Most of the people reading this are those who had no background education as a photographer, nor do they have the experience as one. So, we aim to help those who had that burning ember in photography to start taking their first steps towards wedding photography.
We’ll be telling you what you should know, things you can do to make sure you have a strong starting point and tips to keep the business open and successful!
You’re not alone
You’re not the only Sheffield wedding photographer who has no experience in working as a wedding photographer. There are many others who weren’t educated in photography, but with a DSLR in their hand, talent, and hard work, they achieve the place that allows them to be called as professionals.
So, the first step to do is to realize that you are not the only one and there are people who have succeeded from a similar place like where you are now.
Make sure that you can enjoy wedding photography
Working as a Sheffield wedding photographer can take a lot of time and tire one out. You have to invest a lot of money, effort, and time into your client to do a good job. First, you’ll have to always make time for any consultation, because anyone can become your potential clients. Next, you’ll most probably be booked a few months to years ahead, so you’ll have to plan everything early on; your vacation, your own wedding, to fit your schedule.
Next, you’ll have to spend one or a few days on every client according to the package they booked. This means you have to be physically and mentally healthy and ready to work for a few hours and run around the place. But it does not end there.
You’ll then have to edit the hundreds of pictures you took, as well as delete those that don’t look good enough. You’ll also have to format them into a wedding album size and send it to the printing company to be printed. You’ll also have to order for customized USB drives to be presented to your clients along with the album.
Getting your first experience
Reading just from here can be overwhelming, so the best first step after you’ve made your choice is to find someone else to learn from. You need to apply as an assistant from a professional wedding photographer and get the necessary experience and portfolios. Work as long as you need. Get out when you feel like you’re ready and has learned enough.
Setting your own studio
It may start from a small studio, but that’s fine. What matters most now is your photography skill and your ability to build trust with your clients. How are you going to reassure them that although you’ve been a photographer for a such a short amount of time, that you can still deliver quality pictures?
Social skills matter the most by now. You can look up several things to help you position yourself and say the right words to your clients. How to convince them and how to not sound overconfident, considering you have nothing to brag, yet.
Be confident and just do it!
The last advice I’ll be telling you is to just do it! Nothing is going to happen if you don’t decide to do what’s in your mind now. Having a strong determination is important now and later on.