How To Book Your Dream Clients as a Wedding Photographer

Content Shoots

In addition to being a full-service wedding planning and design studio, Britt Warnick Designs often hosts styled shoot workshops for photographers to attend. The purpose of these shoots is to help wedding photographers improve their skills, strengthen their portfolios, and network with other event vendors – all of which sets them up to start working with their dream clients.

If you are hoping to niche down and level up your wedding photography work, keep reading! In this post I will share important things to consider when working to book your ideal jobs, and how attending styled content shoots can help.

Follow along here to learn more about upcoming shoots. And in the meantime, find inspiration from recent workshops below.

Sundance Resort Shoot for Rocky Mountain Bride, Photography by Braden Young

How Attending Styled Content Shoots Will Help You Book Your Dream Weddings

Add Dreamy Styled Photos To Your Body of Work

The images that fill your portfolio and social media platforms will attract similar jobs. If you are not currently working with your ideal clients, you need to advertise work that is consistent with the jobs you want to do in the future. Perhaps the biggest benefit of our styled shoots is they give photographers the opportunity to fill their portfolio with high level content immediately, and on their own timeline.

If words you would use to describe your dream events include luxury, destination, editorial, high-end, modern, chic, magical, artistic, or magazine-worthy – I am talking to you! Our team crafts styled shoots curated with an artistic eye, so that you can capture them with your unique skills and photography style.

Get a Variety of Content For Your Social Platforms

On a client’s wedding day, you are preoccupied with the client’s shotlist and endless moments to capture. Of course getting BTS content, and video snippets to turn into reels is always a goal, but can easily get lost as you focus on the client first and foremost.

There is a much easier way to capture  a variety of content types to use for marketing on all the many platforms out there – do it during a styled shoot. Unlike a regular wedding day shoot where your focus is constantly taken up, plan a shoot with your own shot list in mind. And breathe easy knowing the entire event is dedicated to getting content on your schedule.

Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Italian Summer Shoot at The Villa, Photography by Alora Lani

Learn Styling Tips To Elevate Your Future Photos

Often we combine styled shoots with educational workshops. For example, our spring 2022 content shoot featured a flatlay styling class and a seminar from Utah Valley Bride. All attendees got to take home their own flatlay kit with a backdrop and trinkets to use for more wedding details shots. Not only were they prepared with tools to keep, but with styling tips and training to elevate their future client work.

This is just one example of skills past attendees have left their event with. We always work to pack our shoot days full of education from the best in the biz.

Diversify Your Portfolio

Not only will attending styled shoots add luxurious work to your portfolio, but it can diversify it in many ways. Each photographer event we host has its own unique theme and feel. Shoots we have styled in the past range from an opulent Italian renaissance ceremony to a cozy chic mountain getaway to a whimsical picnic-inspired wedding brunch – to name just a few! Before reserving your spot at a shoot, you’ll see a moodboard and vendor details so you know what look to expect.

Diversifying your portfolio also applies to the range of people you will have a chance to work with. We prioritize working with a range of models so that your work has strong representation.

Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs

Connect With Other Dream Vendors

For each styled shoot, we work with the best of the best vendors to curate not only a look but an experience. Get a chance to meet some of your favorites in the industry, as they become your mentors for the day. You can pick up so much knowledge as you watch experienced wedding vendors in their element.

Plus, every vendor has a running list of other wedding professionals they love to work with. This is your chance to get on their short list! Make an impression on florists, stylists, bakers, and other amazing people, and secure your chance to work with them again in the future!

This is especially true for our team here at Britt Warnick Designs. I love reconnecting with photographers who have attended past shoots, as I recommend vendors to couples while planning their stunning destination weddings all around the world.

Network With Other Photographers

At these shoots you will also meet other photographers, which can be important! Vital networking includes building connections with others in your field, so you can all learn from each other and grow together. This can support you in many ways – maybe a fellow photographer recommends you to a client who they are unable to fit in their schedule. Or perhaps a photographer you look up to will be in need of a second-shooter. And above all, having friendships with like-minded people who get what it’s like working in your field can be so helpful.

Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Content Shoot for Wedding Photographers Styled by Luxury Wedding Planner Britt Warnick Designs
Alaska Destination Shoot for Shootout Society, Photography by Annette Ambrose

Attend Upcoming Styled Content Shoots

We are constantly adding new styled shoots to our event schedule, to give you these vital opportunities to expand your business. Follow along on our Instagram to see the latest details on upcoming shoots. Many of our shoots are located in Utah, where our studio is based. However, we often expand our locations, so stay in touch for information about shoots near you. I am excited to support your business and watch as you book the weddings you dream of!

with love,

Britt Warnick

Britt Warnick

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