How to Set up and Maintain a Successful Wedding Photography Business


09-30 – 17-00 hrs


Anyone can start a wedding photography business. In fact, many people have and many of them have failed.

According to statistics published in 2019 by the Small Business Administration about twenty percent of business startups fail in the first year. About half succumb to business failure within five years. By year 10, only about 33% survive.

Thanks so much for your interest in our course.  When I started wedding photography 25 years ago I invetsed heavliy in my education and training. I wanted to learn from those who had a proven track record. Looks like you are doing the same.

Set out to win, to be sucessful and reap the rewards of a great business start up program.

Wedding photography has changed my life, I am control of when I work, I earn a very good income and best of all,  the freedom to spend it. Please fing below the program of study.

John McCulloch

Setting Up and Maintaining a Successful Wedding Photography Business

Course Number 1


9:30am Start

Please arrive early as we shall be making a prompt start – we have a lot to get through!

Bring along something to make notes on (pen, paper or laptop) and your camera.

9:30 – 10:30

It’s All About YOU

Welcome to the course – get to know the tutors and other students
Why do you want to become a wedding photographer?
Are you the right person for this job?
Is there such a thing as a USP?
The good, bad and the ugly of being a wedding photographer

10:30 – 12:30

Building Your Brand

Identifying your target audience
The competition and how to stand out from the crowd
Building your brand
Designing your website
Social media presence

12:30 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

How To Get Your First Wedding

Investing in your advertising
Wedding fayres and networking

14:00 – 15:30

Running Your Business

Studio management and knowing your business model
Responding to enquires and follow up procedures
Pricing structure
Selling and upselling
Dealing with customers and building a client base

15:30 – 15:45


15:45 – 16:45

The Boring, But Very Important Stuff

Creating a Contract

16:45 – 17:00

Overview, Questions and Photography Chat

Whilst your here, do you want to book on any of our other courses ?

We have carefully planed the program to teach you ALL you need to know over three one-day cousrse. You will beneifit most if you attend all 3 and become equiped with the knowledge of how to start up and maintain a succesful wedding photography business.

Book all three courses for £800 and save £100.

We recommend you do the courses in order but it’s not essential. Once paid for you can choose the dates you want to do each course. We are very flexible.

Add on our Assistant Photography Course at the same time and get all 4 courses for £1100.00

A total saving of  £125.00

Bride and groom at Carden Park on golf sourse

Day Course 1

The Business Side


Have you got what it takes? advertising marketing, building a web site, social media, networking, studio management, pricing, selling and up-selling, using a data base, tax insurance and contracts.

Cost    £275.00


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Day Course 2

The Wedding Day


The pre-meet, equipment, camera settings, raw v jpg, developing a style, posing and composition, typical order of a wedding day, essential shots, B&G portraits, group shots, posing and composition, directing people, understand lighting. Practice shooting with models lasting 3 hours.

Cost    £350.00


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Day Course 3

After The Wedding Day


Backing up your files,Sneaky peeps, keep them keen, stick to you delivery date, workflow, culling, editing,and enhancement of images, Adobe Bridge Lightroom and Photoshop, selling prints and canvas images, album design, online galleries, up-selling, reviews and testimonials.

Cost    £275.00


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