To be successful as a wedding photographer, you not only have to be a talented photographer with the ability to take beautiful images in often challenging conditions, but you must also have an excellent understanding of business and marketing. One of the sad truths of the business is that an average photographer with excellent marketing skills will usually be far more successful than an excellent photographer with only average marketing skills.
To help wedding photographers take their business to the next level, I am now offering wedding photography training one-to-one business advice days.
The day will be based around an open discussion about your business and us both working together to identify the areas which could be improved to help make your business more successful. I will explain how I have grown my own wedding photography business, the mistakes I have made and also the things I have learnt which have improved my business and allowed wedding photography to become my full time career.
Although we won’t be doing any shooting on the day itself (there will be so much to talk about we won’t have time!) I will explain how I approach and work on the wedding day itself and how I created the images which have been successful for me in awards and competitions. The day will be very relaxed and you can ask me any questions at all about my business.
Throughout the wedding photography training day we will discuss all aspects of what it takes to build a successful wedding photography business, including:
- Website design / critique
- Utilising social media
- Building relationships with suppliers
- Building multiple sources of enquires
- Responding to enquires
- Pricing and packages
- Approach to the wedding day
- Processing and workflow
- Anything else you would like to ask!
The day itself, which will last for around 6-7 hours, will be very informal and I will leave it up to you as to whether you would like to come to me or whether you would prefer me to come to you (no travel charged if within an hour of Manchester). As well as your website and examples of your recent work, it will be very useful for me to see the example albums which you show to bride and grooms and also any promotional literature which you use.
The day will be useful to wedding photographers of all levels and experience but in particular to photographers who are either starting out in the industry or those who are more established but whose businesses are not performing as well as they would like.