.
And knowing that there are a million fonts and ways to create a logo can be really overwhelming. That’s why I was glad that Lily helped during this process. I think branding is really important and with my new Logo I am sure I will get stuck in people heads more easily and get recognized faster.
‘I want it all, and I want it now.’
Franzi’s biggest struggle has been wanting everything at once. Do it, learn it, have it, all at the same time. We can certainly relate. She’s had to retrain herself to get one thing done at a time, one day at a time. What has helped the most? Making lists of tasks, from highest priority to lowest, forcing herself to stick to the order of each list, and practicing better time management.
The greatest success so far is that people trust her with their special memories. Franzi is so honored to be selected to capture the moments that will be cherished forever. And she looks forward to celebrating many more of those moments with the sweet couples she meets.
Being the Boss Babe of Franzi Annika Photography is exciting and rewarding, and Franzi has some advice for others who want to do the same for themselves.
Just do it… There is a ton of work ahead of you, but as long as you love what you do, you can create something amazing!