how to photograph a wedding

How Networking led to our Biggest Career BreakYou know by now that networking is important right? It's one of the best ways the best way to start your photography marketing, period. In the following video, I share the story of how a single networking event (and my first actually) led to our studio landing the job to photograph a major baseball player's wedding. And that wedding led to us photographing another major baseball player's wedding. Plus a bunch of other weddings actually.

Networking is the foundation of vendor relationships. It's where you have the opportunity to meet and mingle, get to know people outside the hectic event day. Networking can be very powerful when done right. It's why I want you to network for your own business. Attend events, talk to strangers and then follow up. So many great things are in store for your business, but YOU have to get out there and make it happen.

This is the story of how we made it happen-how we launched our wedding photography business. And how networking led to us meeting one of our favorite people in the industry who became one of our biggest fans and supporters. It completely changed the course of our career.

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If you feel that your business would benefit from more bookings I encourage you to check out my latest ebook, Get Connected: How to Build Relationships to Drive Your Business. It's only $29 right now, it's a-step by-step guide to creating powerful vendor relationships that will lead directly to more bookings for your photography business. It's packed with stories, case studies, examples, tips and as much goodness as I could pack in to 160 pages. From the feedback I've gotten, people who bought the guide last week have ALREADY gotten leads from implementing some of the strategies right away.

This is the third installment of a three-part series on preparing to shoot your first wedding. The first step is figuring out the important shots to take when shooting a wedding. The second step is scouting out the location prior to the wedding.

The final step in preparing for your first wedding is reviewing the timeline and putting together your own game plan. This is the most important thing you can do to prepare yourself to photograph a wedding.

When it comes to the timeline, you need to know what is expected to happen and when. You know how the saying goes…if you fail to plan…you plan to fail.

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This is part 2 in our “How to Photograph a Wedding” Series. Part 1 is figuring out which shots to take. There is a lot of preparation that goes into a good wedding shoot. One of the most important things you can do as a new wedding photographer is to check out the venues prior to the wedding. A lot of new wedding photographers wonder if they should scope out the venue prior to the wedding? The answer is yes, absolutely.

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This post is a first in a series “How to Photograph a Wedding”. We are covering the most important steps you need to take when preparing to photograph your first wedding. If a friend has asked you to photograph their wedding, consider this a guide to get you ready for the big day. Photographing a wedding is nerve racking for even seasoned professionals. A lot is on the line, and there are no do overs. The best approach is to be well prepared. One of the most important steps you can take to get you ready, so you know how to photograph a wedding, is to study key shots and when to expect them. There are certain part of a wedding that are universal.

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