Burnout in the wedding industry is real! And if you’ve been in business for any period of time, you’ve likely had periods of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or just beat down. But what do you do when you have a period of hating your business? In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with wedding photographer Erin Youngren about her own experience and how she made shifts to get back to a business she loves.
About our guest:
Jeff and Erin Youngren are the husband and wife wedding photography team known as The Youngrens. For over a decade now, their deeply emotional style has led them across the U.S. and around the world to photograph wonderful couples they love. Along with The Youngrens, Jeff and Erin also own and manage two other photography brands that photograph weddings and commercial work, plus they coach photographers and run their podcast Creative Rising, a show about what it’s really like to run a photography business. Even as the owners of three brands with a regular team of ten photographers plus a full-time staff of editors, designers, and studio managers, they’ve developed highly effective business models and marketing systems to make sure that their business fulfills the vision for their life, instead of their life being run by their business. Their mission is to help other photographers do the same – build life-giving businesses they love instead of burned out businesses they don’t.
When Jeff and Erin aren’t shooting, traveling, speaking, or podcasting, they’re hanging out with their greatest adventure of all, their son, James, in their home of San Diego, CA.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- How Erin got started in the wedding industry with her husband
- The circumstances that led Erin and her husband to stop loving their business
- The mind shift changes Erin had to make in order to turn around her feelings about her business
- Why the wedding industry is full of burnout
- How working with a business coach has helped Erin and her husband improve their business and perspective
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This episode of This Week In Weddings is sponsored by Honeybook.