Establishing a successful wedding photography business, on the outset, can seem either like a dream job, or an incredibly daunting task, or somewhere in between. And while you have to have skill and talent and the ability to produce consistent images for hours and hours of shooting time, almost equally important is your ability to understand your business, your finances (costs, profits), and your value-add.
Understanding the true cost considerations of your business allows you to determine how to price to cover your costs and your time, then to price for your brand - two very different, but equally important, concepts. Design Aglow has created another exceptional educational tool that will cover the groundwork of basic photography business finance and budgets, provide you with Best Practices thinking to set up budgets for cost recovery, calculating your time and paycheck and pricing to support your brand strategy. Stay tuned for the launch tomorrow!
The turquoise waters of the Bahamas, the dramatic Rocky Mountains, the vistas of Iceland- endless romantic images pop into our minds when we think of destination weddings. And that is why, almost every wedding photographer at some point wants to give them a go.
So we’re going to tell you how to find them, book them, and prep for them.
The formula is simple.
clients you love + photography you are excited about + doing it your way = happy photographer
We think a shift should be made in photography. A happiness shift. You likely got into photography because you love taking photographs. And then the reality of making a living at it started to creep in, and you became bound to jobs you didn’t really want to do, because you needed the money. We’ve been there, and yep, it stinks.