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ZachOly
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · How many weddings do you have booked for 2013?


Just 1, womp womp...


Dec 11, 2012 at 08:43 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · How many weddings do you have booked for 2013?


We have 8, and that's definitely different for us. We usually get booked 3-6 months in advance, but this year we start up January 13th and have bookings all the way until summer. The good thing is, all spring we will book for summer/fall/winter, so we will easily triple that 8 bookings by year's end. It's going to be a good year me thinks.


Dec 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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Unusually low for me right now, just 8 Hoping things pick up, or maybe it will be the motivation I need to get my ass in gear and chase after some more commercial work


Dec 12, 2012 at 01:23 AM
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Cheer up guys! The great thing about wedding photography is that there is a natural leveling to bookings. Brides start finding out that there aren't many photographers still open, so that gives the photographers that are still open a much better chance of booking. So while booking up early is nice, it doesn't mean that people in the 3-8 range now won't fill a lot of dates in the coming months!


Dec 12, 2012 at 02:00 PM
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Also remember not a lot of people book in November and December. They are busy with the holidays and focusing their money and attention elsewhere. January and February are usually huge booking months for me.


Dec 12, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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skiboarder72 wrote:
Cheer up guys! The great thing about wedding photography is that there is a natural leveling to bookings. Brides start finding out that there aren't many photographers still open, so that gives the photographers that are still open a much better chance of booking. So while booking up early is nice, it doesn't mean that people in the 3-8 range now won't fill a lot of dates in the coming months!


Can I have that in writing?



Dec 12, 2012 at 03:48 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · How many weddings do you have booked for 2013?


Have six and four bridal shows to go. I'll get my 20+ before the season ends next year.


Dec 12, 2012 at 04:40 PM
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Currently I am at 5 primary & 2nd shooting for 1, which I am very happy with because I am getting the type of clients that I want - who value photography and enjoy the work they've seen on my website

with a full time job & family, I am targeting max 15 weddings so i'm happy with where i'm at so far



Dec 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM
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lilyphoto wrote:
Also remember not a lot of people book in November and December. They are busy with the holidays and focusing their money and attention elsewhere. January and February are usually huge booking months for me.

This is very true. January is usually huge for me in terms of booking. However I just booked a wedding today. And received two more inquiries.



Dec 12, 2012 at 06:04 PM
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We've got 26 book for now, with two brides I'm waiting to get contracts back from. I'm reworking pricing for the start of the new year to shoot less hopefully for 2014.


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We've got 26 book for now, with two brides I'm waiting to get contracts back from. I'm reworking pricing for the start of the new year to shoot less hopefully for 2014.


Dec 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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14 with 2 I am sure will book. I also have meetings scheduled for tomorrow and a couple more for next week. We should have more.




Dec 13, 2012 at 02:26 AM
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ZachOly wrote:
Just 1, womp womp...


Ditto. Something's gotta change here.



Dec 13, 2012 at 02:41 AM
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Booked 7, then realized I was probably charging too little. I have another full-time career, so 2013 is the test for how many weddings I can handle without going insane (or driving my wife insane!).


Dec 13, 2012 at 03:05 AM
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I have 13 right now. I had 10 at the same time last year and ended up shooting 32.


Dec 13, 2012 at 03:06 AM
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Right now 14 for me with two more on the way. Hoping for 35-40 next year.


Dec 13, 2012 at 02:33 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · How many weddings do you have booked for 2013?


i don't know how you guys shoot 30+ weddings a year...that is crazy to me. i have 9 right now and will probably cap 2013 at 16-17.



Dec 13, 2012 at 02:37 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · How many weddings do you have booked for 2013?


I can shoot 30 a year with a full time job during the week.

Like a boss.

(It's also worth noting I live in the southern US and my wedding "season" is essentially 9-10 months long)



Dec 13, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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I find it interesting how the number you booked last year at this time compares to this year and how many you actually shot last year. I am at 10 and hoping for 15. Last year at this time I wasn't in business yet. For 2012, I shot two as primary photographer and second shot as much as I could.


Dec 13, 2012 at 03:15 PM
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deepbluejh wrote:
I can shoot 30 a year with a full time job during the week.

Like a boss.

(It's also worth noting I live in the southern US and my wedding "season" is essentially 9-10 months long)


Eek. In my eyes that is not something to be proud of.. but to each his own.

I did 20 this year with a full time job and it made me realize how much i'm missing out on some things.

Next year i'm already capped at 6-8.



Dec 13, 2012 at 04:12 PM
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