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How much does a Wedding and portrait photographer earn?

Many people get into photography for two reasons: they love it and they think it's easy money. They think "I can do a family portrait in a morning and earn £100 or $200." That's more than a lot of day jobs pay in the whole day - cool eh?! Sadly this is a misguided belief as it doesn't tell the whole story. I have created three yearly schedules to prove my point. This is the first schedule and it maps out an entire year of activity for a low end / amateur photographer. My second schedule maps out the year for a more regular photographer and my final one shows the schedule for a business savvy photographer. All the schedules assume the following: - You get two days off a week, although not necessarily at the weekend. - You get 25 days holiday a year. - You get off all the normal bank holidays and religeous festivals. - You are lucky enough to create a completely full schedule all year round. At the bottom of each yearly schedule I list the costs and finally the total net profit. By the way, the average salary in the US is around $44,000 and the average in the UK is around £24,000, so you can double the pound note figures I use if you want to get a rough dollar perspective.

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the low end photographer
The amateur or low end photographer looks at £100 or $200 for a portrait session and thinks it's fantastic - easy money. They never fully understand the true cost of their time, or the costs involved in running the business and finding clients. This photographer is not likely to offer beautiful frames or albums. Since they have to photograph a lot of sessions to earn enough money to live they never have enough time to provide each client with a great service. Their photography and creativity is compromised because they have to rush clients through like they're on a production line. It's frightening how many clients this photographer needs to scratch out any kind of living. This system is bad for the photographer, their art and for their clients. They're treated as a commodity and end up resenting the fact that they're not respected for their craft. Have a look at how little this photographer makes after the costs have been factored in. Scary huh! I used to charge these small amounts, yet still had people complain about my prices. In other words, you'll always have people complaining about the price no matter how low they are. So, don't worry about the complaints; most people don't value what you and I do. However, some people do (or will, given the right emotional prompting from you) and they're the people you need to find.

Date 01-Jan 02-Jan 03-Jan 04-Jan Sat 05/01/2012 Sun 06/01/2012 07-Jan 08-Jan 09-Jan 10-Jan 11-Jan Sat 12/01/2012 Sun 13/01/2012 14-Jan 15-Jan 16-Jan 17-Jan 18-Jan

Morning New years day Tax return Marketing plan Email newsletter and blog post day off day off marketing / networking edit photos and admin portrait session edit photos and admin day off portrait session place orders day off marketing / networking meet wedding client cancelled appointment edit photos and admin

Afternoon New years day Tax return Marketing plan Marketing plan day off day off cancelled appointment edit photos and admin portrait session edit photos and admin day off meet wedding client portrait session day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders

Profit £

200

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Sat 19/01/2012 Sun 20/01/2012 21-Jan 22-Jan 23-Jan 24-Jan 25-Jan Sat 26/01/2012 Sun 27/01/2012 28-Jan 29-Jan 30-Jan 31-Jan 01-Feb Sat 02/02/2012 Sun 03/02/2012 04-Feb 05-Feb 06-Feb 07-Feb 08-Feb Sat 09/02/2012 Sun 10/02/2012 11-Feb 12-Feb 13-Feb 14-Feb 15-Feb Sat 16/02/2012 Sun 17/02/2012 18-Feb 19-Feb 20-Feb 21-Feb 22-Feb Sat 23/02/2012 Sun 24/02/2012 25-Feb 26-Feb 27-Feb 28-Feb 29-Feb Sat 01/03/2012 Sun 02/03/2012 03-Mar 04-Mar 05-Mar 06-Mar 07-Mar Sat 08/03/2012 portrait session day off day off portrait session marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin portrait session meet wedding client day off portrait session marketing / networking edit photos and admin Email newsletter and blog post place orders edit photos and admin Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave day off day off Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave portrait session portrait session cancelled appointment marketing / networking edit photos and admin meet wedding client day off Place orders Wedding day off portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin place orders Email newsletter and blog post marketing / networking day off day off portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding portrait session day off day off portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session cancelled appointment day off portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin portrait session Place orders Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave day off day off Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave portrait session portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off Place orders Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Place orders meet wedding client day off day off portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding 200 200 200 200 100 200 200 500 100 200 500 .

Sun 09/03/2012 10-Mar 11-Mar 12-Mar 13-Mar 14-Mar Sat 15/03/2012 Sun 16/03/2012 17-Mar 18-Mar 19-Mar 20-Mar 21-Mar Sat 22/03/2012 Sun 23/03/2012 24-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 27-Mar 28-Mar 29-Mar 30-Mar 31-Mar 01-Apr 02-Apr 03-Apr 04-Apr Sat 05/04/2012 Sun 06/04/2012 07-Apr 08-Apr 09-Apr 10-Apr 11-Apr Sat 12/04/2012 Sun 13/04/2012 14-Apr 15-Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr Sat 19/04/2012 Sun 20/04/2012 21-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 24-Apr 25-Apr Sat 26/04/2012 Sun 27/04/2012 day off day off edit photos and admin place orders portrait session edit photos and admin marketing / networking day off day off place orders portrait session edit photos and admin place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking edit photos and admin Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday Email newsletter and blog post meet wedding client cancelled appointment edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session marketing / networking edit photos and admin portrait session day off Place orders Wedding day off portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders portrait session edit photos and admin Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave marketing / networking meet wedding client day off day off edit photos and admin cancelled appointment meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin meet wedding client Wedding edit photos and admin day off Place orders portrait session Place orders Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday meet wedding client portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off Place orders Wedding day off meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Place orders Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave portrait session edit photos and admin 100 100 200 500 100 100 100 200 100 100 500 100 200 100 .

