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I'm very pleased to announce our latest ebook on building vendor relationships. Learn everything you need to build a thriving business and create a source of continuous leads.

Get Connected: Build Relationships to Drive Your Business is the essential career-building resource for wedding and event photographers.  Discover the techniques top industry pros use to land gigs, increase earnings and maintain a steady income.  Whether you're new to the industry or just looking to build a better business, “Get Connected” can show you how to position yourself for success.

With a special emphasis on networking and relationship building, “Get Connected” reveals the multitude of tools available to the photographer for building relationships, increasing awareness and achieving an in-demand status. 

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This is a short except from my upcoming book Get Connected: Build Relationships to Drive Your Business which launches Wednesday, February 15th.

Getting onto the referral list of a local venue or planner can be great for your business. It means that many of the brides booking weddings with that venue or vendor will see your name on a list of trusted wedding professionals. It increases not only your reach, but also your reputation. Most importantly, it shows a bride that you are trusted to do quality work.

But how do you get on a referral list? It depends. Sometimes the stars align, and you find yourself on a venue's referral list with little to no effort. Mostly, though, it takes some work on your part and a lot of patience to get your company on a referral list.

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The Secret to Creating the Photography Business of your DreamsHow's business going for you? How many bookings do you have lined up for next year? There are many different areas of your business to focus on: improving your photography, redesigning your website, getting a new brochure, making better sample albums, pricing, your Facebook page and so forth.

For most wedding photographers, it comes down to one thing-bookings. If you don’t have enough wedding bookings for 2012, you won't survive the year.
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Case Study: Referral ListsA lot of photographers ask me how to book weddings. It's one of the top problems faced by most wedding photographers. Photography marketing tends to be a big black hole that sucks up money without giving much of anything back.

Where does our business come from? Today I'm going to share with you a story about how we get bookings and clients for the amazing weddings we are so fortunate to be able to document. First, I have to let you in on a little secret. Most of our wedding business comes from venue referrals. 75% to be exact. Interested? I bet. Read on for the juicy details.

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Once the holidays are over, wedding photographers tend to get a flood of inquiries. It's a combination of people getting engaged over New Year's and the holidays, as well as people that have been engaged for some time, and with the start of the New Year a feeling of “betting get going on the wedding planning” starts to take over.

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