Posts Tagged ‘photography business plan’

Are you holding yourself back?

Hi There!  A friend shared this video with me, and I thought it was so powerful that I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  Are you to blame for holding yourself back?  Maybe you’d like to open your own photo business, but are afraid.  Maybe you’d like to really ramp up your marketing efforts, but make excuses for not finding time.  Whatever it is, take a look at this video and prepare to be inspired!  Here’s to that first step forward!

Newborn Photography: Baby Hanging in Fabric

Wondering how to create those fabric “hammocks” (for lack of a better word) for a newborn session?  Watch how this photographer does it in the video below.  Remember to be safe!  Enjoy the video, and be sure to come join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and business coaching.  See you there!

Mobile Pet Photography

Kathy McBride, the owner of Pet Shotz animal photography, has created her own mobile pet photography business. From the article:

Kathy McBride has been traveling to residences and businesses alike for several months to photograph both pets and their people and finds “it is well received.”"Many people like the convenience of a home photo shoot, particularly if they want their pets included,” McBride said in a news release. “They are intrigued by the idea of a professional shoot right in the comfort of their own homes or businesses. They especially like the idea of staying home with their animals.”

Click here for the full article, and be sure to join in the fun over at Shuttermom University for more great photography business ideas and tips.  See you there!

Beauty Salon + Photography Studio = Good Business

Here is a smart businesswoman.  Lory Williams has combined her talents as a cosmetologist and photographer - and her business is booming as a result.  From the article:

Williams is the sole proprietress of Lory Marie Salon & Studio, a combination beauty salon and photography studio located just north of Kingman High School at 4395 N. Bank St., Suite D. Originally just a salon, Williams said she has expanded the business into a photo studio as well in order to take advantage of her longtime love of photography.

Click here for the full article, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography fun, tips and business coaching!  See you there.

Kid’s Themed Portraits

Holding a kid’s themed portrait event is a great way to get more business and make a nice profit in a short amount of time.  If you haven’t done one, you should definitely consider it!  I’ve made a free video below that will give you some great ideas.  Enjoy the video, and be sure to come join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography business ideas and coaching!  See you there.

Social Media For Photographers

Slideshow by PhotoShelter:

How to Use SEO and Social Media to Advertise Your Photography Business

Just found this article from PDN and thought you might want to check it out.  From the article:

Photographers who think their Web sites are simply online versions of their print portfolios aren’t taking advantage of the way people use the internet to find information, and look for products and services they want, says Allen Murabayashi of PhotoShelter. The co-founder of the Web site design and hosting service offered tips for making your site  a more effective marketing tool during his video tutorial, “Your Web Site is Killing Your Business,” at the PDN Virtual Trade Show, “Focus on Wedding and Portrait Photography,” on May 25.

You can read the full article here.  In other Shuttermom news, I just added some brand new tips on how to conduct a “Fresh Faces” or “Model Search” contest for your photography business on the Shuttermom University forum. Members, log in to the forum and scroll down to the marketing section to see the tips.  Not a member yet?  Come join in the fun for less than $5 a month!  Just go to Shuttermom University and click the “join” button to get started.  See you there!

Great senior promo video from Larry Peters

I saw this great promo on Larry Peters’ site and wanted to share.  What a great video and marketing tool!  Check it out below, and be sure to visit us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and business coaching.  See you there!

Peters Session Movie (a sample session) from Peters Photography on Vimeo.

Great family portrait tips from PhotoDino

I came across this article and wanted to share.  It is full of tips for taking better family / group photos.  Tips include:

1.  Getting everyone as close together as possible (even more so than you might think!)

2.  Everyone should be touching

3.  Letting them get comfy

4.  Taking charge of kid expressions

5.  Not worrying about having everyone looking at the camera, and more!

Click here for the full article on taking better family photos, and be sure to visit us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and business coaching!  See you there.

Even Miss USA is on board with the boudoir trend!

You’ve never seen Miss USA Pageant glamor girls looking quite like this.

“Photographer Fadil Berisha captured the girls in the sexy portraits for the Miss Universe Organization. Some of the pageant winners — photographed on a bed — are seen in lacy lingerie and knee-high boots displaying lots of cleavage and skin.”

For the full article and a slideshow of the images, click here.

The boudoir and pin-up craze is a great way to add revenue to your photography business!  For more photography tips and business coaching, be sure to visit us at Shuttermom University.

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