Vendor Spotlight: Minted Photography
This month we interviewed wedding/lifestyle photographer, Lyndsay Touchings of Minted Photography. Lyndsay’s creative style is a gorgeous combination of fine art and photojournalism – she believes in capturing the emotions and moments as they happen naturally. We sat down with her for the full picture!
JR: Tell us about your business. How did you get started in photography?
LT: Unlike most photographers, photography was not my first career choice. I actually went to college twice for two separate designations before I found my true passion in photography. I remember staring out the window at my 9-5 office job, thinking, “There has to be more to life than this!” I started taking a few photography classes on the weekends and instantly fell in love with the art. The rest, as they say, is history.
JR: Film photography is making a big comeback. Can you tell us more about the pros and cons of both film and digital?
LT: I love film. Purely, madly and deeply I love film. It portrays colour and texture in a way that digital just doesn’t. Film also doesn’t require any filters or drastic editing. However, I don’t use it exclusively as digital can be more versatile in certain low light situations and certainly has its purpose as well. Film can be very intimidating at first. You can’t simply glance at the back of the camera to see if you got the shot, you have to believe in your work and be confident in it.
JR: What is your favourite thing about working in the wedding industry?
LT: All of the wonderful people I get to meet and work with everyday. Whether it's a couple in love, a family, or another creative person in the industry, each and every one of them inspire me and make what I do more of a dream than a job.
JR: How do you stay up to date with photography trends and technology?
LT: I strive to attend at least one workshop a year. I also partake in many conferences, engage in social media industry groups and listen to a lot of podcasts! It’s a never-ending learning experience.
JR: Do you have any other creative outlets?
LT: I am very into interior decorating and design. At the moment, I’m actually renovating and re-designing my boyfriend's classic 1950's house!