Archive for the Podcast Episodes Category

183: Special Episode on Portrait PRICING with Bernie Griffiths: Three Different Pricing Structures and How To Determine Which Is Best For You

In this special episode, we dive deep into the topic of portrait PRICING and how to choose the best pricing structure that works best for your photography business. Be sure to download your FREE Pricing PDF Guide, no email required.

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182: A Marketing Moment with Jen Rozenbaum

In this marketing moment episode, photographer and educator Jen Rozenbaum discuses what you can do this week to market your business. We touch on the importance of practicing your craft, as well as staying CONSISTENT with social media.

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181: Jen Rozenbaum Discusses Being Vulnerable, Living Your Biggest Life Possible, and Connecting With Your Clients

In this inspiring episode, boudoir photographer Jen Rozenbaum discusses how being vulnerable in life and business has allowed her to empower her clients AND other business owners. We also chat about empathy, confidence, and marketing tips to bring your photography business to the next level! Get ready to be blown away.

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180: A Marketing Moment with James Kegley

Join us in this marketing moment episode with editorial and corporate photographer James Kegley. We discuss picking up the phone, referrals, and what to do when you get a “no” so that it works in your favor.

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179: James Kegley Discusses Finding the RIGHT Clients and Keeping Them Happy

In this episode, editorial and corporate photographer James Kegley discuss how to find the RIGHT clients and keep them happy. We also chat about relationship-building, and how using PhotoShelter makes his business more effective and efficient.

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178: A Marketing Moment with Luci Dumas

In this marketing moment episode, Luci Dumas shares ways to use your existing contacts to get more business. Listen in and be ready to take notes!

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177: Luci Dumas Discusses Knowing Your Client and Making More Sales

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Luci Dumas is an award-winning, full time portrait and wedding photographer who loves to coach other photographers on how to bring their businesses to the next level. Listen in as we discuss how to make more sales, how to make BIGGER sales, and how to establish yourself as an authoritative guide with your clients.

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176: The Elements That Make a Photographer’s Website Great

In this solo episode, we dive deep into what makes a photography website great. Among the things we discuss are layout, portfolio size, your About page, making your contact info available, and more!

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175: A Marketing Moment with Marc Silber

In this marketing moment episode, we chat with photographer Marc Silber. Listen in as he shares with us the importance of branding, and differentiating yourself from other photographers.

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174: Marc Silber Discusses Composition Misconceptions and Making Your Work Stand Out

In this info-packed interview episode, photographer and educator Marc Silber dives deep into common composition misconceptions, as well as how we can make our photography better than ever. Listen in and be ready to take notes!

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Episode 173: A Marketing Moment: Gavin Wade Discusses the Biggest Marketing Mistake Photographers Make

In this marketing moment episode, wedding photographer and Cloudspot.io CEO Gavin Wade shares the biggest marketing mistake photographers make, and how to know exactly WHO you want to market to.

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Episode 172: Gavin Wade on the Importance of Mindset and Making Your Clients Happier Than Ever

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Gavin Wade is a husband, father, and professional wedding photographer. Living in Southern California, both he and his wife Erin started their journey as photographers over 9 years ago. From celebrity clients to reality TV shows, they have photographed upwards of 500 weddings so far in their career. Through a need in their own business, Gavin founded and launched CloudSpot which is a game-changing gallery service and image delivery platform exclusively for pro photographers!

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171: A Marketing Moment with PhotoShelter’s Darina Kopcok: Know WHO You’re Marketing To!

In this marketing moment episode, PhotoShelter user and photographer Darina Kopcok shares valuable insights about the importance of knowing WHO you are marketing to!

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170: Food Photographer Darina Kopcok Discusses Getting More Clients and Her SEO Success With PhotoShelter

In this detailed interview, successful food photographer Darina Kopcok discusses how she gets more clients, the in’s and out’s of food photography, AND how her PhotoShelter website is bringing her a steady stream of clients via its powerful SEO juice.

