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 calender year, and I’ve consistently booked 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 250 weddings I’ve been a part of, 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 workspace in Mount Evelyn – 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
“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