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03 Jun 2023

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Simple ways to avoid future frustrations | Diana’s Thursday Thoughts

The situations that often frustrate photographers can often be avoided or diminished if guidelines are already set before running a business and accepting clients. Having gone through many frustrations myself and hearing various issues my peers have experienced over the years, we’ve concluded that if we communicate the way we run our business clearly to our clients, it can diminish future problems. By doing so, it will allowing us to continue loving our jobs and ensure we have a great relationship with our clients.

Photography Careers and Business

When to Raise Prices | Diana’s Thursday Thoughts

Raising your rates can be a difficult decision – when to do it, what is fair enough to charge, and will anyone think you’re worth it?

The rates you set for portraits and wedding coverage matters. Each check goes into the end of the year money bucket which is basically, what you’ll be making annually as a full-time photographer. Taking that into consideration, it’s important to price your services in hopes that you book enough to make a decent living.

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Touching Base with the Bride before the Wedding | Diana’s Thursday Thoughts

As brides prepare for their wedding, wedding photographers are also preparing to successfully capture the big day. I prefer to touch base with my brides and CC the planner by email to ask for specific lists, touch base on the schedule, and sweetly remind the couple of the balance due. I send an email requesting specific information approximately 2-3 weeks out from the date as not to get lost with all the other last minute details. Knowing these things give me time to address any concerns, and also knowing the vendor details already preps me for a ready to go blog post and blog submission to popular wedding blogs so I don’t have to ask after the couple returns from their honeymoon.