I am photographing many high school seniors who I photographed their mom or dad’s senior photos. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been in this business for over 33 years in the same town.
How often do you have an interaction with a business that just totally WOWS and AMAZES you? Have you ever had an experience that affects you so very much that you want to reevaluate your own business’s customer experience and every aspect of how your business functions?
Pricing. The oh so wonderful topic that every photographer enjoys talking about and feels 100% confident in… No?
So we’ll have to back up a bit to make sure we’ve set a good foundation for the ordering session to go smoothly.
The Perfect Senior Session From Start to Finish with Carlee Secor The perfect senior session is always a work in…
What a year it has been. It's still hard to wrap our minds around everything that has happened in the last year and a half. It's been an up and down emotional roller coaster. Even now, as a business owner, Im struggling to find my rhythm again. Do you find yourself feeling the same way?
When a client books me for a senior portrait session, I automatically assume they are going to purchase wall prints, among other printed products that I offer. How do I know that? Because I make the end result of their session part of every conversation from the first inquiry.
If you have seen me speak on business topics, you have heard me say, “Try it. Test it. Use it or leave it behind.” The same thing holds true with gear. My first SLR was a Canon AE1 Program that my wife and I purchased over 40 years ago.
As photographers, it’s easy to get sucked into the mindset that it takes tons of fancy equipment to create stunning studio images. The truth is, killer images can be created on the smallest of budgets. It’s all about how you use your gear and understanding how to refine the light you create.
Covid-19 changed the world and there is no going back. The definition of "normal" is so far gone, I doubt it will ever return. So, what does that mean for us as photographers? Should we pack up shop? Quit? Work for free? Come on now.