5 Wedding Photographer Success Stories [2022]

5 Wedding Photographer Success Stories [2022]
Become A Wedding Photographer

Here are some real life success stories of starting a wedding photographer:

1. Studio 31 ($600K/year)

Pranesh (from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) started Studio 31 about 12 years ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
1 founders / 30 employees

Case Study

I’m Pranesh Padmanabhan, 33, a first-generation entrepreneur and the Founder of Studio 31, a 12-years-old creative wedding photography and film company, that has been recognized by many premium publications in India. Studio 31 captures over 350 weddings every year and more than 90% of our customers are NRIs who travel to India for their weddings. On average, our annual revenue is about a million dollars.

One unique thing about why couples book Studio 31 is the overall customer experience that it provides, which is largely missing in the wedding photography industry in India.

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2. SvenStudios ($72K/year)

Steven Duncan (from Morphett Vale, South Australia) started SvenStudios over 9 years ago.

Revenue
$6K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Steven and I’m a wedding photographer based out of Adelaide, Australia. I believe photography is about portraying a scene in ways that people recognize, but at the same time, have never witnessed before. Anyone can take a photo of a scene, but I want to show the world what I can create through my lens in ways that are unique and yet completely relatable to other people who have witnessed the same scene, all the while allowing my couples to act as though I’m not there just as a ‘photographer’ but rather their friend. This allows for a much more genuine set of photos for them to remember their big day!

One of the things that stand out to my clients when comparing myself with my competitors is my ability to come across as a professional wedding attendee! I can help out with any aspect of a wedding, not just their photographer - so I’m often planning everyone's wedding for them. I also make use of some cool technology such as Virtual Reality cameras, hybrid shooting video, and photography, and course drones - and not just the aerial kind, underwater too!

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3. Allen Clark Photography

Allen Clark is a Nashville based celebrity, music & advertising photographer and shoots on location & out of his studio in Nashville Tennessee.

  • Business rank: #1.91M

Check out their full website ➜

4. Details Nashville

Details Nashville specializes in wedding photography and videography, corporate photography and videography, slow motion video booths, and photo booths.

  • Business rank: #1.91M

Check out their full website ➜

5. ALINA THOMAS

Northern Virginia wedding photographer based in Leesburg, VA. Specializing in luxury, classic weddings, Alina Thomas Photography also serves Charlottesville and the Washington DC area.

  • Business rank: #2.41M

Check out their full website ➜

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