329: KPR – Starting a Wedding Photography Business

Episode #329: Interview with Kevin Patrick Robbins (47 minutes)

Discussion Topics

  1. Preparation
  2. experience
  3. branding
  4. getting clients

Kevin Patrick Robbins


Kevin Patrick Robbins is a Toronto-area advertising, editorial and commercial photographer based in Hamilton. Specializing in portraits, KPR shoots actor headshots, entertainment advertising, music packaging, model portfolios, and more.

Summary of Discussion Topics:

  • For KPR, It’s always about preparation.
  • People must know their strengths and weaknesses, and move forward from there.
  • One must find the balance between the act of getting done too quickly and spending too long perfecting everything.
  • The experience will bring consistency across the board in the different sub-settings of what needs to be accomplished on a wedding day.
  • How KPR’s way of shooting weddings different from his influence of shooting fashion and portraits.
  • KPR’s Wedding photography is more about the natural approach of the overall look.
  • KPR’s high level of conscious awareness on the details of his own photographic style.
  • The first thing you need to do is to identify your ideal clients.
  • His advice to the photographers to make them more successful
  • In establishing a website, you need to prepare the following: Know your ideal clients. Have the name of your website. Attach your portfolio.
  • Once you have your brand identity, you need to develop your photographic identity.
  • Be intentional. Do not think things through and make sure you are having fun doing it. You must do it because you love it and have fun with the process.

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