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169: Part 2: Coach Bernie Griffith Discuss 4 More Blockers Photographers Face

This interview is Part 2 of my chat with photography coach Bernie Griffiths. He discusses the final 4 of the top 8 blockers that photographers face in trying to run a successful photography business. What Bernie reveals will change your business.

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168: Part 1: Coach Bernie Griffith Discuss 4 Top Blockers Photographers Face

This interview is Part 1 of 2 as photography coach Bernie Griffiths discuss 4 of the top 8 blockers that photographers face in trying to run a successful photography business. What Bernie reveals will change your business.

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167: Marketing Moment with E’Lisa Campbell: Being Vulnerable and Advantages of Having a Newsletter

In this marketing moment episode, photographer E’Lisa Campbell discusses how showing your vulnerable, personal side will help attract clients to you, as well as the importance of having a newsletter to reach your clients.

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166: E’Lisa Campbell Discusses How to Set the Tone During Photo Sessions

In this info-packed interview episode, E’Lisa Campbell discusses how to successfully set the tone during your photo sessions so that they feel relaxed and comfortable. We also discuss how to use your very own unique personality to set your apart, how to build a beginning portfolio, and more!

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165: Drew Gurian Discusses Using Photoshelter and Working His Way Up to Shooting Celebrities

In this info-packed interview, celebrity and lifestyle photographer Drew Gurian discusses how Photoshelter.com helps him run a better business, how he has worked his way up to shooting celebrities, and also the importance of balancing your time.

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164: Marketing Moment with Paul Friedman

In this marketing moment episode, Paul Friedman shares some actionable strategies you can use to market your business this week. In particular, we chat about the importance of connecting with other photographers as an effective way to drive referrals to each other.

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163: Paul Friedman on Getting Past the Barriers of Equipment Challenges

In this awesome interview episode with equipment aficionado Paul Friedman, we chat about not letting lack of equipment be a barrier to your photography business, and also the concept of specializing in the type of photography you do.

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162: Marketing Moment: How To Recruit Your Marketing Team

In this marketing moment episode, NYC photographer Christian Grattan shares actionable marketing tips we can use, including how the roles of product, pricing, promotion, and placement in our marketing plans. He also chats about how we can essentially recruit a marketing team to refer work to us.

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161: Christian Grattan On Running a Six-Figure Photo Business – Part Time!

In this info-packed interview, NYC photographer Christian Grattan shares how he annually makes six figures on about 20 jobs a year. We discuss in detail the sales process, how to reframe it as valuable “guidance” for your clients, and how to institute a savings plan in your business.

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160: Marketing Moment with Scott Lawrence on Your Business Image and Credibility

In this marketing moment episode, headshot photographer Scott Lawrence shares some actionable strategies you can use to market your business this week, including how to make your work stand out with your OWN photography magazine as a credibility builder.

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159: Scott Lawrence on Building a Photography Business Starting With ZERO Clients

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In this info-packed interview episode, professional headshot photographer Scott Lawrence shares how he rebuilt his photography business from ZERO clients. He gives lots of practical advice that we can use for our own businesses!

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158: Marketing Moment: Building Relationships With Your Competition

Photographer and freelance expert Vincent Pugliese shares how simply sitting down with your “competition” or related vendor for coffee can be mutually beneficial to both parties…especially when you start referring work to each other!

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157: Vincent Pugliese on Building a Successful Business and Finding Freedom

In this info-packed interview episode, photographer and freelance expert Vincent Pugliese shares how we can build a business based on freedom. He also shares how he built and then RE-built his business from the ground up, as well as the process of getting referrals from other photographers, and the concept of giving in order to receive.

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156: Take your photos from Ordinary or Extraordinary: Retouching Workflow Tips

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In this solo episode, I talk about how you can take your photography to the next level through retouching. You want to get OUT of the land of photo mediocrity. In particular, we discuss mindset, software solutions, and outsourcing.

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155 Marketing Moment: The Details That Matter On Your Website

In this short and sweet marketing moment episode, photography business expert Skip Cohen shares practical, actionable tips we can revamp our photography websites in order to attract more clients.

