Previously I’d been running mentoring sessions mainly targeted towards photographers who already had an established wedding business.
However, during the ‘corona lockdown’, I started offering ‘beginners’ sessions online via zoom, for things as simple as – understanding what ‘aperture’ does or using the manual settings on your camera to take better photos of your family, etc. Or just, how to get started in the wedding photography world.
These took off well, and I’m happy to announce that I’m still offering these sessions until restrictions reduce more and I’m busy back shooting weddings in some capacity again.
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 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”
“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!”
“You won’t find a busier wedding 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?”
— Zorica Meyer
— Courtney Laura
— Clarke Richards
Courtney Laura Photography
Flint Street Photography
I’m happy to share everything I know about –
Photographing 70+ Weddings Per Year
How I manage to get enough enquiries to easily book 70 weddings a year, whilst paying little money for advertising and not being published in wedding magazines.
Maintaining energy & passion
My systems, workflows, client experience. And how I maintain the energy, passion and easily manage the workload of shooting this volume of weddings.
In what is now over 400 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. Perfect for photographers just starting 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 of 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 quick online zoom sessions or full & half-day sessions at my home workspace in Mooroolbark – where I’ll be a completely open book. You can ask anything you want. Or, we can mainly just cover one thing in particular, such as SEO, or how to pose couples – 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
MORE KIND WORDS
“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!”
"I am just starting out in the wedding photography game and saw Briggsy pop up on google when searching for wedding photography mentors. Upon checking his stuff out and scrolling through such a polished portfolio I couldn't wait to reach out!
He responded very promptly with as much enthusiasm to start as I expected from browsing his website, as everyone reviewed that he was an awesome photographer and an even better bloke; nothing falls short of the truth in that aspect.
Briggsy is so full of knowledge and was patient and understanding with the fact that I was starting out fresh and as an hour flew by we easily could have chatted all day, he really is an open book and so easy to get along with.
Can't recommend his mentorship enough, whether you're new like me, or been in the industry for years, his outlook and approach with his art is an absolute eye-opener and I already can't wait to get out there, practice heaps and book the next one with him to keep on improving.
Thanks Briggsy! you're a legend mate."
“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! ”
— Belinda Prince
— Paul Fallon
— Kayla Maree
Royal Memories Photography
Starting out in wedding photography
Kayla Maree Photography