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Your job as a wedding photography business owner is a demanding one. The journey of generating brand awareness to converting potential leads into wedding clients to shooting and delivering the final product is a tedious process. And juggling many tasks could often leave you exhausted and worn out. So if you need some motivation and inspiration to get back on your feet and drive your wedding photography business to reach newer heights, we have you covered! From wedding photography business quotes about growth and general quotes about photography to powerful business inspiration quotes, here’s a list of thoughtfully curated pearls of wisdom and some of our favorite quotes to take you through your entrepreneurial journey. There are a bunch of business-related quotes for your many moods. Check ’em out! 


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Every wedding photographer will have a different roadmap to success. And it’s no secret… in your photography business, success takes a lot of hard work! Here at ShootDotEdit, we know how important it is to focus on what is most valuable to help your business grow. But we also know how 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. In contrast, taking a closer look at what successful business owners do to succeed can provide a roadmap for what is a profitable use of your time.

Give these business quotes and photography quotes about business growth from top leaders and noted photographers a read. Full of insights intended to further the conversation about success and relatable stories from noted photographers, these photography business quotes and famous business-related quotes on success are put together with an aim of providing you with motivation to continue on the unique path you are on with your wedding photography business.

1. “Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident.”

– Amanda Kahlow

2. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

– Jeff Bezos

3. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

– Steve Jobs

4. “Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.”

– Sheryl Sandberg

5. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

– Colin Powell


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Have you ever asked yourself, “How does success feel?” Well, let’s draw up a few scenarios to help explain this better. You brave the rain, the storm, and the summer heat to get that perfect shot, work under some of the most challenging lighting conditions, and stay alert and to never miss a moment, and when you finally create magic through your lens that wow your clients… that for many is the sweet taste of success! To put in a business context, seeing your wedding photography business grow from strength to strength could be your true definition of success. Here’s a compilation of famous business quotes on success that could fuel your desire to succeed further in your profession. 

  1. “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.”

Roy L. Smith

  1. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

David Brinkley

  1. “Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.”

Sloan Wilson

  1. “There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” 

Kin Hubbard

  1. “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”

Howard Aiken

  1. “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” 

Winston Churchill

  1. “Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.” 

TS Eliot

  1. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

Mark Twain

  1. “If at first you don’t succeed; you are running about average.”

MH Alderson

  1. “Nothing recedes like success.”

Walter Winchell

  1. “Success means only doing what you do well, letting somebody else do the rest.” 

Goldstein S Truism.

  1. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” 

Colin Powell

  1. “Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.”

Robert H. Schuller

  1. “Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.” 

Walter Scott

  1. The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

– Warren Buffet

  1. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

– Arianna Huffington

  1. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.”

– Caterina Fake

  1. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

– Thomas J. Watson

  1. “A great business success was probably never attained by chasing the dollar, but is due to pride in one’s work. The pride that makes business an art.”

– Henry L. Doherty

  1. “A successful business requires one simple thing: Passion.”

– Teresa Collins

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Anybody who runs a business knows that it requires a tremendous amount of strength and perseverance to build an enterprise brick by brick. If you are someone who’s just started out on their entrepreneurial journey, you could draw inspiration from the powerful quotes listed below for the eventful path ahead of you. But if you’ve been in the wedding industry for long, these quotes might ring a bell with you, reminding you about the unique journey you’ve had as a photography business owner.

  1. “If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.”

Elon Musk

  1. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Dale Carnegie

  1. “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”

Theodore Isaac Rubin

  1. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

Andy Warhol

  1. “If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.”

James Goldsmith

  1. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

Jeff Bezos

  1. “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

Peter Drucker

  1. “Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.”

Don Marquis

  1. “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

Napoleon Hill

  1. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”

Arnold H. Glasow

  1. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

Henry Ford

  1. “An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.” 

Dee Hock

  1. “When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”

Robert Kiyosaki

  1. “Great companies are built on great products.” 

