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Wedding Photography Inspiration: Business Advice

How to Create a Tagline That Truly Represents Your Wedding Photography Business

November 20, 2017 | colleen

photo by Joelsview Photography Have you ever thought about how taglines are like Instagram bios? What you write on your Instagram or Twitter gives people a glimpse into who you are and what you’re about. Taglines are the same thing! They’re the little extra oomph that describes who you are, your ideal client, and the overall vibe of your business. With all the time we have spent perfecting our online bios, it shouldn’t be too different […]

Instagrammers to Follow – November

November 16, 2017 | carrie

Photo by a sea of love If you’re in a rut when it comes to your ‘gram game, don’t you dare give up! Check out what this month’s Instagrammers to Follow have to say about beating the system and turning Instagram into a top marketing funnel for your business. Hint, hint, it’s not all about the followers and likes! Blitzkneisser – @blitzkneisser_foto Photo by Blitzkneisser Instagram makes it possible that we have a greater range, that’s why we […]

How to Talk Wedding Day Timeline With Your Clients

November 13, 2017 | colleen

photo by Maggie Grace Photography Photographers wear many hats in their business, but one of the most important is talking your couple through their timeline – especially in regards to photos. Helping your clients create a kickass timeline will make for a relaxed and fun day for everyone involved! If you’ve never consulted your couple on their wedding timeline or you’re not sure what suggestions to make, this post is for you! photo by Hannah Martin Photography […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Meet With Your Couples Before They Hire You

November 2, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Ali Bonomo Meeting with your prospective clients prior to booking will lead to better photos, less miscommunication, more sales, and happier clients! Time, comfort, etc., aren’t great excuses as to why you can’t meet with prospective clients, but here are five wonderful reasons why meeting with your couples is seriously one of the best moves you can make as a wedding photographer! 1. In-person meetings are the best way to build trust Trust is paramount […]

How to Find a Real Couple For Your Styled Shoot

October 30, 2017 | colleen

photo by Linda Lauva Dreaming up a styled shoot can be the absolute best. It is the chance for you to create and show off anything you want. DIY bouquet station for the bride and bridesmaids? Do it. Non-white wedding dresses? Yes, please! Ceremony with dogs as the wedding party? We’re. About. It. This is your time to make some serious magic. Not only are you planning the style and vibe for the styled shoot, but you are […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Selling Wedding Albums to Your Clients

October 23, 2017 | colleen

photo by Julia and Gil Photography In this day of age, everything is online. We go onto our social media platforms to see the latest posts and photos our friends and family have shared with everyone, but what happens to those images beyond the digital world? Our parents and grandparents didn’t go online to look at photos – they pulled out the old photo album to go down memory lane. A tangible item – photographs, slides, […]

Is Your Wedding Contract Up To Snuff?

October 2, 2017 | colleen

photo by Jordan Quinn Photography Contracts are vital as a wedding photographer – it not only protects you, but the client as well. They should help you and the couple be on the same page when it comes down to expectations, payment, timeline of image delivery, and the ins and outs of photographing their wedding. This includes you stating that the contract is between you and the couple and no one else, no matter who is paying […]

Thinking of Breaking Your Wedding Photography Contract? Read This First.

September 25, 2017 | colleen

photo by The Hearnes If you came here looking for validation in ending your wedding photography contract with a client you’re feeling unsure about, you’re in for a surprise. Contracts are a binding agreement that need to be taken seriously. I’m not sure why so many photographers are looking to back out of contracts over what seems to be trivial things, because you can’t just terminate a contract in order to break up with a couple because […]

Step-by-Step Email Marketing Game Plan for Wedding Photographers

September 18, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Karra Leigh Photography Email marketing will never be dead. I know that’s a bold statement, but I’m sticking to my guns on this one. No matter how many social media platforms there are in the world, there is no beating the direct and everlasting value of email marketing. If you’re thinking to yourself that what I’m saying is outdated, you’re wrong. Your wedding photography business is the ideal business to market through email and today, […]

Pros and Cons of Listing Your Wedding Photography Rates on Your Website

September 11, 2017 | colleen

Photo by Eden Strader Photography One of the ongoing conversations in the photography community is pricing related. “Do I put my rates on my website?” “Will it attract my ideal client?” “Will it steer them away?” “But what if I begin to receive less inquiries?” There are pros and cons to each scenario, but we are hoping to shed some light on this topic and find what best works for you and your business! Photo by Rosey Red Photography Option 1: […]