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Aussie photographers, fashion designers and fashion accessories retailers are in a desperate scramble to keep their businesses afloat after a number of wedding venues and venues catering to wedding-related clients were shut down due to financial stress.
The closures have also seen some photographers and retailers taking their business to the US and the UK.
“We’re in the middle of a bit of a big storm and it’s really tough to get on top of things,” Sydney-based wedding photographer and wedding photographer services provider, Mike Dennison, told news.com.au.
The closures in the last few weeks of December and January have left a massive void for the industry, with many vendors unable to find work and some of them relying on online vendors to provide their services. “
I was hoping we could secure a loan and put up a couple of dollars and we could make some money for the next few weeks, but it’s just not possible.”
The closures in the last few weeks of December and January have left a massive void for the industry, with many vendors unable to find work and some of them relying on online vendors to provide their services.
“It’s been pretty rough and the whole year has been really tough,” Mr Dennion said.
“My family and I are looking at getting out of the industry.
We can’t do it anymore.”
The biggest hits The biggest losses to date are in the apparel, wedding and wedding catering industries, with several large wedding venues being forced to close down and others going under.
A number of major wedding venues have shut down since the start of the year, including The O2, the Royal Adelaide Hotel, The Swan and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Photo: Supplied A number more venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Brisbane Convention Centre, the Sydney Opera House and The Sydney Opera, have closed since January.
In addition, many venues have lost their catering contracts and many photographers have been forced to go back to the drawing board.
“Some of them are just sitting on their books, and a lot of people are having to sell their gear to do the catering,” Mr Danson said.
Some vendors are also seeing their business collapse because they have no income coming in.
“A lot of them have gone into bankruptcy,” Mr Ryan said.
He said a lot more vendors are looking to the internet for funding, but they are struggling to get there.
“They’ve been through this in the past few years, so it’s hard for them to get the funding through the banks,” he said.
The last thing Mr Ryan wants is for the vendors he has worked with to have to put up with a financial hit like that.
“As much as we want to be able to provide the best wedding photography services for everyone, if we can’t get the money through the court, then we have to be prepared to close our doors,” he told newscom.com,au.
“It’s tough to make ends meet, especially if we’re trying to stay afloat, and that’s just never been an option.”
He said the business of wedding photography was on the decline, with the industry suffering from the recession and the internet and social media having a negative impact on the business.
“People are just finding more and more services and we’re just in a worse place right now than we’ve ever been before,” Mr Danielson said, adding that many of the photographers and wedding photographers who were not able.
“If we were in the same situation as the wedding industry in 2013, we wouldn’t have been able to keep our business going.”
‘This is what we were expecting’ Many wedding photographers, vendors and wedding venues are in financial difficulty, but there is hope for them.
A handful of businesses are working towards their dream of creating new jobs and providing support to their vendors and staff.
In fact, one vendor is even planning to relocate from the US to Australia to keep his business going.
“This is all we ever wanted to do,” Wedding Photographer and Wedding Photographer services provider Sam O’Connell said.
Sam O`Connell has been working in Sydney since 2014 and has been on a mission to provide his customers with quality wedding photography and catering services since then.
“Most of the time we do the photography in Sydney, but if there’s something we need to do outside of Sydney then we’ll get the work done in Brisbane,” Mr O’Connor said.
His company, Sam O & Co, has been able as a result to provide a range of services for wedding photographers and a range more catering to events in the US, UK and Australia.
“Sam has been here a long time and is always ready to help anyone,” he added.
“There’s always a lot to learn and I’m confident we can provide you with the best service that we can.”