Wedding photography complaints and how to avoid them

The most horrifying things a photographer can face are wedding photography complaints, so let me highlight 4 things wedding couples complain about and how to avoid them: 1. Not enough photographs of important wedding guests Recently I was chatting with one of my second shooters a short while after a first dance. I mentioned I […]

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How to be an amazing photographer

If you’re new to photography it can feel overwhelming wondering how to be an amazing photographer. But being an amazing photographer doesn’t have to mean you’re the best photographer on the planet. It can also mean… …you’re a good photographer who does amazing things! This year I’ve decided I’m not going to think everything to […]

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Are you a happy photographer

Why do you want to be a photographer? Because it will make you happy, right? Creating beautiful photographs that touch people’s hearts. Having control over how and when you work. Having control over your own destiny. No annoying bosses and tedious meetings. No asking for approval to get time off. You want to be a […]

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How to get natural expressions in photos

With family and wedding photography the experience you offer is almost as important as the photographs. One of last weekend’s wedding couples booked me specifically because of the way I made the group photographs fun at their friend’s wedding. Most of the testimonials on my website talk about the experience more than the photographs. Your […]

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How to find or become a second shooter

When I started my photography career and wanted to get into weddings I started being a second shooter for a more established, local wedding photographer. Everyone wins. The lead photographer benefited because he didn’t pay me and got my help throughout the day. He could also leave me with the groom in the morning while […]

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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 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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Check out my interview with Andrew Hellmich from Photobizexposed

I was honoured to be interviewed by the lovely Andrew Hellmich of www.Photobizexposed.com recently. You can check it out here. We talk about all this and more: How in-person sales guarantees doubling or tripling your profits Why most photographers start with online sales instead of in-person sales What is it with in-person sales sessions that […]

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How new photographers can get clients fast…

I always say it’s easy to make money in photography, but hard to make a living. To make a living in photography you need enough clients to keep you busy for around 40 hours a week – like a ‘normal’ job would. That’s a lot of clients. Depending on your prices, your overheads, and your […]

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Steal my 8 best ways to get high quality wedding photography clients

Most wedding photographers guard their favourite marketing ideas like a rabid Honey Badger with low blood sugar. I’m weird. I like helping my fellow wedding photographers. Even the ones in my town! Crazy, right? Well, I live by this rule: “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people […]

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