"What's your real job?"
Yes, we've been asked that question. It can definitely be a little frustrating because people don't understand how much work goes into being a photographer. Heck, a lot of photographers who are just starting don't even realize how much work goes into running a thriving photography business. I mean you're talking about things like:
- Web Design
- Gallery Delivery
- Album Designs
- And All The Different Software It Takes To Do All Of Those Things.
Anyone else exhausted just reading that?
This membership exists to teach you all the things so you can start implementing it slowly into your business. I have experienced information overload and what happens is that you'll only end up implementing a fraction of what you learned from your conference or online course. I am not going to overload your brain with too much info all at once. It's important for you and your business to digest the information that I'm providing before moving onto the next bite. After all, building a successful business is a marathon and not a sprint.
but guess what?
You don't have to have it all together right now.
Wanna' know a secret? I started where you are right now! I photographed my first wedding for a friend for $200 on a Canon t3i with no knowledge on how to pose or edit let alone run a photography business. Fast forward 5 years and I'm photographing 25 weddings a year at an average of $5,000.
So what made the difference and took me from stressed out to booked out? Implementing the systems, workflows and strategies that allows me to book only weddings that I love while still living the life I want because I don't believe you need to shoot 60 weddings a year to be successful.
This membership will fast track you to the front of the competition and give you all the tools you need to know to successfully run a wedding photography business. All that's left for you to do is dive in!
Whether you’re just starting or you’re shifting into a full time role as a wedding photographer, you’re probably wondering, “what do I do next?” It can be overwhelming and terrifying and that’s totally okay. There are a million and one steps, but if we can break it down into easy, bite sized chunks then it seems much more manageable. I’ve already given a general roadmap for my workflow in a free video on YouTube that you can check out on my channel. This entire email series will center around the emails we send at each point in the process and go deeper into that workflow by specifically giving you a script of what to say and when to say it. Each email is paired with a video that dives a little deeper into the email and why it’s important.
Posing is an essential part of the job, right? The way you pose will determine your client's comfortability level and ultimately how they feel about their images. Once you've learned the general posing, how do you go about creating authentic reactions, emotions and smiles? That's where prompts come into play. We're sharing behind the scenes videos and prompt cards of how to set up the couples into the pose and then how we share the prompt with them to get real, genuine authentic reactions and connections between the couple. We'll tell you exactly what to say. You'll even get a download of each prompt card that you can keep on your phone and my personal posing app that you'll be able to access from anywhere.
I will be hosting a Live Q&A at least once a month so you'll have direct access to me to literally ask anything you want. This is where we can get into the nitty gritty of your business and I can give you direct advice on the next steps of what you should do. The Live Q&A's are also available for replay so you can always go back and watch them over. This is also a great way to connect with other members of the community and learn alongside them. Chances are they're asking questions similar to yours.
Throughout the membership I will be dropping some mini courses and sometimes full courses based around a variety of different topics relating to wedding photography. I'm all about no fluff education and giving you exactly what you came here for. I will get the information across as efficiently and effectively as I can that way you're not sitting through hours upon hours of content wondering what you should apply to your business. You'll have immediate access to these courses as they release.
There is so much to share and teach that I'm so excited to give you, but if you want to see all of what is coming to the membership in 2021, just keep scrolling!
• Monthly Giveaways
• Massive Preset Collection
• Livestream Editing Demos
• A Pricing Mini Course - How To Determine Pricing + Creating A Pricing Guide
• Our Full Workflow - From Start To Finish
• A Full Engagement Style Guide PDF Template
• Wedding Photography Flash Course
• How To Get Published
• The Basics of Video
• The Pinterest Mini Course - Using Pinterest To Get Traffic
• Monthly Live Q&A
• And More!
I'm Josiah Blizzard, a film school drop out who pursued wedding photography as a full time career. I've grown that business with my wife, Steph, to a 6-figure business that shoots 25-30 weddings a year at an average of $5,000+ per wedding. I live in the Philly suburbs of Pennsylvania with my wife, Steph, and our noisy, yet playful boxer mix, Chance. I love helping photographers grow their businesses and find the confidence they've had the entire time.