Although having more events on the books certainly gets your business name out there, is it really what you want? Growing your wedding business bigger isn’t always better, and in this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a wedding photographer who discovered just that. Wedding photographer Donna Von Bruening grew her business to more than 100 weddings in a year, then realized being overworked with little free time on her calendar wasn’t the life she wanted. After some work with a business coach to get to the bottom of what she wanted her business to look like, she scaled back, eliminated some overhead, and reduced her workload while increasing her profits.
About our guest:
Recognized as one of the South’s premier wedding photographers, Donna Von Bruening provides a bespoke and sincere photographic experience for her cherished clients.
People are drawn to her striking, clean imagery of relationships and emotion…between people and places. A graduate of The Ohio State University School of Journalism, she has found success with her photojournalistic approach for 18 years. Her work is featured regularly in print and online; however, she cares most about how her clients feel when they hold her prints in their hands.
Donna calls the salty Savannah marshes home, where the light is gold, but travels often for client events. She cherishes her husband of 21 years, her two teenage sons and their Cavapoo, Archie.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Donna’s background and experience in the wedding industry
- How Donna’s business grew over time by adding associate photographers to her roster
- What Donna’s business looked like at the busiest point, doing more than 100 weddings in a year
- The steps Donna took to intentionally scale back her business, taking on fewer events and having a smaller team
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