EPISODE #92: THERE’S ONLY ONE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER YOU SHOULD COMPARE YOURSELF TO
No matter what industry you work in, chances are at one point or another you’ve compared yourself with your colleagues and the work they do. While this can be healthy and a great way to find inspiration and guidance for setting your own goals, it can also lead to unhappiness and feelings that “I’m not good enough” if you take it too far.
As a wedding photographer, you’ve probably scrawled through the websites of other photographers in your area to see their images and undoubtedly you’ve probably made comparisons to yours. If you’ve met them at networking functions or heard about them through friends or clients, you’ve probably tried to find out what they are charging and if they are booking more or less weddings than yourself.
In this episode, we’ll chat about why comparing other wedding photographers to yourself can be useful when you’re just starting out to see what you should be striving for. But it’s really important that the only wedding photographer you compare yourself to on a daily basis is you.
Look back at your past work to see how you have improved and make goals for where you want to be in one or five years time. Tracking the improvements that you have made as a photographer will have far more profound effects on your business in the long-run (as well as your happiness) than constantly comparing yourself to others.