28-Apr 29-Apr 30-Apr 01-May 02-May Sat 03/05/2012 Sun 04/05/2012 05-May 06-May 07-May 08-May 09-May Sat 10/05/2012 Sun 11/05/2012 12-May 13-May 14-May 15-May 16-May Sat 17/05/2012 Sun 18/05/2012 19-May 20-May 21-May 22-May 23-May Sat 24/05/2012 Sun 25/05/2012 26-May 27-May 28-May 29-May 30-May Sat 31/05/2012 Sun 01/06/2012 02-Jun 03-Jun 04-Jun 05-Jun 06-Jun Sat 07/06/2012 Sun 08/06/2012 09-Jun 10-Jun 11-Jun 12-Jun 13-Jun Sat 14/06/2012 Sun 15/06/2012 16-Jun edit photos and admin cancelled appointment portrait session Email newsletter and blog post day off place orders Wedding Bank holiday day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off Place orders portrait session edit photos and admin Wedding edit photos and admin Bank holiday day off day off Place orders marketing / networking Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off place orders cancelled appointment marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding day off Place orders portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off portrait session Wedding Bank holiday day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders edit photos and admin Bank holiday day off day off portrait session meet wedding client Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding edit photos and admin day off Place orders portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off 100 100 100 500 100 500 500 100 200 250 100 500 100 500 100 500 .

17-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun Sat 21/06/2012 Sun 22/06/2012 23-Jun 24-Jun 25-Jun 26-Jun 27-Jun Sat 28/06/2012 Sun 29/06/2012 30-Jun 01-Jul 02-Jul 03-Jul 04-Jul Sat 05/07/2012 Sun 06/07/2012 07-Jul 08-Jul 09-Jul 10-Jul 11-Jul Sat 12/07/2012 Sun 13/07/2012 14-Jul 15-Jul 16-Jul 17-Jul 18-Jul Sat 19/07/2012 Sun 20/07/2012 21-Jul 22-Jul 23-Jul 24-Jul 25-Jul Sat 26/07/2012 Sun 27/07/2012 28-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 31-Jul 01-Aug Sat 02/08/2012 Sun 03/08/2012 04-Aug 05-Aug day off edit photos and admin portrait session edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin marketing / networking Wedding portrait session day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin marketing / networking Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin meet wedding client portrait session day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders cancelled appointment Wedding Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off place orders Wedding day off Email newsletter and blog post day off edit photos and admin portrait session Place orders Wedding Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session portrait session day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client Wedding Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off Place orders Wedding day off edit photos and admin 200 250 500 100 500 200 100 500 500 100 200 500 500 500 500 .

06-Aug 07-Aug 08-Aug Sat 09/08/2012 Sun 10/08/2012 11-Aug 12-Aug 13-Aug 14-Aug 15-Aug Sat 16/08/2012 Sun 17/08/2012 18-Aug 19-Aug 20-Aug 21-Aug 22-Aug Sat 23/08/2012 Sun 24/08/2012 25-Aug 26-Aug 27-Aug 28-Aug 29-Aug Sat 30/08/2012 Sun 31/08/2012 01-Sep 02-Sep 03-Sep 04-Sep 05-Sep Sat 06/09/2012 Sun 07/09/2012 08-Sep 09-Sep 10-Sep 11-Sep 12-Sep Sat 13/09/2012 Sun 14/09/2012 15-Sep 16-Sep 17-Sep 18-Sep 19-Sep Sat 20/09/2012 Sun 21/09/2012 22-Sep 23-Sep 24-Sep edit photos and admin marketing / networking day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin portrait session marketing / networking edit photos and admin Wedding Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding Wedding Bank holiday day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin marketing / networking Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders meet wedding client day off day off place orders marketing / networking portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders day off day off cancelled appointment marketing / networking Place orders portrait session day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding Wedding Bank holiday day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders edit photos and admin day off day off meet wedding client portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off portrait session portrait session 100 500 100 500 500 500 500 500 100 500 100 200 100 100 .