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154: Skip Cohen on Running a Better Photography Business

In this info-packed interview episode, photography business expert Skip Cohen draws from his years of experience to share actionable, practical ways you can improve your photography business – from your branding, to the very way you communicate with your clients.

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153: Using Small Speaking Engagements to Get More Photography Clients

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In this solo episode, I discuss how to use small speaking engagements to organically bring in more photography clients without having to make a hard pitch. Even if public speaking is scary to you, it is absolutely worth it, even if you start small!

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152: A Marketing Moment with Beth Teutschmann

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In this short and sweet marketing moment episode, pro photo editor Beth Teutschmann shares some actionable tips we can use for marketing our photography businesses!

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151: Beth Teutschmann on Getting Your Life Back With Outsourcing

In this interview episode, professional photo editor Beth Teutschmann shares AMAZING advice on how we can get our lives back as photographers, and how we can switch over to the mindset of being business owners. We chat about the in’s and out’s of effectively outsourcing your photo editing so that you can get hours back in life, every day.

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150: Marketing Moment: Decide Who You Are As a Photographer

In this short and sweet marketing moment episode, pro photographer Marc Silber shares some actionable tips we can use for getting our photography work noticed.

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149: Marc Silber on Getting Your Photography Work Out There

In this interview episode, pro photographer Marc Silber shares actionable tips and strategies for us to get our photography work more exposure! We chat about going beyond social media, strategies to pitch our work, and setting up an effective web gallery.

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148: Marketing Moment: Actionable Ways to Use Video to Revolutionize Your Photography Business

In this marketing moment episode, pro photographer Michael Sasser shares the powerful marketing benefits of having video footage of YOU and your clients on your website. He even shares specific examples and tips on how you can get started with video even if you’ve never done it before.

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147: Michael Sasser on Getting More Bookings, More Sales, and Building a Better Brand

In this interview episode, boudoir photographer Michael Sasser discusses how you can get more bookings, more sales, and build a better brand (even if you’re not a boudoir photographer!).

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146: Jodie Greck Shares How to Stand Out, Attract the Right Clients, and Build Your Business

In this amazing interview with photographer and coach Jodie Greck, we discuss ways to attract your ideal clients, putting yourself out there, standing out so that you don’t have to compete on price, and getting out of the comparison game with other photographers.

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145: Recap Episode: 4 Key Elements to attract your ideal clients with your website

A great website means more clients! In this solo recap episode, I focus on the crucial elements for a great photography website, based on my previous discussion with David Scott from Photography Spark.

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144: David Scott of Photography Spark Shares How to Market Your Photography Business Online AND Offline

In this interview episode, David Scott from Photography Spark shares actionable offline AND online marketing tips to bring you more clients in a way that does not increase your workload. It’s all about getting folks to naturally do the marketing for you with partner marketing, referral marketing, and good solid SEO on your website.

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143: Marketing Moment: Getting Mentored and Standing Out From Your Competition

In this marketing moment episode, pro photographer Corey Reese shares how we can separate ourselves from our competition, and also the benefits of seeking a mentor to help you bring your photography business to the next level.

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142: Recap Episode: The Most Common Limiting Beliefs and Mindset Challenges that Photographers Face

In this solo recap episode, I discuss (and totally debunk!) the limiting beliefs and mindset challenges that aspiring pro photographers most commonly face. Set yourself free and run a more sustainable, enjoyable, and profitable photography business!

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141: Corey Reese on Manifesting More Clients and Making More Income

In this interview episode, 6-figure pro photographer Corey Reese shares tips to bring in laser-targeted clients with Facebook, changing your thinking from “more work” to “more income”, and manifesting what you want in your photography business.

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140: Recap Episode: Steps to Identifying Your Perfect Client

In this recap episode, identifying your ideal clients. Identifying WHO you’re trying to reach is really where you will begin to catapult your photography business forward. We’re going to go over some basic beginning steps to do just that.

