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

Vincent Pugliese is, first and foremost, a husband to his beautiful wife Elizabeth and the proud dad of their three boys, Andrew, Nolan and Dylan. Vincent has been a professional photographer for more than twenty three years and an international award winning sports and documentary photographer. Vincent has photographed every major sporting event, including the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NHL Finals, the Kentucky Derby and even Wrestlemania! Vincent and his wife Elizabeth own and run Elizabeth Vincent Photography, which specializes in documentary wedding and corporate photography. 

From the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast:

We want to give a huge thank you to Vincent for taking the time to chat with us! We consider ourselves students as the listening audience, and appreciate him sharing his extensive knowledge with us.

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In this interview, we discuss:

– how the best photographers are business people are personable
– the importance of people skills
– the concept of giving in order to get
– building trust with other photographers
– treat people how they want to be treated
– being helpful
– the many “touch points” of wedding photography
– be honest, and don’t be afraid to “repel” people
– referring out work to other photographers who are a better fit
– finding clients when you are just starting a business
– recognize what your life priorities are (family, etc…)
– scheduling strategic “time off” throughout the year

Vincent can be found at:

» VincentPugliese.com: His coaching site for photographers

» ElizabethVincentPhotography.com: He and his wife Elizabeth’s wedding photography website

» Vincent’s Book: Freelance to Freedom: On January 2nd, Vincent’s book, Freelance to Freedom, will be published nationwide. It is the story of how he and his wife went from low paying newspaper photography jobs and debilitating debt to a life of financial and time freedom through self employment.