We had the good fortune of connecting with Lexi Henry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lexi, can you talk to us about the impact the Covid-19 Crisis has had on your business.
It’s difficult working in the wedding industry during a pandemic. The main focus for almost everyone these past couple of months has been to stay at home, and my job is centered around big events with 100+ people. I’m so thankful and grateful for having such amazing brides and grooms. So far, all of my springs weddings have been rescheduled, but I was lucky in that we all kept an open dialogue about what potential new wedding dates work for all of us so that I don’t lose them as clients for their new weddings. With that being said, I still have been financially negatively impacted. My future for 2020 fall weddings is uncertain, and my lineup for 2021 is beginning to cancel as well. My heart breaks for these couples having to rearrange such a big event, and I am doing everything in my power to make this transition to a new date as smooth for them as possible. Being a business owner means my income is always uncertain, but I always have faith and hope that God will provide for me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My business can best be described as a memory maker. Lexi Henry Weddings is more than just a videography and photography company, we are a team that creates relationships, captures stories, and translates them back to the public in a way that everyone will understand the essence of the people in front of the lens. Every senior I photograph has a unique personality and story. Every wedding is a new adventure for me to meet new people and learn. I wholeheartedly believe that a photographer and videographer cannot just be a person that uses a camera with talent. The process in creating fine art lifestyle photography and videography comes from something much bigger than that. Interacting with people, hugs, laughs, and good times created with your clients are what seal the deal and separate us from the average videography company.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I’m a nature girl, and I feel most at home when I am by a body of water or open field… and the mountains if Texas had any in my area. I gravitate toward nature preserves and flower fields for engagement, maternity, and senior sessions. Fresh air, greenery, and natural sounds inspire me. Lakes and trails bring a sense of warmth and peace that anywhere else cannot naturally bring. Plus, it’s easier for the subject to relax knowing that bystanders aren’t watching them get their picture taken.
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My dad has been my mentor with building and progressing my business. It’s in my DNA to be a business owner, and the help from my dad is invaluable. He coaches and helps big corporations grow and succeed, he’s the guy that trains businesses to continue to thrive. The fact that I get to call my dad any time I want and ask for business advice, for free, is the coolest thing in the world to me and I will never take it for granted. Everyone needs a mentor, and I was so blessed to be born with one already.
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