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139: Learn How To Clone Your Best Photography Clients

In today’s interview, wedding consultant Heidi Thompson helps us begin to identify the steps to cloning your best photography clients, and how to take the guess work out of your marketing efforts.

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138: Vlogging Tips for Equine Photographers (that we all can use!)

Vlogging Tips for Equine Photographers That We All Can Use!

In this marketing moment episode, equine photographer Shelley Paulson shares how she is vlogging (video blogging) as a content marketing strategy to inform and attract clients. She gives great tips we can all use.

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137: Recap Episode: Remember that YOU may not be able to afford yourself (and that’s okay!)

In this solo recap episode, I want to really focus on a super important point that equine photographer Shelley Paulson mentioned in her past interview: the fact that many photographers don’t remember this simple fact that their clients are often willing to pay more for services/products than they themselves would. It’s okay not to be able to afford yourself!

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136: How to Run a Sustainable Photography Business with Equine Photographer Shelley Paulson

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In this interview episode, equine photographer Shelley Paulson discusses great tips on how we can make our photography businesses more sustainable. We cover pricing, in-person sales, marketing, and adjusting to the ever-changing photography industry. Be prepared to take notes!

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135: Your Strategic Portrait Party Questions Answered

In this solo episode, I answer the most common questions I’ve been getting from podcast “Episode 128: The Definitive Guide to Throwing a Strategic Portrait Party”. A strategic party can bring you income, clients, and credibility in your local community!

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134: The $20 Facebook Ad Strategy That Generates Qualified Portrait Leads

Welcome to “A Marketing Moment” episode, where I bring you bite-sized marketing tips that you can apply to your business. I asked the previous episode’s guest what they’re doing to market their business this week, and they give their candid reply. Today Andrew Hellmich shares with us the Facebook strategy he uses for generating qualified leads

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133: Recap Episode: Networking with Wedding Vendors to Get More Clients

In today’s solo episode, I talk about a specific strategy that wedding photographer Andrew Hellmich described about networking with other vendors in his photography genre. It’s a great strategy to help you form strong bongs with businesses.

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132: Andrew Hellmich on Marketing Yourself, Finding Clients, and Networking with Vendors

In this interview episode, wedding photographer and business expert Andrew Hellmich shares how we can better market ourselves and find the right clients. He also gives unique, effective techniques for networking with related vendors in order to increase referrals. We also share a few “photographer confessions” in the course of the episode!

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131: A “Marketing Moment” Episode: The “Burger King Night” Strategy to Increase Session Bookings

In this bite-sized marketing episode, wedding business strategist Heidi Thompson shares her “Burger King Night” strategy that can bring you additional session bookings AND benefit your local community. It’s super-practical, and genius at the same time!

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130: Recap Episode: Communicating Your Value to Your Perfect Clients

In this solo recap episode, I discuss the 3 top takeaways from my chat with wedding business strategist Heidi Thompson. I discuss learning how to communicate your value, finding your perfect clients, and being fiercely protective of your previous time.

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129: Evolve Your Wedding Business With Heidi Thompson

Wedding photographers, this one’s for you! In this interview episode, I chat with business strategist Heidi Thompson, owner of Evolve Your Wedding Business. Get ready to revolutionize your wedding photography business as we chat about communicating value, pricing, getting more of those “perfect” clients, and more.

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128: The Definitive Guide To Throwing A Strategic Portrait Party

Kickstart your photography business with a STRATEGIC portrait party! In this in-depth solo episode, I discuss how to throw a strategic portrait party that will seriously help you stand out from other photographers in your area. I did it for my business, and it can work for yours too.

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127: A “Marketing Moment” Episode: Effectively Cold Calling Businesses To Form Long Term Relationships

In today’s marketing moment episode, Angela Popplewell, executive director of 100cameras, gives some of her tips for effectively cold calling businesses in order to form long-term relationships.

