Since Spring has began I bet those of you with experience have shot a wedding or two, and thinking about how to get more.
There are plenty of families that would like a break in the price or maybe a free service.
At this free of charge event, you can shoot “all couples” Kids, Grandparents and the list goes on and on. You will be selling prints of people that have nothing to do with the Family that hired you.
It is an endless opportunity at your finger tips. Families are already dressed up as guests, and they do not have to pay for a sitting and change everyone’s schedule.
You must dig deep and use all of your self control, and leadership qualities. You will hear a lot of “photography stuff”..good and bad. This is not the setting to defend yourself or the wonder of electronics. You are there to look for income, so every person should be on your file at least once or twice. If you are the shy type, and find it hard to arrange and move people you will waste time and profits. If a man won’t move to the left a bit… I seriously make him do it. How?
My famous quote:
“THIS IS FOR THE FAMILY, THEY REQUESTED THIS” !! “Now move to the left quickly and lets get to the party fast. Another words they are going to do what I ask and quickly.
I’m the only one at that event, that knows what they will want later.
Most people will give you a dirty look and try to out “wit” you, but they can do whatever they want…I still need to get what I need. Humans all look the same, but if your human and wearing a well designed outfit..I’ll get you in a photo or two …no matter what!
My most favorite outdoor backdrop is a certain stone, maple trees, customer’s homes, and wooded areas with sunlight streaming through the background.
Most times, once I start shooting…I can’t stop…I become addict to finding artistic shots. My subjects tell me “Pam… you have said “one more” about 15 times ago!