Advice from the Pros: Starting a Photography Business, Part 3

This is the third post in our Advice from the Pros series – check out our first here and second here.

“What do you wish you knew before you started your photography business?” We asked this question to our users and had so many awesome responses, we wanted to share as many as possible with you. Read below to find out what YOU should think about before jumping head first into owning your own photography business.


Joline Cameron Photography

“I wish I knew that I wasn’t going to successful right away, to be successful you need to be willing to put in lots of hours, hard work and take risks. Not all your risks will pay off but it’s guaranteed that you will learn from everything that you do. I take stock of every session that I do and write out things that I rocked and things that need improvement. It’s important to note areas that can be made better.”

Jaimie Nicole Krause Photography

“I wish I would have known how many roles I would have to play; I wish someone would have told me that by outsourcing the things I dislike or am not good at will make me more productive; I wish I would have learned long ago to only compare myself to who I used to be (and not to anyone else).”


Angela Doran Photography

“Something that I wish I knew before I started my business would be to not worry about what everyone else is doing. Focus on yourself, your art, your business. Comparison is the thief of joy.”


J Swenson Photography

Specialize in what you’re passionate about!! Don’t just take every client that calls, messages, etc. Do what you love and your work will speak to that. It also helps to be recognized as an expert in that field too!”


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