On episode 006 of the Wedding Safari Podcast, we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Winston and Suzanne Delawar, the dynamic father-daughter duo that are captivating the hearts of brides and grooms everywhere. With over twelve amazing years in the industry, they have set the bar and are constantly exceeding expectations in the wedding photography and cinematography space. Catapulting Suzanne Delewar Studios to work with A-list celebrities like Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade to Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, they are a true force to be reckoned with. Their work has been featured on TV, in magazines and on websites such as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, TMZ, BET, Martha Stewart Weddings, People Magazine, Harpers Bizarr, Brides Magazine, The Knot, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and many more. If you are novice to the industry and want to hear from professionals that have set the precedent, you do not want to miss this transformational interview.
01:58 Getting Started 12 Years Ago
03:14 Teaching the Basics
05:09 5 Figure Weddings
07:45 Transitioning Beyond the Point of the Money
11:16 How important is Social Media
14:45 Impact on Inquiries
17:12 Unhappy Brides
18:55 Networking and Collaboration
27:00 Jewish MArketplace - Know How
29:07 What Inspires Suzanne
31:20 What’s Working, What’s Not
34:16 Where is Suzanne Delewar Studio Going in the Future
36:20 Industry Mistakes
41:10 Working with Celebrities
43:45 Knowing What you Know Now, What Would you Tell Yourself
Starting from the bottom with $300 weddings to now weddings exceeding $50K and beyond, Winston Delewar has always had true and sincere love for “the bride”. Although he, Suzanne and their team have earned the right to boast about their genius work and business acumen, to this day, he consideres it an honor to be selected to take part in such an important aspect of each individual client's lives. Committed to providing unique and exceptional experiences and making visions come to life, Suzanne Delewar Studio’s photography and cinematic beauty go far beyond the initial shock and awe, but transcends from generation to generation.
Not just one, but two creative minds, Winston and Suzanne offer insight on transitioning beyond the money, to the importance of leveraging partnerships, what's trending and social media, to working with celebrities, industry mistakes and what keeps them inspired.
Throughout the interview, you will find that Winston is a wordsmith! Dropping several impactful quotes, we could not choose just one as our favorite. “Great products sell themselves. If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. If it’s going to work, it’s going to work immediately. Money follows excellence.” These jewels just aren’t fluff, they are words to live by if you want to be successful in the wedding space or any business for that matter.
Shadowing her father since the early age of 13, Suzanne aka Suzy after only one year, started shooting weddings by herself. Now, this super cool and laid back millennial, renowned for her edge, passion and talent is best of the best with an unmatched quality. Her value is undeniable. She is the future.
Their family owned business started as Winston Delawar Photography, but has since been renamed Suzanne Delawar Studios. Winston focuses on bringing in business while Suzanne along with their talented staff of photographers and cinematographers concentrate on photography. While their visually stunning and eye-catching works of art speak for themselves, you will want to tune in to hear what they have to say.
It’s not a destination. It’s a constant journey, and their momentum is unstoppable.
Winston & Suzanne Delawar-
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Editing was done by Willis Aybar- WillisAybar@gmail.com
Summary by Tyra Johnson Brown- email@example.com
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