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How many weddings do you aim to shoot per year?

 
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Jun 02, 2012 14:20 |  #1

Our goal is around 10 to 12 weddings per year, and no more than 25 or so at the absolute highest. How many weddings do you aim to shoot each year, and how did you arrive at that number?


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Jun 02, 2012 17:56 |  #2

This year I really only wanted 7 or 8. Which is what I got. But I went into 2012 knowing I wouldn't be doing any wedding from June-August which is usually my busy season.


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Jun 02, 2012 21:02 |  #3

Most weddings here are in summer, around 95% are in a four month period, that's 16 weekends. 16 weddings would be a full time job for summer, 8 would still be a lot of work. So it depends if I want to be part time or full time that year.


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Jun 02, 2012 22:19 |  #4

I'm shooting 37 in 2012 which was fully booked at the start of March.

35 is my limit for 2013 for which I have 19 booked already and should be fully booked by October/November.

I may cut back in 2014 to 25-30 as I will probably be changing the packages/prices around a fair bit but I'll make that call in a couple of months when 2014 bookings start being made.

I arrived at that figure by planning how much I wanted to earn and how much time off I wanted.


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Jun 03, 2012 04:26 |  #5

10-15 a year.




  
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Jun 03, 2012 08:42 |  #6

I just shot my first one yesterday.... so ... I've already hit a new record haha


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Jun 03, 2012 09:46 |  #7

I'd love to only have one every other Saturdays, year round...
But unfortunately, it's 7 in August, 6 in September, 5 in July and August... And then a dozen more spread out over the other months...


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Jun 03, 2012 10:04 |  #8

I shot 4 and have 8 booked for the remainder of the year.


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Jun 03, 2012 10:37 |  #9

I wouldn't mind shooting 50-70/yr like I've heard Brenizer does. It would be a fun challenge.


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Jun 03, 2012 18:02 |  #10

I usually max out at 10 within the country (USA). For every overseas wedding I book, I usually count it as two weddings (so I shoot less than 10 depending how many overseas weddings I shoot). Been doing it that way for about 3 years.


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Jun 03, 2012 18:53 |  #11

Goal for this year is 30 and next year is 35.


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Jun 03, 2012 20:03 |  #12

I average 20 per year. I'd like to bump that up to 25 max. I'm doing my first bridal show this August to see if I can add another 4-5 weddings.


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Jun 04, 2012 06:29 |  #13

I'm part-time so have a max of 20 which is what I've gotten over the past two years. I'll actually book a few more than that which I will have a couple of trusted associates shoot.


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Jun 04, 2012 07:26 |  #14

I have 20 for 2012 and already 4 for 2013. Hope to be around 30 in 2013


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Jun 04, 2012 07:32 |  #15

We have 9 in 2012 (first year) and hoping for 20 next year.


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