Actually having a weekend to get caught up on all my backlog of shoots was refreshing. This weekend I have time to look forwards to the 2017 shooting season. Next weekend the basketball game season begins, so I’ll be coaching when I’m not shooting and vice versa. Life moves on and on, right?
I’ve been very fortunate in that every year, my client list and calendar doubles with engagements and contracts. I’m absolutely thrilled with that. I’ve loved all the clients I’ve gotten to work with and I keep getting new references from old clients to new clients coming in. It’s really awesome when word of mouth can spread out my business exponentially and I appreciate everyone that has helped me get this far. I hit my goal of wedding bookings in 2016 already, and looking to 2017 I would like to stay with that same number. Instead of continuing to expand and book more, I think I’d rather stay at my current level and focus on delivering the best experience and quality to my clients whether I’m shooting a wedding, engagement, portrait, event, or artistic session.
So what it boils down to: I’m opening up my 2017 wedding calendar to booking now. For any wedding booked, I’ll include a second shooter at no cost to the client. It’s over a $500 value on most wedding packages I offer, and only available for the first 5 weddings I book for 2017. After I’ve booked those five weddings, I’ll be looking at the calendar and logistics and decide where I have availability after that, and offer a discounted rate for those periods of time. This way I’m not working every weekend in June and July, or every weekend in October, and have time to enjoy life as well as deliver results as expediently and as high quality as possible. So if you know of someone looking for a wedding photographer who isn’t focused on how many weddings they book but are interested in delivering a fun, enthusiastic, and amazing experience, send them my way!
Any questions? Post them below and I’ll get them answered ASAP!