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7 Essential Accounting Tips for Photographers

7 Essential Accounting Tips for Photographers

Accounting Tips for Photographers For part two of this series, I continued my conversation with Karen Schultz of CKS Accounting Services and asked her all those burning photography-related accounting questions that I...

Should You Sell Unedited Images to Clients?

Should You Sell Unedited Images to Clients?

ÔĽŅImage above edited with Reverie Preset from the Dark & Moody Millennium Preset Collection. Should You Sell Your Raw Unedited Photos to Clients? There always seems to be a lot of debate amongst photographers abou...

Photography Contracts (Payment, Prints & Digital Files)

Photography Contracts (Payment, Prints & Digital Files)

The Importance of Having a Photography Contract for Your Business As a photographer and business owner, one of the most important details of your business is your contract!  Not only do your contracts protect you, bu...

Photographers Guide to Using a Professional Makeup Artist

Photographers Guide to Using a Professional Makeup Artist

Professional Makeup & Photography We all have those rare photos of ourselves that we look at and can’t help but think "Wow, I look good! Maybe it was your clothes, the way your hair was styled, or perhaps the com...

Free Referral Cards for Your Photography Business

Free Referral Cards for Your Photography Business

Free Photography Referral Cards from Pretty Presets for Lightroom Are you just getting started with your photography business?  We would love to help you! We have two beautiful referral card options that you can down...

Coordinating Outfits for Family Photos

Coordinating Outfits for Family Photos

Coordinating Outfits for Family Pictures When I decided to start my photography business, I had no idea that being a personal wardrobe consultant would be part of the job.  I almost always wear clothes that are comfo...

What Do Photography Clients Really Want?

What Do Photography Clients Really Want?

What Do Photography Clients Really Want? Last year, I conducted a few surveys of past and prospective clients to find out what they really wanted.  What I discovered is that they overwhelmingly preferred an all-inclu...

How Photographers Can Make a Great First Impression

How Photographers Can Make a Great First Impression

How to Make a Great First Impression with Photography Clients Today I want to talk to you about the importance of having a STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE in all areas or your photography business. This includes: Your Photos...

5 Reasons to Network With Other Photographers

5 Reasons to Network With Other Photographers

Why You Should Network With Other Photographers I have a lot of friends who are photographers.  It hasn't always been this way, though - I only had one or two photographer friends before I got into photography myself...

10 Favorite Time Management Apps to Boost Your Productivity

10 Favorite Time Management Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Our Favorite Time Management Apps As business owners, we know how hard it is to be your own boss.  The most difficult thing is managing your time in order to get things done successfully.  Here are 10 favorite time m...

Valentines Day Photo Sessions  (Marketing for Photographers)

Valentines Day Photo Sessions (Marketing for Photographers)

Valentines Photography I’m a big holiday person.  I love every holiday and the excuse to decorate and craft and celebrate with my little ones.  Christmas is a big in our house, and who doesn’t love Easter?  However r...

Kraft & Jute: Boutique Packaging for Photograpers!

Kraft & Jute: Boutique Packaging for Photograpers!

Kraft and Jute Photography Packaging When I received my package from Kraft & Jute delivered in the mail today, I was super excited to see all the lovely things inside!  I had been looking online at their hand-cr...

Do You Need a Perfect Location for Amazing Photos?

Do You Need a Perfect Location for Amazing Photos?

Do You Need a Perfect Location for Amazing Photos? Absolutely NOT! If you're like me, and many other photographers, finding new locations can sometimes seem daunting but, in reality, beautiful locations can be found ...

10 Things to Include in Your Client Welcome Packet

10 Things to Include in Your Client Welcome Packet

Welcome Packets for New Clients When getting an inquiry from a client, I like to be as organized as I can be.  Most of the time, an inquiry wants to know about pricing.  I have my photography session fee listed on my...

How to Make a Photography Portfolio (For Beginners)

How to Make a Photography Portfolio (For Beginners)

Why do Photographers Need a Portfolio The purpose of the ‚Äėportfolio building stage‚Äô of your business is simply to give you a portfolio images to show prospective clients. And what is a portfolio?¬† Well these days, it...

Top 5 Holiday Marketing Ideas for Photographers

Top 5 Holiday Marketing Ideas for Photographers

5 Holiday Marketing Ideas for Photographers As a photographer, the holiday season is a great time to market to and attract new clients, as well as reconnect with your existing clients.  Here are 5 great marketing ide...

Wedding Photography Checklist & Shot List

Wedding Photography Checklist & Shot List

Wedding Photography Checklist, Timeline and Shot List As a photographer, you will find yourself wearing many hats.  Sometimes you will be a family therapist, a money manager, a baby sitter, a wedding planner, and a ...

First Look Wedding Photos (How to Capture the Special Moment)

First Look Wedding Photos (How to Capture the Special Moment)

First Look Wedding Photos To do a first look or not to do a first look, that is the question!  When I sit down with my couples for our very first wedding consultation, I bring up the subject of a first look.  Some h...

Do You Want to Be a Wedding Photographer?

Do You Want to Be a Wedding Photographer?

How to Become a Wedding Photographer Welcome to the first, in a series of posts where I will be sharing everything I know about shooting weddings and becoming a successful wedding photographer! In each post I will co...

Wedding Photography Contract: 6 Things You Must Include

Wedding Photography Contract: 6 Things You Must Include

Wedding Photography Contracts Nobody likes to talk about contracts, but they‚Äôre a necessary part of running a photography business.¬† And even if you do not consider yourself a ‚Äúprofessional‚ÄĚ quite yet‚Ķ you should sti...

How to Survive Your First Wedding Consultation

How to Survive Your First Wedding Consultation

Wedding Photography Consultation As a photographer and small business owner, our business, brand and our personal identity are endlessly linked.  There is no big corporate logo to hide behind and no sales or public r...