Wedding Photography Business Tips

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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5 Keys to Absolutely Succeeding in Your Photography Business 

It’s no secret… in your wedding photography business, success takes a lot of hard work! There are so many different tasks and projects on your plate, and all of them can feel vital to your growth and success. How do you prioritize which will bring the most value to you and your business?

The difference between success and failure isn’t always that great. By looking at where other businesses have failed, you can learn where not to put your time and energy. And in contrast, looking at what successful wedding photographers do to succeed can provide a roadmap for what is a profitable use of your time. Together, both perspectives bring a full picture of success.

In our guide, we walk through 5 reasons businesses fail and share how to use that to transform into success. We go on to share a collection of facts, quotes, and information from top business leaders and wedding photography studios from across the country to give you a roadmap for prioritizing the most important tasks for your business!

5 Keys to Absolutely Succeeding in Your Photography Business

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51 Things to Know when Starting a Photography Business

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Do you recall the moment you knew you wanted to make your photography dream into a reality and start a photography business? Here at ShootDotEdit, we know running a business is a tough for anyone, and especially as a photographer. Not only do you need to take gorgeous photos and interact with ideal clients, you also have to tend to the important tasks that keep your business running and successful. Since there are so many aspects for you to focus on, how do you know which tasks are most important and ones you can leave behind?

Today, Ben Hartley of Style & Story Creative shares 51 things he wishes he would have known when starting a photography business. These items can help you when you are first starting out in your business, as you can skip some of the tasks which are not necessary to focus on. This list can also help you as a photographer who has been in business for years, as you can take a look at your business and decide what you can change to make every process you have streamlined and succinct.

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1. Being a photographer is 1st being a small business owner and 2nd being a professional photographer

2. You will have less, not more, free time as a small business owner

3. Taxes are real; set aside money to pay them

4. Personality is as important as product

Image Compliments of Style & Story Creative

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