46: How To Use Instagram Stories to Connect with Future Clients

If you haven’t noticed Instagram Stories keep getting better and better and not only because you can add stickers, gifs, songs, questions or polls, but because half of the people using IG are only there to watch stories -they are the hot new thing!!!!!

46: How To Use Instagram Stories to Connect with Future Clients

You probably have noticed a decrease on likes on your photos and that has nothing to do with you not being great at what you do, or the infamous algorithm! It’s mostly because people are changing the way they use the app and that means millions of people are enjoying stories more than scrolling on feeds.

46: How To Use Instagram Stories to Connect with Future Clients

So are you using IG stories to create stronger connections with future (and current) clients??

Listen to today’s episode! I hope it gives you something to think about and most importantly use as a new tool to build stronger relationships with future and current clients!

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45: The Easiest Marketing Tip Most Photographers Overlook

When you hear the word marketing you probably think of something complicated and expensive. And although some marketing strategies require money and planning, some others are easy to implement and 100% free!

I have been working in the photography industry for 10 years and I’m shocked to see how many people overlook many easy things that can help grow their business!

45: The Easiest Marketing Tip Most Photographers Overlook

In today’s episode I share with you a tip that it’s so easy to apply, yet 99% of the vendors and photography professionals I have worked with are not using it (so it led me to believe that many people out there are missing out on it).

45: The Easiest Marketing Tip Most Photographers Overlook

This episode is short and to the point and I hope it gives you something to think about and most importantly use as a new tool to build stronger relationships with your clients and vendors.

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44: 5 TIPS ON SELF-CARE YOU SHOULD ADD TO YOUR DAIYLY ROUTINE (ESPECIALLY DURING THE BUSY SEASON!)

The busy season is here and we are working a lot! This is the time we put a lot of effort and energy into taking care of our clients and commitments, but what about you? Who’s taking care of you?

5 TIPS ON SELF-CARE YOU SHOULD ADD  TO  YOUR DAIYLY ROUTINE (ESPECIALLY DURING  THE BUSY SEASON!)

The only person that can be in charge of that job, is yourself! So here are 5 tips on self-care that you can apply today to your busy schedule :)

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43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul

Meet David duChemin, he is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share!

43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul

His work is filled with emotion and some of my favorite images are the ones he took In Kenya! This B&W set not only showcases the beauty of a different culture, but in such a simple and subtle way each portrait made me feel connected to a stranger I have never even met.

In today’s episode David shared with us his views on photography, how to approach strangers you want to photograph, but most importantly we cover the topic of how to create images with soul! This can be a whole podcast season in itself, but David gave us some great pointers to start our own journey on creating better images.

43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul

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In addition to being an amazing photographer, David is an educator! His blog is filled with interesting articles and his books cover some amazing topics!

If you want to dive deep into creating better images, I highly recommend his latest book The Soul Of The Camera: The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making

Make sure you listen to today's episode and share it with your fellow photographers!

43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul
43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul
43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul
43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul

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41. A Chat With Summer Murdock About Photographing Your Own Family

In today’s episode I had the opportunity to chat with a photographer I have admired for years: Summer Murdock.

41. A Chat  With Summer Murdock About Photographing Your Own Family

If you haven’t seen her work, prepare to get your mind blown away by it’s simplicity and power.

Currently Summer is focusing on commercial photography, but her Instagram is filled with stunning images of her family! I love how she uses all kinds of light to create amazing photographs.

One of the things that I love the most about this chat is the idea of photographing your family not only for the joy of creating beautiful photographs of the people you love, but also the opportunity it gives you to explore your creativity in a safe environment.

41. A Chat  With Summer Murdock About Photographing Your Own Family

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Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!

1. A Chat  With Summer Murdock About Photographing Your Own Family
1. A Chat  With Summer Murdock About Photographing Your Own Family
1. A Chat  With Summer Murdock About Photographing Your Own Family
1. A Chat  With Summer Murdock About Photographing Your Own Family

You can see more of Summer’s Work here: 

Her Website | Her Instagram | Her Facebook Page

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40: Are You Backing Up Your Work?

Hello there! So let’s be real, are you backing up your work?

This seems so obvious, but I have met so many photographers that are playing Russian roulette with their clients’ images and most important with their business!

40: Are You Backing Up Your Work?

In today’s episode I talk about how I backup my own work and why it’s crucial that you set some strong systems to protect your images.

40: Are You Backing Up Your Work?

