Starting Your Wedding Photography Business

Wedding photography is an art. It offers similar challenges to an African safari or traditional photojournalism assignment. If you concentrate on the striking possibilities for great images, you will get great images.

Article Copyright 2005, Scott Bourne – Photofocus Magazine



Scott Bourne is a professional photographer, author, teacher and pioneer in the digital imaging field. His career started in the early 70s as a stringer covering motor sports for Associated Press in Indiana. Since then, he has shot commercial, portrait, wedding, magazine and fine art assignments. His new passion is wildlife photography.

Scott is the author of “88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography” and “88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers.” Both are available from Olympic Mountain School Press, His work has also appeared in books, magazines, galleries, calendars, on greeting cards, web sites and on posters.

Scott regularly lectures on a variety of photo and media-related subjects. He’s appeared on national television and radio programs and has written columns for several national magazines. He is the publisher of, an online magazine for serious photographers and also serves as the executive director of the Olympic Mountain School of Photography in Gig Harbor, WA.

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2 Responses to “Starting Your Wedding Photography Business”

  1. Thalia Garcia says:

    Wow this really helped me out with what actually goes on in a photography business! Thank you so much!

  2. Diane says:

    Good article. I have shot about 8 weddings. I never heard of a photographer shooting formals before the ceremony. My brides have been too nervous or running late, butI like the first look idea before the ceremony, if I could get them to actually do it!

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