Elon Musk

  1. “When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.”

James H. Boren

  1. “All lasting business is built on friendship.”

Alfred A. Montapert

  1. “It's OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”

Elon Musk

  1. “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.”

Jeff Bezos

  1. “I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.”

John Dalberg-Acton

  1. “Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.”

Henry R. Luce

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“Customer is king.” As someone who deals with clients on a regular basis and has their eyes on expanding their business, this is a saying you’re probably quite familiar with. And the collection of business-related quotes centered around customers and clients harps on that crucial aspect of owning and running a business. 

  1. “Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You'd be amazed how many companies don't listen to their customers.” 

Ross Perot

  1. “Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.”

W. Edwards Deming

  1. “People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer’.” 

Sinclair Lewis

  1. “Treat the customer like you would want to be treated. Period!”

Brad Schweig

  1. Customer service should not be a department. It should be the entire company.” 

Tony Hsieh

  1. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” 

Bill Gates

  1. “Customer service is about empathy.” 

Chaz Van de Motter

  1. “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

Sam Walton

  1. “Just having satisfied customers isn’t good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create raving fans.”

Ken Blanchard

  1. “The key is when a customer walks away, thinking, 'Wow, I love doing business with them, and I want to tell others about the experience.’”

Shep Hyken

  1. “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”

 – Michael LeBoeuf

  1. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.”

 – Bob Hooey

  1. “Put yourself in their shoes.”

Jesse Harrison

  1. “The sole reason we are in business is to make life less difficult for our clients.”

Matthew Odgers

  1. “Imagine your customer is your best friend—listen to their concerns, be a shoulder to lean on and then shift the focus from what went wrong to how you can help make it right.”

Rachel Hogue


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Chasing deadlines is a part and parcel of your job - be it sticking to the timeline during a wedding shoot or delivering a project to your client. If you find these situations all too relatable, then the business quotes listed below are just for you.

  1. “Meeting the deadlines is not good enough, beating the deadlines is my expectation.”

Dhirubhai Ambani

  1. “I don't need time. What I need is a deadline!”

Duke Ellington

  1. “As for inspiration, I find stark fear of missing the deadline very inspiring.”

Elizabeth Hoyt

  1. “A dream with a deadline is a goal.”

Jay Samit

  1. “I often wonder, if there were no deadlines, would anything ever get ended?”

Judith Weir

  1. “A goal without a deadline is just a dream.”

Robert Herjavec

  1. “The ultimate Inspiration is the Deadline.” 

Nolan Bushnell

  1. “A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.”

Rita Mae Brown

  1. “Deadlines aren't bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it.”

Harvey Mackay

  1. “Deadlines are great for customers because having one means they get a product, not just a promise that someday they'll get a product.”

Jason Fried


Now we know that running a business is not a matter of joke. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for some light-hearted moments. In fact, the business-related quotes listed in this segment are here to tickle your funny bones through their wit, humor, and relatable situations that you might have also come across in your career.

  1. “Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.”

George Burns

  1. “Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.”

David Ogilvy

  1. “If you would like to know the value of money, try to borrow some.”

Benjamin Franklin

  1. “If you don’t know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.”

Malcolm S. Forbes

  1. “It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money.”

PJ O’Rourke

  1. “Never invest in anything that eats or needs repairing.”

Billy Rose

  1. “The most popular labor-saving device is still money.”

Phyllis George

  1. “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”

Adlai Stevenson

  1. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.”

Oscar Wilde

  1. “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

Napoleon Bonaparte


This one got to be special to you. After all, the art of photography and the technicalities that go behind creating that art are probably very close to your heart. And that’s why these quotes about photography are just what you need to reflect on, ponder, and mull over your art.

  1. “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

– Ansel Adams

  1. “For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

  1. “It's not enough to just own a camera. Everyone owns a camera. To be a photographer, you must understand, appreciate, and harness the power you hold!”

