Let’s get your wedding photography business working for you

because f*ck being a
struggling artist

melbourne   

sydney   

18th - 19th February 2020

25th - 26th February 2020

● Running your business the way you want to – working with clients when you want, adding in extra special experiences for them, and delivering your products in your own unique way

● Not having to exchange your time for money anymore – having systems and strategies in place that mean your business is working and generating revenue even when you’re not

● Being able to spend more time doing what you love with who you love – whether that’s travelling, having adventures, or simply hanging out with your family and loved ones



What if you could spend more time living and less time working?

Imagine having a photography business that allowed you to hit your profit goals, serve your clients in the best way possible and spend more time living... What would that look like for you?

Imagine getting your photography business to the next level. 
The level where you aren’t just surviving – you’re thriving.

free the bird workshop

Having to figure out systems, automation, marketing, finding clients, working with clients – not to mention keeping on top of your photography skills and honing your craft so that you can deliver the best experience for your clients again and again.

Man – it sometimes feels like all you do is work.

And it’s not that you don’t love what you do – far from it. Photography is your passion and you’re busy trying to make a living out of it. You have big dreams and big ambitions for where you want to take your business in the future and want you want to grow it into.

But lately you’ve started to realize that you didn’t start your own business to be working 24/7. To feel like you have no time for your family and friends, or to travel, relax, do all the other things that you love doing. You started your business so that you could have freedom and flexibility – and so you could earn the sort of salary you dream of earning while also getting to work for yourself.

You know that if you want to be able to make more money in your photography business without spending more time working, you need to get your business working for you. You need to have the systems, workflows and automations in place so that you can work less and live more, without sacrificing the success of your business.

It is possible to get your photography business to the next level.

Let me show you how.

You knew that having your own photography business would be hard but you didn’t think it would be this hard.

"The workshop does more than just help people with their business and photography problems, it creates a community and a support network of people on the same journey.” 

Hey, I’m Jai Long – I’m a photographer, educator and creative entrepreneur. I created my live workshops to help wedding photographers like you get the necessary systems in place to grow a thriving and profitable photography business.

So many photographers want to be more than just a freelance photographer: they want to build a business which will allow them to have more freedom, more flexibility and more time – without missing out on profits. I’ve been running my wedding photography business since 2013 and my industry friends would often ask me how they could get their struggling photography businesses to the same level as mine. And that’s where my live workshops were born!

I understand that building a photography business can feel overwhelming and difficult at times. When I first started teaching these workshops, it was to help my friends get their photography businesses flourishing. Now, I travel all over the world to teach photographers like you the tips, tricks and strategies I’ve learned and put into practice over the years so that you can grow your business without spending more time in it.


A two-day live workshop designed to help you take your wedding photography
business to the next level

What we cover..

● Establishing workflows and systems in your business
● Photography tips and tricks
● Marketing yourself and your business
● Pricing, delivering and presenting your work

Plus you get the chance to put my photography tips into practice with our live shoot.

Yes! I want to join and pay the full amount now

One payment of $1500 AUD

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2 x $750 AUD instalments

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~ Alex Cohen

I’m ready! I want the payment plan, please

1st payment upon purchase
2nd payment 2 weeks prior to event

“The best thing about the workshop? It has to be getting to meet up in real life. There’s nothing I love more than getting to build a real community with the participants that lasts way beyond the workshop, and to see each and every one of them put into practice what we cover over the two days and then go on to take their businesses to the next level.”

The Workshop

Day 1

On day 1, we begin by covering workflow methods (including culling, editing, and album design) so that you can begin to see how you can start to save time in the everyday tasks in your business. We then focus on photography skills, tips and tricks, including natural lighting and how to create a style/mood to your images. We finish up day 1 with a live shoot where you get the chance to photograph a couple, put into practice the new skills we covered earlier in the day, and get real-time feedback and tips from Jai.

Day 2

On day 2, we start to think about what you need to be doing to ensure your calendar is filled up with bookings. We discuss marketing and look at using social media and other alternative approaches to market yourself and your business. We look at pricing, adding value to your work and what you can do to deliver the highest level of experience for your clients. We also focus on presenting your work and how you can go about getting your work featured in the press to maximise your profile and impact.


You also get...

● A truly personalised experience including refreshments, a goody bag, and a real feel-good, supportive environment
●Access to the private Facebook group where you’ll be able to keep up with the other workshop participants. You’ll get the benefit of a supportive community, networking opportunities and the possibility of referrals.
● Discounts for loads of fantastic resources and tools that Jai uses himself, including: Vision Art, Smart Albums, Studio Ninja, Narrative App, as well as Jai’s own online shop.



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 "Jai loves motivating creative entrepreneurs to find a love and excitement about running a business. Jai's story is inspirational and his wealth of knowledge gives us the tools to guide ourselves and our business to gain the enjoyment and success we are all looking for."

