Climbing Out of the Pit of Comparisson

Climbing Out of the Pit of Comparisson

“Mommy, your face looks like a sad face.” My four-year-old’s observation had me wondering what was going on in my heart that had shown up on my face as I was tugging on the buckles of her car seat. When I looked a little deeper, I realized it wasn’t the buckles or her squirming as […]

4 Quick Tips to Make More Money Selling Packages (Before You’ve Even Pressed the Shutter Button)

4 Quick Tips to Make More Money Selling Packages (Before You’ve Even Pressed the Shutter Button)

It was my fault. Over the life of my business, I’ve had one client–just one–who didn’t buy anything. My client’s newborn session was a gift from her in-laws. They paid the session fees. She hadn’t made the investment herself, so she didn’t know all of the options available to her. Unfortunately, I never explained them to […]

Best DIY Newborn Props From Around the Web

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Best DIY Newborn Props From Around the Web

  I love browsing on Etsy for adorable new props. They play an important roll in varying the look of your portfolio when you’re spending a lot of time working with newborns. There’s only one problem, if you’re still starting out you may find your profit margin quickly dwindling. When you have more time than […]

The Secret to Stellar Testimonials

The Secret to Stellar Testimonials

I made a huge mistake when I was first starting out. I assumed. When you assume… well, you know how the saying goes. I assumed I knew what my client’s wanted. I assumed I understood them, because they probably thought just like me. Except, there’s a huge problem with that kind of thinking. If they thought just like […]

So You Want to Start a Photography Business? {Here’s a Cheat Sheet to Show You How}

So You Want to Start a Photography Business? {Here’s a Cheat Sheet to Show You How}

When I was starting out I had no idea what I was getting into. I just wanted to start taking the money people were offering me to do what I love — use my camera! I started looking into starting a business and I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed. Lawyers, accountants, EIN numbers… all this […]

How I Finally Stopped Taking Way Too Many Images at My Photo Sessions

How I Finally Stopped Taking Way Too Many Images at My Photo Sessions

When I first started out I would take hundreds of shots. At a mini session. Yep, I was convinced that if I didn’t take enough shots I’d never be able to fill a gallery. I was afraid my client would feel she hadn’t gotten her money’s worth. I rushed through each session in rapid-fire mode. Leaving behind […]

How to Fill in Holes in Your Booking Schedule

How to Fill in Holes in Your Booking Schedule

Last spring I had surgery. With all of the uncertainty surrounding my health at the time, I started turning clients and inquiries away for a bit. Time passed. I recovered. Finally I took a look at my calendar. Wide-open — all summer long. The temptation to linger and wallow in my misfortune was strong, but […]

Newborns and Siblings: What You Need to Know

Newborns and Siblings: What You Need to Know

By Trisha Jimenez of  TG Photography ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING aspects of being a newborn photographer is posing the newborn with a sibling. This can also be the most rewarding shot that you will ever capture. The majority of people tend to have their babies two years apart, so 9 times out of 10, you are […]

Featured Photographer: Simply Newborn Art

Featured Photographer: Simply Newborn Art

THE BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY of Simply Newborn Art is a joint effort between two talented photographers, Laurie and Krista. Laurie and Krista took time out of their schedule to share some insight into their Essexville, Michigan studio with us . has grown and together with my partner, Krista Green, I created Simply Newborn Art Photography Studio.  I live with […]