working with your wife

This is part 4 of a 6 part series on husband and wife photography teams. In this series I highlight many of the struggles Geoff and I faced as husband and wife business partners and how we overcame them. Look for the series posts on Fridays.

Separating the Hobby from the Business

One of the biggest pitfalls in professional photography is separating your love of photography from the realities of running a business. It’s a very fine line, and one that many photographers struggle with. The problem is that we all love photography and as creatives, we see the potential art of each and every image. Many photographers get caught at their desk until the wee hours of the night working on one image for hours. If you are being well paid to spend extra time on a certain image-perhaps it’s been ordered as a 20×30 wall portrait, then that is reasonable.