Business of Wedding Photography Class

Dates and DaysCourse FormatMore Information
2014 • March 11, 13, 18 and 20th, Tues and ThursWeekday Evening Class (6:30 PM- 9:30 PM)
$250 + GST (regular price)
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You can be an incredibly creative wedding photographer, but without business sense to back it up, you may have an extremely hard time turning your talents into a career. The Business of Wedding Photography course is designed to help new and experienced wedding photographers examine their businesses and learn to streamline their processes in order to develop a highly successful and profitable business.

The main focus of this course is wedding photography, but many of the topics will be applicable for a portrait photographer as well.

We will discuss real, practical business solutions, common sense, organization, pricing and profit, workflow, contracts, work/life balance, keeping your clients happy, and how to grow your business in an extremely competitive marketplace. Time permitting, individual website and pricing critique will be available.

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About Your Instructors for the Business of Wedding Photography Class

Haley & Michael Shandro of Shandro Photo are sought after for their unique style of wedding photography.  While their photography has won them accolades, their strengths lie in connecting with their clients, and managing their successful boutique business for the past 7 years.  Their sole source of income is photography, and they made it through the recession unscathed.

They live in Edmonton, Alberta with their two adorable children.

Michael has his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and has worked at the Business Link helping small businesses.  Awards the duo have received include ‘Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Canada’ designation from Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC) and Best in Class wedding awards from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).  Their work has been featured in magazines and on blogs including Style Me Pretty, WedLuxe, Wedding Bells, Hot Pink Brides, Wedding Obsession, South Asian Bride Magazine and Blush Magazine. Haley & Michael will be speakers at the 2013 Canada Photo Convention in Vancouver.  Most importantly – their clients love working with them.

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What You Will Learn During the Business of Wedding Photography Class

Many topics will be covered, however some basics will include:

  • Setting up your business the right way
  • Managing client expectations
  • Workflow
  • Work/life balance
  • Social media and marketing
  • and many many other essential business topics (come prepared with your questions!)

We want to strongly encourage group participation in this class, and will be asking participants to bring with them their marketing materials, business conundrums, and an open mind.

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What to Expect

  • 14 hours of classroom instruction
  • Personalized instruction by award winning photographers and business people Haley and Michael Shandro
  • Hand outs
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Delicious snacks during coffee breaks
  • Full hot lunch on both days including soup, salad, choice of main course, side dishes and dessert

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Prerequisites for the Business of Wedding Photography Class

  • No pre-requisites
  • Open to photographers who are thinking of starting a business, all the way through established business owners who want to learn how to tweak their business

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Equipment Required

  • No equipment required
  • Unlike many of our other classes, this is not a photography class, but rather a class about the business of photography

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Class Location

Cost

  • $250 Canadian Dollars (plus tax) for the weekend course which includes lunch on both days
  • If you are interested, we recommend you register early as we expect this class to sell out quickly. The maximum number of students for this class is 25.

More Information

Policies and payment information are available here.

For additional information, please contact us at:
E-Mail: Contact us Electronically
Phone 780-669-1261 or toll-free at 1-877-778-1745

Dates and DaysCourse FormatMore Information
2014 • March 11, 13, 18 and 20th, Tues and ThursWeekday Evening Class (6:30 PM- 9:30 PM)
$250 + GST (regular price)
Click here to register