What budget for camera gear do you need to become a wedding photographer and what should you buy starting out?

I see a lot of posts saying they want to be a wedding photographer but they have a small budget, then replies from the pros saying how you need to spend several thousand on new gear. Let’s look at how a smaller budget will affect you and what limitations you’ll need to overcome.

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Make sure you give your Wedding Photographer everything they need to know!

Communication is key! Make sure everyone knows your wants, desires, timeline, and who else will be there professionally. I want to discuss a wedding where I had almost no information beforehand, and no clue who else would be there professionally. The wedding was awesome, but it came at a cost.

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Tales of woe and how to make sure your wedding photographer doesn’t lose your wedding photos before delivering them

What I find strange is that I’ve never been asked how am I protecting the photos before I deliver them. On the private wedding photographer groups that I’m a member of, I often see posts from wedding photographers who are desperate for help because they’ve lost some or all the photos before they had delivered them. Today, I want to give you some tips and talk about this.

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