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Meet Waliy Franklin of FitsU Weddings in Sandy Springs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Waliy Franklin.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Waliy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
It started when I was a child and my older sister would always videotape us running around as kids. I would think to myself, “why does she keep recording us? Seems really strange.” Well fast forward about 10-15 years, around the holidays and that same sister turns on the TV with a movie already playing. It wasn’t long before it clicked that was me in the film. I was so amazed as I was taken back in time to watch my younger self. This was different than images because I could literally hear and feel the energy of that day. Those memories were priceless and at that moment I wanted to share this feeling with everyone I knew. I bought a candy red digital camera the next day (very base starter model). I began recording everything and after a few months or so I would share it with friends who were in the film. They would light up and I could see that same feeling I had a few years ago. Shortly after, I was known as the guy with the camera and a friend ask me to help him shoot a wedding. I studied and practiced to be prepared and when the day came I did a presentable job. After a few edits, my friend and I presented the film and the couple was speechless. They were so impressed and glad we were there to catch the moments they missed, they referred more work to us. Soon through word of mouth, we were satisfying more clients than we anticipated and I founded FitsU Weddings. A wedding videography and photography service company, which the name was given by one of my first clients and it stuck. She said my team and I were so accommodating we could fit any bride. She laughed, “Fits Who? Fits U!” and the rest was history. We service the Sandy Springs and Atlanta area but we’ve also traveled for destination weddings. A wedding is such a perfect moment which only happens at that moment, once in a lifetime. Just like the warm feeling of watching myself as a child, it brings me joy to watch my clients feel the energy and emotion of their special day.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been both rocky and smooth. I’ve had rough times as an entrepreneur growing and maintaining the business. We the season slows up, the bills still have to be paid. However, creativity and perseverance have seen me through tough times. No matter how difficult, however, my client experience and quality of work have always been smooth.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
FitsU Weddings is a wedding videography and photography. We specialize in documenting weddings through high-resolution images and/or through high definition film for our brides to be.

We’re most proud of delivering high-quality wedding service and overall experience to every client.

We operate as a one-stop shop for your wedding media packages with bundle deals and specials which help our brides save time and money.

What were you like growing up?
I was an introvert and kind of shy. However, I did grow up with 8 other siblings so, I developed social skills of speaking up and taking initiative for my younger siblings. This molded my solution-oriented mentality. I’m on positive solutions to situations.

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Waliy Franklin, Fitsuweddings

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