How I got the shot- Monika’s Dramatic Wedding Ceremony Photo

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Weddings are really all about the ceremony, but these are normally the plainest photos of the day. You could look at several photos from a wedding ceremony and most of them are going to look the same. There’s not a lot of chance for creativity for most wedding photographers because that’s too risky. You can’t […]

How I got the shot- Kala and Braden at Whitney Mountain Lodge

how i got the shot

I’ve been writing on this blog for about 8 years now, and I’ve shared all types of things from my wedding shoots to just random events. I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about individual photos though. Out of every wedding, there is usually one photo that stands out from the rest and everyone loves. […]

Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers

marketing tips for wedding photographers

This is the last day of my guide to becoming a wedding photographer or even just a better photographer. We’ve gone over a lot of important things from whether you should even be a wedding photographer, getting your first wedding, what to buy, and tips on being a legit business. Today we end with the […]

How to Find Your Ideal Photography Client

bridal portrait in field at Sassafras Springs Vineyard

There was a pretty funny movie that came out a long time ago called Rat Race. I won’t get into all the details of the movie, but at one point, a family sees a sign for a Barbie Museum. The kids, of course, bug the parents until they give in and take them to the […]

How to Create a Photography Workflow

bride walking down the aisle in the chapel ruins at Sassafras Springs Vineyard

I like routines. I have a routine for when I wake up, making breakfast, getting the kids ready, going to sleep, and about everything I do throughout the day. Routines make life smoother because I already know what to do and I’ve done it enough that I can do it quickly without even thinking about […]

How to Build a Photography Website

black and white engagement photo

Here we are on day 7 and we are getting past some general ideas into some real work. If you don’t already have one, you need to get a website to show off all of your work and to get leads. I remember when I first started out 8 years ago. I ended up coding […]

Learn to Run a Photography Business

groomsmen looking cool in black and white

Happy Monday everyone! We are starting our second and final week of the series on how to become a wedding photographer. I hope all of this has been helpful. I know just writing and thinking about it has made me refocus my efforts in some areas, so even I’m getting something out of it. If […]

Wedding Photography is a Business

Wedding Photography is a Business

I’ve been a wedding photographer close to 9 years now, but those first few years, it was more of a hobby than a real business. I just kind of did it here and there without any real thought to what I was doing. My pricing was random, I didn’t have a website, I had no […]

Wedding Photography Education: Your Chance to Succeed

Arkansas bridal portrait at Compton Gardens

Welcome to day four of our guide to becoming a wedding photographer. Yesterday I shared my thoughts on the best overall investment for photographers, and if you read all of it, I did bring up a second place investment: education. I’m a former teacher, so I really do believe in education. Over the past 8 […]

The Best Investment for Photographers

Best Investment for Photographers

This is day 3 of my two week stretch of writing about becoming a wedding photographer or just a better photographer in general. So far I’ve managed to keep up and post every day. We started out with the question of should you be a wedding photographer, and yesterday I talked about how to get […]