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Wedding photography podcast helping wedding photographers go full-time and become successful wedding photographers.

Wedding photography podcast helping wedding photographers go full-time and become successful wedding photographers.
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Wedding photography podcast helping wedding photographers go full-time and become successful wedding photographers.




How I Booked My First 10 Weddings And What We Can Learn From Them

While in the middle of my month-long workshop “How to Become a Wedding Photographer”, it got me thinking about when I first started out in the industry. So in this podcast episode, I thought I’d share with you how I booked my first 10 weddings and some of the lessons we can all take away from it. I’ll reveal how the couples found me and how much I was paid, as well as exactly what was in their wedding photography packages. I’ll also share with you some of the strategies I used to book...


What is your competitive advantage as a wedding photographer?

After a rough week of being knocked back by four prospective couple inquiries, I thought it would be appropriate to chat about what we’re doing as wedding photographers to ensure we stand out. If you’re in a competitive market like I am in Southern California, chances are there are hundreds (if not thousands) of other very talented wedding photographers with lots of experience that you’re competing against. What is about you that makes you unique from all the others and what’s your...


Lessons Learned In My First Year As A Father And Wedding Photographer

It’s been around a year since my wife and I welcomed into the world our first child, so I thought it was an appropriate time to reflect on the lessons I've learned trying to juggle being a father and a full-time wedding photographer. While I know that many of my listeners are parents, others may not be (and might have no intention of having kids), but I still think there are valuable insights we can all take away from these experiences. In this wedding photography podcast, I’ll share with...


Wedding Photography Education With Facebook Group And Online Workshop

In this wedding photography podcast episode, I want to introduce my two flagship educational efforts and share with you some of the benefits I hope they’ll bring to the SIWP community. They both adhere to my three core values, which includes ensuring the content I present is tailored to those specifically wanting to make a part-time or full-time career in wedding photography and offering insights that will save you time while helping you earn more money. I really wanted to create a team...


5 to 30 weddings; are you setting realistic goals on booking weddings?

When I first meet new photographers through my workshops or coaching programs, one of the first things I ask is what their expectations are as a wedding photographer and how many weddings do they want to be shooting. For part-timers, it’s often around the 10-15 per year mark while those wanting to go full time usually give a figure that’s 30+. But when I ask how many they have booked right now, it might be closer to 4 or 5. There’s often a huge disconnect between what emerging wedding...


What would an ideal wedding photography lifestyle be for you?

While we often focus on the logistical side of wedding photography and how to get more leads/bookings, in this podcast episode, I want to look at the bigger picture of achieving the lifestyle that you desire. How would your days, weeks and months look like in an ideal world, with the balance between work, family, and hobbies that you really love? We’ll chat about figuring out exactly what’s important to you and how you want to spend time outside of your business, whether it’s juggling a...


How To Decide Which Wedding Photography Educational Content To Consume

One of the most common struggles I see new wedding photographers facing is being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of educational content available. From online digital courses to in-person workshops and one-on-one coaching, it can be difficult to know what is right for you at this point in your business. Perhaps you end up consuming wedding photography educational content in the wrong order or you feel so perplexed by the amount that’s out there that you don’t end up consuming anything at...


The Danger of Comparing Yourself To Other Wedding Photographers

It’s easy to constantly compare yourself to other, more established photographers, particularly when you’re just starting out and are looking for role models in the industry or trying to learn from others. But sometimes there comes a point when comparing yourself to other wedding photographers starts getting unhealthy and you might feel yourself in a downward spiral wondering why you aren’t as busy or as successful as them. In this podcast episode, we’ll chat about why you need to avoid...


High-End Gear And A Fancy Website Alone Won’t Help You Book Weddings

Quite often I’ll hear new wedding photographers make the excuse of “My website is not launched yet.” or “If only I had better gear.” to explain why they’re not getting leads and bookings. But usually, it comes down to not spending the time, energy, and money marketing their new business and getting their name out there so that potential clients can actually find them. Of the three components that you need to launch yourself as a wedding photographer and help you book weddings - gear to...


Are you as good of a wedding photographer as you think you are?

While some wedding photographers know that they need to improve (not just when it comes to photography skills but also managing their business and developing their people skills), others think they’ve got it all figured out. They’re confident about their photographic skills and they’ve got a website up, so the bookings should just start rolling in, right? In this wedding photography podcast episode, I want to give those photographers a bit of a wake-up call and bring them back to...


