Set up a contract.
Regardless of how you conduct all of your wedding photography shoots, the fact remains that you are going to need to have a wedding photography contract one way or the other. It is something that can turn out to be extremely risky. There are so many different things that can possibly happen during a wedding photography coverage. If you do not cover yourself ahead of time, you might end up getting burned for it in the long run.
Contact a lawyer to get your basics covered.
There are a lot of templates for wedding photography contracts available online. All you need to do is to download the best and the most suitable one you can find, modify it a little to make it tailor fit for you and for that particular deal, and then get it proofread and approved by your contract lawyer before getting it in the hands of your clients.
Make sure that you get the documents notarized as well just to make sure that it is something that will turn out to be legal and binding. A contract can really protect you in case some things don’t pan out as you have initially planned. You will never really know when equipment failure, natural disasters, or health emergencies will hit you like a curve ball during the day of the wedding. It would be best and it would put your mind at ease if you have an extra layer of protection.
Learn how to identify which parts of your business you can go ahead and handle all on your own and which aspects you might need to outsource to professionals in their respective trades or specialties. Although you may be pretty hands on when it comes to the wedding photography side of things, this may not always be the case when it comes to the other parts of the business. There is so much more to wedding photography than just wedding photography alone, after all. There’s marketing. There’s networking. There’s accounting. There’s web content. There are so many other facets and so many other variables in the works behind the scenes and you need to make sure that as a wedding photographer, you will be able to take care of them all. You won’t be equipped enough to do so at times though and there really is no shame in that. There are a lot of sites out there that will allow you to virtually reach out and propose job openings to outsourcers who are qualified to get the job done. Put them to good use.
Get on social media.
Social media is one thing that most of the big corporations and successful professionals have been cashing in on for the longest time running. This is what you should be checking out as much as possible. Social media is also a platform that is mostly for free so you all that you need to do is make sure that you give it enough time and attention so that you can start working on growing your social media following.