Business name / website address
Ibiza Photgraphy – Anne Walker www.ibizaphotography.com
To provide relaxed and natural photography for weddings and events. An Ibiza wedding is an amazing experience and something everyone will love. My informal yet professional style means that I like to stay out of the way as much as possible whilst still capturing those special moments you’ll treasure forever!
Where are you based?
I’m based in Ibiza, Spain.
Where are your clients based?
Mostly in the UK, but also from Holland and Germany, mainly for family shoots.
Where are you now in the lifecycle of your business?
I’ve only been freelancing for the past two years. Prior to this, I worked as an inhouse wedding photographer for eight years, so I’d say I’m at both the beginning and a fairly advanced stage at the same time!
Where would you like to be in 5 years time?
I’ve loved the past couple of years, so I hope to be still doing the same thing (photography) with the benefit of having more experience 🙂
What motivated you to start your business?
I walked away from a well paid job as a busy in-house photographer which was one of the hardest things I have ever done. My motivation behind my current business is loving what I do combined with only having myself to rely on to get through. It was pretty scary at the start but it’s definitely brought out the best in me.
What have been your most difficult challenges so far?
As above really, and having to recreate my business almost from scratch. It’s been a very nervous yet rewarding experience!
What have been your biggest wins and most satisfying highs?
I’ve been very fortunate to have amazing clients and couples who have gone on to become friends and my most satisfying highs have been when they have complimented me and my work. I’ve had some incredible reviews which have actually made me cry!
How do you let off steam/relax?
Ibiza is a beautiful place, so my favourite thing to do is go walking in the countryside. It always relaxes me and clears my mind.
What are the most valuable tools you use to communicate with your clients?
Instagram has become an essential platform that I use to communicate with clients and potential clients. It’s such a great way to show off my work and is the perfect place for new clients to find me.
What’s your personal motto?
Never give up!
Pick one person (male or female) who has inspired you most on your journey?
My ex boss and friend. We didn’t part on good terms, but if it hadn’t been for her pushing me to be a photographer and believing in me, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Credit where it’s due. I’ll always be grateful for that belief in me at the start.
Pick one person who would be your dream business or life mentor?
The Queen!! Yes really! I’m not a great royalist but she’s remained the very image of stoic elegance throughout her life. From having the throne shoved at her at age 25, through dark times and historical tragedies, she’s kept going and is now (pretty much) beloved by all. Can’t have been easy with someone or other in her family getting up to all sorts every other year!
Why is being part of a membership organisation like The Goddess Formula (ie. creating a likeminded business support community) important to you?
Everyone should have The Goddess Formula in their lives! The support levels are amazing and having the chance to hear about other similar business journies is such a motivation to keep going and to be the best I can be.