Category Archives: networking

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 can I book more weddings for more money?

Kate and I are both members on numerous online forums and photographer facebook groups. A fairly frequent question that comes up, especially from newer photographers, is “How can I book more weddings?” or “How can I make more money from photography?”. Just last week I had an email from a photographer saying “I admire your […]

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Providing Wedding Images to Other Vendors

Other vendors at weddings often ask for images for their portfolios and blogs, and I feel it’s good karma (and good for business) to provide great photos to vendors following the wedding.  I frequently get requests for photos from the hair and makeup artists, florist, coordinator, band/DJ and ceremony musicians, baker, and sometimes the venue […]

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Your photographer friends are not attorneys or tax experts (usually!)

It’s awesome to have all of the networking opportunities that exist in the wedding industry. Online or local meet ups. I’m personally a member of 2 photography forums, 3 facebook photographer groups and I regularly attend both the Boston & Maine PUG meet ups. I love sharing information and getting advice from fellow photographers however […]

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Tracking Inquiry Sources

Whether it’s through ShootQ, another studio management program, an Excel spreadsheet or even a Google Doc I highly recommend tracking the sources of your inquiries. Ideally you’ll also note whether they book or not and the total amount spent. This can be a powerful database to use when making business decisions. Let’s say you routinely […]

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