Category Archives: general business

Red flag wedding clients

I’m a member of a number of photography forums and groups and guilds and people will often talk about the “red flag client” which can mean anything from the stereotypical bridezilla with unrealistic demands and expectations to (in my opinion) a couple who are simply overwhelmed with the wedding planning process and confused about hiring […]

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How to get more second shooting gigs?

Back when I first got it into my head that I’d like to try to photograph a wedding I realized it wasn’t the smartest move to just go for it – a wedding is the kind of event you can’t just do over if you mess up. There’s no second chance. I figured second shooting […]

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Running a print sale

In the New Year I like to take a look back at the previous year  – what worked well, what would I do differently? I had fairly good results with my Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday print sale and thought I’d share some of the things I learned here. – Set an objective My objective […]

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Creating Best Of and Year End Review Posts

If you live in the northern part of the northern hemisphere, chances are this is your quiet season.  No matter when my weddings are scheduled throughout the year, I always consider the end of December the end of the season, and I like to mark the occasion with a retrospective of the year’s work.  I […]

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Keeping an Online Presence During the Quiet Season

In the middle of the peak season, it always seems like there’s an overwhelming amount of shoots and weddings to blog about, tons of image fodder for our Facebook pages … and a serious lack of time.  During the quiet time, however, I still want to stay visible online (especially around the holidays when so […]

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