Episode 023 – The journey to full time wedding photography

In this podcast episode I’ll be interviewing Tom Jeavons who’s a talented wedding photographer from Kent who has just made the leap to full time photography a month ago!

I feel it’s important to hear how a wedding photographer recently managed to go full time because it’s easier to relate to someone who’s only a little further ahead than you are.

You can hear Tom’s journey to full time wedding photography and implement the lessons he learned in your own business.

Here’s what you’re going to discover in this episode.

  • The simple reason Tom gets great sales
  • Why Tom feels clients who pay higher prices are generally easier to work with
  • Why it’s ok to be selective about who you work with
  • How Tom changed his prices over time until he got to his current price of a minimum of £1850 for a wedding
  • People still ask for prices even though they’re on Tom’s website
  • How Tom responds to people asking for his prices
  • Why Tom has prices on his website
  • Does Tom follow up with enquiries who don’t get back to his first email response?
  • Tom’s booking rate on email, on the phone and in person
  • How Tom is able to charge above average prices
  • The mindset Tom has when dealing with every enquiry that helps him book more weddings
  • How Tom manages his time and gets everything done
  • Why Tom likes mirrorless cameras
  • Being a specialist vs being a generalist
  • What Tom feels is the secret to his success
  • If Tom started his career again, what would he do differently?

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Here’s what’s in the premium version of this episode.

  • Tom’s 2 best marketing strategies, one of which brought him 8-10 wedding enquiries in the last week!
  • What I feel is the secret to Tom’s success
  • How to select the photographs for your portfolio and website that clients will love most
  • The biggest obstacle Tom had and how he overcame it
  • The importance of having the right mindset
  • Phrases and techniques for doing wedding group photographs

Links to things we discussed in this episode

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