Decisions: Wedding Photography Boutique

July 27, 2011

When Pat and I first started out with our photography business, we planned on shooting families and weddings. We did a few family sessions and they went well but we’ve decided to focus on weddings only. We would rather focus our energy and be really great at one thing rather than a jack of all trades.

We really love working with couples who are on the road to marriage. Maybe it’s because that’s where we are in our lives right now and we can relate like its nobodies business. Who knows, maybe the outlook will change when we have our own family and suddenly appreciate little bundles of joy. Not that I don’t enjoy their chunkiness right now, because I do thoroughly enjoy some fat cheeks that I can kiss for days. It’s just not where we place ourselves in this moment.

So if you’re getting married and want to work it, twerk it, own it, love it – in that distinct order – then you’re the ones for us! If you’re a friend or family, I don’t think we can deny you some pictures of the fam. I just ask for bigger Christmas presents this year.

Our current child, Kali.

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Scott Webb July 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

This is something I myself struggle with as well.  I think you’d be interested to find out that we’re pretty much in the same business stage at this point.  It might be helpful to talk to each other on things like this and see if we can push each other or share interesting things we’ve learned and want to try.  

Our site is and we’re in a totally different city/country than you guys but we’re a husband and wife team (married last September).  

Right now we don’t have a focus on weddings but we do them. I love all kinds of photography but a focus on even 2 would be a good thing for me.  I have reasons for listing much more but eventually look to hone in.   It really depends on how you position yourself.  ie we’re looking at life as a canvas and that life goes on after the wedding date.  We want to end up with a strong relationship with those customers in the long run and be there after the sale.   I think positioning and marketing right, it’s totally possible to keep variety and bring new things to wedding photography via the other forms.

What do you think?


Kate July 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Hey Scott! Definitely agree with everything you said and I feel like we would grow with our clients as we grow ourselves. At this point, we don’t want to be all over the place with our photography and we really LOVE wedding photography. I can’t say I hate family portraits, I just don’t feel like that’s our strong point right now. Same goes with senior portraits etc.

Feel free to email Pat and I at info @ obrienphoto net if you wanna talk about our businesses and how each other are doing. Talk to you soon!


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