One Year Development Course | Wedding photographer business and photography training

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12 Month Wedding Photography Development and Training Course - Southern England - Hemel Hempstead

6x Business and photography Meetings

Zoom sessions – Join me on real weddings – Grow your business 

2024 Southern Business group available to join now

Suited to both new and established wedding and portrait photography businesses, taking place over the year the course is split into six main group meetings which take place mid week and are scheduled up to six months in advance and around availability of the group to ensure everyone has the opportunity to attend in person or can log in online to the meeting. 

These meetings are supplemented by a number of extra online meetings and webinars via Zoom. Meetings whether online or zoom are recorded and available to watch on catch up in the private members Facebook group along with downloadable copies the meeting notes

Meetings will take place in or around Hemel Hempstead

The aim of the one year course. 

  • Increase the number of bookings through effective marketing and increase sales and pricing of both wedding collections and online galleries. 

  • Reduce costs per wedding and increase turnover and margin 

  • Speed up workflow, post processing, album design and consultations

  • Improve your photography knowledge and skill set through theory and, practical training and development

The meetings are a mix of practical photography time working with models and business training. Business topics covered over the course will include extensive Marketing, Pricing, Albums, Samples and products, Increasing online sales and galleries, Search Engine Optimisation, Managing and optimising Social Media, Workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop, Album design,  Wedding planning and organisation etc

Benefits of membership:

  • Support between meetings via phone, email or in the private Facebook Group. 
  • Private facebook group for course members
  • Join me at real weddings. The opportunity to come along to real weddings and assist / observe. 
  • Assist on Training courses, there’s often an opportunity to join me on training courses as an assistant including wedding, landscape and even overseas workshops. During these you’ll often have opportunities to shoot. 
  • 50% off any UK wedding photography workshops booked and taking place whilst a member of the course
  • One year development group photography days. Over and above the regular meetings there’ll be special days available just for one year students to meet up for a day of photography. Previous sessions have included wedding, landscape and wildlife. 
  • 50% off, or even free access to paid webinars and recording access to all free webinars in the one year group private facebook group
  • 80% off Sample albums with nPhoto and 30% off Album and Wall Art orders for at least 12 months
  • An exclusive 50% sample discount and promotional offers with UK lab Digitalab, suppliers of wall art, prints and albums

Your investment and how to sign up

Places are limited,  only through booking below will you be able to reserve a place. The course can be paid as a one off payment of £1350 which saves £370 on monthly payments or you can join with a deposit of £400 and then 11x monthly payments of £120 inc VAT

Book your place on the one year course below

On our course we'll include..... (and much much more!)

Marketing and SEO including social media. We all know Search Engine placement is key to generating online enquiries, during the year we’ll be looking at specific examples and proven ideas to improve your ranking and conversion rate. We’ll also be covering other marketing ideas and strategies, Social Media, wedding fayres, same day slideshows and referrals from couples and suppliers. 

Photography. There’ll be practical photography time on the course as we work with models to help develop your techniques, creativity and style. As well as model time, there’ll be the opportunity to shadow me on real life weddings and see how I work on the day, workshop assisting opportunities and of course a discount on all UK wedding workshops

Workflow and editing.  Speeding up workflow is just the start of the topic, we’ll look at various ways we can work faster to create a distinctive style which our clients will love. Workflow will also include time spent on album design, proofing and production. 

Products, prices and packages. Starting at meeting one and continuing at each meeting, we’ll be looking indepth throughout  at your prices, products and packages to ensure we are maximising sales and profit at the time of booking and after the wedding. Working closely with our album supplier Graphistudio you’ll have access to a number of special offers and discounts to enable you to build a collection of wedding sample products. 

Increasing online gallery and product sales, from the wedding photography to the creation of the online gallery we’ll cover online and In Person Sales and how we can maximise all sales potential and generate extra revenue from every wedding. 

What our students say..

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance are the meeting dates planned? 

We’ll aim to plan and confirm the first three meeting dates as soon as possible with a view to meeting one being in January or February. Further meetings will be planned around 6 months in advance to allow more flexibility. We will schedule these around existing commitments and holidays (Meetings don’t usually take place in July and August as its peak wedding and holiday season). meetings will be mid week and we do ask that you have flexibility in your calendar. 

My business is just starting, will the course be suited to me? 

Totally! The course agenda is suited to both established and new businesses, Sounds implausible but you’ll find a mix of experience in each group and from total new start ups to photographers who have been established for 10+ years. We all need to continue to learn and develop new skills. 

Workshop Discounts. Can I book any workshops at 50% off? 

The discount is valid on any UK wedding workshop and is from the full price.. Early bird offers and other promotions are excluded from the discount. You can book two workshops at the offer price whilst a member of the group. The discount cannot be applied retrospectively to courses booked but not yet attended. Keys to the castle and 2 Big Days Style events are not classed as workshops. 

Is this different to the 3 Day Business Course?

Although there are some similarities in the structure, the one year course is more in-depth and takes on a more personal approach to look at you rindividual business and address any issues you may have. The duration of the course also ensures year long support to help you grow and develop your business along with the opportunity to attend weddings, assist at workshops and of course a generous workshop discount!

Chris Chambers Training


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