Widen your influence
An aspect that most of the wedding photographers have not really explored all that much is the aspect of becoming the go-to person for anything and everything related to weddings in their area. Although you are a wedding photographer by trade, there really is no reason why you should limit yourself to having people contact you for wedding photography purposes alone. As a matter of fact, the wider the scope of your influence is, the more effective your networking scheme will turn out to be. This is a kind of connection that technically takes up a lot of time to build but if you are able to do it right, what you can be quite rest assured of is that there will certainly be good results coming from all of the efforts that you put in when it all comes down to it. If you are an introvert by heart, you may be ways to go from really achieving this but the moment that you learn how to really get yourself out there and “get the party started”, you should be pretty much on the right track one way or the other.
Make it a point to open yourself up to people in the wedding industry and even to the people who aren’t.
The non-wedding industry people will most likely look up to you for advice or for any other referrals should a certain need arise when they are in the process of prepping up their wedding so your connection with them can still come in handy somewhere down the road. Make a habit out of bringing your business card with you all of the time. This may sound like such an old school approach when you come to think about it but it still works just as well as it used to work before this whole social media scene blew up. People still appreciate the aspect of personal connections and in person meetups when it all comes down to it and that is a factor that you should be wise enough not to ignore. You should put in some efforts through social media as well.
Put up a network of people from the wedding industry.
Add them as friends on your profiles. Follow them and like their posts or put in good comments or so every now and then. The more active you are online, the more they will be acquainted with who you are and with what you do for a living. If you’re lucky, they will even reciprocate your gestures and that’s something that can really get the ball rolling for your networking efforts as a wedding photographer hertfordshire. Network even with your fellow wedding photographers. You never really know when two clients want to book you for the same date and you can’t cover one. Make a habit out of passing people off to your other wedding photographer contacts when you can’t provide your services for them or when you think it’s not a good fit. Refer people to them and they will return the favor and do the same.