25-Sep 26-Sep Sat 27/09/2012 Sun 28/09/2012 29-Sep 30-Sep 01-Oct 02-Oct 03-Oct Sat 04/10/2012 Sun 05/10/2012 06-Oct 07-Oct 08-Oct 09-Oct 10-Oct Sat 11/10/2012 Sun 12/10/2012 13-Oct 14-Oct 15-Oct 16-Oct 17-Oct Sat 18/10/2012 Sun 19/10/2012 20-Oct 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct 24-Oct Sat 25/10/2012 Sun 26/10/2012 27-Oct 28-Oct 29-Oct 30-Oct 31-Oct Sat 01/11/2012 Sun 02/11/2012 03-Nov 04-Nov 05-Nov 06-Nov 07-Nov Sat 08/11/2012 Sun 09/11/2012 10-Nov 11-Nov 12-Nov 13-Nov edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Email newsletter and blog post portrait session day off day off Place orders marketing / networking meet wedding client edit photos and admin Place orders day off Wedding Wedding Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking meet wedding client day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin meet wedding client cancelled appointment portrait session day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders day off Wedding Wedding Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client portrait session portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client portrait session 500 100 100 100 500 500 100 100 100 200 100 100 100 100 200 .

14-Nov Sat 15/11/2012 Sun 16/11/2012 17-Nov 18-Nov 19-Nov 20-Nov 21-Nov Sat 22/11/2012 Sun 23/11/2012 24-Nov 25-Nov 26-Nov 27-Nov 28-Nov Sat 29/11/2012 Sun 30/11/2012 01-Dec 02-Dec 03-Dec 04-Dec 05-Dec Sat 06/12/2012 Sun 07/12/2012 08-Dec 09-Dec 10-Dec 11-Dec 12-Dec Sat 13/12/2012 Sun 14/12/2012 15-Dec 16-Dec 17-Dec 18-Dec 19-Dec Sat 20/12/2012 Sun 21/12/2012 22-Dec 23-Dec 24-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec 27-Dec 28-Dec 29-Dec 30-Dec 31-Dec Gross income edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off portrait session meet wedding client portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off day off day off Email newsletter and blog post portrait session meet wedding client portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off day off day off day off Place orders portrait session marketing / networking portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off day off day off day off Place orders portrait session marketing / networking meet wedding client portrait session portrait session cancelled appointment edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Place orders day off day off day off day off portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Christmas Christmas Boxing day Boxing day Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave New Years eve New Years eve edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders marketing / networking 100 100 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 0 100 23700 .

COSTS Description of cost Cost per year website insurance Photography equipment Computer equipment / backup etc Software / Actions Batteries / memory / filters etc. Direct mail x 2 Email newsletter system Advertising Wedding event Sample albums / portraits etc Networking club Adword campaign Travel Thank you and anniversary cards Stationery / print cartridges / business cards etc phone Education Subscriptions / memberships Postage Total costs Net profit 250 600 2000 1000 1000 1000 1000 100 1000 1500 2000 600 600 1125 450 500 300 500 200 300 16025 7675 .

Every aspect of your business from how you speak with clients on the phone through to how you present your images to your clients impacts hugely on the amount of money you can make. offer a good product and work hard. They don't know how to market their business in a way that brings them enough clients to enable them to pick and choose the best clients to work with. These secrets to creating a really profitable system (whilst providing your clients with an even better product and service) are revealed at www. They don't have a system. This means their average order value isn't as high as it could be. 2.the Average photographer This photographer is like most portrait and wedding photographers in the world.getprophoto.com Date 01-Jan 02-Jan 03-Jan 04-Jan Sat 05/01/2012 Sun 06/01/2012 07-Jan 08-Jan 09-Jan 10-Jan 11-Jan Sat 12/01/2012 Sun 13/01/2012 14-Jan 15-Jan 16-Jan 17-Jan 18-Jan Sat 19/01/2012 Sun 20/01/2012 21-Jan 22-Jan 23-Jan 24-Jan 25-Jan Sat 26/01/2012 Morning New years day Tax return Marketing plan Email newsletter and blog post day off day off marketing / networking edit photos and admin portrait session edit photos and admin day off portrait session place orders day off marketing / networking meet wedding client cancelled appointment edit photos and admin portrait session day off day off portrait session marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin portrait session Afternoon New years day Tax return Marketing plan Marketing plan day off day off cancelled appointment edit photos and admin portrait session edit photos and admin day off meet wedding client portrait session day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session day off day off portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Profit £ 300 150 150 150 150 300 300 300 . They have two key weaknesses: 1. They're professional.

Sun 27/01/2012 28-Jan 29-Jan 30-Jan 31-Jan 01-Feb Sat 02/02/2012 Sun 03/02/2012 04-Feb 05-Feb 06-Feb 07-Feb 08-Feb Sat 09/02/2012 Sun 10/02/2012 11-Feb 12-Feb 13-Feb 14-Feb 15-Feb Sat 16/02/2012 Sun 17/02/2012 18-Feb 19-Feb 20-Feb 21-Feb 22-Feb Sat 23/02/2012 Sun 24/02/2012 25-Feb 26-Feb 27-Feb 28-Feb 29-Feb Sat 01/03/2012 Sun 02/03/2012 03-Mar 04-Mar 05-Mar 06-Mar 07-Mar Sat 08/03/2012 Sun 09/03/2012 10-Mar 11-Mar 12-Mar 13-Mar 14-Mar Sat 15/03/2012 Sun 16/03/2012 meet wedding client day off portrait session marketing / networking edit photos and admin Email newsletter and blog post place orders edit photos and admin Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave day off day off Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave portrait session portrait session cancelled appointment marketing / networking edit photos and admin meet wedding client day off Place orders Wedding day off portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin place orders Email newsletter and blog post marketing / networking day off day off portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin place orders portrait session edit photos and admin marketing / networking day off cancelled appointment day off portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin portrait session Place orders Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave day off day off Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave portrait session portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off Place orders Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Place orders meet wedding client day off day off portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin cancelled appointment meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off 300 150 300 300 1200 150 300 1200 150 .