Mark Denman

  1. “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”

Susan Sontag

  1. “That frame of mind that you need to make fine pictures of a very wonderful subject; you cannot do it by not being lost yourself.”

Dorothea Lange

  1. “Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography, cinema.”

David Lynch

  1. “Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”

Ansel Adams

  1. “One advantage of photography is that it's visual and can transcend language.”

Lisa Kristine

  1. “The whole nature of photography has changed with the advent of a camera in everybody's hand.”

Sally Mann

  1. “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson


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This section on quotes about wedding photography is our little tribute to the magic you create and the story you weave with your camera. 

  1. “Just remember… The cake gets eaten, the flower will die, but the wedding photos will last forever.”


  1. “The people who hire me as a wedding photographer hire me not just because of my photographic style, they hire me because of the style of my personality. My style and personality match, so they know they’re getting a genuine style.”

Jared Platt

  1. “How do we start taking pictures of people, and stop taking pictures of poses?”

Justin and Mary Marantz

  1. “The most important thing at a wedding is to photograph the bride. The second most important thing is not to forget the groom.”

Alix Reuters

  1. “How many frames do we need to remember someone or someplace? Most people only really need one, so I divide the day into sections: getting ready, the ceremony, etc., and I try to create one image which inspires me for every section, which just defines that moment.”

– Fer Juaristi


As a post-production company that works closely with photographers across the world, we have somewhat of an insider’s view of what goes into the business of making images that speak and photography brands that grab eyeballs. These photography business quotes of the day are testament to the hard work and dedication that our talented community of photographers has put in day in, day out and continue to do to make a mark of themselves. Take a look! 

  1. “You should be trying to find your uniqueness and make people remember you to set yourself apart from a market that is always flooded with competitors.”

Danny Dong of Danny Dong Photography

  1. “I set up my brand with multiple photographers because it was something I was passionate about. It’s definitely not money-driven or driven by anything other than the excitement for me to continue to build a business and to share the knowledge and systems that I had with a very expansive and intimate setting.”

Sara France of Sara France Photography

  1. “Shoot for the stars. Just aim to work in the best market you can because that’s going to make you your living. Try to think outside the box. Don’t listen to people who try to show you or tell you what you should be photographing. Try to be creative and excel.”

Flavio DeBarros of Flavio D Photography

  1. “After every wedding, there was always something that I learned. I remember I had a bride, and they had an outside wedding at one of the local parks. She was an hour late to her wedding and it ended up being pitch black outside. That was before I really understood my lighting, so I didn’t have flashes. So I did this wedding in the pitch dark. And from then on I’ll never be in that situation again.”

Diane Clifford of Diane Nicole Photography

  1. “I was doing all the work for the company myself. At some point, I became overwhelmed by all the chores. I was editing at night after spending all day at work. Shooting, responding to emails, creating quotes, contracts, and all of that. I felt I would not be able to keep delivering photos to my clients on time. So at some point, I felt I should give this work away. And I liked what I received back. I liked what you guys did at ShootDotEdit. For the first time, I didn’t have to do a lot of work to deliver albums to my clients.”

Jorge Santiago of Jorge Santiago Photography


In your entrepreneurial journey as a wedding photography business, you might have good days and bad. One moment you might be showered with praise and appreciation, while the next moment all your energies might be channelized into handling a difficult client. It’s all part of the game. But at any point, if you feel that the grind is getting to you, all you need to do is come back to these nuggets of wisdom in the form of inspirational business-related quotes and short photography quotes on camera and photography - some related to your industry, others pertaining to the business world in general. What’s more, you could go ahead and share them on various social media platforms and spice up your Instagram feed! Have any quotable quotes up your sleeves? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Here at ShootDotEdit, we help you learn more about how to succeed in your photography business with tips, tricks, and tutorials related to everything photography. And to make sure you continue to do what you love - be it creating images, managing your business, or even just taking some time off work - we lessen your post-production workload with our photo editing services. To learn more about how we can help, check out our pricing plans.


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