Check out online communities that will welcome you and what you do as a wedding photographer.
When you go ahead and review the options that you have online, you get to open yourself up for the possibilities that you have on hand. There are a lot of groups and pages on social media that are more or less based on connecting wedding photographers together. This is something that you can really take advantage of. Make it a point to search them out the entire time that you are practicing as a wedding photographer. Social media has been bringing people together for the longest time and this is something that you can really go ahead and take advantage of. You can really bring your career to a whole new level this way. Take the time to sift through the online groups and other forums that you can join. Engage in active conversation threads and try to see if you can meet up with them in person and join in on photo walks, photo activities, and the like. There will always be enough activities for you to go ahead and check out for as long as you are willing to look into it at the end of the day.
Join in on local wedding photographer events and soirees.
Try to look out for upcoming events and other local community activities that might turn out to be helpful and conducive for networking. This is something that you should constantly do during your free time. As a wedding photographer, you will not really have a lot of clients to have a history with. You will have next to nothing in your pipeline. Although this is something that might turn out to look a little bleak and hopeless, take comfort in the fact that things are bound to get better as you keep plowing on and for as long as you are willing to soldier on as a struggling and aspiring wedding photographer. The moment that you get to the event, check out the top three people that you think would probably be the most meaningful contacts for you to have as a surrey wedding photographer and start off with them. This way, you don’t end up getting overwhelmed with all of the people that you need to meet and that you need to introduce yourself to at the end of the day.
Network with the rest of the wedding industry vendors whenever you get a chance to do so.
Have your second shooter go around and collect the business cards of the wedding vendors in attendance. You should also make it a point to have your business cards being given out to them as well so that there is an exchange of contact info. Make it a point to have a fresh stack of business cards in constant supply all of the time, even during the times wherein you don’t really have anything planned or even if you are just out to get a cup of Starbucks during the morning.