~ Danelle Bohane

The workshop is designed to be very hands-on. Every element is broken down and presented in such a way as to maximise your understanding and leave you feeling confident about your next steps. Not only will you get the tools and knowledge you need to be able to strengthen your photography business and take it to the next level, but you’ll get support, personalized feedback and friendship from a community of people just like you. 

"if you run a business, it's important to run it like a business, not a job."

You are not alone in your ambitions – come and learn how to make a bigger impact with your photography business alongside a group of people who have the same dreams as you

Whether you’re just starting out on your wedding photography adventure or you’ve been doing it for years, this workshop will deliver so much value. You’ll finally have a clear plan of action for how you can get your photography business to the next level – the level where you have real systems in place to allow you to grow your business and make more money without having to spend more time. Let’s get your business working for you and see how it is possible to have a profitable, thriving wedding photography business and have time to do all the other things you love in life, too.


The investment

Yes! I want to join and pay the full amount now

One payment of $1500 AUD

- 2 days of live teaching
- A live photography shoot
- Refreshments
- Goody bag
- Access to the Facebook community
for continued support, networking and referral opportunities

2 x $750 AUD Instalments

I’m ready! I want the payment plan, please

- 2 days of live teaching
- A live photography shoot
- Refreshments
- Goody bag
- Access to the Facebook community
for continued support, networking and referral opportunities
1st payment upon purchase
2nd payment 2 weeks prior to event

melbourne   

sydney   

18th - 19th February 2020

25th - 26th February 2020

Jai's is a great person and his workshop was amazingly helpful. I have been in business for a few years now and his workshop gave me the motivation to push my business forward again. It's not so much that I didn't know what I should do, it's more about how Jai talked about things and inspired me and the others to work on our businesses.
Thanks for all your passion and love you've put into this workshop, Jai! It was a great experience

Maria Luise Bauer

Blew my mind.... Jai is so switched on and transparent with all aspects of his business, he just had so much great information to share. The room was filled with photographers at all stages of their business/careers and everyone got something out of the 2 days. I walked away buzzing with so many things I want to implement into my business. I'd highly recommend his workshop to anyone who's interested

Jodie Clifford

Free the Bird workshop was amazing!
Jai was engaging to listen to and so openly shared his business building skills and knowledge. His warm personality and uplifting energy was a pleasure to be around. I learnt heaps over the 2 days and have walked away absolutely buzzing and feeling inspired to take my photography business to the next level. I’m super happy I also decided to do a one on one mentor session with Jai. He really knows all the ins and outs of running your own business. Jai - Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Highly recommend his workshop, no matter what stage your business is at

Kelly Hardwood

Jai's creative way of thinking & his different perspective on life has shaped his passion & drive to succeed. The workshop was inspiring & helped me change my mindset & think outside the box in my creative style & in my business skills. Highly recommend for anyone starting out or who's been in the business for years! Thanks Jai.

Nadinne Wilkinson

Jai blew me away with all his knowledge and insight to the wedding industry. I left the workshop feeling inspired and with so many new ideas and ways to improve my own business. I would highly recommend his workshop to anyone who wants to take their photography business to the next level!

Milla Kirk

Jai, you have super powers! Your workshop pulled me out of my own brain and into a refreshing space where everything is possible! Thank you for sharing so much with us. LOVED this workshop!

Miranda Stokkel

Jai is such a legend for sharing all his knowledge with the world. I learnt so much over the 2 days it felt like my brain was going to explode, but in the best way possible. I'll be forever grateful for everything that I learned and all the amazing connections I made. I was hestiant to book as I'm only starting out but the workshop is beneficial for whatever stage you are at with your business. Highly recommend this workshop!!!

Rosie O'Donnell

This workshop is aimed at photographers who want to take their business to the next level. We have wedding, portrait, family, boudoir and many other types of photographers join the workshop and really get a lot from it. 

This workshop is definitely more advanced than "how to use your camera". We dive into how to present your business and offer an optimum service to your clients, the full customer experience, how to market effectively and all that good stuff that will really get your business booking as much new work as it can handle.

Yes, of course! I'm here for you and will try and help with any questions you have. You'll have access to my private Free The Bird Facebook Group. This is a group for members who have done the workshop.

I have been doing this workshop since 2015 and it's been sold out every year since. The waiting list for this workshop is long so I have no doubt it will sell out.

The workshop is more based on the business side of things. I don't teach the basics on how to use your camera.

The workshop ticket includes 2 days of education, a goodies bag, morning tea & lunch. The ticket does not include accomodation or travel fees. 

Stop missing out on living because you’re too busy working. Take your wedding photography business to the next level and get systems in place so that you can grow your business and make more money without spending more time. Get a clear plan, personalized help and a supportive community from people with the same goals as you. 
Make 2020 the year you say ‘goodbye’ to just surviving and ‘hello’ to thriving in your wedding photography business.

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