How to Start a Profitable Wedding Photography Business ~ Zero to Profits

Your Profitable Wedding Photography Business

Want to start a wedding photography business? Do you want to succeed and be profitable?

If so, I’ll share with you my 15+ years experience, as a pro wedding photographer, and how I was profitable year-after-year.  In fact, I steadily earned $70K per year AND worked less every year.

Learn the secrets of being profitable and working part-time… as a professional wedding photographer.

This wedding photography business class includes everything you need to be, well, profitable. Checklists, step-by-step instructions, 800+ images for inspiration and much more.

    • once you complete this course you’ll know what it takes to be profitable… every year
    • learn the 15 steps you must take before starting your wedding photography business
    • learn the exact type of insurance you must have in place before shooting your first wedding
    • learn my top 3 recommendations for including in your contract
    • learn whether or not you should do your own bookkeeping or hire someone to do it for you (it costs less than you think)
    • learn the pricing formula for profits
    • learn tips for increasing traffic, to your website, via SEO
    • learn my recommendations for free and paid advertising to grow your wedding photography business
    • learn what you’ll need to do 1-4 weeks prior to the wedding day… it’s key to your profits
    • learn pro tips, about shooting weddings (for inspiration), with the 800+ images shown throughout the course
    • learn what to due if you are unable to attend the wedding day due to events out of your control
    • learn my recommended merchant accounts, to set up, for accepting credit card payments
    • learn what photography Associations you should join to get discounts on insurance, establish yourself as a pro and for marketing
    • get tips on networking with fellow photographers
    • learn my pro tips for the sales consultation
    • receive a comprehensive photo checklist with sample images
    • and much more
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a La carte

$ 97
  • Lightroom beauty retouch
  • 2 Hours 1080HD tutorials
  • Unlimited Streaming
  • Classrooms for Questions
  • Online Community
  • Lifetime access

Get. Everything.

Cancel anytime.
$ 10 monthly
  • 600+ Lightroom presets
  • 400+ Photoshop actions
  • 100+ Hours Pro Tutorials
  • New pro content every month
  • Unlimited streaming
  • 1080 HD recordings
  • Classrooms for Questions
  • Online Community
  • Cancel anytime
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I have a unique photo (and editing) style. This course is not about my style and replicating it. It’s about starting a wedding photography business… and being profitable. Take inspiration from the 800+ images throughout to come up with your own photography style.

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How much do you want to earn? Knowing that is step 1. Then, you can use the “pricing for profit” formula to determine your prices.

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I like to refer to my shooting style as “romantic photojournalism”

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The couple. Just hang’n out prior to leaving for the reception.

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The couple. Just hang'n out prior to leaving for the reception.

15 Steps You Must Take Before Starting Your Wedding Photography Business

How Much Can You Make As a Wedding Photographer?

It depends. Of course… on a lot of factors.

You’ll learn the pricing formula to help you set your prices… to be profitable.

My first year, I shot 62 weddings and made $70,546 in profits. That’s gross income AFTER business expenses. They may be more or less than what you need to earn.

However, for me, it was a huge increase in income from the previous year (before I began shooting professionally). In 2001, my income was only $23,467.

So, how did I triple my income in one year? You’ll learn all my secrets with this wedding photography business course.

Oh, and not only that but… 5 years later I earned $70,345 by shooting ONLY 38 weddings!

Hmmm, I shot less and made the same amount of money. How did I do that? Well, you’ll have to sign up to find out.

F.A.Q.

This Lightroom Pro tutorial includes 2 hours showing how to edit and retouch your portraits in Lightroom!

Plus, you can download the same image used in the tutorial to practice what you learn.

Absolutely! I’ve designed this course for someone who has absolutely NO prior knowledge about Lightroom. I will take you from the very basics and show you all you need to know to retouch in Lightroom.

Yes!  This is one of many Pro tutorials available to subscribers.  

Click here to find out more and get started learning new Lightroom skills.

All Pro tutorials are only available online. We do not offer the ability to download tuts.

Our free tutorials focus on a single skill or technique.

Our Pro tutorials cover additional techniques, more detail and depth about the subject.

Plus, Pro subscribers receive premium support to questions and more. Oh, and the Pro tutorials also include additional resources vs. free tutorials.

This Pro Lightroom tutorial was created in Lightroom CC Classic.  

You can also follow along with Lightroom 6.  However, there are some new tools/features in Lightroom CC Classic that are not in Lightroom 6.

Yes! All Pro tutorial resources are yours for life. However, all images provided are for training purposes only.

You cannot share, sell or use any images for your portfolio.  All images are copyrighted by Parker Photographic.

You’ll have access to a “classroom” where you can ask questions.

Absolutely! 

Even if you’re a seasoned pro, I guarantee there’s something in here you’ve never seen before.

I provide my 30 years of experience as a pro photographer (and as a user of Lightroom for the past 12 years) to help you achieve your creative vision.

As a pro subscriber, not only do you get every pro class, but you also get me as your mentor. 

Get. Everything.

Cancel anytime.
$ 10 monthly
  • 600+ Lightroom presets
  • 400+ Photoshop actions
  • 100+ Hours Pro Tutorials
  • New pro content every month
  • Unlimited streaming
  • 1080 HD recordings
  • Classrooms for Questions
  • Online Community
  • Cancel anytime

a La carte

$ 49
  • Lightroom beauty retouch
  • 2 Hours 1080HD tutorials
  • Unlimited Streaming
  • Classrooms for Questions
  • Online Community
  • Lifetime access
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