Episode 141: How to Get Into Wedding Photography – Benjamin Clifford

Have you ever wanted to explore wedding photography, but are either new to the industry or stuck in your own niche?

In episode 141 of the Bokeh Podcast, Benjamin Clifford discusses how connecting with other professionals and setting goals can ensure you’re entering the wedding photography industry successfully. Listen as he also provides 3 tips that will help you book weddings when you’re just starting out.

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Time Technique: Make a list of 3-5 things you need to accomplish each day and live by it. Reevaluate and repeat.

The Gear Bag: Nikon 85mm 1.4

The Lesson: As a business owner, you’re expected to know and do everything.

Ben’s Goals for Starting a Photography Business:
1. Getting to spend time with his family.
2. To fulfill the creative gap that he felt in his career.
3. Being in a role that constantly challenges him.

Ben’s Business Model:
1. Maximize Time (so it can be spent with family)
2. Maximize Profit (to ensure you’re not wasting money)

Brand Position:
We provide a luxurious wedding photography experience to a select number of bride and grooms.

3 Tips to Launching Your Photography Business:
1. Find a Mentor
2. Organize a Styled Shoot
3. Share the types of sessions you want to attract.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Dave Ramsey: daveramsey.com

Links:
Website: benjamincliffordphotography.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjamincliffordphotography/
The 168 Hours – Laura Vanderkam: https://www.amazon.com/168-Hours-Have-More-Think/dp/159184410X
Workflow Wednesday – How to Manage Your Numbers: https://www.photographersedit.com/blog/workflow-numbers-accounting/