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126: Recap Episode: Ways to Incorporate Greater Causes Into Your Business Model AND Gain Clients

In this recap episode, I discuss some of the most important points based on my interview with Angela Popplewell, executive director at 100cameras. In particular, I discuss a couple super specific ways you can incorporate a charity or cause into your business model while at the same time increasing your client base. It’s a win-win situation!

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125: Angela Popplewell on the Power of Storytelling

In this interview, I chat with Angela Popplewell, founder and Executive Director of 100Cameras. We discuss the power of giving back, standing out, and balancing professionalism with your unique personality.

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124: A “Marketing Moment” Episode: A Cheap, Effective Way to Get More Clients

Welcome to “A Marketing Moment” episode, where I bring you bite-sized marketing tips that you can apply to your business. I asked the previous episode’s guest what they’re doing to market their business this week, and they give their candid reply. Today we talk about the power of strategic business alliances.

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123: Recap Episode: 4 Beginning Steps to Client Relationship Building

In this solo recap episode, I discuss some of the main takeaways from my chat with wedding photographer Dan Waters. Specifically, I cover the four initial steps of relationship building necessary before a client trusts you enough to book a session.

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122: Wedding Photographer Dan Waters On How He Books 89% of Potential Wedding Clients

In this interview episode, portrait photographer Dan Waters chats with us about his ability to book potential wedding clients. Specifically, we discuss getting clients on the phone, and pricing. We also discuss how choosing words wisely can be an advantage, the challenge of time management, and relationship-building.

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121: A “Marketing Moment” Episode With Todd Reed…Staying Top of Mind

Welcome to “A Marketing Moment” episode, where I bring you bite-sized marketing tips that you can apply to your business. I ask outdoor photographer Todd Reed what he and his team are doing to market the business this week, and he gives his candid reply.

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120: Recap Episode: Net Profit, Planning, and Getting Into Gift Shops

In this solo recap episode, I discuss the most important topics I covered in the previous interview with outdoor photographer Todd Reed. I touch on the importance of net profit, planning ahead, and also offer a practical strategy for getting your work into local gift shops.

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119: The Business Side of Outdoor Photography With Todd and Brad Reed

In this interview, award-winning outdoor photographer Todd Reed discusses how he runs his business with his son, and partner, Brad. We discuss the importance of setting practical goals for your business, as well as infusing emotion into your photos.

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118: Recap Episode: Looking For Opportunities and Staying Top Of Mind

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In this solo recap episode, I cover some of the most important points from my chat with Commercial Architecture Photographer Michael Muraz. In particular, I discuss looking for the multiple opportunities that are often present in every situation, and staying top of mind with your clients.

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117: A “Marketing Moment” Episode

Welcome to “A Marketing Moment” episode, where I bring you bite-sized marketing tips that you can apply to your business. I asked the previous episode’s guest what they’re doing to market their business this week, and they give their candid reply.

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116: Commercial Architecture Photographer Michael Muraz On Ninja Marketing Tips, Revenue Goals, and Persistence

In this episode, award winning Commercial Architectural Photographer Michael Muraz shares some ninja marketing tips with us, and also discusses the importance of setting revenue goals, and being persistent in moving your photography business forward.

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115: Special New Year Episode! The 6 Top Pains Amongst Photographers and A Very Special Offer

In this special New Year’s episode, portrait photographer and business consultant Dave Ruark chats about solutions to the 6 top pains amongst photographers. If you’ve ever felt undervalued, had trouble finding clients, then this is the episode for you!

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114: Recap Episode: Planning Ahead and Being Helpful

In this solo recap episode, I cover some of the most important points from my chat with Portrait Photographer Stacy Pearsall. In particular, I discuss planning ahead, being helpful, and how understanding your “WHY” will help drive your business forward.

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113: A “Marketing Moment” Episode

Welcome to “A Marketing Moment” episode, where I bring you bite-sized marketing tips that you can apply to your business. I asked the previous episode’s guest what they’re doing to market their business this week, and they give their candid reply.

