Save for your gear
As a wedding photographer, you should seriously save up enough for it. You need more than enough money for your photography equipment because it is not something that is easy to gain. Starting out a career as a professional wedding photographer is not a joke. You will need roughly around $15,000 or more to actually get yourself up to speed with everything that you are going to need to shoot someone’s wedding. This is the main reason why you should seriously take some time to reflect on whether or not this is something that you would like to do. You don’t have to buy your photography equipment all in one go. You can go about with doing things gradually.
Buy the stuff that you need one at a time.
You will eventually get to the point wherein you will already end up with everything that you could possibly need. This is something that you will really need to go ahead and set aside the right amount of money for. Be very careful with the way that you handle things and the way that you handle your money in the first place.
If you have a job other than the aspect of being a wedding photographer, keep it. Don’t be too quick to brush something off right away. You don’t have to be a full time wedding photographer right out. There is a way for you to strike the right kind of balance in what you are trying to do as a wedding photographer. The money that comes along with the aspect of being an able and working professional can really be something that you will be able to go ahead and use when you are checking things out the right way. You still need to have enough money to pay for your rent, gas, food, along with the rest of the other needs that you might have as you go along in your daily dealings as a grown adult.
Keep your side job
If you have a job other than the aspect of being a wedding photographer, keep it. Don’t be too quick to brush something off right away. You are going to need a steady source of income up until the time wherein you will be able to establish a fairly steady pipeline of events booked. However, until you will be able to get to that point in time, it would be best if you could keep your income flow coming, even if it means you will need to work on a different industry together. You will have to wait it out before you get your first ever significant break but your bills will never wait around for you. You are going to need to pay for them every single time they come in.
Give up a few luxuries.
Make all of the necessary sacrifices needed for you to save up enough money so you can have enough to start a career as a wedding photographer. A little pain here and there can definitely go a long way and it is a sacrifice worth making if it means that you will get everything you need to start going after your dreams of being a wedding photographer.