Working with wedding planners

  Working with Wedding Planners If you’re one of the many wedding photographers that have had the experience of working with planners, I feel your pain, trust me. But whether you have or haven’t had experience with them, I have some tips to make it as positive of an experience…

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Scheduling Sessions 101

  Scheduling Sessions 101 When Sal and I first started our studio, scheduling was the bane of my existence. I could never get it right! I would mix up days, have Sal in 7 shoots back to back one day and then the next day have 2 shoots with a…

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Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette Some of you may see this title and think “Really? I know I handle email fine”, but you would be surprised at some of the emails I receive from other companies. Just as there is phone etiquette, there is also email etiquette, below are some tips to make…

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Getting Vendor Referrals

Vendor Referrals This time of year can be very slow for photographers, so its time to focus on marketing! When we opened our studio in St Louis, bridal shows were key for us.  About 60% of our bookings were from bridal shows, but now as our studio has grown and…

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Photography Magazine / Couples Boudoir

// Photography Magazine Last month I shot my first boudoir session ever! And it just happened to be a couples boudoir session! I booked a wedding client, got to know my couple, and as we’re talking about ideas for their engagement session, I mention that we offer destination engagement sessions.…

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business automation | photography training

// photography training   Automatic Email Reminders Hopefully you all are using a CRM (customer relationship management) software of some kind to keep track of your customers, invoices, calendars, etc.  Currently we use StudioCloud.  There are many important features you'll want to have in your CRM system, such as: customer…

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