When I first meet new photographers through my workshops or coaching programs, one of the first things I ask is what their expectations are as a wedding photographer and how many weddings do they want to be shooting.
For part-timers, it’s often around the 10-15 per year mark while those wanting to go full time usually give a figure that’s 30+. But when I ask how many they have booked right now, it might be closer to 4 or 5.
There’s often a huge disconnect between what emerging wedding photographers want to be shooting and what they are realistically booking.
So in this podcast episode, I want to chat about setting realistic goals when it comes to booking weddings and the steps you can start taking right now to make them a reality.
Firstly, why do you want to be shooting a certain number of weddings per year? Is it because of financial reasons or just because you’ve heard from other wedding photographers that that’s what it means to be successful?
What marketing strategies are you using that are working (and have secured you the 4 or 5 weddings you already have booked) and can that be replicated on a bigger scale?
Or do you need to pursue other marketing avenues to get your business to where you want it to be?
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