A wedding photographer should be ready to hear a lot of no’s at first.
As a wedding photographer, you should seriously brace yourself for failure at least in the first few years or so. This is not something that you might take kindly to at some point or so but when it all comes down to it; it is all a part of the process. Clients will not be all too willing to book you at the start especially because of the fact that you are still pretty much virtually unknown. The point of the matter is that it is all a numbers game. You will end up getting way more no’s than you will be getting yes’ and this is something that you will have to prepare for. It will not be a smooth ride in the beginning but you will realize the fact that things will get better as you go along. You will eventually be able to fill up your pipeline as your connections and contacts grow wider and wider and things will end up being so much easier than before.
Always be ready to network.
And speaking of networking, you have to understand the fact that networking is and will always be the lifeblood of a lot of businesses out there. This is a very useful skill that you will have to learn if you want to be able to get to a point wherein you will be able to grow your wedding photography business. Have a nice stash of neatly printed out business cards on you all of the time. Bring it along with you during the wedding events that you cover. Bring it with you during photography soirees and networking events. Build up your contacts list at all times. Go around during the wedding event and collect the contact info or business cards of the different service providers and make sure that you are able to include this in your vendor list at the bottom of your blog when you put in an entry featuring the wedding that you just covered one way or the other. you will be surprised to see how these people will be willing to really reciprocate the favor and scratch your back just the way that you have gone ahead and scratched theirs.
Do not change what makes you different as a wedding photographer.
The point of the matter is that you will not always be just like the other wedding photographers out there who have made it in the business. At the end of the day, that’s alright. Bank on the things that make you unique or different. When it all comes down to it, this particular trait will actually be able to put you high up on the light of being marketable.
Get a fellow wedding photographer to mentor you in your career.
You need to find someone who will be able to really guide you throughout your journey in wedding photography. Your footing will be shaky and a bit confusing at first and that is why getting a mentor is absolutely crucial.