Question by wonda g: Portrait and Wedding Photography?
Please help with ideas or suggestions on how to get more business. I’ve done one wedding and quit a bit of portrait photography. I’ve talked to people and handed out business card, hung up fliers, posted ads, and posted pics on photo sites. Please help with any ideas. Thanks.
Answer by Lyra
We recently posted our intention to marry in England, which means our names and addresses go on a notice board for 2 weeks so that others can view them. It gives people a chance to contest your marriage, in cases of bigamy or incest or whatever.
Anyway, we actually had a couple of businesses contact us this way. They’d obviously seen our names and addresses, and posted us their details. I thought it was a bit cheeky, but I imagine they get a lot of business that way. If you’re not happy doing this, perhaps you could ask your local registry office (courthouse) or church to put up flyers there, or make suggestions for your services.
Another thing I’ve heard is that many wedding services will suggest one another. FOr instance, if the couple hire a car, the car hire company may also suggest cake makers or photographers to that couple. It allows you to get service from each other, and certainly worth looking into.
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