This workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to become much more successful at dealing with the business side of the wedding photography (and in fact the skills taught are transferable so you the day can be of great value to those whose business is in other genres).

This day is being run by Guild Director Steve Thirsk! Steve is stepping out from behind his desk, and doesn't really need any introduction but in case you are not aware, he was responsible for the marketing of a wedding business, which started with 6 bookings but grew to 45 bookings in just 12 months and he was responsible for creating and developing 'The Staffordshire Wedding Shows' which became the largest events of their type in our regions. He was also the UK agent for an Italian Wedding Album company, and in his previous career was praised by the Home Office for his simple but innovative 'out of the box' approaches.

He also has 9 years experience as a Director of the Guild helping and advising many businesses, so has seen what leads to success and what doesn't, so, in short this should be a very exciting day!

All you need to bring with you is something to take notes on - a laptop or tablet would be ideal as Steve may ask you to view certain links as well.

The workshop will cover creating realistic Business Plans, the often difficult processes of Pricing, Marketing and Selling - All in a day!

See what a previous delegate had to say about Steve:

"I attended your business training day in April, since then I have been working on making changes to the way I operate at every level.

I am now seeing results, great results!

............ attending your training day has definitely been a major contributing factor to my results improving and my overall approach to pricing, targeting customers, meetings and much more........... I came away refreshed and more than ready to push on with my venture." MP


The cost of this insightful day is just £125 for Guild Members or £175 for non-members, including lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

A great idea could be to book this in conjunction with the The Wedding Training the day after. If you wish to do so, there is a special 2 day package rate of £325 for Guild members, or £375 for non-members (the latter including a FREE 12 months Guild membership) for both courses

Please see the Booking Info section to the right hand side for more information on how to purchase your ticket.