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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Wedding Photography Podcast is a weekly podcast (every Thursday) providing business tips, inspiration, and lessons learned to help wedding photographers book more weddings, go full-time, and become successful. It's hosted by Henry Chen of Aevitas Weddings, a wedding photographer based out of Los Angeles with a decade of experience photographing weddings and over 400 reviews on WeddingWire, Yelp, and Google.
 
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ASK WPP Podcast | Daily Wedding Photography Q&As | Wedding Photography Tips
 
ASK WPP is a daily podcast answering wedding photography-related questions from wedding photographers. Topics from branding, marketing, equipment, and how to run a successful wedding photography business are covered. It's hosted by Henry Chen of Wedding Photography Podcast and Aevitas Weddings, a wedding photographer based out of Los Angeles with a decade of experience photographing over 400 weddings.
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Being your own boss means you’re constantly faced with decisions about how to successfully manage your business and the direction you want to take it. Join me on a trip down memory lane as I talk about some of the biggest wedding photography risks I’ve taken in my business and how they have affected it to this day. I’ll chat about the decision ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
In this day and age, the amount of wedding photography educational information available to us can be overwhelming. From online articles to in-person workshops, videos and podcasts, it can be difficult to know where to start and what is of value. In this episode, I’ll chat about finding a balance between the amount of content you consume and ho ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Recently, I did a whole rebranding of my wedding photography educational material from Wedding Photography Podcast to Success In Wedding Photography. In this episode, I want to share with you the process of rebranding, how I went about it and the lessons I learned along the way, which will hopefully help others who are considering rebranding th ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Every year I set myself a number of goals and resolutions, both personal and professional in relation to my wedding photography business. In this episode, I want to share with you the resolutions I set myself for 2017 (and whether or not I achieved them), as well as those I’m hoping to achieve in 2018. From spending more time with my wife to sa ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
It sounds great. Waking up to realize that all of sudden you’ve got a significantly higher number of wedding bookings than you’ve had in any previous year and with that, a significantly higher income. But in this episode, we’ll take a reality check about what that actually means and how it can affect your life, for the better and the worse. I’l ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
As wedding photographers, we have a huge arsenal of evidence at our disposal when it comes to showing clients our style, experience in the industry and what they can expect when hiring us. So rather than sending lengthy correspondence emails telling them how great we are, why not just show them? In this episode, we’ll chat about the secret to b ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Receiving negative reviews is never easy but it can also be the catalyst for positive change in your business and life. So following on from my first non-5 star review in iTunes, I’ve decided to shake things up and take some of the feedback on board. In this Wedding Photography Podcast episode, I want to share with you what the review said and ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
One of the biggest contributors to my business success has been my ability to get hundreds of wedding photography reviews from previous clients on WeddingWire, Yelp, and Google. In my opinion, the best way to sell yourself is through the honest words of others. Having positive feedback and reviews from past clients is just as important as an im ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Something I’ve been asked many times over the last few years is why I don’t use this podcast series to talk about the photography side of being a wedding photographer. So I wanted to take a moment to explain the reasoning behind my decision to focus on the business side of wedding photography instead. A lot of emphases is put on technical aspec ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Being passionate and believing in yourself are important elements in building a successful wedding photography business. But you shouldn’t rely on the off-chance that prospective clients are going to inquire or even book on that alone. We all hope that our business is going to be a success, particularly when we’re just starting out, but it take ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
A huge game changer for me in recent years has been my ability to book wedding photography clients online, without requiring any face-to-face meetings. By this, I mean just a few emails back and forth before the contract is secured and the deposit paid. As a wedding photographer that doesn’t have a retail space, this significantly reduces the a ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
They say you should live with no regrets but there are things we all wish we could have done better or achieved in our lives. So in this episode, I wanted to be completely honest with my listeners and chat about my biggest regret as a wedding photographer - not being able to grow my wedding photography studio! A few years ago, I rebranded Henry ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
After my first week as a new father, I wanted to take some time out to reflect on the huge changes that have just taken place in my life and the rewards of this new role. Many wedding photographers out there are juggling a family and career, so how exactly do you prepare for the life-altering changes that having a baby brings and maintain the s ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Passion is an essential ingredient for any successful wedding photography business and probably the main reason you decided to pursue this path in the first place. If your heart’s not in it, potential clients will quickly pick up on it and probably go elsewhere. But passion alone is not enough. There are a lot of other elements that need to be ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
One of the most important characteristics of an outstanding wedding photographer is communication - listening to what your clients want and applying this in the way you capture their special day. A couple has probably selected you because they love your work, but it takes more than just showing up on their wedding day to leave a lasting impress ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
Keeping in mind that most couples will start looking for and book a wedding photographer months before their special day, now is the time to start reevaluating your marketing strategies to ensure you’re getting inquiries for next year (and even 2019). It might seem like ages away, but it’s the steps you take now that will reap benefits down the ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
When chatting with other wedding photographers, I often hear that they don’t know anything about their website analytics and what they mean or that they can’t really be bothered trying to understand it all. But before you spend money on marketing or expensive gear trying to boost your wedding photography business, understanding your website tra ...…
 
