I’m a podcast junkie. And I truly think that listening to so many of the best podcasts for wedding photographers is a big part of why I’ve grown my business so quickly.
And the best part of education via podcasts?
When I was first starting out as a wedding photographer, I didn’t have a big budget for education. Investing $1000+ in an online course seemed scary, but I picked up so much information from these best podcasts for wedding photographers for free. Learning from those who have gone before you is the fastest way to grow your business. If you’re not taking advantage of learning for free, you’re missing out.
Here are the best podcasts for wedding photographers.
Photography Industry Podcasts
The podcasts are made for and by photographers, and are the perfect immersion into the world of photography, from how to start and run a successful business, to gear talk and product reviews, to learning SEO and social media marketing and all the other fun things that we get to call “work.”
Six Figure Photography Podcast
Ben Hartley, an award winning wedding photographer and photography educator, talks with other industry experts about how to market and grow your photography business.
I have to start this post with Ben, because his was the first podcast I started listening to when I wanted to get into wedding photography.
Most of the episodes are interviews on specific topics related to photography, but Ben also does shorter solo episodes with quick tips and pep talks. I especially love that his interviews get to the point and leave me with action steps I can take to improve my own business.
The SEO for Photographers Podcast
A weekly podcast concentrating on SEO for photographers by Corey Potter and Dylan Howell from Fuel Your Photos. We discuss SEO tactics, organic marketing, and more.
If you’re interested in learning SEO, Corey and Dylan from Fuel Your Photos is who you want to be learning it from. Not only do they have the most thorough courses on SEO and blogging for photographers on the market, and a vibrant Facebook group community about all things SEO, but they also share valuable tips and insights for free on their podcast.
(P.S. I was interviewed on episode 11 about cornerstone content, so check that out!)
The Tog Republic Podcast
Welcome to The Tog Republic Podcast with Carolina Guzik! Every week I will share with you an easy to implement marketing strategy for your photography business. Some episodes will be casual chats with industry leaders where they will be sharing a tip or two to help you grow your own photography business.
(P.S. I was interviewed on episode 97 about how to create an SEO strategy!)
The Anchored Business Podcast
This is a creative entrepreneurial podcast helping you to grow your business and create the life style you have always wanted. We are wedding photographers that grew our business to over $250K and 40 weddings all over the world per year without associates.
The Anchored Business Podcast is another of the best podcasts for wedding photographers. Devin and Kathryn get real about how they have built their own successful business, and I love that they focus on creating a life you want rather than just hustling harder. The whole series is great, but I especially loved episode 31, called “Being yourself and the importance of community with Jacob Loafman.”
Make Your Break
Make Your Break is a creative business podcast show that’s aimed towards helping my community push their businesses to new heights. Host Jai Long is packing it with stories, inspiration and tangible tips designed to help anyone at any stage of their creative business take action to improve their situation.
Denver Photographers Levi Tijerina and Adonye Jaja give their take on photography, race, culture, life, and art. With special guests from both Colorado and beyond, this podcast is dedicated to talking about the things that are hidden and to expose the hidden thoughts, mindsets, and realities around the things we encounter within the wedding industry…for better or worse.
I have to shout out Colorado photographers Levi and Adonye for their new podcast! These guys are only 18 episodes in, but they’ve already covered topics from what to wear (and drive) to weddings, to creating real community in the photography industry. I’m really excited to see where they keep going with this!
Bokeh – The Photography Podcast
Welcome to Bokeh, a photography podcast exploring the ever-blurring lines between the personal and business lives of professional photographers. This is your host, Nathan Holritz, and I’m happy that you can join me in connecting with photographers and entrepreneurs in the photography industry, as we talk about photography, business, and that sometimes-messy thing we call life.
Bokeh has been around for a couple of years now, so if you’re not already subscribed, you have over 300 episodes to binge on! There are so many good interviews on here, but I’ve learned the most from their Workflow Wednesday series. Whether you’re brand new and trying to figure out what the heck you’re doing, or you’ve been around for years but want to run a more efficient business and enjoy more free time, you will learn from Bokeh.
No B.S. with Bree + Stephen
We’re Bree + Stephen – photographers, educators, and adventurers living in San Diego, CA! We created this podcast to share our real and uncut experiences that come with running a business, juggling a relationship, and keeping up with modern day lifestyle trends. Our goal is to help you own your business, own your relationship, and own your life…. without all of the BS.