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39: 5 Tips To Promote Your Fall Sessions

Hold on to that Starbucks pumpkin whatever latte you are having and listen up: THIS IS THE TIME TO START PROMOTING YOUR FALL FAMILY SESSIONS!

Sorry for all the caps, just being loud for the people in the back! :P


39: 5 Tips To Promote Your Fall Sessions

In today’s podcast I share with you 5 tips on how to promote your fall sessions! You know, so you can sell out, and make money. How do you like that???

In addition to some great info (sorry not sorry, I’m here blowing my own trumpet) there is a great call to action that can win you a 20 minute master call with yours truly. In this call we can discuss anything business related!

39: 5 Tips To Promote Your Fall Sessions

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38: How to Upsell Without Being Sleazy About It!

If the word "Sell" gives you an allergy, I just can image what the word UPSELL does to you.... wait don't run for the hills just yet.

38: How to Upsell Without Being Sleazy About It!

Hear me out, I know we have this stereotype of what upselling means... You forcing some unwanted product or service on a poor soul that can't scape your sales pitch;  but I can guarantee you there is another way!

Listen to today's podcast where I share how to upsell your products in an organic, non pushy way. 

38: How to Upsell Without Being Sleazy About It!

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37: The Do's & Don'ts of Mini Sessions

Hello friends! 

It's been almost 3 months since the last time I posted an episode and I'm happy to jump right in the routine of things! 

37: The Do's & Don'ts of Mini Sessions

Since Fall it's just around the corner, I wanted to break the radio silence with an episode about MINI SESSIONS!

Yes, yes yes! I don't like mini sessions, but that doesn't mean that you don't have to like them either. 

If you are planning to run a mini sessions here are some tips to have a successful season! 

37: The Do's & Don'ts of Mini Sessions

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36: A Chat With Courtney Ortiz About Meditation & Manifestation

Meet Courtney Ortiz, she is an amazing family & children photographer and today she is sharing with us some of her morning rituals.

36: A Chat With Courtney Ortiz About Meditation & Manifestation

Courtney meditates daily and she also visualizes what she wants for her personal life as well as for her business.

Visualization is a very powerful practice that you can implement into your business right away!

The power or the mind is great, so why not use it to create a prosperous life and business. 

36: A Chat With Courtney Ortiz About Meditation & Manifestation

Make sure you listen to today's episode so you too can start manifesting some amazing things into your business & life! 

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35: A Chat With Fer Juaristi About Conceptual Wedding Photography

Meet Fer Juaristi an amazing wedding photographer who's not afraid to push some boundaries while creating some amazing conceptual images. 

35: A Chat With Fer Juaristi About Conceptual Wedding Photography

His work is fresh, unexpected, and always intriguing. I have to admit that when I see some of his photos on Instragram my first thought is: "how did he create that?" and although some of the images are very simple, yet they all have in common some level of thought. You can tell his images are not happening by chance. 

35: A Chat With Fer Juaristi About Conceptual Wedding Photography

In this episode Fer shared with us how he approaches weddings. Just like all of us he still gets a bit nervous, but he doesn't let that get in the way of trying out new things and exploring. 

I believe that's why his work is so amazing! He's taking risks with his work and in the meantime he's creating unforgettable experiences for his clients!

Make sure you listen to today's episode so you too can start creating some amazing conceptual images! 

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Here are some images from his portfolio, enjoy!

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A Chat With Fer Juaristi About Conceptual Wedding Photography

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34: How To Market Your Photography Business Like Cardi B

Love it or hate it Cardi B is EVERYWHERE! Her marketing game is on point and there are so many lessons we can learn from her and apply to our photography business!

34: How To Market Your Photography Business Like Cardi B

In todays' chat I had the opportunity to talk with the fabulous Stephanie Sonju ( Perhaps your remember her from her episode about Documentary Family Sessions) about Cardi B and how to find inspiration in other industries that we can apply to our own photography business. 

This episode was a lot of fun, but don't think it was all jokes. Cardi B has some amazing marketing strategies and we discussed them in detail here. Make sure you listen to this episode and apply a thing or two to your own photography business.

34: How To Market Your Photography Business Like Cardi B

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33: A Chat With Annemie Tonken About The Business of Family Photography

Meet Annemie Tonken, the photographer behind Megapixie Photography a fine art child & family photography studio in Chapel Hill, NC.

A Chat With Annemie Tonken About The Business of Family Photography

Annemie is also one of the founders of The Family Narrative, a retreat for family photographers. 

