Honest, Realistic Advice For Aspiring Wedding Photographers

The importance of honest, realistic advice and direction during an early stage of any wedding photographer's career must not be overlooked. A lack of vision because of a lack of early guidance can ultimately lead to prolonged shortsightedness in a photographer's portfolio, and understandably so. Actively pushing a business forward without really knowing how you're going to get where you want to get, or perhaps not even knowing where you want to be, can be a total waste of time and really very disheartening. In fact, many wedding photographers either never really embrace their ambition or even prematurely give up due to a lack of clarity surrounding their goals.

There are many elements involved in running a successful wedding photography business, particularly on the business side of things, an area many creatives struggle with.

All too often there is a feeling of being completely overwhelmed by how to incorporate all the necessary elements involved in making a wedding photography business work. When you come to our studio you can quite literally ask us anything.

For instance you may be confident in certain areas but unsure of how to embrace others, your system might require tweaks and improvements easily spotted by us or you might like to see exactly how we operate - from getting a bride's attention through to providing a strong, consistently stylised body of work.

Other elements could involve:

  • Making Professional Documentary Wedding Photographs
  • Camera & Lens Technical Advice
  • Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow
  • Portfolio Critique - Creating and Defining A Unique Wedding Photography Style
  • Brand Building & PR
  • Direction For Marketing A Wedding Photography Business
  • Guidance For Good Wedding Packages - Products, Materials & Suppliers
  • Customer Service - Post Wedding sales and Referrals
  • Ongoing Guidance, Inspiration and Development

Our tuition options are tailored to you and your needs, whatever stage of development you are current at.

Here is some feedback from one of our recent 'One to One Business Tuition' attendees, Claire West:

Hi Allister,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for seeing me the other day, you gave me a lot to think about and you're a very inspiring person to talk to. I know my photography needs work but I'm now so much clearer about the direction in which I would like to succeed in and although I was already very aware of just how much hard work is involved I now know that the effort I've already put in is more than worth it.

If I'm honest, I left your studio thinking I'm never going to be able to do this! Then I sat down and thought about it for a while and realised how much clarity your advice and direction has given to me.

I'm now really looking forward to the weddings I've got booked and my busy summer, I can come back to you later in a year with a portfolio I'm really, really proud of!

Thanks again

Clare West