How we consistently cull, edit and deliver weddings in less than 3 hours!
Without outsourcing. Without hiring. Without sacrificing any quality in our images.
Are culling and editing eating up way too much of your time?
Keeping up with inquiries, email and the admin side of things killing you slowly but surely?
What if there was a way to have your photo business run efficiently while also requiring much less of your time?
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Last year, my wife and I shot 46 weddings together and spent an average of 2-3 hours per wedding on culling and editing.
And our clients raved about our work too…
In fact, we’ve been consistently increasing our revenue while simultaneously decreasing the number of hours we work each year.
Our work has been featured in…
Is this you?
Are you missing out on time with your spouse or partner because you spend too much time editing?
Are you worried that your kids will grow up and leave home without being able to spend as much time with them as you’d hoped for?
Dreading outsourcing your editing to someone else, but thinking that might be your only option?
Afraid of taking on more weddings because they take so up so much time and cause you so much stress?
Sadly, so many great photographers are wasting enormous amounts of time in their businesses… and it’s killing them.
- It’s costing them precious time with their kids.
- It’s ruining their relationships and friendships.
- It’s prohibiting them from taking on more work and making the money actually want to make.
The fact is, they really need to start thinking about their photography as an ACTUAL business.
A REAL one… you know?
One that makes money, where the people and processes are efficient, and the work gets done well and quickly.
Here’s where their focus SHOULD be:
Completing the most amount of work in the shortest amount of time with the largest amount of profit left at the end.
Minimizing hours spent per task.
Making clients happy with amazing work.
That’s where the focus should be.
Let me ask you this…
How many weddings can you shoot in a weekend without getting backed up and stressed?
Ever wondered if it’s possible to shoot two or three weddings in one weekend and have them ALL ready to deliver by the next weekend… without outsourcing?
It’s totally doable. We do double and triple headers all the time!
If you’re currently thinking, “I can’t even imagine that being possible…”, hen frankly you need to increase your powers of imagination!
But you’re just stuck right now… I get it.
What you need to do is get yourself un-stuck.
Stop wasting time IN your business, and start making it so that you do the things you LOVE in your business (like the actual shooting), and have the rest take care of itself.
I’m going to be honest here for a sec…
When it comes to your culling and editing process, you’re likely wasting valuable time.
And wasted time equals leaving money on the table.
Think about this:
If you could process the same number of images in significantly less time, you would effectively be creating money out of thin air.
You’d still be getting paid the same amount per wedding by your clients, but if you were able to get the work done in HALF the time, you’d be effectively doubling your hourly wage.
$100/hr becomes $200/hr
$300/hr becomes $600/hr
And so on…
You’d be making the same amount of money in 1/2 the time…
That’s like your boss at a 9-5 telling you that he wants to give you 20 weeks of vacation per year (which would never actually happen at a “real” job, obviously)
But here’s the single most important thing for you to remember…
TIME = MONEY.
Most people struggle with having either time or money… but if you can do the same job done in half the time, you’re getting the best of both!
More free time AND more dollars per hour.
With the free time, you can then do whatever you want to. Whether that’s book more weddings, take more vacations, spend more time with your kids, or even complete that knitting project you started last winter and never got around to finished…
When you have control of your TIME, you have control over almost everything else.
You have control over:
Your income, because you can choose to take on more shoots if you feel like it.
Your family and/or social life, because you have the time to spend with the people you care about when you want to.
Your business, because you have time to put into marketing, generating leads, etc.
Your personal development, because you’re not always trying to get caught up.
Your health, because you have time to hit the gym more often if you want to, go walking more, etc.
Your personal enjoyment in life, because you’ll have the time to go travel more… or stay home and read a good book.
The key factor in all of those is TIME.
It opens doors for almost anything you want to do… but sadly, we normally treat time as if it’s of secondary importance.
So whether you’re trying desperately to stave off burnout this season…
Or whether you would just like to have an extra a day (or four) off per week….
I can teach you how I’ve done this for myself, so that you can do it too.
About the Efficiency Nuts
About the Efficiency Nuts
The Efficient Squirrel is all about helping wedding photographers realize there is life outside of the office.
We believe you can run your wedding photography business and accomplish everything you need to do in a fraction of the time and can spend one day a week in the office rather than 5-7 days each week.
We strive to teach you how to realize the dream of running your business while spending the majority of your life doing the things you love with the people you love.
Sherry and David Buck are the crazy nuts who run this joint… We are parents of two young boys and longtime business owners with our photography company aptly named David & Sherry Photography. As Forest Gump says “It’s a household name”. We are passionate about helping people realize there is a different way of doing things where they can make a great income through their business but that it doesn’t require all of their life to do it.
We encountered the same problem so many of us have where we didn’t physically have the time to accomplish all the work we had to do. Our wedding photography business was “successful” in that it made plenty of money but once one little hiccup came in the form of our first child, our system fell apart and it left me in the office from morning until night struggling and stressed daily, trying to keep up. There was no such thing as getting ahead. I was always behind trying to put out fires. Sherry wasn’t able to help as she was a little busy keeping a child alive and well. We were stuck.
It was then our friends shared with us how they no longer view success as making money alone, but rather as being able to make enough money while maximizing the amount of days they could sit by their pool reading a book. This was mind blowing to us and changed our direction forever. We dove in head first to learning about how to get things done with as little time input as possible, while at the same time making our product and customer experience better with each change. What we ended up with is the new way to look at your life and business we share in the Take Your Life Back program.
As long time business owners who went nutty studying efficiency and mastering a new way to look at life and work, we want to see you filling your life with the things you love rather than the things you have to do. We want to see you have time for that.