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Wedding Photography, Complete Guide From Zero to Profits

Chris P., GIMP, Photoshop, Photography + Lightroom

Wedding Photography, Complete Guide From Zero to Profits

Chris P., GIMP, Photoshop, Photography + Lightroom

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61 Lessons (10h 41m)
    • 1. Wedding Photography Zero to Profits Intro

    • 2. What Type of Photographer?

    • 3. Business Name Part 1

    • 4. Business Name Part 2

    • 5. Create Your Branding

    • 6. Create Your Logo

    • 7. Businss Legal Structure

    • 8. Sales Tax?

    • 9. Checking Account + Credit Cards

    • 10. Merchant Account?

    • 11. To Be Or Not To Be a Bookkeeper

    • 12. Photography Associations?

    • 13. Photography Insurance

    • 14. Where Are You Going To Meet Clients?

    • 15. A Sample Wedding Photography Contract

    • 16. Profitable Pricing Strategies

    • 17. Profitable Pricing Model

    • 18. Pricing for Profit Formula

    • 19. Create Your Domain + Website

    • 20. 3 Main Pages for your Website

    • 21. Discover How SEO Can Drive Traffic To Your Site

    • 22. Build Your Portfolio

    • 23. How To Use Social Media To Grow

    • 24. How Networking Can Help You Grow

    • 25. Word of Mouth - the Best Form of Free Advertising

    • 26. Marketing via Photography Associations

    • 27. Online Advertising Tips

    • 28. Meeting With Potential Clients For the First Time

    • 29. Tips For Closing the Deal

    • 30. Getting the Contract Signed + the Deposit

    • 31. GET the Final Payment

    • 32. Final Consultation Prior To Wedding

    • 33. Prep Before The Shoot

    • 34. Final Prep

    • 35. Inspiration: Getting Ready the Bride, Part 1

    • 36. Inspiration: Getting Ready the Bride, Part 2

    • 37. Inspiration: Getting Ready the Bride, Part 3

    • 38. Inspiration: Getting Ready the Bride, Part 4

    • 39. Inspiration: Getting Ready the Bride, Part 5

    • 40. Inspiration: Getting Ready the Groom, Part 1

    • 41. Inspiration: Getting Ready the Groom, Part 2

    • 42. Inspiration: Pre-Ceremony Part 1

    • 43. Inspiration: Pre-Ceremony Part 2

    • 44. Inspiration: Pre-Ceremony Part 3

    • 45. Inspiration: Processional Part 1

    • 46. Inspiration: Processional Part 2

    • 47. Inspiration: Ceremony Part 1

    • 48. Inspiration: Ceremony Part 2

    • 49. Inspiration: Recessional

    • 50. Inspiration: Family Part 1

    • 51. Inspiration: Family Part 2

    • 52. Inspiration: Wedding Party

    • 53. Inspiration: The Couple Part 1

    • 54. Inspiration: The Couple Part 2

    • 55. Inspiration: The Couple Part 3

    • 56. Inspiration: The Couple Part 4

    • 57. Inspiration: The Couple Part 5

    • 58. Inspiration: Reception Part 1

    • 59. Inspiration: Reception Part 2

    • 60. Inspiration: Reception Part 3

    • 61. Inspiration: Reception Part 4

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About This Class

Hello and welcome to my Wedding Photography course!  Learn how to be a successful and profitable wedding photographer.  Plus, you'll learn how to shoot different parts of the wedding day as I show you 870+ photos for inspiration.  

My name is Chris Parker and I have 30 years experience as a pro photographer.  15 of those years in wedding photography.  During that time, I personally photographed over 500 weddings!

If you're interested in becoming a wedding photographer, I'll share with you my 15+ years experience on how to not just be successful... but PROFITABLE!

There's more to be a wedding photographer than just photography.  It requires knowing how to run your business.  You'll learn everything you need to know to be successful.  Everything from starting up, pricing for profit, marketing, building a network and more.

  • Learn free marketing techniques to grow your business... SEO, Social Media tips and more
  • Learn advanced, paid marketing opportunities to skyrocket your business
  • Learn what to do if you're unable to attend the wedding you booked, due to events out of your control... I'll show how/what you need to do to keep this from ruining your reputation and business
  • Learn the 5 key "terms of agreements" you should include with your contract
  • Learn how to book weddings now if you have zero experience
  • Learn how to easily add wedding images to your portfolio with no experience
  • Learn the 3 types of insurance you must have before you shoot your first wedding
  • See what's in my camera bag... it's less than you may think
  • Learn the 15 steps to starting a wedding photography business, before shooting your first wedding...  action item checklist included
  • Learn how I booked 62 weddings in my first year of being a wedding photographer
  • Learn how I shot fewer weddings each new year AND increased profits
  • Learn the steps that allowed me to earn $1,512,483 in 15 years... and allowed me to work part-time
  • See hundreds of my wedding photos and learn from them... photo tips and what you'll need to capture on the day of the wedding... checklist included
  • Learn how to price your wedding photography for profit

Once you're done with this course, you'll be well on your way to a successful and profitable career as a wedding photographer. 

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Chris P.

GIMP, Photoshop, Photography + Lightroom


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1. Wedding Photography Zero to Profits Intro: Hello and welcome to the wedding photography Complete Guide from 0 to profits. And this course, you're going to learn how to be not just a successful photographer, but a profitable photographer. My name is Chris Barker and I've been a professional wedding photographer for the last 15 years. And this wedding photography class, I want to share with you how I went from no weddings to 62 weddings and my first full year as a pro wedding photographer. How a continued growing my business year after year. How I shot fewer weddings every year, but made the same amount of money. And in some cases even more. Plus, I'm going to share with you the 15 steps to set up your wedding photography business for profit and the marketing methods I used to grow my business with both free and premium sources. I'm also going to share with you over 800 images for inspiration. And I'm going to provide pro tips on how I captured most of these images, like the lighting and the composition, how I pose for traditional formal images, how I capture a candidate images, photo journalistic images, and much more. In addition to all of that, I'm also including a wedding photo checklist which also includes images for that part of the day. Based on the checklist for inspiration, I'm also going to answer one of the most important questions you need to answer as a wedding photographer, and that is, what are you going to do if you are unable to attend the wedding you booked due to events out of your control, like being quarantined, which means you can't make it to the wedding. If that ever happens to you, you will be prepared because in this class, I'm going to share with you exactly what you need to do and how to get another pro wedding photographer to shoot that wedding for u. Plus, I'm also going to share additional business decisions you need to decide on in order to be profitable. It doesn't matter if you're just starting out or are already a pro wedding photographer, I guarantee you will learn something to help you be more profitable. So if you're ready to start your wedding photography business on the right track, or if you are ready to start growing your existing business, becoming more profitable than now is the time to start this class. Now don't forget to check out the project and Resources section below this video to download the class resources and to upload your completed projects. So if you're ready to get started, let's do it.