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How to Become a Full Time Wedding Photographer

How to build a six-figure wedding photography business

November 16, 2022

I’m Catherine.
A New Orleans based wedding photographer and educator. We are excited you are here and cannot wait to connect with you!.
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When I started my business, my very first wedding was photographed in the fall of 2008. It was a dream – I was in architecture school, but I had a feeling I wanted to photograph weddings full-time.

From there, I had to learn everything by trial and error. I was searching the internet, reading books, talking to people, and more than anything, making mistakes… all to get me where I am today. 

It took a LONG time, but here I am, running a successful, six-figure wedding photography business with a roster of consistent clients I love working with. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s absolutely been worth it. 
If you’re someone who’s interested in starting a wedding photography business, or would like to level-up your current business… YOU’RE the reason I created this course.

What You’ll Learn

I know what it’s like to be in your shoes – and in fact, I’m still photographing weddings! I’ve photographed 500-600 weddings at this point, so I truly get what it’s like!

Back when I first went full-time in 2010, I would read random articles on the internet to help me learn how to elevate my business. But what’s challenging about that is you’re getting lots of jumbled information, and none of it is in order. 

When I created the Full Time Wedding Photography course, I created it chronologically to cover everything you need to know in order. 

Part I includes:

  • MUST KNOW foundations of setting up your business
  • Pricing for professionals (Taking out the guesswork)
  • Booking and onboarding (Yes! Even how to conduct a sales call)
  • Managing clients (So you can get 5-star reviews and dream clients)
  • Delivering images (Do’s and don’t dos for image delivery)

In Part II, we cover more about creating a luxury wedding photography business, such as:

  • Getting wedding planner/venue referrals (How to get on the lists!)
  • Scaling and Marketing (How to become THE GO-TO photographer in your market)
  • Networking tips (We all know the struggle of putting yourself out there)
  • Building a strong, consistent business 
  • Connecting with Other Photographers
  • Growing a Team, Outsourcing and finding strong second photographers

Creating a wedding photography business is not just about creating strong, consistent images. You have to do all of the behind-the-scenes work for your business to thrive… and that’s what this course is about!


We have already started to see HUGE transformations in students who have taken the Full Time Wedding Photography course. 

I want to share some of the feedback we’ve received from these photographers. These photographers are growing in confidence, creating more streamlined business systems, and booking some of their highest paying clients yet!

“Learning from someone that you genuinely admire or that is a seasoned wedding photographer is great, but learning from someone who genuinely wants you to succeed will make all the difference.” ~ Marina Darbonne

“You can really get on there and feel like you’re being mentored personally by Catherine, and every time you talk to her, you can just tell how much she loves and truly has a passion for photography and educating.” ~ Hailey Tate

” I thought I would give this a shot and it has been an overwhelming success for my business already. And I just completed the course in the last couple of weeks. I’m already getting higher bookings for next summer.” ~ Lindley Rust

Ready to Get Started?

I’m thrilled for you to get started with the Full Time Wedding Photography course. After working toward the creation of this course for several months (and building up the knowledge for this course since 2008!) I can’t wait to see what you achieve!

If you’re someone just starting out or you’re someone well into your business who needs some direction, this course was designed specifically for YOU. I cannot wait to see this information transform your business and your life alongside those other past course students who have already seen those results!!

Enroll today!

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