Author Archives: Leah

Cover Your Ass

Sometimes couples will tell you that they don’t want any posed pictures or maybe you only like to capture natural moments. In our opinion it’s worth getting a couple of safe shots to keep clients (and their parents) happy in the future. For example it’s a good idea to make sure you get one full […]

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Red flag wedding clients

I’m a member of a number of photography forums and groups and guilds and people will often talk about the “red flag client” which can mean anything from the stereotypical bridezilla with unrealistic demands and expectations to (in my opinion) a couple who are simply overwhelmed with the wedding planning process and confused about hiring […]

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How to get more second shooting gigs?

Back when I first got it into my head that I’d like to try to photograph a wedding I realized it wasn’t the smartest move to just go for it – a wedding is the kind of event you can’t just do over if you mess up. There’s no second chance. I figured second shooting […]

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How to be a better second shooter

This is going to be a two-part tips post. Coming up tomorrow will be tips on getting more second shooting work so make sure to check back at 11am EST When I first started photographing weddings I second shot for anyone who would take me for about 3 months, it was a fascinating time seeing […]

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When it is the right time to raise my prices?

I think this is a really common question for wedding photographers. In your first year of business you’re all “Whooo! Just booked a wedding for $1500!!!” and then you quickly realize after expenses and taxes you’ll probably be earning less than minimum wage when you consider the hours of client communication, shooting, processing, album design […]

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