When I decided to take my skills from “fauxtographer” to a real-life photography business I had no idea how to get into the market. It was so intimidating! I soon realized it was as easy as being kind and treating vendors like friends… FRIENDORS!
It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the things that you THINK you should do, but I have one huge piece of advice. Stop it and just be kind for a little while! Extend a helping hand, check in on your vendor friends, ask how you can help… You might be surprised how well that it helps your photography business – without taking a single image!
After you check in on your Frendors, there’s another thing you can do. Think about them! Yep, that’s it! When you’re shooting an event think about vendor friends and take photos that they can use on their websites, social media accounts, and portfolios!
Taking a detailed shot of the rentals or a straight on shot of the hair and makeup will make your peers be seen. This takes your no extra time and it even elevates your own gallery! Plus, I bet those vendors will want you to work with them in the future. Hellloooo referrals!
Do you see a theme here? Growing your photography business is hard, don’t get me wrong, but simple things like taking behind the scenes photos or shifting your mindset to focus on others will go a long way!
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