So ya want to know how to book clients in another state? Or maybe a want to know how to book an elopement in a National Park like Yosemite!? I’ve been shooting for quite some time now, but I still implement a few things to boost my portfolio and market outside of my state area. Like this adventure session in Tucson, Arizona with Kassidy and Owen! I reached out to these cuties when I was traveling in the area and we set up this adventure couples session for some new content! While I don’t necessarily NEED any more content for my portfolio as NorCal Wedding and Elopement photographer, I’m always looking for opportunities to book more adventure sessions!
So if you’re looking for ways to book more destination elopements or adventure sessions out of state here’s a couple tips:
TRAVEL! You can’t really market yourself as an adventure photographer if you aren’t going out and exploring on your own! In your downtime or slow seasons, book trips to places you’d love to shoot at. Even if you don’t end up marketing for that location, gaining the experience of shooting in new places can be greatly beneficial. While not every trip you take needs to be a reason to book content shoots, do it if you’re feeling motivated to build your portfolio!
Don’t be afraid to reach out to couples! While this means offering a free photoshoot, try not to think of it as unpaid work but rather as an investment in your business. You can find local couples via Instagram (post on your stories, or search hashtags + location tags.) Or you can post in a Facebook group like “Weddings & Wanderlust – Adventure Photographers” where other photographers often volunteer to model for a session if you’re in the area!
TAG! Wherever you post your photos; Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, website, etc. Use your keywords! Exact locations can be kept secret – no need to geotag every spot you shot, let’s try and tag responsibly! But posting the general location like city, state, park, etc. makes your content searchable! People looking for a photographer who has shot in the area will most likely search for things like “Yosemite photographer” or “Elopement at Taft Point.” Including those words in your descriptions and hashtags will help potential clients see your work
Hope those 3 tips helped! Now take a minute to scroll through this romantic Arizona couples photoshoot!
And if you’re looking for a photographer in Arizona, reach out and let’s book your