Tips to a Successful Photography Business

There is something I have caught onto when it comes to having a successful photography business. It’s the phrase “I may try that” or “I’ll try my best to do that”. I thought about this after reading this quote on a friend’s Facebook wall:

Trying is lying. There is no such thing as trying. You do it or you don’t. You get results in life or you have excuses why you didn’t. When people say, I’ll try, they usually mean, I’m not going to do it now. Dick Sutphen

Whether it’s with a client, when I’m teaching a class, or in a random conversation, I have realized people never really mean it when they say that phrase. But the thing is, if these people really did try, they most likely would find success in it. The difference between someone who is successful and one who isn’t is that the successful one tries new things…she doesn’t just say it.

If you know you do this every now and then, stop setting yourself up for failure. Actually do it! You never know what new ideas for your business or marketing techniques can do for you. Stop telling yourself you may try it, and tell yourself that you’re going to do it. That you are making a decision to do it.

In my experience, there are very few goals I haven’t achieved, but that is because I made a decision and was determined to achieve it. I didn’t just try, I made it happen.

You can do the exact same thing.

© 2008-2011 Natalie Bradley,

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Natalie Bradley,,

After owning and operating one of the most successful wedding planning businesses for 6 years at a very young age, Natalie was asked by hundreds of wedding professionals to teach them how she rose to success so quickly and easily. From that, the Bride Attraction System was created, and Natalie has now become known as the Bride Attraction Expert, educating thousands of wedding professionals all over the world on how to attract more brides, make more money and have more freedom to enjoy it. Make sure to get your free audio course on “How to Close the Sale Without Fail” at

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  1. Stephanie Wales, December 29, 2011 4:54 pm - Tips to a Successful Photography Business

    Great article, short & sweet and to the point. I don’t know how people survive business with the “maybe” type of attitude. What happens when they encounter haters or push-back? They fail.

    I know when I made a conscience decision to separate myself from the massive “pack” of wedding photographers who all offered the same services and products at the same price point in order to go after a higher, more global Clientel, I gained a LOT of haters and people who said I couldn’t/shouldn’t/wouldn’t do that, blah blah blah.

    But I wanted to do it and knew if i set my mind to it I could. So I did. If you don’t believe in yourself, why would your Clients’ believe in you?

    Well written Natalie!


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  2. jon guyen, January 17, 2012 5:01 am - Tips to a Successful Photography Business

    good article, good advice.

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