I’m super excited to announce that I’m now offering one-on-one mentoring for wedding photographers.
I am ultra passionate about teaching & helping others be the best they can be. And I’m passionate about creating a community over competition mindset in our industry. There’s absolutely no way I would have got my business to the point it is today, without reaching out to other wedding photographers for help and guidance.
Why am I doing this ?
I never studied photography & I have no formal training whatsoever in photography. And I’m completely comfortable telling people that. I’ve still never read a wedding magazine. I fumbled my way through photographing my first wedding in 2012 whilst still working a full time office job – and I absolutely fell in love with shooting weddings straight away. The pace, the excitement, the emotion. I worked my arse off (and still do) and managed to build up that business to have enough work to make wedding photography my full time job in January 2015. The following year saw me photograph over 70 weddings that calendar year, and I’ve consistently been able to book that amount every year since. The next question people usually ask when they hear that is – “You must be too cheap then?”. I can assure you that’s not the case.
Therefore, I’m happy to share everything I know about –
- How I manage to get enough enquiries to easily book 70 weddings a year, whilst paying little to no money for advertising and not being published in any wedding magazines.
- How I maintain the energy, passion and easily manage the workload of shooting this volume of weddings.
In what is now over 350 weddings I’ve photographed, I’ve learned a few things along the way. And I’m happy to share this experience with anyone looking to grow. This is perfect for photographers just starting out in the wedding industry or photographers who have been going at it a while, but finding the business side of things a little stale or slow.
As mentioned above – I don’t claim to know everything. And I don’t own a magic pill that’s suddenly going to generate you hundreds more enquiries. But I feel that by talking anyone through my processes, workflow, client experience etc – I would confidently say that you would gain some insight and pick up some great information to help you in your business.
I’m offering full day or half day sessions at my home workspace in Mooroolbark – where I’ll be a complete open book. You can ask anything you want. Or, we can mainly just cover one thing in particular, such as SEO – if you like.
Also, think of every cent you spend on your business with ‘ROI’ in mind. I ask myself before spending any money on something education related; will I get a return on my investment ? And if I learn only one thing that helps me book just one more wedding as a result. Well then I have. Simple as that. 🙂 #communityovercompetition
“I didn’t know what to expect meeting the guy behind the camera ‘Briggsy’ when I booked in to do a mentoring session. He is just awesome. From the minute we started chatting there was no ego getting in the way, just a genuine down to earth guy who let me ask anything. From how he got started in the industry, to workflows, what to expect, gear, tips and so much more. I would highly recommend a session with Briggsy. It was so valuable to me especially shooting my first wedding. Thanks Briggsy. I won’t forget it” Zorica Meyer – ZED Imagery
“If you know Briggsy, you know he has a crap load of energy, loves to talk and a passion for his work. Combining all of that together and I had the BEST mentoring session with him! 4 hours could have easily gone into 8 hours, or even another day. He went above and beyond with providing me with handouts and links that have inspired him and helped me with simple tricks to editing that I never knew. I’ve only been in the industry for a short time, but I sincerely value my education to continue to grow and I’m so glad I booked with Briggsy. If you’re thinking about it…. DO IT!” – Courtney Laura Photography
“Briggsy opened up his world to me during our mentoring session. He makes me want to push myself to the next level of wedding photography! His honesty made me feel so comfortable from the moment I walked in the door. He really is a very special person full of knowledge and energy!!! He’s just a fucking cool guy!!! Thank you Briggsy” Georgia Versluys Photography
“Since I very first met Briggsy, he’s pummelled me with information, visual aids and links to everything I need. He’s one of the most comfortable, easy going guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, full of so much zest and energy, with a world of knowledge that he’s more than happy to share. My business absolutely would not be what it is without him.” Hailey Birch – One Spoon Two Spoon Photography
“What can I say…you have taught me more in your full day mentoring program than I have in the last three years. Not only did you make the day enjoyable (honestly did not even feel like 8 hours) and I could have continued just to hear more of your processes and how you have become where you are today! I would recommend everyone I know to do your mentoring program. You can tell from the first time you meet Briggsy that he loves his job and loves even handing out information to other photographers who just want to enjoy their business and work!
Thank you so much Briggsy for one of the best learning days. I am seeing a difference in my photography already means that I know it was well worth it!” Belinda Prince – Royal Memories Photography
“You won’t find a busier photographer who is more generous with their time than Briggsy. He does this because he cares deeply about the industry and the people in it. There’s a phrase that gets bandied around a bit, ‘Community over competition’ and while this sounds like a loved up instagram hashtag, it’s actually very true when it comes to Briggsy. He embodies it. He wants the industry to be better, he wants the community to be better, he wants you to be better.
I have worked with him as a second shooter on and off over the past 18 months and in that time he couldn’t have been more willing to help or impart the length and breadth of his knowledge.
There’s a sense amongst creatives that if they let you in on their process, let you peek behind the curtain, that they’ll somehow lose their edge because you know what’s in their secret recipe and that you’ll start ‘stealing future clients’ from them. Briggsy not only lets you look behind the curtain, he’ll come back there with you, give you a beer, put on a Jimmy Eat World album and say: “What do you want to know?” Clarke Richards – Flint Street Photography
“Spending a couple of hours with Briggsy changed my business in so many ways! I walked in there not knowing what to expect thinking if I left with one little nugget of gold it would have been worth it. Instead I walked out with so many new ideas, feeling inspired, looking at my business from a whole new perspective and with a new friend in the industry too! Sometimes “mentors” promise being an open book then leave you wanting but there was nothing that was off limits with him. He showed me his systems and processes, templates and the inner workings of his business to help me understand what and how I could improve my own business and answered all my million questions! (Sorry dude! Haha!) Not only is he an awesome guy, you can tell he is truly passionate about helping others and the industry!
If you want REAL help and guidance with your own business, then do it! You will thank yourself later! ” Kayla Martin – Kayla Maree Photography
“A big thank you for having me tag along with you to a wedding. – That one day alone changed the entire way I shoot.” Brenton John – The Wedding & Portrait Studio