In our first five years of business we shot just under 250 weddings. We didn’t have a huge marketing budget and we’ve never paid anyone for SEO. We certainly made a few mistakes along the way and looking back we can see so many areas that we could have improved on.
The funny thing is that throughout those five years we never entered into much training. In fact the first time we did was towards the end of our third year in business. We were amazed at how much an outside perspective can help, not to mention the chance to learn from some of the best in the world.
We now have a marketing and advertising budget of zero. Not a penny. And our business is not only surviving, but thriving. All of our old advertising budget now goes into other sources, one of which is continuing our own training through workshops and one-to-ones. There is never any resting on your laurels in this industry, that’s kind of what makes it so exciting!
There’s a saying in bike races – ‘If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards’ – which to us has always translated perfectly to photography. This is an incredibly competitive and challenging industry and one in which success can only come with passion and dedication. We have a real desire to share our experiences with others, and our passion for what we do will help your business thrive and really stand out.
We look forward to helping you on your journey!
Chris & Verity