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 […]

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 […]