How To Determine And Get Your Ideal Wedding Photography Clientele

There’s a saying “you get what you show” and this rings true when trying to appeal to your ideal wedding photography clientele. The images you share on your social media pages and website should reflect the clientele you want to appeal to and reflect how you would capture their special day. But what if you’re not even sure what your ideal wedding photography clientele is? In this podcast episode, we’ll chat about determining what this means to you and how you can go about attracting those...


Signs Your Wedding Photography Business Won’t Succeed

“Success” as a wedding photographer means different things to different people. It might be that you’re earning a certain amount of money or shooting X number of weddings each year or it might be that you finally have the time to do other things you enjoy in life that you couldn’t previously. But whatever your measure of “success” is, there are some signs we can all pick up on that your wedding photography business won’t succeed. In this podcast episode, I’ll share with you 10 different...


Addressing Wedding Photography Questions From A Podcast Listener

One of the most amazing emails I’ve ever received from a listener (and watcher of my YouTube channel) turned up in my inbox in the middle of June (2018), sharing with me a lot of the professional and personal struggles that he’s going through. Many were things I had gone through early on in my career as a wedding photographer, so I thought rather than answer Thinh directly, I would (with his permission) create a podcast episode that might also benefit others. First and foremost, I want to...


10 Things I’ll Never Be As A Wedding Photographer

It’s easy to always be comparing yourself to other people and measure your success by theirs. So in this podcast episode, I wanted to get personal and share some of the things I’ll never be as a wedding photographer and why I’m okay with that. After 11 years in the industry, I’ve come to the realization that there are some things I will never achieve or be, whether it be due to my personal situation or lifestyle choices. I’ve come to a point where I don’t associate those things with...


Wedding Photography Progress Update Through June 2018

As the first half of 2018 comes to a close, I thought it would be a great time to reflect on the past six months and how it has been as a wedding photographer, educator, and father of a newborn. So in this podcast episode, I want to share with you my wedding photography progress and how well I’ve done in achieving the goals I set myself at the end of last year. I’ll share with you exactly what those goals were and how they related to my wedding photography business and the commitment I...


Importance Of Having A Profitable Wedding Photography Business

When you’re first starting out in wedding photography, it’s easy to just see the fun side of it and the opportunity to transform your passion into a money-earning activity. Being your own boss, capturing beautiful details and moments are all part of the allure, but there will probably come a time when it suddenly hits home that you have to make this work! In this podcast episode, I want to share with you two times that the importance of having a profitable wedding photography business...


Importance Of Having A Plan For Your Wedding Photography Business

It’s easy to talk about the dreams and aspirations you have for your wedding photography business. But without a solid plan in place, these goals are often just wishes that are never achieved. In this podcast episode, I’ll chat about the importance of creating realistic goals and a plan for your wedding photography business if you want to succeed in today’s highly competitive market. Whether it’s booking more weddings, seeing more visitors to your website or making more money, we’ll...


Is it too competitive to become a wedding photographer in 2018?

All too often I hear that wedding photographers are struggling to get their business up and running because there are so many wedding photographers out there. The market they’re working in is completely saturated and just too competitive, with lots of talented wedding photographers that have many years of experience at their advantage. But it doesn’t mean you can’t become a wedding photographer (and a successful one). So in this podcast episode, I wanted to offer some hope to photographers...


The Times I Wanted To Quit Wedding Photography...But Didn't

No matter how long you’ve been working as a wedding photographer, there are going to be times when you wonder whether you can keep doing it and might be thinking you want to quit wedding photography. To offer some hope and inspiration to photographers in this situation, I’m going to share with you five times I had doubts and questioned whether I still wanted to be in this industry. We’ll go all the way back to 2007 in the lead up to shooting my first wedding. I was both excited but also...


Need To Practice Photography Before Becoming A Wedding Photographer

It might sound obvious, but the need to practice photography before becoming a wedding photographer is not something that we all do. Many decide that they want to take the plunge and will directly start second shooting or photographing budget weddings for friends, then wonder why they’re not getting follow-up leads and bookings. Rather than getting discouraged (or even giving up), you might want to take a step back and spend some time practicing your skills, both with and away from the...