Some of you are going to read this and think, that lady is WAY too happy and excited, how annoying! And some of you are gonna say I GET IT! I totally get it! And you’ll agree and empathize.

GREAT! I want to repel those who feel that first way about me, and attract and relate to the second kind. But, nonetheless, both of these kinds of people? They can BOTH learn from this blog post I’m about to present!

The truth is, our WORDS via email, Facebook, etc– they need punctuation. Have you ever gotten an email and its just run on sentences with nothing to stop them, pause them, or give them any personality!? They need something besides just letters put together to make a statement or explain themselves. All of us KNOW this is the truth! My personality is just excited and intensely thrilled for others by nature. A complete stranger can tell me they’re engaged and I just become SO perky and happy for them and congratulate them 1000 times! I do this in my emails! The thing is, I want people to know I mean it and how I would sound saying it because we’re using the impersonal but OH so convenient form of communicating known as email, my favorite way to correspond EVER! Let’s take one of my recent emails for example below, but let me change the punctuation and capitalized letters and tone it down. Here’s what my email would look like without my personality put into it:

[Inquirer’s name here], congrats on your engagement. Are you loving being a fiancé and saying it every chance you get? I’ve been married four years but sometimes I’ll call my husband that just for fun, haha we are total nerds. I hope the wedding planning process is going wonderfully for you. I am actually moving to North Carolina in about a month and so excited. We’ll be in OBX, where we got married.

I was just speaking at a conference in Raleigh for photographers and loved it there. What a beautiful and classy area. I loved it so much and I didn’t even see that much of it. I’m available on your date and taking 1-2 more weddings this year until I’m fully booked so please feel free to take a look at the info guide at the link below and let me know if you have any questions. Congrats again.Sounds nice, but it’s MISSING something. I honestly read that and think..do they really mean what they’re saying? They don’t sound as excited as they’re making themselves out to be. When people send me responses or emails like this– without ONE exclamation point, I can’t help but be like … gosh, I really can NOT read this person! Here’s my ORIGINAL email to the inquirer!:

[Inquirer’s name here]!! CONGRATS on your engagement!! Are you loving being a fiancé and saying it every chance you get?! I’ve been married four years but sometimes I’ll call my husband that just for fun, haha we are total nerds!!! 🙂 I hope the wedding planning process is going wonderfully for you! I am actually moving to North Carolina in about a month and SO excited!!!!! 🙂 We’ll be in OBX, where we got married!

 
I was just speaking at a conference in Raleigh for photographers and LOVED it there. What a beautiful (very clean, too!) and classy area! I loved it so much and I didn’t even see that much of it! I’m available on your date and taking 1-2 more weddings this year until I’m fully booked so please feel free to take a look at the info guide at the link below and let me know if you have any questions!! Congrats again!! XOOXOXO

I recently spent some time corresponding with Kim Wadsworth of VOW magazine and let me tell you, she was JUST as sweet, upbeat and kind as she sounded in her emails! I was SO impressed with her before I even heard her voice and it’s because she communicated SO well via email! Consider your email personality and how you really sound, and if you think it’s lacking, read it out loud! Add some bold and italics and BIG LOUD words where you need to, and especially happy and excited exclamations!!! 🙂 Smileys don’t hurt either 😉

Start considering how you sound to others via email communication and ask yourself if YOU would want to book/work with you based on that!!! 😉

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5 replies on “Email Personality | Photography

  1. I LOOOVE this!! You know that I was once told I use too many exclamation points?!?!?!!!?!!? Say whaaa? LOL!! You can never use too many of those!!!!! 😉 🙂

  2. This is a great post! I personally and not a extremely happy person. I tend to have a sarcastic, witty sense of humor and I try to get that across in my email’s also. I am not going to meet you and jump up and down and hug all over someone, its just not how I am. Nothing wrong with it of course but I hate it when you have one impression of someone and meet them and that impression is totally off!

    1. That totally makes sense! That’s why I act EXACTLY how I am in my emails! I get so confused when someone sends me an email with no personality and they are the happiest person in the world..and I have definitely had a hard time in the past understanding sarcasm via email, too ahhah!

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