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112: Stacy Pearsall From the Award-Winning Veterans Portrait Project

In this interview, I chat with Stacy Pearsall from the award-winning Veteran’s Portrait Project. Though combat disabled and retired from military service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as an independent photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, public speaker and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project.

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111: Recap Episode: The Magic Happens Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

In this solo recap episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with software and marketing expert Kevin La Rue. Putting yourself outside of your comfort zone is when things really begin to change in your business. In addition, developing your style is what will set you apart from other photographers.

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110: Kevin La Rue on Standing Out and Getting Noticed

Kevin La Rue is a long-time senior product and marketing manager in the consumer and Internet software field, specializing the last 10 years in the photography field. In this episode, we talk about what you can do to stand out and get noticed in your business.

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109: Recap Episode – Multiple Streams of Income, Being Intentional, and Money Matters

In this solo episode, I discuss the lessons learned from my previous chat with photographer Martin Bailey. I cover being intentional with image creation, having multiple streams of income, and knowing what commercial rates to charge.

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108: Nature Photographer Martin Bailey On Being Purposeful and Patient

In today’s show, wildlife and nature photographer Martin Bailey discuss inducing an emotional response from the viewers of your photos, being purposeful and patient with wildlife photography, the role of client education, and picking your battles carefully. We also discuss why running your own business is not always sexy.

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107: Recap Episode – Taking A Step Back and Evaluating Your Photography Business

In this solo recap episode, I discuss how important it is to take a step back and evaluate where your business is (as difficult as this can be!). Thinking about ways you can increase profitability and efficiency can help your business thrive. Acknowledging what you’re doing well and setting goals for the future are also important.

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106: Sprout Studio CEO Bryan Caporicci on Growth Areas For Your Business

In today’s show, SproutStudio CEO Bryan Caporicci candidly discusses focusing on key growth areas for your business, the concept of “time-chunking” in order to find more time, the concept of self-evaluation, being self-aware, and being in “CEO mode” rather than “worker-bee” mode.

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105: Revolutionize Your Business! Lessons It’s Taken Me YEARS To Learn

Certain lessons have taken me YEARS to learn, but you don’t have to! In this solo episode, I discuss pricing your services and selling physical products to your clients. Also, learn about an amazing product Bruce and Josh Hudson are offering that will change your business and save you years of learning in the process!

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104: Recap Episode – Defining Yourself and Knowing Your Worth

In this solo recap episode, I discuss some additional lessons learned in my previous interview with Bruce and Josh Hudson. In particular, I chat about hyper-targeting your ideal clients, defining yourself, and charging what you’re worth from the very beginning.

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103: Portrait Photographers Bruce and Josh Hudson Discuss Hyper-Targeting

In today’s show, photography and business pros Bruce and Josh Hudson discuss hyper-targeting your clients, correctly branding yourself as the type of photographer you want to be, and establishing your value with your clients from the beginning.

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102: Recap Episode: Refining Your Workflow and Analyzing Key Metrics

In this solo recap episode, I discuss why your photography business workflow is so very important, analyzing and refining your processes, and seeking to improve your key metrics.

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101: Snapizzi CEO Randy dela Fuente Discusses Refining Your Photography Business

CEO Randy dela Fuente knows about refining photography businesses inside and out! In this dynamic episode, we discuss the importance of paying attention to your workflow (which can free up more time for you and allow you to make more dollars). We also discuss analyzing, refining, and incorporating new processes into your business, as well as ways to measure and improve key metrics in your photography business.

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100: The Top 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From The Pros On This Podcast

Episode 100! Whoo hoo! In this episode, I’ll be discussing the top 6 lessons I’ve learned from the pro’s I’ve had on this podcast. This includes marketing, hiring help, the realities of running your own photography business.

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99: A Transparent Look At The Workflow of My Photography Business

In this episode, we take a transparent look at my own Photography Business Workflow and the areas I can improve to free up more time and give me a better quality of life. Hopefully this will give you some ideas about ways you can improve your biz too!

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98: Recap Episode: Collaboration, Organization, and Sharpening Your Craft

In this solo recap episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with Photographer Toni Shaw. In particular, I talk about collaborating with other photographers, organizing your business, and constantly honing your skills.

