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  Hi!  I'm Jessica, the main communicator for Five Fourteen Photography. Here is where I love to share our client's stories! As you browse, you will find complete wedding galleries, some great wedding tips, and you'll get to know my family and I on a more personal level. Enjoy!

how to become a wedding photographer and book more engaged couples clients

January 25, 2022

Getting Couples To Trust You Early In Your Career

I’m excited to share this YouTube Tuesday Tip with you!  This is my first informational YouTube post geared towards photographers and today’s topic is all about how I got couples to trust me with their weddings my first year in business…

So you’ve started your social media page and let the whole world know that you’ve started your own photography business, you may even have launched your website, too – now what?!  I was once there myself!  When I started advertising myself as a wedding photographer I only had ONE WEDDING under my belt and had second shot ZERO WEDDINGS!  Of course, this is not the recommended path to wedding photography; unless that is, you know without a shadow of a doubt that you won’t let your clients down and that you’re walking in what you believe God called you to do, as in my case.  Faith over fear, am I right?!  Ok, back to the topic…

First, you should definitely have some sort of pricing structure so potential clients know that you fit into their budget; if you don’t have that yet, you can check out my pricing guide here.

Second, you need engaged couples!  But how do you find them?  This was my number one response when I polled my mailing list and social media for what they would like to learn from me.  You tell everyone you know that you’re an engagement and/or photographer! You own it! You say it with confidence!  Start offering couples who are friends free or discounted sessions to build your portfolio and post that work daily.  You will start getting inquiries and when you do, the info in my YouTube Video will help you win them over!

In this YouTube I cover how to win over engaged couples who have either already inquired with you, booked a session with you AND I cover how to get couples with and Engagement Session Giveaway.

Tips for an Engagement Session Giveaway

  • Post On Social Media (Facebook, IG grid, stories, and reels)
  • Make a TikToc and/or Reel
  • Run the giveaway no longer than a week
  • Use free Google forms to have them fill out important info (covered in the video)
  • Require to enter they (this helps grow your social media following)
    • Fill out the Google Form
    • And tag at leas 3 friends or 2-3 engaged friends
    • Like and comment on your Reel. This one is VERY IMPORTANT as Instagram is geared more towards Reels now than anything.


Please make sure you subscribe to my channel as I will continue to cover marketing and sales in wedding photography!  My ultimate goal with my new YouTube channel is to share high value information in 10 minutes or less every Tuesday. 




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