During our chat we talked about the importance of running a sustainable family photography business, how to say no to things you don't want to do in your business, and the importance of community to succeed in this industry.

Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!

Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!
Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!
Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!
Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!

 All images are by Annemie Tonken

Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!

Make sure you listen to today's episode so you can get a better idea of how to start making a profit on your photography business.

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32: A Chat With Alex Beadon About Instagram Stories

Meet Alex Beadon, she is the queen of IG stories and on today's chat she shares with us tons of information about this topic. 

Let's be honest, when was the last time you checked your IG??

Probably within the last hour, right? You probably spend at least 10 minutes watching IG stories and if  you did that your ideal client is probably doing the same.

So here's an idea, let's use IG stories to connect with future clients, and market your business in a fun way! 

32: A Chat With Alex Beadon About Instagram Stories

As a former photographer, Alex shares with us her unique perspective so we can amplify the reach IG stories have with our ideal clients. This chat is fantastic so make sure you listen and implement some of her tips! 

32: A Chat With Alex Beadon About Instagram Stories

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31: What Kind of Content Your Newsletter Should Include?

I love newsletters, but I'm going to be honest and say that it's not an easy breezy marketing strategy. But for those who take the time to build a list, this can be the perfect tool to improve brand awareness.  It's also an effective way to keep your clients and potential customers thinking about you.

31: What Kind of Content Your Newsletter Should Include?

Crafting a newsletter that will have high open rates plus an impact on your readers requires some thoughtful planning. 

In today's episode I cover some important content that your newsletters should have and I give you some ideas so you can send out a newsletter of your own this week! 

31: What Kind of Content Your Newsletter Should Include?

So grab your headphones and listen to today's chat. Don't forget to leave us a review! We love to hear from you :)

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30: A Chat With Bianca + Kyle Thompson About How To Make Your Website Irresistible

Have you ever wondered how to make your website irresistible??? Well on today's chat the amazing Bianca + Kyle Thompson - the Duo behind Oak and Iron Photography, give us their views on this amazing and important topic.

30: A Chat With Bianca + Kyle Thompson About Websites

Did you know that you only have 5 seconds to capture somebody once they land on your site?? Yes, 5 seconds! CRAZY, but it is true! So if your site is not amazing, you are missing out on the opportunity to connect with new clients and that means you just lost money. 

Listen to today's podcast to get some insight on what makes a website irresistible and tips you can implement right now! 

A CHAT WITH  BIANCA + KYLE THOMPSON  ABOUT HOW TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE IRRESISTIBLE

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29: A Chat With Posy Quarterman About Family Photography

Meet Posy! She is a very talented family photographer based out of Portland, Oregon. She has been in business for the past 10 years over which she has learned a thing or two about family photography. 

29: A Casual Chat With Posy Quarterman About Family Photography

Her style is fresh, easy going, and her images are filled with raw emotions! She is also one of the founders of The Family Narrative, a retreat for family photographers. 

In today's podcast we chat about connecting with your clients plus some other tips that you can implement in your business right away. Posy also gave us an introduction about The Family Narrative and why this retreat is amazing! 

Here are some images from her portfolio, enjoy!

29: A Casual Chat With Posy Quarterman About Family Photography
29: A Casual Chat With Posy Quarterman About Family Photography
29: A Casual Chat With Posy Quarterman About Family Photography

 All images are by Posy Quarterman

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28: 5 Steps I Take After Receiving an Inquiry

I love when I get an inquiry email! It's exciting to see that people are engaging with my brand and looking at the possibility of doing business together! 

28: 5 Steps I Take After Receiving an Inquiry

 

But if you are not keeping track of your inquiries things can get out of hand easily. You can loose focus on what you are doing and possibly miss a client; and of course you don't want that! 

So listen to today's podcast where I share 5 simple steps I take once I receive an inquiry! I also chat about contact forms and why you need to have a good one on your site :)

28: 5 Steps I Take After Receiving an Inquiry

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27: How to Market Like The Real Housewives

Guilty! I watch (and love) the Real Housewives franchise. It's mindless t.v but we all need our outlet to decompress! 

27: How to Market like The Real Housewives
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That being said, there are some amazing marketing tips on this series - Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but it is true!  These ladies not only know drama, but they also know what business is all about and how to get that money! 

So if you are wondering how to market your own photography business like The Real Housewives of (insert your favorite city) then go ahead and listen to today's episode.

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27: How to Market Like The Real Housewives

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