A behind the scenes show about what it’s *really* like to run a wedding photography business, by Jeff & Erin Youngren of The Youngrens. Being a wedding photographer in today’s world is tough when all you see are highlight reels of everyone else’s perfect business. Jeff & Erin pull back the curtain on their 13 years of photographing weddings and running a large commercial photography studio, and get honest about all that we battle as creative entrepreneurs. Episodes are a mix of practical trainings on how to run a photography business, conversations with brilliant creativepreneurs, and behind the scenes narrative episodes that tell the truth of what it’s really like to be a creative business owner.
The How to Elope Podcast
Sheena and Ed host the How to Elope Podcast, a pod that covers all the details couples need to know when planning their adventure elopements. Topics range from what to wear during your hiking elopement to navigating the process of telling your friends and family about your plans to elope. And mixed in between, Sheena and Ed also talk about their own experience eloping too, sharing tangible advice from their day. The podcast is also helpful for elopement photographers looking to provide guidance to their couples on how to navigate the elopement process with ease.
A podcast for creative entrepreneurs who want a fresh perspective on business, communication, art, design, branding, and life as we know it. We share stories, challenge mindsets and look for ways to redefine success.
Shine + Thrive Podcast
Do you feel stuck in your wedding photography business with no idea how to achieve your next goals? I’m here to help you discover, that it’s SO possible for you to have what you want, when you want in your business so that you can create the life you’ve always dreamed of + deserve. Why should you learn from me? When I first started my wedding photography business back in 2011, I made just $5000 in my business. Now I bring in multiple 6 figures per year while working only 30 hour weeks serving my dream couples. Let’s hang out each week so I can show you how!
The Epic Podcast
Professional wedding photographers Sam Hurd and Nathan Mitchell discuss a variety of topics ranging from their experience as wedding photographers to music, equipment, movies, and life in general.
Tea With Jainé
Answering your wedding photography questions, one cup of tea at a time! Jainé Kershner chats with wedding photographers and vendors inside the wedding industry. We discuss all things related to being a wedding photographer from how to get started, working with other wedding vendors, and how to grow a successful wedding photography business.
The Bearded Tog: Demystify What it Takes To Build & Run a Thriving Creative Business
Turn your Photography Hobby into a Successful Career with The Bearded Tog podcast! From pricing and marketing yourself to professionalism and acquiring new high-paying clients, all the curtains will be pulled back! Struggling to get the perfect work-life balance as a business-owner? Take a listen and get your business where you want it to be today! Join Adam Mason as he provides insight to how he started his business, mistakes to avoid, and interviews photographers, entrepreneurs, and dreamers. With every episode, you’ll be able to apply something new to your business AND your personality. This isn’t just for wedding photographers, but for anyone with a passion for entrepreneurship, creativity and building the life you want.
Shoot Edit Chat Repeat
A lively podcast for people photographers & creative entrepreneurs. Two leading UK photographers, Vicki Knights & Eddie Judd, chat about what it’s like to run a photography business today. Including interviews with inspiring guests, you’ll be entertained, informed and also pick up some business tips along the way.
The Henry Chen Show
Wedding Photography Podcast is a weekly podcast (every Thursday) providing business tips, inspiration, and lessons learned to help wedding photographers go full-time and become successful. It’s hosted by Henry Chen, a wedding photographer based out of Los Angeles with a decade of experience photographing over 400 weddings.
Wedding Photo Hangover
The finest in phototainment! We’re an irreverent look at photography. This podcast, like aspirin, will help you recover from your wedding hangover. We aren’t just trying to make the best photography podcast, we’re trying to develop the best community for photographers. Why? Because we all need a place to laugh and destress. Come join us!
Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers
Stories and career inspiration from professional photographers from Allie Siarto: Photographer and Photography Educator.
Photography with Taylor Jackson
Most of Taylor’s episodes are short and focused on one specific tip or topic, like how to get paid to travel as a photographer, or even little things like when to shoot JPG or what lenses to use for different parts of a wedding day. Since each episode is short, it’s not the most in-depth, but I know I would have gotten so much value out of this podcast if it had been around when I was first getting started.
Wedding Photographers Unite
Andy Buscemi and Neal Urban discuss the art, craft and business of wedding photography with industry leaders
Business and Marketing Podcasts
Photography business podcasts are good and all, but they often end up being a bit repetitive. I highly recommend that you listen to business and marketing podcasts that aren’t specific to photography as well, because there’s SO much great content out there!
