I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Prince Edward Island. Aside from photographing weddings, I also teach aspiring photographers all things weddings and business, as well as, beginner photographers how to start and thrive in business.
On the blog, you will find weddings that I have photographed, photography and business education, as well as, a little glimpse into my life!
It’s crucial to learn how to work effectively with wedding vendors if you want to be a successful wedding photographer. Building a good relationship with other wedding vendors can be the difference between getting booked or not. In this blog post, I am going to give you 3 tips that will teach you how to work effectively with wedding vendors.
Prior to any wedding day, you should reach out to some of the other wedding vendors, especially those that you’ve never worked with before. Introduce yourself and let them know that you’re excited to meet them and work with them on the specific date.
One way to get on the good side of the vendor is to exchange email addresses and let them know that you will send them the wedding gallery once you have it edited. This way, the vendor will be using your images on their website and social media tagging you which will also get your name out to more people.
When you are posting photos from the wedding day, you should be tagging all of the vendors that worked on the wedding. This way, you are advertising for them which they will really appreciate but you are also giving them the opportunity to share your post. By sharing your post, you will be getting more eyeballs on your work because all of their followers will now see your images as well.
By doing these 3 things alone, you are helping the vendor out by marketing for them and in return, maybe the next time a client asks them for any suggestions for photographers, they will suggest your name therefore bring you in more business.
So the next time you learn who you will be working with at a wedding, reach out and connect.
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