17-Mar 18-Mar 19-Mar 20-Mar 21-Mar Sat 22/03/2012 Sun 23/03/2012 24-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 27-Mar 28-Mar 29-Mar 30-Mar 31-Mar 01-Apr 02-Apr 03-Apr 04-Apr Sat 05/04/2012 Sun 06/04/2012 07-Apr 08-Apr 09-Apr 10-Apr 11-Apr Sat 12/04/2012 Sun 13/04/2012 14-Apr 15-Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr Sat 19/04/2012 Sun 20/04/2012 21-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 24-Apr 25-Apr Sat 26/04/2012 Sun 27/04/2012 28-Apr 29-Apr 30-Apr 01-May 02-May Sat 03/05/2012 Sun 04/05/2012 05-May day off place orders portrait session edit photos and admin place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking edit photos and admin Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday Email newsletter and blog post meet wedding client cancelled appointment edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session marketing / networking edit photos and admin portrait session day off Place orders Wedding day off portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders portrait session edit photos and admin Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave marketing / networking meet wedding client edit photos and admin cancelled appointment portrait session Email newsletter and blog post day off place orders Wedding Bank holiday day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin meet wedding client Wedding edit photos and admin day off Place orders portrait session Place orders Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday meet wedding client portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off Place orders Wedding day off meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Place orders Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off portrait session Wedding Bank holiday 150 300 1200 150 150 150 300 150 150 1200 150 300 150 150 150 150 1200 .

06-May 07-May 08-May 09-May Sat 10/05/2012 Sun 11/05/2012 12-May 13-May 14-May 15-May 16-May Sat 17/05/2012 Sun 18/05/2012 19-May 20-May 21-May 22-May 23-May Sat 24/05/2012 Sun 25/05/2012 26-May 27-May 28-May 29-May 30-May Sat 31/05/2012 Sun 01/06/2012 02-Jun 03-Jun 04-Jun 05-Jun 06-Jun Sat 07/06/2012 Sun 08/06/2012 09-Jun 10-Jun 11-Jun 12-Jun 13-Jun Sat 14/06/2012 Sun 15/06/2012 16-Jun 17-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun Sat 21/06/2012 Sun 22/06/2012 23-Jun 24-Jun day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off Place orders portrait session edit photos and admin Wedding edit photos and admin Bank holiday day off day off Place orders marketing / networking Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off place orders cancelled appointment marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin portrait session edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders edit photos and admin Bank holiday day off day off portrait session meet wedding client Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding edit photos and admin day off Place orders portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin portrait session Place orders Wedding Wedding day off day off 150 1200 1200 150 300 700 150 1200 150 1200 150 1200 300 700 1200 .

25-Jun 26-Jun 27-Jun Sat 28/06/2012 Sun 29/06/2012 30-Jun 01-Jul 02-Jul 03-Jul 04-Jul Sat 05/07/2012 Sun 06/07/2012 07-Jul 08-Jul 09-Jul 10-Jul 11-Jul Sat 12/07/2012 Sun 13/07/2012 14-Jul 15-Jul 16-Jul 17-Jul 18-Jul Sat 19/07/2012 Sun 20/07/2012 21-Jul 22-Jul 23-Jul 24-Jul 25-Jul Sat 26/07/2012 Sun 27/07/2012 28-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 31-Jul 01-Aug Sat 02/08/2012 Sun 03/08/2012 04-Aug 05-Aug 06-Aug 07-Aug 08-Aug Sat 09/08/2012 Sun 10/08/2012 11-Aug 12-Aug 13-Aug edit photos and admin edit photos and admin marketing / networking Wedding portrait session day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin marketing / networking Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin meet wedding client portrait session day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders cancelled appointment Wedding Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off place orders Wedding day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin marketing / networking day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session portrait session day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client Wedding Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off Place orders Wedding day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client 150 1200 300 150 1200 1200 150 300 1200 1200 1200 1200 150 1200 150 .