Building a StoryBrand
If you’re frustrated because you struggle to get the word out about your product or service, the Building a StoryBrand podcast will help. Don and the StoryBrand team are the world’s leading experts in harnessing the 2,000 year-old proven power of story formulas to get people talking about your brand. Get your message out, grow your company, stand out in the marketplace, and have a blast doing it!
As photographers, we all know the importance of story telling, but this podcast will show you how to use the power of stories to market your business! I found this podcast before I found out about the Building a StoryBrand book by Donald Miller, but quickly bought the book and completed the worksheets and rewrote all my website copy after going through this program. If you feel lost on how to write online so that your ideal clients want to work with you, start listening now!
Online Marketing Made Easy
“How do I start an online business? Grow my email list to thousands of subscribers? Sell more and grow faster? These are just some of the big questions that leading online marketing strategist, Amy Porterfield, digs into on the top-ranked Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast. In addition to mini marketing masterclasses and step-by-step guides, each episode is designed to help you take immediate action on the most important strategies for starting, scaling and automating your online business.”
The Online Marketing Made Easy podcast tends to focus on business owners who sell online courses or digital products, but there’s still so much good education in here for wedding photographers. Amy has been running this podcast since 2013 (back when I had no idea podcasts where even a thing!), so there is SO much content. I just started with the more recent episodes and picked the ones that were relevant to me, like “The Power of the P.S. Strategy,” “How to Create a 3-Month SEO Plan,” and my favorite episode: “Why You Aren’t Taking Action with Brooke Castillo.” Which leads me to the next podcast!
Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher
“Week after week, host Jenna Kutcher brings you the the productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career. Jenna shares tangible tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire in photography, online courses, Instagram sponsorships, and navigating the world of being a #girlboss social media influencer.”
I could have placed Goal Digger in with the photography business podcasts, but what’s so inspiring with Jenna Kutcher’s story is how she went from working as a wedding photographer in a small midwestern town to running a seven-figure business teaching other entrepreneurs. I don’t listen to every episode (I skip most of her interviews), but if anyone can teach you about the importance of building a strong personal brand, it’s Jenna.
The Marie Forleo Podcast
Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie Forleo’s goal is to help you become the person you most want to be. In this show, Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, love, health, contribution and fulfillment — often with a lot of laughs. From business, marketing and career advice, to tackling failure, disappointment and fear, to philanthropy and doing our part to make the world a more loving, just and equitable place — we cover it all. Get inspired, grow stronger, more confident and create a business and life you genuinely love.
Business Bites Podcast
“Rachel Brenke from The Business Bites Podcast shares all of her top tips and information to help entrepreneurs with business, legal and marketing strategies so you can easily and quickly stay protected + successful. Discover how you can easily implement protective and defensive measures for ensuring our business empire is shielded from liability and issues.”
If the name Rachel Brenke sounds familiar to you, chances are you’ve visited The Law Tog website at some point since you first picked up a camera. The Law Tog sells photography contract templates, model releases, and all the stuff that helps protect our businesses. And now she has her own podcast where she covers everything you need to know about running a legal business and staying protected!
The Life Coach School Podcast
The Life Coach School Podcast is your go-to resource for learning, growing, and becoming certified as a Life Coach & Weight Loss Coach. Through this podcast, you’ll hear directly from the Master Coach Brooke Castillo to help you better understand life coaching, the required skills and mindsets, and how we focus on serving the client to get them the results they seek.
Okay hear me out here. I have no interest in becoming a life coach or weight loss coach. But this podcast offers some really legit tips for how to use your mindset to get the results you want, how to dream big and set big goals, and creating your own narrative. And all of these things are so important when you’re self-employed and running a business all by yourself, because you are the only person with the power to make things happen!
Perpetual Traffic Podcast
“Listen to real stories of business owners just like you and how they overcame struggles with digital marketing and online advertising. Learn how to make Facebook advertising, Facebook Messenger advertising, Instagram advertising, YouTube advertising, Twitter advertising, Google AdWords, LinkedIn advertising, (and more) work for your business.”
Perpetual Traffic is probably the least sexy podcast on this list, but it also has the potential to make you the most money by teaching you how to do paid social media advertising right! If you’ve ever spent money on a Facebook ad without getting a single booking in return, you need this podcast in your life.
Are you listening to any of these best podcasts for wedding photographers?
Do you have any other suggestions for podcasts that I should check out?
Leave a comment, I’d love to hear what you think!
About Nina Larsen Reed
Nina Larsen Reed is an elopement photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. She has photographed over 200 couples across the Rocky Mountains since 2017, and loves to teach other photographers about everything from permits and elopement logistics to marketing and web design.