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97: Toni Shaw on Guerrilla Marketing and Networking With Other Photographers

Toni Shaw is the Principal Photographer of the Shaw Photography Group. In our interview, we discuss guerrilla marketing to spread the word about her photography business, connecting with other talented photographers to grow her creative market, and keeping her business organized.

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96: Recap Episode: Creating Customers for Life, and the Many Facets of Your Business

In this solo recap episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with Portrait Photographer Brent Watkins. I chat about being more than a photo technician, treating your clients right, and seeing selling as a service.

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95: Brent Watkins on Creating Lifetime Customers and Running Your Business

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Brent’s photographic specialties are event/commercial as well as portraiture. But, in truth, his expertise is in the business of photography. In our chat, we discuss getting repeat customers, and also ways to improve your photography business.

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94: Recap Episode: Being Helpful and Caring About Your Clients

In this solo recap episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with Portrait Photographer Levi Sim. It’s all about being helpful and showing your clients that you care.

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93: Levi Sim On Staying “Top of Mind” With Your Clients

Levi Sim is a commercial photographer who travels way too much shooting for clients and teaching photographers. In this episode, we discuss the importance of building relationships with your clients in person, going to where your clients are, staying “top of mind” with your clients, and focusing on being helpful to potential clients.

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92: Recap Episode: Knowing Your Core Competency, and Selling Physical Products

In this Recap Episode, I discuss the most important takeaways from my conversation with Photographer Josh Weiland. I discuss knowing your core competency, selling physical products, and how a “no” can be your best friend sometimes.

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91: Photographer Josh Weiland on Making Your Clients Feel Like Rock Stars

Josh Weiland is a portrait photographer who has built a full-service portrait studio in Michigan. He is known for capturing his client’s true personality, and creating printed artwork that will last as a family heirloom. In our discussion today, we discuss focusing on your core competencies, putting your client at ease and eliminating the unknown, finding people who know more than you, and being careful of who you select as business mentors.

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90: Quick Tip Episode: Essential Elements for an AWESOME Portfolio

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about the essential things to keep in mind when you are assembling your photography portfolio. During the episode, I discuss the process of selecting your best work and getting third party help for an objective opinion.

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89: Recap Episode: It’s Not About You!

In this solo Recap episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer and coach Steve Saporito. I discuss the following: how it’s not about you! Meaning, we should be focusing on the needs, wants, and desires of our clients. I also talk about the process of organizing our photography businesses.

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88: Photographer and Coach Steve Saporito On Knowing Your Clients

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Steve believes that photography provides us with a unique opportunity to be invited into the intimate lives of Portrait and Wedding clients, allowing us to find out what they love so that we can capture that for them. In our discussion, we discuss how it’s not about you (the photographer). It’s about your client and their needs. Many clients feel unseen, unheard, and unheard. As photographers, it’s our job to find out how we can help them feel seen, heard, and loved.

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87: Quick Tip Episode: 12 Tools to Help Your Photography Business

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about 12 awesome tools to help you run your photography business more successfully. Many of them I use for my own business, and they have made my life much easier.

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86: Recap Episode: Relationships and In-Person Sales

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Lisa Hammond. I discuss the following: building relationships with related vendors, connecting with our clients, and the effectiveness of in-person sales consultations.

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85: Photographer Lisa Hammond on Consistency and Networking

Photographer Lisa Hammond is a Southwest Michigan Wedding Photographer and owner of Lisa Hammond Photography. In our chat, we discuss consistency being key with her business. Lisa also talks about how networking with other wedding photography vendors (florists, wedding planners, etc) has been especially helpful for getting new clients.

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84: Quick Tip Episode: How To Get Work Off Of Your Plate and Restore Your Sanity

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about various ways you can begin to get work off of your plate and restore your sanity. As photography business owners, we tend to have what feels like a zillion (yes, a zillion!) things to do on a daily basis.

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