14-Aug 15-Aug Sat 16/08/2012 Sun 17/08/2012 18-Aug 19-Aug 20-Aug 21-Aug 22-Aug Sat 23/08/2012 Sun 24/08/2012 25-Aug 26-Aug 27-Aug 28-Aug 29-Aug Sat 30/08/2012 Sun 31/08/2012 01-Sep 02-Sep 03-Sep 04-Sep 05-Sep Sat 06/09/2012 Sun 07/09/2012 08-Sep 09-Sep 10-Sep 11-Sep 12-Sep Sat 13/09/2012 Sun 14/09/2012 15-Sep 16-Sep 17-Sep 18-Sep 19-Sep Sat 20/09/2012 Sun 21/09/2012 22-Sep 23-Sep 24-Sep 25-Sep 26-Sep Sat 27/09/2012 Sun 28/09/2012 29-Sep 30-Sep 01-Oct 02-Oct marketing / networking edit photos and admin Wedding Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding Wedding Bank holiday day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin marketing / networking Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders meet wedding client day off day off place orders marketing / networking portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders day off day off cancelled appointment marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Email newsletter and blog post portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding Wedding Bank holiday day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders edit photos and admin day off day off meet wedding client portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders edit photos and admin 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 150 1200 150 300 150 150 1200 150 .

03-Oct Sat 04/10/2012 Sun 05/10/2012 06-Oct 07-Oct 08-Oct 09-Oct 10-Oct Sat 11/10/2012 Sun 12/10/2012 13-Oct 14-Oct 15-Oct 16-Oct 17-Oct Sat 18/10/2012 Sun 19/10/2012 20-Oct 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct 24-Oct Sat 25/10/2012 Sun 26/10/2012 27-Oct 28-Oct 29-Oct 30-Oct 31-Oct Sat 01/11/2012 Sun 02/11/2012 03-Nov 04-Nov 05-Nov 06-Nov 07-Nov Sat 08/11/2012 Sun 09/11/2012 10-Nov 11-Nov 12-Nov 13-Nov 14-Nov Sat 15/11/2012 Sun 16/11/2012 17-Nov 18-Nov 19-Nov 20-Nov 21-Nov day off day off Place orders marketing / networking meet wedding client edit photos and admin Place orders day off Wedding Wedding Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking meet wedding client day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin meet wedding client cancelled appointment portrait session day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders marketing / networking day off day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders day off Wedding Wedding Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders meet wedding client portrait session portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client portrait session edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin Place orders portrait session meet wedding client day off 150 150 1200 1200 150 150 150 300 150 150 150 150 300 150 .

Sat 22/11/2012 Sun 23/11/2012 24-Nov 25-Nov 26-Nov 27-Nov 28-Nov Sat 29/11/2012 Sun 30/11/2012 01-Dec 02-Dec 03-Dec 04-Dec 05-Dec Sat 06/12/2012 Sun 07/12/2012 08-Dec 09-Dec 10-Dec 11-Dec 12-Dec Sat 13/12/2012 Sun 14/12/2012 15-Dec 16-Dec 17-Dec 18-Dec 19-Dec Sat 20/12/2012 Sun 21/12/2012 22-Dec 23-Dec 24-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec 27-Dec 28-Dec 29-Dec 30-Dec 31-Dec Gross Profit COSTS Description of cost website insurance Photography equipment edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin day off day off Email newsletter and blog post meet wedding client edit photos and admin day off day off Place orders marketing / networking edit photos and admin Place orders edit photos and admin day off day off Place orders marketing / networking portrait session cancelled appointment edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off portrait session Place orders Annual leave Christmas Boxing day Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave New Years eve edit photos and admin Place orders day off meet wedding client portrait session edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin portrait session portrait session edit photos and admin day off day off portrait session meet wedding client portrait session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Place orders day off day off edit photos and admin Annual leave Annual leave Christmas Boxing day Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave New Years eve 150 300 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 300 0 150 48800 Cost per year 250 600 2000 .

175 .Computer equipment / backup etc Software / Actions Batteries / memory / filters etc.175 £22. Direct mail x 2 Email newsletter system Advertising Wedding event Sample albums / portraits etc Adword campaign Networking club Travel Thank you and anniversary cards Stationery / print cartridges / business cards etc phone Education Subscriptions / memberships Postage Total costs 1000 1000 1000 1000 100 1000 1700 2000 600 600 1125 450 700 300 700 200 300 16625 Net profit Net profit if you have a studio you rent £32.

