If you have already begun working on weddings, I would highly suggest adding a photo release to your contract. This is an optional release that brides may initial which gives you permission to use their images. A couple of months after the wedding, I go ahead and hit up the photographer directly, they give me access to the gallery, and I download the photos I want. Voila! Free, professional content!
Styled shoots can take some serious energy to plan, but they are also amazing because you can do whatever your creative little heart desires. You can easily find a coordinator, who understands your vision, work together and put on a fantastic shoot! All the vendors are donating their time and service and everyone wins!
Mini Styled Shoots
I, myself, love doing mini styled shoots. I find it is much easier to work directly with a model and take the photos myself. I have also teamed up with models and photographers, and together, the three of us create whatever kind of magic we want, whenever we want!