Neil Cooling Photography | Wedding Photography - its not all about the money

Wedding Photography - its not all about the money

July 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Wedding photographers all work hard but the financial rewards are not great unless you undertake 50 wedding per year! And who in their right mind would want that bearing in mind in South West France the wedding season is approximately only 6 months long! A wedding normally takes about 4 days to complete; there is the long day attending the wedding followed by a few days of post production working on the images until the final set is published. Its more time consuming then many people think so the financial reward for all this work is not great, but for me its not all about the money. Yes I need to make a living, we all do, but getting rich is not likely as a wedding photographer. Unless as I said earlier you complete many wedding per year and are able to charge a substantial fee for each one!

Anyway the real point of this note is to say that its not all about money its also about feeling good about what you do and this for me is so important.

After each wedding I always ask for feedback, and if you read my blog you will know how important feedback is to me. I learn from this feedback as we all would. So when I receive detailed feedback that is really positive about my work its fantastic and that happened this week.

I completed a wedding assignment at Chateau du Trichot on the Aquitaine Lot-et Garonne boarder near Tournon d'Agenais for a couple who had planned everything themselves and never even visited the venue. It was a lovely day, it was hot and tiring but I really enjoyed it so when I received their feedback (please read) I was overjoyed. It was so complimentary and it showed that my work ethic and style were recognised and appreciated. So thank you Billie-jo and Neil.

So its not all about the money.


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