Don’t be too quick to brush off small and somewhat unimportant projects.
You can’t break into the industry as a top wedding photographer in South Wales right away. You have got to start from the bottom. You will not really be able to go ahead and waltz in and have all of the best projects all of the time. You are going to need to suffer in silence and really make your way to the top through your own efforts and through bearing through the challenges that come along the way during your first few times as a wedding photographer.
Although you will not be getting a lot of bookings and although it might end up being true that you might not end up generating business as much as you would like to, for as long as you are able to book anyone at all in the first place is already a good thing. Don’t be picky with the small jobs that you get at first because everyone’s got to start somewhere. You can’t start off with something big if you are still someone who is relatively unknown in the wedding photography industry. Work on building a name for yourself at first and work on being able to keep things sustainable as a wedding photographer before you start being picky with the bookings that you end up accepting.
Keep yourself in good company all of the time.
It’s tough enough starting off a career as a wedding photographer. It will turn out to be even tougher if you don’t have people who support you in your goals while you are at it. You are the company you keep. There will be more than just one instance wherein you will be a bit dependent on other people especially during particularly low points in your career. There will be times wherein you will feel like quitting and you will feel as if just hanging up the towel and walking away is the best solution for it. You can very much quit as soon as you would like to if you don’t have a support system to cheer you on or perhaps to even go ahead and talk you out of it. When you constantly surround yourself with inspiration and with positivity, it will not be all that hard to get things checked out the right way when the right time comes. Make friends with fellow wedding South Wales wedding photographers and other vendors in the industry. Keep people close to you and build genuine friendships. This will make your journey so much worth it.
Be a little more patient and a little more forgiving with yourself.
You will not come off as a perfect South Wales wedding photographers right from the get go. Allow yourself some space and time to grow in your craft. The thing is, you are going to need a lot of practice and a lot of time before you become an expert in what you do. Allow yourself to grow into that without added internal pressure and without putting yourself on a time crunch.