Sample Page

by Lydia

November 13, 2020

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this:

Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my website. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)

…or something like this:

The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.

As a new WordPress user, you should go to your dashboard to delete this page and create new pages for your content. Have fun!



Marketing (to reach potential brides)
Corresponding (usually via email, text, or              phone)
Website Design
Engagement Session
Editing Engagement Session
Social Media Publishing of Engagement 
Wedding Day Preparation
Wedding Day Shooting
Wedding Image Editing
Social Media Publishing of Wedding
Gallery Styling and Delivery
Album Design and Layout
Album Revisions
USB Design and Layout
Final Correspondance

                                                   TOTAL HOURS

2 Hours
2 Hours

1 Hour
1 Hour
1 Hour
3 Hours
2 Hours
4 Hours
1 Hour

2 Hours
10 Hours
20 Hours
1 Hour
3 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
1 Hour
1 Hour

61 HOURS     

Business Costs

Adobe Creative Suite (For editing and publishing)

Web Form Plug-In/Web Payments
Website Hosting
Gallery Hosting
Microsoft Subscription
Album and Print Costs
Business/Gear Insurance and Liability

                                             TOTAL MONTHLY




Now, assuming that I shoot an average of two weddings per month, that brings my hourly gross income to $16.92 per hour. After taxes, this doesn't amount to a huge income. NOW PLEASE HEAR ME! I'm not complaining. I love what I do! But, so many people do not understand what all goes into maintaining a successful wedding photography business. It's a joy and a privilege to photograph your wedding! But, with this privilege comes certain financial obligations and time constraints. Thank you for reading! And I hope this has given you some insight into the wedding industry.

There are so many operating costs (in addition to the gear) for being a photographer. I also have to have a great computer with an incredible monitor for editing purposes, software, hosting, insurance, etc. Each and EVERY month that I'm in business, I'm paying:

So now if you look at my income per hour per wedding, I'm grossing $19.67 per hour. Still decent, right? Oh, but there's so much more cost involved.

You see me at your wedding for approximately 8-10 hours, and it would be easy to assume that I show up and shoot for that amount of time and magically make $1200. That's around $120 per hour! But, unfortunately, it doesn't work like that. As a small business owner, I'm also responsible for marketing, scheduling, consultations, booking, accounting, billing, website design and updating, social media, corresponding, teaching, and then shooting and editing. So, for a typical wedding, this is a more accurate breakdown of my time management:

I wouldn't dream of a shooting a wedding on anything less! As I've learned and as my craft improves, each piece of equipment is vital to capturing the various elements of your wedding day! But, all of this gear is easily valued at $15,000 or more.

For each and every wedding that I photograph, I bring along some of the top Canon gear used by professionals in the wedding photography industry. You can see from the list of my gear below that these are high ticket items. Some of them, I'm still paying for. Not to mention the cost of service plans to keep my camera bodies and lenses in top notch shape, and the bags and cases to carry them in!

Thank you for contacting me.  
I will respond shortly.