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EPISODE #100: THE MOST POPULAR TOPICS IN THE FIRST 100 EPISODES OF THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST Summary: It’s with much gratitude that I’ve recorded my 100th episode in this Wedding Photography Podcast series and I want to send a huge “thank you” to all of my listeners who have made it happen. To celebrate this milestone, I thought we’d look ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #99: ARE WE SETTING REALISTIC GOALS FOR OURSELVES IN OUR BUSINESS? Summary: Throughout my experience mentoring other wedding photographers and chatting with people in the community, I’ve found that sometimes we create unrealistic goals that are just setting us up for disappointment. Goal setting is a really important aspect of growing y ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #98: NEVER GET TOO HIGH OR TWO LOW IN YOUR BUSINESS - STAY THE COURSE Summary: Having ups and downs is all part of running your own business. There are times when you’ll be thriving, booking lots of clients and earning a lot, then you might go through a few slow months, have equipment breakdown or receive some negative feedback from a c ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #97: WHY I CREATED A WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST FOR BRIDES AND GROOMS Summary: A short while back I started a wedding planning podcast for brides and grooms to help them execute their dream wedding. It features interviews with some of the vendors that I’ve worked with throughout the years and have a great respect for, as well as tips and ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #96: TOO BUSY TO WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS BUT NOT BUSINESS ENOUGH TO SHOOT WEDDINGS Summary: It’s too often I hear wedding photographers complaining that they’re not shooting enough weddings or getting enough inquiries. But when you ask those same photographers how much time they spend working behind-the-scenes on their businesses, they an ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #95: GETTING THE MOST EXPERIENCE OUT OF EVERY WEDDING YOU PHOTOGRAPH Summary: While you can use the images you capture at each and every wedding to help market your business, you can also use the experiences to improve your wedding photography in the long term. Many of us are just keen to share the photos with our clients and on our soc ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #94: ARE YOU TRULY GETTING THE ABSOLUTE MOST OUT OF EVERY WEDDING YOU PHOTOGRAPH? Summary: The main focus of being a wedding photographer is capturing beautiful images for your clients, but that’s not where their exposure should end. In this wedding photography podcast episode, we’re going to chat about how to get the most mileage out o ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #93: WHAT IS YOUR UNFAIR ADVANTAGE AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER? Summary: In many ways, wedding photographers share a lot in common. We are all dedicated to capturing the love and emotion of a couple’s special day and probably have a website that showcases our images and style. We might use similar equipment and run our businesses accordin ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #92: THERE'S ONLY ONE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER YOU SHOULD COMPARE YOURSELF TO Summary: No matter what industry you work in, chances are at one point or another you’ve compared yourself with your colleagues and the work they do. While this can be healthy and a great way to find inspiration and guidance for setting your own goals, it can also ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #91: SOME OF THE LOWEST POINTS OF MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS Summary: July 15 this year marks exactly ten years since I shot my first wedding, so I thought I’d record an episode to celebrate! But rather than focus on my successes and what I’ve done well to get to where I am today, I thought I’d share some of the lowest points of my ...…
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #90: IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT SAVINGS AND RETIREMENT Summary: We can’t work forever and like most professions, it’s important as wedding photographers that we plan for our financial security in retirement. If you’re in your later years, then this might be something you’re thinking about already. While for those of us w ...…
 
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EPISODE #89: NOT ALL WEDDINGS ARE THE SAME; STOP TREATING THEM AS IF THEY WERE. Summary: Most weddings follow a certain flow - a getting ready session followed by the ceremony, then portraits and a reception. But that’s where the similarities end. No two weddings are the same and we shouldn’t treat them as such for our own convenience or the si ...…
 
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Episode #181: Question: Would you consider continuing this podcast in the future? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #88: WE ALL HAVE TO START WITH ZERO WEDDINGS FOR THE NEXT YEAR Summary: No matter how your wedding photography business has performed in the past 12 months (lots of inquiries and bookings or less than you had hoped), it’s important to remember that we are all starting out on a level playing field in the coming year. This episode is a re ...…
 
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Episode #180: Question: How do you deal with a stressed out bride/groom on her/his wedding day? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #179: Question: What do you think of having a second shooter vs. a main shooter with an assistant? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #178: Question: What qualities make up your ideal clientele? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #177: Question: What do most clients underestimate when it comes to their wedding day? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #176: Question: Do you think it hurts your business since you aren't part of a husband and wife photography team? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #175: Question: If you could change one thing about how you started your business, what would it be? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #174: Question: What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #173: Question: How do you feel about couples asking for RAW images? Photographer: Charlene Chiu Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Wedding Photography Podcast | How To Become A Successful, Full-Time Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Tips
 
EPISODE #87: DOES ANYTHING ELSE REALLY MATTER IF YOU AREN'T GETTING THE INQUIRIES? Summary: As wedding photographers we’re wearing a lot of different hats - we’re business owners, marketers, branders, accountants, and social media managers (sometimes all at the same time). But it’s critical to maintain perspective on what is most important and ...…
 
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Episode #172: Question: What's the strangest/most fun request you've ever gotten from a couple? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #171: Question: Are you self-taught or did you take a course on photography? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #170: Question: Do you use any type of utility belt or vest to help carry your gear during weddings and sessions? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #169: Question: Have you ever had a couple request to have an animal in their shoot? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #168: Question: What are your tips for calibrating your viewfinder focus? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #167: Question: Do clients ever ask you to recreate shots that they've seen on the web? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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EPISODE #86: BEING UNCOMFORTABLE IN YOUR BUSINESS IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS EVER It may sound counter-intuitive, but being uncomfortable in your wedding photography business can be one of the best things for its success. Being uncomfortable means you are putting yourself in challenging situations - either artistically or personally - and this i ...…
 
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Episode #166: Question: Do you have insurance on your camera gear? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
Episode #165: Question: What additional information do you gather from a couple after they've booked you other than the venue and time? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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Episode #164: Question: Have you ever thought about moving from Canon to Nikon or another OEM? Why or why not? Photographer: Shane Redman of Cornerstone Captures Click here to ask your question. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes!
 
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