#87: Finding the perfect balance in your photography business with Sam Docker

October 12, 2021

Welcome to episode 87 of Shoot Edit Chat Repeat, the podcast for people photographers. Hosted by two leading UK portrait photographers, Vicki Knights & Eddie Judd.

This week we chat to UK wedding photographer, Sam Docker. Since 2012, Sam has shot 300+ weddings worldwide and also loves training other photographers and helping them to run a successful wedding photography business. 

With all of the rescheduled weddings from 2020 going back in the diary, 2021 has been the busiest year ever for many wedding photographers. We’ve heard many photographers saying they are physically and mentally exhausted.

We chat to Sam all about finding that elusive perfect balance in our businesses and lives.

We talk about how to say no, how to charge more, and why it’s important that photographers keep fit in order to keep up with the physical challenges of the job. 

It’s a brilliant chat and we think you’re going to take so much from it.

Warning, there’s a bit of salty language during the chat, so pop your headphones in if there are little ears around!

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Repeat Recs for this week

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Eddie – Dropbox Capture

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