Tips, tricks, and education for photographers and other creative business owners and entrepreneurs.
For the dreamers, the hustlers, the diy bosses, biz gurus, and all those who are up all hours of the night trying to figure out how to make this whole thing work.
This creative life can be absolutely crazy, but it is so GOOD. And I’m here to share what I know with you to help you along the way!
Before I was a full time photographer, I was a full time teacher. I would build my business in the evenings and on the weekends, while teaching music to preschoolers through 12th graders every day of the week. It was an exhausting season, but I am so grateful for all of the education I invested in that helped me grow my business to go full time.
Now, I photograph weddings as my full time career, and use my degree in education and years of experience in the classroom to share my knowledge with others in a way that they will understand, and that connects with their unique learning style. I'm so glad you are here!
Keep scrollin' to see some of my favorite business tools for photographers and creative business owners, to see my amazon shopping list for creatives, and for discount codes and freebies galore!
Honeybook, a Client Relation Management system (CRM), is hands down the best thing I’ve ever invested in for my business.
Honeybook keeps everything all in one place, keeps me organized, and keeps me sane. I can email clients, track inquiries, schedule sessions, accept payments, send contracts, and SO. MUCH. MORE.
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Pixieset is the client gallery hosting website that I use to deliver all of my sessions! It gives my clients the opportunity to not only view their gallery, but to download images, select favorites, share their gallery with family and friends, and even order prints and photo products directly from professional photo printing labs. It truly does it ALL and delivers it in the most beautiful and easy to use format - my clients rave about it!
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You want to send the kind of emails your clients love to get, amiright?
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The EXACT checklist I send to each of my brides before their wedding so they'll know everything they need to gather to get the perfect detail shots on their big day!
Check out my Amazon list of favorite tools for photographers and creative business owners alike. Because who doesn't love an amazon deal? Happy shopping!