Prepare and plan ahead.
Whether you would like to admit it or not, the struggles that you usually read about being a wedding photographer are real and are ever present. This is something that you really need to prepare for and plan ahead of time for especially if you would like to make sure that you will be able to tackle things with finesse. There will always be a lot of blockades and challenges along the way but for as long as you take things a step at a time, there really isn’t anything that you can’t work out at the end of the day. If you come across some difficult times throughout your career as a wedding photographer, have faith that things will eventually get better and that there are always solutions to what may seem like glaring and monumental problems right now. And you will eventually come out stronger and wiser as a professional wedding photographer Cambridge.
First up is the challenge of presenting your pitch and of justifying your pricing.
Potential clients are usually under the impression that wedding photographers in general add up a premium on their professional services just because they can but you know full well that this isn’t always the case. There’s the return of investments that you need to add in to the equation, given the fact that professional photography equipment and accessories do not come cheap. There’s also the cost of the software that you will need for the editing and for the touching up of your photos. If you have included actual prints in your services, then you also have that to account for.
Factor in on additional equipment.
More than that, you need to factor in any other additional overhead costs such as additional equipment that you might need to lease out and pay for out of pocket because you don’t have everything you need right out, the costs of outsourcing or of bringing in additional people into your team so that you will be able to cover the wedding efficiently enough, and then the countless hours and hard work that go on in the background as well. All of these things need to be taken into account before you drive home a certain price tag for your packages. Make your potential clients understand how the quote makes sense and make them realize the value that you bring to their money when it all comes down to it.
Then there’s the challenge of covering a really huge wedding and managing the crowd.
Some weddings are fairly mundane but there are some instances wherein the guests might get a little too rowdy and boisterous in such a way wherein it can really interfere with the amount of work that you are trying to get done at the end of the day. You need some serious people management skills and you need to come up with the perfect balance of being about to command the attention of a room without coming off as someone too strong or even borderline rude at times. This takes practice and a serious conscious effort to achieve but you will eventually get there for as long as you are patient enough with people and patient enough with yourself.