In addition to possessing solid photographic skills, in order to make your wedding photography business a success you’ll need to be able to deal successfully with all sorts of people. First you’ll need to sell your photographic services successfully, so you may need to brush up on your sales and marketing skills. Then you’ll
need to deal with the demands of clients both before and after the wedding. This is often simply a case of making sure that you communicate clearly what they should expect of you as their photographer, and when to expect the final images or prints to be supplied. Finally, you will often have to take control of the wedding when it’s time to get your photos. This last skill can take some time to master, as it involves being able to corral the guests when you need them for group shots, but also knowing when to take a back seat, as you don’t want to take over the day.
It’s important to have some great, up-to-date images in your portfolio before you start out on your own, as you need appealing photos to attract new clients