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Photography Tips | Balancing your Photography Business and Family

Photography Business & Life | You Need Balance!

Crickets. That’s what I should hear based off of how eerily quiet it is. I quickly get up from my computer desk, which mind you has already been moved into the dining room to be able to watch the kids while I work. Hesitantly following the trail of toilet paper only to find my son feeding […]

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Why I was shooting with my lens in manual focus and why I was WRONG!

When I first started doing photography, I had no idea what I was doing. It’s the truth. I quickly tried to gather as much information from as many photographers as I could, but I would later find out you have to be careful about who you talk to. Not only do some photographers only see […]

Blogging, SEO & Social Media


How to Rank in SEO for Photography Websites | Optimize your Pinterest!

Pinterest seems like a pretty easy thing to navigate, but some photographers are just now finding out the benefits of using it for your photography business and improving your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Everyone on the web knows that content, any written content, goes better with a great image.  Images sell.  Pinterest knows that people […]

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Blogging for Photographers: Why you should have a Blog!

I know we have entered this relationship (you reading what I’m preaching) with you feeling denial.  You really want to keep on believing that you are fine without a blog…that your business will grow organically…or by word of mouth.  But you are here, so you must have heard other photographers say that you need a […]

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Editing, Workflow & Outsourcing

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Automating Your Workflow in Photoshop | Making Corrections

I think it is safe to say that we are all on the same page when it comes to automating our workflow in Photoshop, making corrections is hard work, it’s very time consuming and as a photographer time is money. Automation is a must especially when it comes to making corrections to our images because […]

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Lightroom – Editing Babies

Some of you are curious about using Lightroom for editing babies and newborns. If you are a mom, well, I am on a quest to convince every mom that you NEED Lightroom! If you are a “pro” photographer, you probably know that Photoshop is standard for the fine-tuning of skin that you need to do […]

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Organization & Balance

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Horror Stories of Losing Files | Backup Your Computer!

It’s Halloween so I thought we could gather ‘round the virtual campfire and I can tell some stories…some HORROR stories!  Like, the scariest kind of stories for a photographer…stories of losing files. You think it won’t happen to you.  You love that happy place where you… think you are backed up when you really aren’t… […]

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5 Tips to Streamline Your Team Sports Photography and make it more Profitable!

 I asked my friend Caroline Seavey of Heartfelt Photography to write a guest post today!  She has experience with this!  And don’t miss the bottom of the page where I have to show you a picture of her adorable doggies Mosby and Fenny!  -Jill I was very hesitant at first to do sports photography, maybe […]

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Finances, Taxes & Contracts

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Add Value to your Precious Time with a Late Policy

You know the ones…you probably have one in your own family.  Yeah.  Someone who actually PLANS to be LATE.  Like that is it is “fashionable”.  And well, it is not in the least bit cool when your clients show up late. But you know what happens.  You are sitting in your car or at your […]

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Excuses, Excuses! Proactive Contract Clause to Avoid Client Cancellations

We’ve all heard the excuses.  Here are some great ones from my Photog friends:  It looks like it’s going to rain. I didn’t have time to get my hair cut.  I didn’t have time to get outfits together. (last minute)….Kids are still sleeping. (a week prior)…His face is swollen we will have to cancel.  I […]

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Be Inspired!

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5 Great Photography Organizations to be Passionate About

I think most of us started out taking photos because we enjoyed it. We loved the interactions between people and the raw emotion that we could capture that could be relived through our work. As we delve deeper into the business aspects of photography, we get busy with pricing and marketing. Too concerned with our […]

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