Photography Business

4 Pro Tips for Growing Your Wedding Photography Business for 2018

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As a photographer, attending conferences and networking with other pros is a top way to expand your knowledge and grow your photography business. Showit’s United is an annual conference that brings together the photography community and promotes education and connections. Each year, pro photographers share their expertise, advice, and experiences, and this year was no different. We reached out to Showit to discover the best pro tips from United to help you grow your photography business for 2018.

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Photography Marketing Tips: The Wedding Photographer’s Guide

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When you first learn how to start a photography business, you spend time on the necessary elements that go into the process. Once you follow the path to start your own photography business, you are ready for the next steps. These steps include preparing a strategic photography marketing plan to help you reach and attract ideal clients.

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The Keys to a Perfect Work/Life Balance for the Professional Photographer

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Here at ShootDotEdit, our goal is to help you streamline your business and workflow, so you can focus on the things you enjoy. We specialize in wedding photography editing services for the professional photographer. We also love to provide you with educational resources to assist in your growth. In addition to that, we partner with industry pros to give you photography business ideas.

In her next blog post with us, ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro Vanessa Joy is sharing 3 keys to a perfect work/life balance. Keep reading to find out how you can run your business and maintain happiness in your personal life.

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6 Ways to Prepare your Business for a Baby

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As an expecting parent, you are thrilled for the arrival of your new baby. As a wedding photography business owner, it can be challenging (and a bit scary!) to figure out how you will run your business while taking care of your baby. While you may learn that things do not always go as planned with a baby, the key to becoming successful at both jobs is to prepare as much as you can in advance. Here are 6 tips that will assist you in prepping your business before you have a baby.

1. Book clients in advance

Meeting with new clients can be time-consuming because you are getting to know the couple while helping them plan out the most important day of their lives. Scheduling meetings may become challenging when the baby is born, so it is helpful to schedule as many meetings as possible before the baby’s due date. The more weddings that you can book ahead of time, the easier it will be to plan those wedding days out in advance to ensure that everything is taken care of and there is a family member or caretaker you trust to watch the baby. By booking far in advance, it will also help you secure work for when you do have your baby. [···]

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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Family Formals

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Family formals are a must-have in the world of wedding photography. The bride and groom have invited their core family members to share their special moments with, and it is your job to create images that are memorable and unique. To ensure that you create dynamic images each time you shoot the family, we’ve provided the 5 ways you can spice up your family formals and get through them as efficiently as possible.

1. Create a List

Reach out to your couple a few weeks before the wedding to discuss who they would like included in these portraits. From here, you can create a list of how many family formals shots there will be and which members of the family are in each one. The list should be as specific as possible to ensure that the entire process runs smoothly. Remember that every family is different! Just as you may select a unique Color Profile for each job you send to ShootDotEdit for color corrections, be sure that the list is unique and tailored to fit the needs of your current bride and groom. [···]

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3 Unique Ways to Shoot the Wedding Details

3 unique ways to shoot the wedding details

As a wedding photographer, you have a unique opportunity to capture the intimate details of a very special day. The pictures you take will stay with your couples for years to come, so it is necessary to shoot the moments that count. Couples often spend a lot of time planning out every single detail of their wedding, so it’s important that you showcase some of the details! From getting ready, to arriving at the church, and the cake cutting, these details matter! We’ve put together 3 tips that will help you find interesting and dynamic ways to shoot the detail shots during a wedding.

#1. Master Depth of Field

Using depth of field in your images helps isolate the parts of the image that you want your clients’ eyes to be drawn to. For example, if your focus is the bride’s dress, blur out the rest of the background by using a larger aperture so that the dress is highlighted in the image. You can also focus on a specific part of a detail to showcase a portion of it. One way to do this is to take the bride’s bouquet and focus on one main flower in the assortment – blur the rest of the bouquet out for dramatic effect. Also, try placing a few different details together, such as flowers and jewelry, and focus on one of these details while the others create a soft background.

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