I’ve been wielding a camera for probably 8 years and have always loved documenting beautiful things, but after 4+ years into my professional wedding business, I believe I’ve got some great getting-started pointers, do’s and don’ts, and recommendations for equipment for starting your photography business.
I am breaking up this topic into 3 sections which are:
I know, that was a lot! Feel zero pressure to follow mine or anyone else’s guidelines to a T. The great thing about owning your own business is that it’s YOURS! Learning from others will help you to sift through what works for you, what doesn’t, or what you might need to improve on. You don’t have to have all of that purchased and completed by tomorrow!
My biggest advice is to be gentle with yourself. I hated being told when I first started out that this was going to take time to build because I wanted to be just like the big photographers I saw on instagram at the very beginning! But it’s true, this will take some time. You will be thankful you spent the effort you did on the front end in preparing and gaining all the experience once your business gets off the ground. You’ve just gotta muscle through it!