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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

Steve Saporito

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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83: Recap Episode: Preparation Before a Shoot Is Crucial

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Matthew Jordan Smith. I discuss preparation for a shoot can be more important than the photo shoot itself, and also how planning and documenting your business process is crucial for organization and delegation.

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