A Free Resource for Wedding Photographers to Help Grow your Business

The wedding photography industry is one of a kind. It’s one where some of your main competitors are also your best friends. It’s also an industry where complete strangers will happily give away some of the secrets to their success and all you have to do is ask. It’s an industry where people look out for each other, offer support, ideas and advice and when ever they come together party their asses off! 

Lately I’ve been thinking about why it is that wedding photographers behave this way. It’s not like we’re given a rule book when we become a wedding photographer defining how we should act and treat other photographers. This comradeship and generosity just seems to occur naturally, not with everyone in the industry, but from my experience certainly with the high majority. 

Taking a step back there are certainly a lot of positives from this behaviour. From education, to learning about the best gear and software out there, to getting bookings from referrals, to dealing with challenges, and making awesome friends. It certainly seems that everyone gains from this approach. As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats”.

Back to the point of this page. I’m building a collection of posts on helpful topics for Wedding Photographers. Why have I done this? Well there are two main reasons. 1) a chance to give something back to the incredible community of wedding photographers described above that has given so much to me; 2) I believe that what we do is important and can have a very powerful impact on the lives of the people we serve for many years to come, so if these posts can help other photographers improve the service they offer their clients by even the smallest amount, then I think that’s pretty cool.

To date the posts have mainly included reviews of wedding photography workshops and conferences I’ve attended with some of my biggest take aways listed. In the coming weeks I will begin to share more focussed posts on tools/activities/techniques that have contributed most to the growth of my wedding photography business as well as sources of great inspiration and education. 

I want these posts to be interactive. So if you have any questions about anything mention, think that I missed something, would like to share your own experience on the topic, or believe there is a better way to do things, then please leave a comment at the bottom of the relevant post. Also if there’s a specific topic you would like me to write about, just drop me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll see what I can do.

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