In today’s THE AUDACIOUS BABE Podcast episode, I had the absolute pleasure and honour to be interviewing Nadia Meli from Nadia Meli Photography chatting about Destination Wedding Photography and lots more.
Nadia and I met back in 2017 at one of London Wedding Breakfast Club‘s meetings and we didn’t know of each other that we are both Germans (she with an Italian background and me with a German-Arabic background). Only when the introduction rounds were landing on both of us, we realised this little fact, which was quite funny.
Anyways, long story short, I’ve immediately asked Nadia whether she’d like to be on my podcast sometime, which she enthusiastically agreed to. Yay! So fast forward to February 2018 and here we are recording the interview at her beautiful home in Brighton.
It was such an honour to have Nadia on the podcast and it was such an inspirational chat. Whilst recording and later editing the episode, I took a lot of personal inspirations from our topics. Even though the destination wedding photography is the main subject of our interview, we also dive deep into many other topics as well. Nadia shares with us her personal photography journey and how she found her creative calling.
We talk about personal marketing and how powerful this can be for your business, as well personal development and how important this is for yourself and your business because as solo entrepreneurs both are very much interlinked. Furthermore we chat about finding and staying inspired throughout the years of doing photography as a business as well. And as mentioned we are chatting extensively also about destination wedding photography and all the related topics such as how to get started, creating a portfolio, pricing and so on. We even touch upon the topic of self-worth and value in regards to pricing for destination wedding photography.
As you can see this interview is PACKED with lots and lots of good stuff! She is one hell of an audacious babe, don’t you think?!
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Below you will see some examples of Nadia’s beautiful work as well as a few background information PLUS all her social media links where you can find more of her.
Enjoy, my lovelies!
Name: Nadia Meli
Business Name: Nadia Meli Photography
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheNadiaMeli
Hey I’m Nadia – I’m a hugger and I love people who hug back. So brace yourself for when we meet. I’m Italian by passport, British by postcode and a bit of a lost world citizen by heart.
Although it’s my not so secret plan to live in a cottage in Cornwall. I started my business 9 years ago and I am a proud Ambassador for Nikon Europe.
However, Photography is Not my passion – people are. Photography just gives me a good excuse to get close to them and their stories.
My purpose in life and with my photography is to make people feel loved and like they belong. I believe I can use beauty to do that because beauty is love made visible.
My style and my whole work is very much guided by that sense of belonging and I want to create images that are effortless, free and easy. Who has time for posing anyway?
When I’m not shooting I host photography workshops that are not for the faint of heart: they’re about defining your own style and vision – and how to not copy the next hot photographer of the moment. We go deep and get our hands dirty with work – because I want to help people find the link between their story and their purpose and translate that into their work.
In my spare time you can find me looking up cottages for sale in Cornwall, traveling to anywhere really (though I hate flying) and flicking through hamster photos on Pinterest.