As Husband and Wife Team
Booked Weddings for 2023
2022 and the year that was
And so ends another year! and 2022 has been one very busy year! The year has been full of ups and downs for SvenStudios as a small business and my family as a whole!
First up, I’d like to proudly boast that during 2022 I personally covered 44 weddings throughout the year! That’s up from the 37 I covered in 2021 and 25 in 2020 – but that year doesnt really count due to the onset of COVID.
This number includes two weddings in Darwin, one in Whyalla, and 4 I covered soley as a wedding videographer rather than photographer! This number however does not include some other funky things I got up to during the year, including a trip to Canada for some photoshoots in the Rockies, then a couple’s shoot in Vancouver!
Some of the Biggest Changes of 2022
A big change this year has been the official inclusion of my wife on the SvenStudios team! Luisa has been acting as my videographer when a wedding requires a dedicated videographer, or second photographer to be on site during the day!
This year also saw me almost completely change my equipment lineup to all Fuji-branded cameras. I still use my beloved Nikon as my primary workhorse camera, but with the rise in damand for videography and video work, I now have a fleet of Fuji cameras for that purpose, with my primary camera, the incredible GFX100s working as my primary ‘pinup’ photo capturing tool.
2022 was the year I finally transtion to soley mirrorless Cameras.
Some of our 2022 weddings
Winning of various awards
Once again I’ve managed to come away with numerous industry awards for what we do at SvenStudios, which is just fantastic!
The ABIA awards are awards given out to wedding suppliers of all different types based on the reviews recieved by actual bridal couples after their wedding day. In 2022 I’m happy to say that SvenStudios were finalists in all three categories that we contest – Photography, Videography and Photobooth hire – with the added distinction of being runner up in South Australia for our photobooth hire!
The ABIA Awards are incredibly competitive as to be a finalist you require a client satisfaction rate of over 95%. With each of my scores being over 98% I’m so very pleased that my 2022 couples have been so happy with our work!
Onkaparinga Business Awards
SvenStudios managed to win the title of ‘Best Artist, Musician or Creator’ at the 2022 edition of the Onkaparinga Business Awards!
Being based in Aberfoyle Park, we are within the Onkaparinga council and each year the coucil puts on their business wards who are awarded to the most voted for business in each category, and this year SvenStudios won! Once again thankyou to all who voted!
While I haven’t quite got around to working through all the images I took on a bit of a trip for photoshoots in and around the Canadian Rockies (There are just so many!) I’d just like to say this was an experience that allowed me to meet and work with wedding photographers form all over the world and learn some new things while shooting amongst some beautiful surrounds!
I’m already planning on a similar trip to New Zealand later in the year, so look out for that one!
Social Media Destruction
While 2022 has overall been a hugely successful year, there have been some major downsides too – the obvious one being the complete destruction of my social media presence. My Instagram, Facebook and anything related to the overarching ‘Meta’ business was hacked and destroyed by a third party with the aim of accessing my advertising credentials, meaning that I’ve had to start again.
The most annoying thing is that Facebook is quite simply literally run by robots and there was zero possible solution to the issue. The company flat out does not believe in customer service and provides zero recourse in recoving my accounts. It’s like asking a brick wall.
Unfortunately this now means there is a ghost Facebook page ‘SvenStudios’ still accessible on the platform with no way for me to interact with it – which means that people searching for my business may come across that page – and not my new page at SvenStudiosPhotography. If you can I’d appreciate it if you could head to my old page and ‘report’ it as a fake page. Would help me out. Follow my new page too if you havent already 🙂
Some of my favourite Photos from 2022
Covering 44 weddings meanins I have taken a lot of photos! Here is a short montage of some of my favourites. I’ve selected at leats 2 photos from each of my weddings in 2022 and put them to music –
What’s on the Horizon?
SvenStudios already has a rather busy 2023 ahead, with 28 weddings booked, both in Adelaide and around Australia, not mentioning dozens of family shoots and other small shoots – so very much looking forward to all of that!
I’m planning on blasting my marketing a bit this year, with a focus on building my new social media’s up a bit and branching out to more traditional mediums – so look out for some magazine articles there.
The SvenStudios website has always ranked well on google for wedding venues, with so many engaged couples finding my website through a search for venues, so I figured I’d help more couples by builfing a new website at https://adelaideweddingvenues.com which is a far more powerful website that should accomodate advanced searches for a wedding venue.
The new site is still in it’s testing stages, but it’s already gaining some traction. The goal is to further help couples with their wedding planning!