Wedding Photography 3: Setting Up Your Business

Phil Ebiner, Video Creator |

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30 Videos (1h 26m)
    • Course Introduction

    • Project: Pick a Company Name

    • What type of wedding photographer are you?

    • Equipment you need to get started

    • What camera brand is the best?

    • Where should you buy camera equipment?

    • Picking a name for your company

    • Launching a Website

    • Creating wedding photography packages

    • Pricing for success

    • How to get your first client

    • The importance of contract

    • The wedding photographer philosophy

    • Taking care of business on the wedding day

    • Overview of what to photograph

    • Wedding day equipment check

    • Wedding day considerations - day vs nigh

    • Do you need an assistant or second shooter

    • How much to pay a second shooter

    • Scheduling the wedding day

    • Intro to success

    • Being happy - Tips from a wedding photographer

    • Making it a business and sticking to it

    • Building out your portfolio

    • Dealing with saturated photography markets

    • Competing with the family photographers for jobs

    • Working with other vendors for success

    • Using social networks to expand your business

    • Testimonilas - Yelp, Wedding Wire, The Knot

    • Thank You


About This Class

Wedding photography is an amazing side business or full-time career. On average, wedding photographers make $3,000 per wedding. Some charge $10,000 or more per wedding. Every business has to start somewhere. In this course, we’ll show you exactly how to set up your wedding photography business from building a website and branding to putting together packages and getting your first client.

If you're interested in using your photo skills to make people happy (and make money), this is a great course for you! We recommend taking the other courses in this series - How to Shoot a Wedding and Posing a Couple for Wedding or Engagement Shoot - for a complete education in Wedding Photography.

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I enjoyed how every topic was in order and they covered the entire process of wedding photography. I can't seem to think of any questions because they answered everything. Thank you for these tutorial videos. It was super insightful!
Although I'm not in the photography business, this class is very informative for anyone in the wedding industry. I love learning about the roles and perspectives of other vendors that I am collaborating with. Thank you!
Great insight, thanks!
Michael Hursey





Phil Ebiner

Video Creator |

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I've been creating things (videos, photos, businesses, projects) since I was a young child. I've created (produced, shot, edited) thousands of videos over the past five years. Now it is time to teach you!

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses like I do?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course.  And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.