How to open your own wedding photography business

Everyone who plans their most beautiful day in life, undoubtedly has some money saved for a experienced photographer, who will immortalize all the unforgettable moments. On the market, there exist a variety of companies offering wedding photography services. This kind of business may not only be highly profitable but also rewarding. However, in order to get started and succeed we will require a professional equipment, as well as, skills and knowledge.


We need to remember that only great, breathtaking photos will enable us to acquire customers. People ordering wedding photography services want to be sure, that the photos they pay for will be of exceptional quality.


In the case of the described business idea, the particular location we choose for our company will not have any direct influence on our profit. We can arrange the office in our own house or some different place of our choice. If we decide on the first option we will be able to reduce the investment costs and save a considerable amount of money each month.


The majority of the investment will constitute purchasing an appropriate equipment. The cost of a professional camera along with the set of replaceable lenses varies from $1000 to $15000. Initially, a middle-end reflex camera should be enough. Additionally, we will require a PC or laptop with a specialized image processing software. Moreover, it is worth purchasing a high resolution printer, which will allow us to create photo albums for our customers. This, will also make our offer more attractive.

Advertising and marketing

In the described business idea, at least in the initial stage, the majority of customers will be acquired from recommendations. However, it does not mean that we should not invest in marketing activities. First of all, we should order professional and elegant business cards. Additionally, we will require an attractive website containing our portfolio and some basic information about our studio.

Start-up costs?

From $5,000 to $50,000

Possibility to work from home? 


Possibility to work part time?


Possibility to enter into a franchise agreement?


Possibility to work remotely?



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  1. If wedding photography is something you’re passionate about and you are good at customer satisfaction, your business should thrive once you get the word out. Make sure you know your competition.

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