The life and careers of wedding photographers have never been easy. At some point, just right before they have reached the peak of those said careers, it will feel as if they are fighting an uphill climb every single day. However, if this is something that you absolutely love doing or something that you are quite passionate about at the end of the day, it should not faze you or discourage you or anything like that at all. It should spurn you onwards and it should remind you to keep going forward and to just keep pushing on. Sadly enough though, the photography aspect is just roughly around 20% of what wedding photographers should be doing to help bring their careers to light. There are so many other factors that go on in the sidelines that they need to attend to in order to get their careers up and running.
A good and working knowledge of SEO.
The first thing that you need to set up the moment that you make the decision to be like one of the wedding photographers out there in the market would be to set up your wedding photography blog. You need it so that you have a good venue for your portfolio that’s in an online setting and potential clients as well as other possible contacts will be able to look and your works and review them while they are in a hassle free and non committal environment. You are also opening up the possibilities of other people to find you online the moment that they fire up those search engines. It will take time before you fully grasp all the technicalities but there are a lot of self help articles and tutorials about it as well as classes you can attend to help you bring your SEO game spot on.
A good business sense.
Most of the wedding photographers who have succeeded in their careers actually have had some kind of business or finance training background somewhere along the way. That is something that you need to keep in mind all throughout the time that you are struggling to be a wedding photographer. Keep your accounting tight and be a frugal spender, especially when it comes to personal things and things that you can always do without. Make smart decisions and don’t rush through buying things that you might end up regretting in the future. Do you really need the additional stave units when you aren’t booking a lot of night weddings? Perhaps renting them out on a need-based kind of setup would be far more financially sound?
Run a tight ship.
Be disciplined and stick to the schedule and the original plan. Being lax and being a little off handed, either with yourself or with the people that you are employing is a recipe for mediocrity and eventually gaining a bad reputation and you can’t have any of that if you would like to have a fighting chance against the rest of the other wedding photographers in the market today.