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presented by Advanced Success for Wedding and Portrait Photographers


We will show you how to build your photography business


Venue: Hartsfield Manor, Sandy Lane, Betchworth, Surrey

Dates: 12/13 July 2019




Do you lie awake at night thinking how you can get more customers?

Do you want to know how to take better photographs?

This 1.5 day event will focus on Photography – Marketing – Selling.

1. Developing Your Photography Into A Clear Brand.
2. Getting the Right Customers.
3. Developing A Conversion System to Convert Leads Into Customers.
4. Creating Your Price List to Maximise Your Sales.
5. Marketing for a Constant Flow of Customers.
6. Becoming a Master Photographer.
7. Proven Facebook Marketing Strategies.
8. How to make Bigger Sales
9. The Success Secrets of growing Your Photography Business.



Full one and a half days


Any half day


Practical Photography

Bring your camera’s and join multi award winning quadruple master of photography, Shireen Hammond and models, around the beautiful grounds of Hartsfield Manor.

Learn how to style, light, pose and direct your subjects to get the very best natural emotions from them.

Shireen will teach you the techniques to capture YOUR OWN awe inspiring images, “in camera” – covering Weddings and Portraits – in her unique style, holding nothing back.

This half day hands on Masterclass is one that you will NOT want to miss, numbers are limited so book NOW.

Friday 12 July

Marketing for Photographers

Bernie and Shireen will show you the marketing techniques that they used in their own photography business to create a continual supply of customers. Learn all that you need to know, from Facebook advertising, social media, bridal fairs, to enable you to keep your business to grow.

Saturday 13 July

Selling for Photographers

Most photographers find getting their prices right and selling their photography, the hardest things to do. Bernie and Shireen will take you step-by-step through how to structure you price list for sales, and then how to maximise those sales when it comes to sale time.

Saturday 13 July


Shireen Hammond

APP.L M. Photog III Quadruple Master of Photography

Growing up in England and having a father who (conveniently) managed an International Airline – gave Shireen her first taste of extensive travelling from the tender age of two years old and brought about her fascination of people, lifestyles, different cultures and their traditions.

The love of travelling saw her set off around the world at the age of 17, with her first stop being Australia, she loved it so much – she never left. (That and the fact that she ran out of money!) Here, she built her life, found the man of her dreams – married and had six beautiful children by the age of 30.

Whilst she has been a successful business woman for most of her young life – it was at the still, tender age of 29 that she decided it was time to focus on her career choice for life.

Shireen studied at the International College of Professional Photography earning her Diploma of Photography and now, years later is a Quadruple Master of Photography, who’s humble beginnings started in the commercial sector. She then grew in her craft to capturing stunning weddings and bespoke family portraits, as this was the area that most fulfilled her love of people, lifestyles, cultures and traditions

This is her chosen field and absolute passion in life – it is not a job, and therein lies the difference in her exquisite imagery, that can’t be mistaken. Shireen’s love of people and life, her engaging (and often witty) sense of humour (ok, ok she put that in) – has given her a knack of putting her clients so at ease, that it genuinely allows her to capture beautifully relaxed, natural and spontaneous moments (many of her colleagues are seething with jealousy) and her couples love her sooooo much that many of them have become life long friends. (That’s the truth!).

Bernie Griffiths

Photography Business Coach

Born in a small Shropshire town, Bernie Griffiths has over 40 years experience as a studio owner,  presenter, business consultant, and photography business coach.

He was just fifteen years old when he began his photography career working for a local newspaper.
Leaving school with no qualifications, his burning desire to be a photographer, determined his future.

He then spent a two years as chief photographer with P & O Lines traveling the world. He then opened a wedding/portrait studio, and has photographed thousands of weddings, and thousands of portraits.

He thought that by having a studio shop front, the customers would queue outside the door each morning and hand him their hard earned money. It wasn’t to be. He realized very quickly that he had to become a marketer and business person. He knows the frustrations and day to day challenges that photographers go through. Bernie discovered that there were short cuts that can lead you to accelerated success.

After many requests from photographic colleagues, who wanted to know more about how he had achieved so much success, he started the ASWPP website.

Bernie conducts many seminars, workshops and tutorials and also presents guest speakers from around the world covering all aspects of running a successful wedding and/or portrait studio, together with an invaluable one on one consultancy program.

Bernie’s book “Success Secrets of a Professional Photographer is fast becoming the “GO TO” book for professionals everywhere.