How to get family photography clients

The wedding season is nearly over. The leaves are turning and I’ve already seen Christmas trees in the shops. Yep, we’re coming into peak season for family portraits. Family photography is more profitable per hour than a wedding and less stress. I earn around £50 per hour from weddings and £80 an hour from family […]

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How photographers can get over the fear of charging ‘too much’

“Bloody hell, HOW much do you charge.” It’s what I always dread someone will say to me. But in nearly 10 years as a professional photographer it’s never happened. However, it’s a slight nagging worry every time the phone rings. And, one day it will probably happen. Or something worse. But you know what? Worrying […]

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How much should photographers charge friends and family? (ideas galore!)

I bet there aren’t many things that make you squirm more than the thought of charging your friends and family for your photography skills. But what happens if you have a bigger family than The Waltons and more ‘friends’ than Charlie Sheen? Do you charge a friend full price even though they once saved you […]

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How to clone your best clients

I’ve got something special for you today, but first, an introduction. I don’t know if you know Heidi Thompson, but she is a wedding business & marketing strategist, founder of Evolve Your Wedding Business, and a friend of mine. In fact she used to live just a few miles from me. She has spent the […]

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How I got 43 baby photography enquiries in one week with Facebook

Facebook taunts photographers like a spiteful child dangling a steak above a puppy’s nose. If you feel like that frustrated puppy, then I’d like to turn you into a smiling alligator! Most photographers do one of two things with Facebook. They post a pretty photograph and ask people to visit their website. That’s too vague, […]

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52 tasks to help you become a full time photographer in a year

If you’re already a decent photographer then becoming a full time photographer in a year is achievable. Not easy, but achievable. There are so many things you need to think about that it can be overwhelming. It’s easy to get paralysed with indecision and confusion. So, we’ve laid out 52 things for you to work […]

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How to be a full time wedding and portrait photographer

When I had a ‘proper job’ I’d sit there every Sunday night dreading the coming week. Well, now it’s the New Year it’s like the mother of all Sunday nights. We assess our life. Our relationships, our financial status, our happiness, and of course our job. If you’ve dreamt of being a full time portrait […]

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The 8 best and fastest ways to launch your photography business next year

1. Slap your biggest competitor Your biggest competitor is actually inside your own head. If you’re feeling negative or lacking confidence then it’s quite likely you’ll keep bumbling along the same as before. I used to have a whole host of doubts and hang-ups. I resisted almost every tip I’m about to share in this […]

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11 Myths and misconceptions about the photography industry

The photography industry is riddled with more myths and misconceptions than the football (soccer) transfer deadline day. Let’s have a can of reality juice and see how refreshing it is.   1. Everyone wants digital photographs The word ‘everyone’ is a dangerous one. Everyone is different. Everyone doesn’t think the same. Everyone doesn’t think like […]

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What’s the minimum a wedding photographer needs to charge to survive?

Wedding photography is a wonderful career and you can make a wonderful living at it. It affords you a lot of freedom because 3/4 of your work hours are completely flexible. It’s exciting, creative and fantastically fulfilling when you see tears streaming down your bride’s face when they see their photographs for the first time. […]

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