I don’t know how you feel, but I love weddings. I’m not a big fan of the traditions and black-tie-ness of most nuptials, but I am a HUGE fan of gatherings based on love, friendship, and family. Add to that an incredibly memorable day for at least two of the attendees, a verbal profession of love, and a hot dance floor where teens, grandma, and everyone in between can be seen, and I’d say we got a pretty magnificent event on our hands. So, what’s it like to have a wedding related job? Moreover, what’s it like to be entrusted to capture the heightened emotion of the day on film? Time to find out.
2:20 – Blake’s wedding
6:30 – How Jake and Hailee got started.
11:30 – Is being a photographer tough now due to the proliferation of good camera phones?
14:30 – Being a professional
16:30 – What makes a great photo and a great photo shoot?
20:00 – The post shoot process.
25:00 – Having only one price and a consistent product
26:00 – Hailee and Jake’s own wedding.
27:10 – Finding a calm space after the wedding.
30:00 – The business side of wedding photography and growing a client base.
34:50 – The progression of the business.
36:15 – The wedding photography booking schedule.
40:45 – Becoming a small business owner.
43:40 – Staying inspired.
49:00 – The benefit of having a second photographer and business partner.
53:50 – Advice for people looking to get into photography.