As part of my continued quest to provide better wedding photography services to my clients, SvenStudios has become an ABIA accredited supplier. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) was founded in 1997 to protect the bridal customer and promote the bridal supplier. Their goal is to provide prospective brides with first hand accounts and reliable reviews regarding wedding suppliers they may consider hiring for their wedding.
I have attained the status of a first year ‘appointed bridal industry associate’ due to recent brides and grooms who have reviewed me on the ABIA portal. Almost every wedding that takes place is registered with ABIA, and after the day the organisation invites the newly weds to review any suppliers they may have employed on their day. My ABIA Accredited status is a representation of clients who have rated, reviewed and recommended my business. In fact, despite only joining ABIA in the last 2 months, according to my ABIA listing I have achieved a rating from previous brides of 94% and was a nominee for the 2016 South Australian wedding photographer of the year.
I am very much looking forward to the opportunity that ABIA represents in providing a national, transparent portal for new clients to read about the quality of service I provide my clients. I also look forward to being a nominee next year! The ABIA awards are unique in that they are awarded solely on the reviews of wedded couples after their wedding day based on 4 criteria – Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Value for Money and Attitude of Staff. So the awards are given out not by merit of technical photographic prowess like the AIPP awards, but more the service side of weddings, which I believe to be just as important! I am already a multiple award winning photographer for my technical ability, so I’m looking forward to being recognised for my service!