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20 Tips for Amateur Wedding Photographers

20 Tips for Amateur Wedding Photographers

Being a beginner in the wedding industry can be as challenging as it is exciting – especially if you have nobody guiding you. While having professional photography skills and top-notch, functional gear are important, you might need to add some more things on your checklist when you are preparing to shoot your first wedding. So if you have your heart and mind set on being a part of the wedding photography industry, in this blog, we bring you 20 tips for amateur wedding photographers that might help you prep and shoot your first wedding.

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Should You Put Prices On Your Photography Website?

Should You Put Prices On Your Photography Website?

“Should you put prices on your photography website?” This question has not only perplexed many photographers over time, but it has also been the center of debate in various photography forums, educational seminars, and social media groups. The notion “there are two sides to every story” stands true for this discussion as well – as there are many things to take into consideration before going ahead with putting your prices on your website. In this blog, we take a look at the pros and cons of adding your price list to your website and how it can impact your wedding photography business. 

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5 Amazing Ways to Get More Wedding Inquiries

5 Amazing Ways to Get More Wedding Inquiries

A continuous flow of wedding inquiries is crucial to keep your wedding photography running. Essentially, the more inquiries you get, the higher your chances of converting them into leads. But as you may already know, attracting couples’ attention is not an easy job. So, if you want to get more couples reaching out to you, you may want to consider using a multi-dimensional marketing approach through online and offline platforms. And in this blog, we offer you a few techniques that you could use to increase your brand awareness and possibly attract more couples. 

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Should Wedding Photographers Negotiate Their Prices

Should Wedding Photographers Negotiate Their Prices

Should wedding photographers negotiate their prices? There is no right or wrong answer as long as it works for you! But there are several factors to consider when you are faced with this question. First, consider that the client may have legitimate reasons for asking you to negotiate your wedding photography prices. Start by coming to the table willing to have a conversation and hear them out. Be prepared to explain how your prices reflect a variety of things about your business, such as your experience, expertise, brand position in the market, the quality of your equipment and product, and other associated costs that go along with running a business. Communicating this to a client asking to negotiate your pricing could result in better understanding, and they may walk away satisfied with what you charge, or they may not. The key is to have the conversation, listen, and decide if, after that, they’re still not willing to pay your prices if you’re in a place to meet them where they’re at. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you know when you should, or shouldn’t, be willing to negotiate. 

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How To Book High-End Brides

How To Book High-End Brides

If your wedding photography business plan included booking luxury weddings, but you are unsure about how to book high-end brides or how to attract them to your brand, then this blog could help guide you in the right direction. The ‘luxury’ in luxury weddings could stem from many things – a grand venue, show-stopping details, and even imported floral arrangements! But more than the money, as a wedding photographer, photographing high-end brides and luxury weddings is all about showcasing the larger-than-life aspect of those weddings. However, not everyone manages to develop a clientele like that. A great portfolio, unique brand identity, and the right marketing skills are just a few of the strategies you could adopt to find yourself booking and photographing more high-end brides. 

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A Photography Business Checklist for Wedding Photographers

A Photography Business Checklist for Wedding Photographers

We have always said that running a wedding photography business is not an easy task, but starting a wedding photography business is not a cakewalk either. When you first start, you may be lost and confused, especially if you don’t have a mentor in the industry. You might even find yourself second-guessing the decision you have made. But this is natural. Often, when we decide to do something new in life, we are bound to make mistakes. And this applies to when you start a new business as well. The wedding photography industry is highly competitive, and it may seem intimidating initially. However, this wedding photography business checklist might just help make some things easier for you.

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Top 5 Time Management Tips for Wedding Photographers

Top 5 Time Management Tips for Wedding Photographers

As a wedding photographer, many of your friends and family might be under the impression that the only thing you do is take pictures at weddings. But in reality, a wedding photography business is about so much more than just taking photos. From booking more weddings and post-production workload to making strategies for social media marketing and networking with other photographers and vendors, you pretty much have to be the jack of all trades when you run a wedding photography business. And while all of this is necessary for the business, it’s also essential for you to manage your time to give yourself some breathing space. So if you are in a place where even 24 hours seem too little to get all your work done and no such thing as a work-life balance exists for you, our top 5 time management tips for wedding photographers might just help make things easier.

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5 Ways To Respond When Your Couple Says “Your Price is Too High”

5 Ways To Respond When Your Couple Says “Your Price is Too High”

“Your price is too high”, as a wedding photographer, the chances are that you may have heard this phrase on more than one occasion. Some couples may want to hire you as their photographer but not be able to afford you, and other couples might just be looking for a discount – there are several reasons why they may be telling you that your quote is too high. However, instead of jumping to your defense, you may want to take a moment (and a deep breath) and think about your response before responding to your couple. And if you are not sure about how to respond to your couple in a way that does not offend them or turn them away to another wedding photographer, then this blog is just right for you! 

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Wedding Photography Burnout: Signs, Prevention, & Recovery

Wedding Photography Burnout: Signs, Prevention, & Recovery

It’s hard to let your creativity flow when you are feeling burned out. And in a field like wedding photography, you are expected to be both creative and calm. As you move past the excited newbie phase, the hurdles can become more challenging, timelines more complex, and schedules more chaotic if you don’t find the right balance. The wedding photography industry can be equally exhausting as it is alluring. And the constant grind and hustle of running a wedding photography business can sometimes keep you at work for long hours, leading to wedding photography burnout. So if you are one of those wedding photographers struggling to find balance while trying to run a successful wedding photography business, this blog will help you create that work-life balance.

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Fundy Designer: Increased Productivity & Profitability For Photographers Through Album Design & Sales

Infographic about Fundy Designer at the left with a thumbnail of Andrew Funderburg on the right

When you hear the word “business,” you might, as a reflex, think of an organization that solely exists to make a profit. However, the jury is out on whether or not they exist to bring high value to their customers or to you as a consumer. Well, we are here to brighten your day and affirm that there are, in fact, businesses out there that operate with a “customer-first” mentality and exist to help their customers succeed through the use of valuable products and services. 

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