On reading the title you may have thought I changed my career and went into doing wedding counselling, well I haven’t, but since I’m here the best advice I may give you about this is : Don’t get married!!! and if you do, please hire me 🙂
Not easy I agree as we may be doing weddings day in day out, or rather Saturday in Saturday out…
One can quickly become tired of it, especially at the lower end of the market. I have a few suggestions:
First: you don’t charge enough!!! If you undercut your price just to get the deal, then you get a client who doesn’t specially care about your photos but rather about the price, in clear someone who does not appreciate your work, and you’re in for a tough job.
As your price goes up, so does the level of your clientele, customers who appreciate quality and are ready to pay the right price for it.
Second: Be creative, try something different, what about cross-processing? what about traditional black&white hand print, what about using medium format (say an old rolleiflex for instance)? what about trying a fish eye (the lens not the animal…)? what about a Lomo camera? etc. Don’t go into a routine, keep innovating.
Third: Do personal project, if you only pick up your gear to go to work then you become just like Pavlov’s dog: camera=work !!! you must get out of this, work on your own project, it will help make sure that taking pictures remains a pleasure and not just a duty.
Good luck, hey I never said it was going to be easy…