I won’t lie, when DigiLabs Pro approached me to write a guest blog post for them I was pretty stoked. Then when I realized I needed to come up with my own topic, excitement led to anxiety pretty quickly. And so I racked my brain. After 7 years of shooting weddings, what advice did I have to offer the wedding community? When I thought about my own journey, I realized that there were so many lessons along the way that I couldn’t just pick one topic. And so I went back to the beginning…what did it take me to get to this point in my career and how could I help people set up a foundation for success in this business? And thus my guest blog post “So You Want to Be a Wedding Photographer” was born.
I broke my advice into seven categories that I felt were the most important aspects of a starting a wedding photography business: Know Your Craft, Price Yourself Right, Make It Legal, Create An Emergency Plan, Show It Off Online, Be Willing To Shoot For Experience, and Make Friends.
Wedding photography is a very saturated market and it takes so much to be successful, but the hard work is completely worth it to realize your passion as a profession. If my article helps even one person on their journey in this business, I will be forever happy.