I'm often approached by young aspiring photographers who offer to help me in return for knowledge rather than money. selling and business systems. I know of many photographers who regularly make between $5. It's also down to investing more of their time in their marketing to ensure they're finding the right clients in the first place. The orders you get will be tiny compared with projecting your images in person. This is because of the extra time they've invested in building a stronger relationship with the client and offering a better service. This frees you up even more to focus on improving your marketing. marketing. They're doing fewer sessions but making far more money from each session. Date 01-Jan 02-Jan 03-Jan 04-Jan Sat 05/01/2012 Sun 06/01/2012 07-Jan 08-Jan 09-Jan 10-Jan 11-Jan Sat 12/01/2012 Sun 13/01/2012 14-Jan 15-Jan 16-Jan 17-Jan 18-Jan Sat 19/01/2012 Morning New years day Tax return Marketing plan Email newsletter and blog post day off day off Portrait session edit photos and admin pre-portrait consultations marketing / networking day off Portrait session edit photos and admin day off place orders marketing / networking meet wedding client cancelled appointment place orders Afternoon New years day Tax return Marketing plan Marketing plan day off day off cancelled appointment Portrait projection session place orders marketing / networking day off meet wedding client Portrait projection session day off Portrait projection session marketing / networking Portrait session edit photos and admin Portrait session Profit £ 800 800 800 . Notice how few photography sessions this photographer has. You'll also notice that they meet every portrait client for a pre-portrait consultation before they're even hired. Don't overlook giving an internship. Never put family portraits online for your clients to choose.$10. Now you're in the high-end pricing bracket you can afford to bring on staff to take over some of the tasks for you.000 . The figures shown here can get considerably higher as you perfect your selling. pricing and merchandising skills.the smart photographer You'll notice that this photographer puts more time into their marketing (most weeks it's a full day). Meeting clients before and after the photography is crucial if you want them to invest in decent sized wall portraits. All portraits are presented to the client in person during a portrait projection session.000+ from a single family portrait session.

Sun 20/01/2012 21-Jan 22-Jan 23-Jan 24-Jan 25-Jan Sat 26/01/2012 Sun 27/01/2012 28-Jan 29-Jan 30-Jan 31-Jan 01-Feb Sat 02/02/2012 Sun 03/02/2012 04-Feb 05-Feb 06-Feb 07-Feb 08-Feb Sat 09/02/2012 Sun 10/02/2012 11-Feb 12-Feb 13-Feb 14-Feb 15-Feb Sat 16/02/2012 Sun 17/02/2012 18-Feb 19-Feb 20-Feb 21-Feb 22-Feb Sat 23/02/2012 Sun 24/02/2012 25-Feb 26-Feb 27-Feb 28-Feb 29-Feb Sat 01/03/2012 Sun 02/03/2012 03-Mar 04-Mar 05-Mar 06-Mar 07-Mar Sat 08/03/2012 Sun 09/03/2012 day off day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking meet wedding client edit photos and admin place orders meet wedding client day off pre-portrait consultations edit photos and admin marketing / networking Email newsletter and blog post portrait session pre-portrait consultations Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave day off day off Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave pre-portrait consultations pre-portrait consultations cancelled appointment marketing / networking edit photos and admin meet wedding client day off Portrait projection session Wedding day off marketing / networking meet wedding client edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Email newsletter and blog post Portrait projection session day off day off marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off day off Portrait session marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations Portrait projection session place orders cancelled appointment day off Portrait session meet wedding client marketing / networking Portrait projection session place orders edit photos and admin Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave day off day off Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Portrait session Portrait projection session meet wedding client marketing / networking place orders pre-portrait consultations day off meet wedding client Wedding day off marketing / networking edit photos and admin Portrait session place orders Portrait projection session place orders day off day off marketing / networking Portrait session Portrait projection session Wedding day off 800 800 800 800 2000 800 800 2000 .

10-Mar 11-Mar 12-Mar 13-Mar 14-Mar Sat 15/03/2012 Sun 16/03/2012 17-Mar 18-Mar 19-Mar 20-Mar 21-Mar Sat 22/03/2012 Sun 23/03/2012 24-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 27-Mar 28-Mar 29-Mar 30-Mar 31-Mar 01-Apr 02-Apr 03-Apr 04-Apr Sat 05/04/2012 Sun 06/04/2012 07-Apr 08-Apr 09-Apr 10-Apr 11-Apr Sat 12/04/2012 Sun 13/04/2012 14-Apr 15-Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr Sat 19/04/2012 Sun 20/04/2012 21-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 24-Apr 25-Apr Sat 26/04/2012 Sun 27/04/2012 28-Apr day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin marketing / networking place orders day off day off Portrait session marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations place orders Wedding Portrait session day off edit photos and admin place orders edit photos and admin Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday Email newsletter and blog post meet wedding client cancelled appointment marketing / networking day off day off Portrait projection session edit photos and admin pre-portrait consultations marketing / networking day off Portrait session Wedding day off edit photos and admin edit photos and admin marketing / networking place orders Portrait session Portrait projection session Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave marketing / networking meet wedding client edit photos and admin day off Portrait session cancelled appointment meet wedding client marketing / networking Portrait projection session day off day off Portrait projection session place orders edit photos and admin meet wedding client Wedding Portrait session day off edit photos and admin place orders edit photos and admin Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday meet wedding client Portrait session Portrait projection session place orders day off day off Portrait session edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking day off edit photos and admin Wedding day off meet wedding client Portrait projection session edit photos and admin place orders Portrait session edit photos and admin Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave marketing / networking Portrait session Portrait projection session 800 800 2000 1600 800 800 800 2000 1600 800 .

