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If I could go back to the start – what would I do?

I’m sure this is a question that a lot of seasoned pros have asked themselves. And I’m sure the answers can vary. For me, with the benefit of hindsight, there are a couple of different approaches I would taking and focusing more on the business side of things is definitely something I would recommend.If photography…

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What to do when you haven’t booked any weddings

Booking weddings when you are starting out can be difficult. for most established wedding photographers their bookings come from referrals and recommendations from previous couples. But how do you get to this position and book weddings? You are a photographer after all and although your passion is for weddings most new photographers box themselves off…

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How to set New Year resolutions for your photography business

New Year’s Resolutions get a bad press: they’re often poorly formed, phrased in negative terms (“NO MORE CHOCOLATE!”) and are geared around guilt. Yet we persist – we claim we’re going to completely overhaul our diet, our exercise regime, our approach to the laundry basket (just me?) before those unrealistic ambitions get the better of…

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Smoothly does it…

Today I’m talking about workflow. One of the most wonderful things about working for yourself is that you have the freedom to decide what your working day looks like. You see, when you’re an employee  – whether you’re stacking supermarket shelves or defending a client in court – there’s usually a well-defined process to follow,…

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Putting your photography systems in place

Why Systems for Your Business are Important When I first started my photography business, in the first few months photography jobs were quiet. Nobody had heard of me yet and I was biding my time by getting more experience and also by setting up the actual business side of things. The best advice I was…

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The 5 things I do when I book a wedding

Each and every time you book a new wedding – the client experience and how to organise all of the information should be top of your mind. I strongly believe that finding a system that works for you, will help you stay on top of all of your client relationships, so that nothing is missed…

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The importance of being yourself

“Just be yourself.” Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told this line – perhaps by your well-meaning mum, dad or a friend – and rolled your eyes. All of us? I thought as much. The uncomfortable truth is it’s difficult to develop an unshakeable faith that just being yourself is going to be enough,…

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The importance of building a brand as well as a wedding business

If you’re in the early stages of starting out in the wedding photography business world – or any self-employment or start-up venture, for that matter – huge congratulations. It’s overwhelming at times, yes, and certainly exhausting, but it’s so, so worth it. I promise! I bet no one told you that there’s so much admin…

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