As a wedding photographer, Cheryl Jones of In a Frame Photography (www.inaframe.com)
had been meeting with potential clients in coffee shops--and she doesn't even drink coffee! While coffee shops do provide a neutral
meeting space, they do not present the most professional image. Cheryl and her colleague Sacha (another
photographer, www.sachablue.com) imagined that florists, wedding planners, DJs, and other wedding
professionals might be in a similar situation. Wedding professionals, who do most of their work
on-site at the actual weddings, do not usually have an “office” or business location.
Sacha brainstormed an idea to rent a meeting space and share it with a group of other wedding
professionals who could all schedule meetings at the location. It could also be like
“one-stop-shopping” for engaged couples who have no clue where to start searching for vendors.
The concept was all just an idea until Cheryl actually made it happen—quickly, leasing a live-work
townhome in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood.
However, there was one minor detail: the space was empty and her budget was small. That’s when
Cheryl realized she needed help. She called me to assess the situation.
I took on the challenge to create a modern, functional, and professional meeting space for the
newly created Seattle Wedding Industry Professionals (www.theswip.com).
Here are the beautiful photos Cheryl took once we were finished, enjoy!