29-Apr 30-Apr 01-May 02-May Sat 03/05/2012 Sun 04/05/2012 05-May 06-May 07-May 08-May 09-May Sat 10/05/2012 Sun 11/05/2012 12-May 13-May 14-May 15-May 16-May Sat 17/05/2012 Sun 18/05/2012 19-May 20-May 21-May 22-May 23-May Sat 24/05/2012 Sun 25/05/2012 26-May 27-May 28-May 29-May 30-May Sat 31/05/2012 Sun 01/06/2012 02-Jun 03-Jun 04-Jun 05-Jun 06-Jun Sat 07/06/2012 Sun 08/06/2012 09-Jun 10-Jun 11-Jun 12-Jun 13-Jun Sat 14/06/2012 Sun 15/06/2012 16-Jun 17-Jun cancelled appointment marketing / networking Email newsletter and blog post day off Portrait session Wedding Bank holiday day off marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off marketing / networking edit photos and admin place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off marketing / networking Portrait projection session edit photos and admin Wedding edit photos and admin Bank holiday day off day off marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off Email newsletter and blog post marketing / networking edit photos and admin Wedding edit photos and admin day off edit photos and admin cancelled appointment pre-portrait consultations marketing / networking place orders Wedding day off day off pre-portrait consultations place orders edit photos and admin day off Portrait session Wedding Bank holiday day off place orders Portrait projection session Portrait session meet wedding client Wedding day off day off place orders edit photos and admin Portrait projection session Wedding Portrait session day off day off marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Portrait session Bank holiday day off day off place orders meet wedding client Wedding Portrait projection session day off day off Portrait session marketing / networking Portrait projection session Wedding edit photos and admin day off place orders Portrait projection session meet wedding client marketing / networking Portrait session Wedding day off day off 1600 2000 800 2000 2000 800 1200 800 2000 800 2000 800 2000 .

18-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun Sat 21/06/2012 Sun 22/06/2012 23-Jun 24-Jun 25-Jun 26-Jun 27-Jun Sat 28/06/2012 Sun 29/06/2012 30-Jun 01-Jul 02-Jul 03-Jul 04-Jul Sat 05/07/2012 Sun 06/07/2012 07-Jul 08-Jul 09-Jul 10-Jul 11-Jul Sat 12/07/2012 Sun 13/07/2012 14-Jul 15-Jul 16-Jul 17-Jul 18-Jul Sat 19/07/2012 Sun 20/07/2012 21-Jul 22-Jul 23-Jul 24-Jul 25-Jul Sat 26/07/2012 Sun 27/07/2012 28-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 31-Jul 01-Aug Sat 02/08/2012 Sun 03/08/2012 04-Aug 05-Aug 06-Aug marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations edit photos and admin Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off Email newsletter and blog post marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off pre-portrait consultations marketing / networking edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking meet wedding client edit photos and admin day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations cancelled appointment Wedding edit photos and admin day off edit photos and admin place orders Portrait projection session day off edit photos and admin Wedding day off Email newsletter and blog post marketing / networking marketing / networking edit photos and admin Portrait projection session place orders Wedding day off day off edit photos and admin Portrait projection session place orders Wedding Portrait session day off day off Portrait projection session marketing / networking edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off Portrait session edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off Portrait projection session edit photos and admin Portrait session place orders day off Wedding day off Portrait projection session edit photos and admin Portrait session meet wedding client Wedding edit photos and admin day off place orders marketing / networking Portrait session day off Portrait session Wedding day off edit photos and admin place orders 2000 2000 800 2000 800 2000 800 2000 800 2000 800 800 2000 .

07-Aug 08-Aug Sat 09/08/2012 Sun 10/08/2012 11-Aug 12-Aug 13-Aug 14-Aug 15-Aug Sat 16/08/2012 Sun 17/08/2012 18-Aug 19-Aug 20-Aug 21-Aug 22-Aug Sat 23/08/2012 Sun 24/08/2012 25-Aug 26-Aug 27-Aug 28-Aug 29-Aug Sat 30/08/2012 Sun 31/08/2012 01-Sep 02-Sep 03-Sep 04-Sep 05-Sep Sat 06/09/2012 Sun 07/09/2012 08-Sep 09-Sep 10-Sep 11-Sep 12-Sep Sat 13/09/2012 Sun 14/09/2012 15-Sep 16-Sep 17-Sep 18-Sep 19-Sep Sat 20/09/2012 Sun 21/09/2012 22-Sep 23-Sep 24-Sep 25-Sep place orders day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin Portrait projection session edit photos and admin marketing / networking place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off marketing / networking place orders pre-portrait consultations Wedding edit photos and admin Bank holiday day off day off marketing / networking place orders Portrait projection session Wedding day off day off Email newsletter and blog post marketing / networking edit photos and admin Wedding day off day off marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations edit photos and admin meet wedding client edit photos and admin place orders edit photos and admin marketing / networking Portrait projection session Portrait session Portrait projection session pre-portrait consultations day off day off cancelled appointment marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations Portrait projection session day off Wedding day off edit photos and admin Portrait session meet wedding client marketing / networking place orders Wedding edit photos and admin day off day off marketing / networking place orders Portrait projection session Wedding edit photos and admin Bank holiday day off day off marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations pre-portrait consultations Wedding day off day off pre-portrait consultations edit photos and admin place orders Wedding day off day off marketing / networking Portrait session Portrait projection session edit photos and admin edit photos and admin Portrait session meet wedding client marketing / networking place orders edit photos and admin place orders Portrait session day off day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking Portrait projection session 2000 800 2000 2000 2000 2000 800 800 800 800 .

