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Mallory Dawn of www.mallorydawn.com is a wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, California, and available to work worldwide.
Her specialty and focus is photographing with film.
Take one look at her gorgeous website, incredible Instagram feed or Pinterest account, and I'll guarantee her beautiful work will draw you in. You'll see wonderful details, soft light, emotion, beauty, happy smiles, real and delicate grain… and wonder why your photography can't be the same.
She began her business in 2012 and started shooting weddings in 2014.
In addition to weddings, she does also photograph couple's portraits in the same style.
Wedding prices start at $8,600 USD, and portraits at a little over $900.
In this interview, learn how to attract your perfect and high-paying wedding photography clients today.
Here's some more of what we covered in the interview:
- Mallory's wedding photography business model
- Mallory's film shooting process
- Is shooting film a viable option in the wedding industry today
- How many rolls of film does Mallory shoot for a typical wedding
- The costs of film processing
- Why do film photographers charge high prices
- Can you shoot digital and edit to have that film look
- Why should you consider shooting film
- Why do clients choose to book Mallory
- Number of weddings Mallory books each year
- The leap to increasing her wedding photography pricing
- Why is it difficult to increase prices
- The most popular package clients go for
- Why Mallory doesn't push wedding albums to clients
- Why are engagement sessions important
- How Mallory finds her ideal clients
- Can you attract wedding photography clients from Instagram
- The importance of using reels for your socials
- How Mallory creates her reels
- Collaborations with vendors
- Mallory's process for dealing with vendors
- Mallory's process for submitting content to editorials
- Should you submit to different blogs as part of the marketing strategy
- Mallory's process for sending photos to digital labs
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What is your big takeaway?
Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything from what Mallory shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, leave your thoughts in the comments below; let me know your takeaways and what you plan to implement in your business due to what you heard in today's episode.
If you have any questions I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Mallory or if you want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.
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Thanks again for listening, and thanks to Mallory for sharing her thoughts, ideas and experience on how to attract the best wedding photography clients via blogs and relationship-building with the perfect vendors in your local area.
Pricing yourself is one of the hardest things to do. – Mallory Dawn
That’s it for me this week; I hope everything is going well for you in life and business!
Thanks, and speak soon
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