How To Become A Good Wedding Photographer And Start Your Own Wedding Photography Business
Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 9:57 am
Have you recently taken photography as a hobby? Did you finish a photography seminar or photo workshop on how to use a digital camera? Did you just buy yourself the latest digital camera of Canon or Nikon? Do you have friends who keep on telling you how good you are taking pictures? Are you a people person? Do you have that capacity to make other people to smile? Well you just found yourself a new career if you are able to say yes to all the questions above and seriously start your very own wedding photography business.
A lot of wedding photographers who are now into wedding photography business started by taking pictures of family and friends. Until someone actually asked if he or she can take their wedding pictures and as they always say, the rest is history after doing their first wedding they simply liked doing it and kept on doing it which started their being a professional wedding photographer.
You simply have to do one wedding of a friend or a family member, see how you felt during the whole experience and if the wedding couple actually liked the photos. If they do you can ask them to tell their friends or if they know someone who is looking for a wedding photographer that you can do their weddings too. A satisfied wedding couple is your best advertisement. Tell everyone you know that you are officially doing wedding photography and if they can help your wedding photography business by telling their friends about your work as a photographer.
By starting to work with people that you know already make it both easy for you as a wedding photographer and to the would-be wedding couple as they would be very at ease working with you since they have come to know not only as their wedding photographer but as their friend as well.
Wedding photography is a serious business and if you consider it as such you need tools to market your services and by that it means you must have your own website. You can even make a social network profile on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and that will surely spread the word about your wedding photography business online.
Would-be wedding couples will have the convenience of looking at your work as a wedding photographer online or on your website rather than have a meeting with you right away. The more people see your work the bigger the chances of having would-be wedding couples asking about your wedding photography business. On your website you should only focus on one area of the kind of photography that you do and emphasize on your wedding photography photo collections. Create a specialized package for your wedding photography services and include your contact details.
A wedding photography business could be highly profitable if would-be wedding couples start to line up for your wedding photography services. It is very important to capture the moment during the wedding and you can start building a good rapport with the would-be wedding couple if you make them very at ease with your presence. Talk to them and make sure that they are welcome to any suggestions or ideas about their wedding pictures. Communication is the key especially during the wedding. Make money shot list and make these known to the would-be wedding couple. This will give them an idea when you are capturing that special moment.
But also remember to take those special moments that you have not discussed with your wedding couple that way when they see their wedding pictures they would be happily surprised with shots that highlights some memorable wedding moments.