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Wedding Day Flow

Wedding Day Flow

Every photographer has their own unique style. Some like to blend in and shoot in a more photojournalistic way. And others prefer to choreograph every image. But most land somewhere smack in the middle.

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Design Aglow Summit 2017: Natalie Franke

Design Aglow Summit 2017: Natalie Franke

We’re all about big ideas, outstanding content and tangible takeaways that you can implement immediately. That's why we've created the Design Aglow Summit. 3 days, 10 teachers, 1 impactful educational event. Among our talented lineup of teachers, we've got co-founder of the Rising Tide Society, Natalie Franke!

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How To Be A Really, Really Happy Photographer

How To Be A Really, Really Happy Photographer

The formula is simple.

clients you love + photography you are excited about + doing it your way = happy photographer

We think a shift should be made in photography. A happiness shift. You likely got into photography because you love taking photographs. And then the reality of making a living at it started to creep in, and you became bound to jobs you didn’t really want to do, because you needed the money. We’ve been there, and yep, it stinks.

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Where's The Money?

Where's The Money?

Here’s a saying we find really annoying: “do what you love, and the money will follow. Umm, nope. If we asked every photographer out there if they are working hard, they would say yes. But if we asked every photographer out there if they are raking in the big bucks, many would say no.

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Design Aglow DIY: Adding Prints to a Presentation Folder

Design Aglow DIY: Adding Prints to a Presentation Folder

Today we're excited to get a little crafty and show you how we include prints inside our presentation folders. Grab your coffee (of course) and supplies and let's get started on this quick, 10 minute project!

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How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS

How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS

You finally did it. You made the leap to in-person sales and you’re so proud of yourself for taking your business to the next level. You’re connecting with new clients and there’s a definite sense of satisfaction when you hand deliver gorgeous, high quality framed prints and coffee table albums.

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Get it Together: 10 Steps To Streamline Your Studio For Success

Get it Together: 10 Steps To Streamline Your Studio For Success

If you run a photography business, you may feel like you spend 10% of your time actually creating images and the other 90% juggling endless administrative tasks. And when you’re focused on taking care of your clients, taking care of your business can get pushed to the back burner. But…that needs to stop. Organization isn’t a luxury. A streamlined studio gives you a solid foundation on which to build a successful business. So go ahead and make those brass tacks a priority. Here are the ducks you should get in a row, like, yesterday.

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10 Productivity Tips for Photographers

10 Productivity Tips for Photographers

How do you manage difficult clients? What should you spend less time doing? Did you know hiring this type of person to do a particular task can drastically improve your business? With dozens of tips for workflow, productivity and life, we compiled our best productivity hacks--both monumental and miniscule--that add up to lots of reclaimed time and energy.

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Going from Shoot-and-Burn to Full Service (in 7 easy steps)

Going from Shoot-and-Burn to Full Service (in 7 easy steps)

So you read our post about the pitfalls of underpricing your digital products. You’ve realized that your image files are not “just pixels,” but the culmination of thousands of hours of coffee, sweat, and tears that you put into honing your craft. And you’ve decided that 2016 is going to be the year that you stop underestimating yourself and start valuing your work (and asking clients to do the same). Awesome. But going from that a-ha moment to actually implementing full-service pricing can be daunting. 

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3 Quick Tips for IPS Success

3 Quick Tips for IPS Success

About 6 months ago, we realized, largely through conversations with fellow wedding photographers, that our in-person sales (IPS) game was weak. Well, let’s be fair: it was non-existent. We were basically selling some products online, occasionally. Our “viewing and ordering sessions” were not generating good sales numbers.

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