26-Sep Sat 27/09/2012 Sun 28/09/2012 29-Sep 30-Sep 01-Oct 02-Oct 03-Oct Sat 04/10/2012 Sun 05/10/2012 06-Oct 07-Oct 08-Oct 09-Oct 10-Oct Sat 11/10/2012 Sun 12/10/2012 13-Oct 14-Oct 15-Oct 16-Oct 17-Oct Sat 18/10/2012 Sun 19/10/2012 20-Oct 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct 24-Oct Sat 25/10/2012 Sun 26/10/2012 27-Oct 28-Oct 29-Oct 30-Oct 31-Oct Sat 01/11/2012 Sun 02/11/2012 03-Nov 04-Nov 05-Nov 06-Nov 07-Nov Sat 08/11/2012 Sun 09/11/2012 10-Nov 11-Nov 12-Nov 13-Nov 14-Nov pre-portrait consultations Wedding day off day off marketing / networking Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin day off day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking meet wedding client Portrait session edit photos and admin day off Wedding place orders Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave marketing / networking edit photos and admin edit photos and admin place orders meet wedding client day off day off pre-portrait consultations edit photos and admin meet wedding client cancelled appointment marketing / networking day off day off Email newsletter and blog post edit photos and admin Portrait projection session Portrait session Portrait projection session marketing / networking day off day off edit photos and admin place orders meet wedding client edit photos and admin marketing / networking Portrait projection session place orders Wedding day off day off marketing / networking Portrait session Portrait projection session day off day off edit photos and admin place orders place orders pre-portrait consultations Portrait projection session day off Wedding pre-portrait consultations Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave marketing / networking Portrait session Portrait projection session place orders pre-portrait consultations day off day off Portrait session Portrait projection session meet wedding client Portrait projection session marketing / networking day off day off Portrait session place orders place orders pre-portrait consultations meet wedding client marketing / networking day off day off Portrait projection session pre-portrait consultations portrait session meet wedding client marketing / networking place orders 2000 800 800 2000 800 800 800 800 800 .

Sat 15/11/2012 Sun 16/11/2012 17-Nov 18-Nov 19-Nov 20-Nov 21-Nov Sat 22/11/2012 Sun 23/11/2012 24-Nov 25-Nov 26-Nov 27-Nov 28-Nov Sat 29/11/2012 Sun 30/11/2012 01-Dec 02-Dec 03-Dec 04-Dec 05-Dec Sat 06/12/2012 Sun 07/12/2012 08-Dec 09-Dec 10-Dec 11-Dec 12-Dec Sat 13/12/2012 Sun 14/12/2012 15-Dec 16-Dec 17-Dec 18-Dec 19-Dec Sat 20/12/2012 Sun 21/12/2012 22-Dec 23-Dec 24-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec 27-Dec 28-Dec 29-Dec 30-Dec 31-Dec Gross Profit COSTS day off day off pre-portrait consultations marketing / networking edit photos and admin place orders day off Portrait session Portrait projection session day off edit photos and admin marketing / networking Portrait projection session Portrait session day off day off Email newsletter and blog post meet wedding client marketing / networking day off day off place orders edit photos and admin place orders marketing / networking Portrait session Portrait projection session day off day off Portrait session Portrait projection session marketing / networking cancelled appointment Portrait session edit photos and admin day off day off place orders marketing / networking Annual leave Christmas Boxing day Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave New Years eve day off day off Portrait session marketing / networking Portrait projection session meet wedding client day off edit photos and admin Portrait session day off meet wedding client marketing / networking place orders pre-portrait consultations day off day off edit photos and admin Portrait projection session marketing / networking day off day off Portrait session Portrait projection session pre-portrait consultations marketing / networking edit photos and admin place orders day off day off edit photos and admin meet wedding client marketing / networking pre-portrait consultations Portrait projection session place orders day off day off marketing / networking Annual leave Annual leave Christmas Boxing day Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave Annual leave New Years eve 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 90800 .

Description of cost website insurance Photography equipment Computer equipment / backup etc Software / Actions Batteries / memory / filters etc. Direct mail x 2 Email newsletter system Advertising Wedding event Sample albums / portraits etc Adword campaign Networking club Travel Thank you and anniversary cards Stationery / print cartridges / business cards etc phone Education Subscriptions / memberships Postage Studio Total costs Cost per year 250 600 2000 1000 1000 1000 1000 100 1000 1500 2000 600 600 1125 450 500 300 500 200 300 10000 26025 Net profit Intern Assistant? 64775 £0 20000 Net profit with staff £44.775 .