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Wedding Photography Client Meetings

This in-depth lesson on wedding photography client meetings by Susan Stripling looks at the who, where, why, and flow of client meetings.  Meeting with prospective clients for wedding photography is something that all wedding photographers have to do time and again…yet the meeting process is something that constantly stresses out even the most seasoned of shooters!

This video will cover each of the following topics in depth:

  • Talking to clients about meeting in person
  • Where to meet your clients
  • When to have the meetings : what time of day?  What days of the week?
  • How to prepare for a client meeting
  • The flow of events during a successful client meeting
  • What important questions should be asked during the meeting?
  • How to present and sell wedding albums
  • How to talk to prospective clients about pricing and money
  • How to close – or not close! – at the end of a meeting
  • Common problems, awkward questions, and how to solve them
Wedding Photography Client MeetingsEach of these segments will dive deeply in each topic, covering everything from beginning to end.
tutorial on Wedding Photography Client Meetings

At the end of this detailed tutorial, you will be able to go into wedding photography client meetings with ease.  If you’ve ever been afraid, nervous, or self-conscious during a meeting, you’ll now feel confident and comfortable!


  1. Great deep dive!! Thank you! How do you handle conveying the fact that the date isn’t locked in until you receive the retainer and agreement–without sounding like a used car salesman? I find it can take 2-3 weeks for clients to pay even after verbally committing to me immediately, all the while expecting me to keep the date. It’s not that I have tons of competition for the same date, but I’d like to reduce that lag time and wrap it up faster.

  2. I’ve just watched this and made a few notes along the way on how I will approach my next client meeting.
    I read somewhere that a lot of people do their research/browsing (or whatever you want to call it), on their mobile phone. If this is indeed the case, how do you judge how much information to put on your site so people have a pretty good idea what they are going to get before they commit to a meeting?
    I’m thinking that 100 words or so on a computer screen, looks very different if viewed on the small screen of a mobile phone. I don’t want the mobile phone users to get word fatigue when viewing my site, but I want to convey enough information so prospective clients are as informed as they can be before they meet me?
    Any thoughts, please?

    Jo Wheeler


Susan Stripling