Quote Originally Posted by Ryuji View Post
Or maybe he could be highly successful working with 50 couples/year.
So, 50 couples a year means all but two weekends of one year of your life are spent stressing out over wedding photography; or, you are double-booked on a Saturday, running on fumes and risking a bad performance due to exhaustion, and then your whole Sunday is spent in recovery.

It's not being negative to point out the fatal flaws in that business model. I'd rather go out and make $2000 in four hours shooting Santa portraits, walk away and be completely finished with it than "make" $3500 to shoot a nine hour wedding (which, believe me, is the high end of average wedding $$$), with 20 hours of post-production and $900 cost of sales.

I did weddings for at least 15 years, and they are THE highest stress, lowest margin jobs a photographer can have. I'm glad I don't have to fool with them any more, unless you are one of my good friends and are flying me down to Mexico for a week in February. Then we can talk.