We’ve run successful photography businesses for nearly 8 years now.

Since starting Matt and Katie Photographers we’ve shot around 40 weddings a year. We typically receive 30 to 50 wedding enquiries per month! Yep, per month!

Our portrait business was founded on doing awesome sales without having to be sleazy salespeople. In one year Katie did $260,000 in family portraits without a single loss-leader promotion or voucher-free-shoot offer in a town with over 100 photographers.

We travel … a lot!

2010 – 2 months overseas.
2011 – 3 months overseas.
2012 – 4 months overseas.
2013 – 3 months overseas so far!

Our photography has taken us to many amazing places such as Thailand, England, Wales, France, Greece, Italy, Turkey, America, Canada and New Zealand. This past year more countries have been added to our ever growing list of destinations, including Nepal, Fiji and Cambodia.

We’ve spoken at conferences such as WPPI, the Nikon AIPP Event and Hair of the Dog. In the last 2 years we’ve done nearly 20 workshops in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. We’re leading our first Photo Adventure tour to Cambodia in November this year, and we’re stoked to be speaking at Canada Photo Convention next year.

Matt is a teacher at heart as well as a problem-solving analytical thinker. Katie is the most genuine, non-business-y, non-sales-y person you’ll ever meet and she doesn’t have a single business bone in her body.

Everything we teach is designed to give photographers like Katie all the tools and knowledge they need to achieve their goals and dreams.

It’s this mash-up of creativity, business, problem-solving and analytical thinking, plus our passion and skill for teaching that makes what we have to offer so unique.

Most of all, we very strongly believe in the power of photography and business to improve all of our lives.  Gosh that sounds cheesy! 🙂 But it’s the truth, and it’s why we teach and coach other photographers. Whether your goals and dreams are big or small … we will teach you how to use photography and business to reach them.

Teaching and business coaching isn’t something we take lightly.  Not at all. With nearly 8 years in business now, we’ve actually experienced the ups and downs.

We’ve got the experience and the knowledge you need, but more importantly we have the wisdom to apply it to YOUR unique situation and circumstances.

The photography industry doesn’t need more rockstars, what it needs is more teachers.

As passionate as we are about photography, we’re even more passionate about helping other photographers reach their goals and dreams too!

Who is the workshop for?

Wedding and portrait photographers. Family portraits were our bread and butter for years, so portrait photographers will benefit hugely from the workshop as well.

Newbies, veterans and everyone in between. We often have 10+ year veterans sitting side by side with new photographers who are just starting out.

It’s a testament to the strength of our teaching that photographers of all levels benefit equally from our workshop.

What makes this workshop different?

Check out our testimonials to see what past attendees are saying 🙂

This workshop is all about taking everything we teach and helping you to apply it all to YOUR life and business. You’ll leave the workshop with a solid, practical step-by-step plan to make the necessary changes to your business and your photography.

Over the three days you will get the hands-on practical help you need to improve YOUR photography and business. There will be heaps of time for Q&A and lots of time to address the individual challenges you’re facing with your photography and business.

The small group (only 15 attendees) enables us to be really flexible with what we teach and tailor it to each unique group.

Topics and Activities:

– How we shoot and interact with our clients (a live shoot with real couples) – we’ll teach you our posing system for consistent and creative portraits – plus plenty of time for you to shoot as well
– Practical ways to STAND OUT and GET BOOKED in a competitive and saturated market
– How to use systems to be more efficient and have more free time
– Marketing and Branding – proven, practical ways to attract enquiries and bookings
– Working out who you are as a photographer to find your own style and voice
– How to build an authentic business around your personality
– Attracting and booking the right clients for you and your style
– How to set effective client expectations and boundaries for a drama free business and life
– Processing and Workflow – from shoot to delivery and how we deliver weddings within 2 weeks
– Album Design and Storytelling
– How to use Photography + Business to achieve your goals and dreams
– How to use Personal Projects to Make a Difference

… and how all this comes together to provide us with a 6 figure income, a great lifestyle and the time and money to use our photography to make a difference in the world.

Q&A Sessions – throughout all three days.

Do attend if:

– You want to learn how to STAND OUT and GET BOOKED in a competitive and saturated market.
– You want advice and help specific to your photography and business.
– You’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start to improve your business.
– You want more than a pep-talk, motivational speech or vague “follow your dreams” advice.
– You want to learn from our mistakes.
– You want the right tools and knowledge to grow your business faster.
– You’re keen to spend 3 days learning and having fun while you do it!

and if you’re saying any of the following:

– Why aren’t I getting more enquiries?
– I’m getting enquiries, but why aren’t I booking them?
– I want more of my ideal enquiries and clients!
– I know what I want, but how do I make it happen?
– I love photography but I need help with the business side.
– I’m spending more time in front of a computer than with my family.
– My business is controlling my life instead of it serving my life.
– I’m overwhelmed and I don’t know where to start.
– I wish I could attract the type of clients that I’d really love to photograph.
– I’d really like to learn to interact better with clients on photo-shoots.
– I struggle with confidence on shoots and at weddings.
– Surely it’s not meant to be this hard!
– I know where I want to be … but how do I get there?
– My business is doing ok, but I want to take it to the next level.
– I’m drowning in my business and I need someone to save me.
– I need a serious motivation and inspiration boost!


The Nitty Gritty Details.

When: 13th, 14th and 15th of January 2014.

Location: Auckland – exact venue to be confirmed.

Time: 9am until 6pm each day.

Cost: Only $1,650 (AUD) for the three days, if you book before 1 November!

After 1 November the price goes up to $1,750 (AUD). Book before 1 November to save $100!

Includes morning tea, lunch and snacks on all days.

Strictly limited to only 15 spots to maximise small group awesomeness.

Click the banner below to secure your spot! Or scroll down for more testimonials and behind the scenes photos.

If you have any questions, just click HERE to send them our way.


The Fine Print.

– 1st payment for the workshop ($650 AUD) is required at the time of booking.
– 2nd payment ($500 AUD) is due 2 months before the workshop.
– 3rd payment ($500 AUD) is due 1 month before the workshop.
– ALL payments are non-refundable, but your place is transferable to another person.
– In the event you’re unable to attend, you will be solely responsible for finding someone to take your place.


You’re awesome! And we’re super excited to see you at the workshop!


Matt and Katie.