Posts Tagged ‘wedding photography business’

Bambi Cantrell Interview

Bambi Cantrell gives wedding and portrait photography tips.  Enjoy the video, and be sure to join us over at for more photography business ideas and coaching.

Correctional Officer Turned Photographer

From the article:

The California Department of Correction’s loss is professional photography’s gain.

After graduating from Manteca High in 1993, and inspired by the many members of her family who were in law enforcement, Dolores Baluyut went into the correctional academy for the required six-week training program at that time. As soon as she got her assignment at the maximum-security Salinas State Valley Prison (a level 4 prison compared to DVI’s level 3), it didn’t take long for the newlywed to realize that was not her life’s calling. After only a month and a half working at the state prison in Salinas, she resigned.

To read more about how Dolores started her portrait and wedding photography business, click here.

Wedding Photography Promo Video

Check out this super-fun wedding photography promo from LA’s Gaytan Productions.  Looks like they have a great time shooting weddings!  Enjoy the video below, and be sure to come join us over at Shuttermom University for more great photo biz ideas.  See you there!

A Fresh Angle On Wedding Photography From A Husband and Wife Team

From the article:

“She’s smokin’” were the words that ran through Jeff Youngren’s mind when he saw a photo of Erin, a freshman that Jeff’s college friend had been trying to set him up with. It took another three months for him to convince her that she wanted to date him. She worked in the library at Point Loma Nazarene University where they both attended; he would come in and checkout scholarly books to impress her. She agreed to a date and two and a half years later, they were married.

So how did a biology-chemistry major and a literature major become the dynamic San Diego-based wedding-photographer duo? It all started when Jeff’s dad handed his ten-year-old son a camera.

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Great Wedding Photography Biz Promo Example

I loved this promo video from Maine Wedding Photographer Andree Kehn, who specializes in contemporary photojournalist wedding photography in the Western Mountains of Maine.  What a great video to add to her website and blog.  You feel like you know her after watching it.  I’m sure it has done great things for her business!  For more photography business marketing ideas and tips, be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University.  See you there!

Can A Viral Video Boost Your Photo Business?

When viral campaigns work, they can be extremely powerful — but they don’t work all the time. Even professional marketers can struggle to get a viral campaign off the ground, and they often work best when you least expect them to.  Click here for the full article, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and photo business coaching.  See you there!

Get referrals from your competitors? Yes!

Hi There!  I found this great article from Black Star Rising and wanted to share it with you.  It talks about how you should befriend your competitors.  Why?  From the article:

That other photographers can be sources of referrals might come as a surprise to wedding photographers more used to seeing other professionals as competitors. But a photographer who works alone might only take 20 or 30 weddings a year and receive many more inquiries than that each year.

They might also receive those inquiries at inconvenient times, with potential clients hoping to book the same photographer for the same date.

That’s an opportunity for smart photographers to become sociable, to get to know other wedding photographers in their area — and their work — and to create a professional network in which support is provided and excess work is shared.

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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.”

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Another great behind-the-scenes fusion video

Fusion videos are all the rage.  Basically, photo fusion is when photos and video are combined to make a video.  I love them.  Here is another great behind-the-scenes video from the Bui Brothers.  Enjoy the video, and be sure to stop by for more photography tips and photo biz coaching.  See you there!

Boudoir / Pin-Up Photography Gaining Popularity Among Military Wives

Hi There!  I found this article focusing on how pin-up photography is gaining popularity among military wives and wanted to share it with you. Photographer Angelita Ballada is featured.  From the article:

Boudoir photography harkens back to the pinup photos taken during the World War II era. The trend is popular in Fayetteville, Ballada said, among Army wives such as Bonnagio who have their photos taken in a tasteful but flirty fashion. Often, they’re gifts for their husbands who are deployed overseas.

“That’s actually 95 percent of everybody that comes to me,” Ballada said. “It doesn’t need to be sexy poses. It can be just natural. It’s all about how you portray yourself. You don’t need to wear lingerie to be have boudoir photography. You can wear a sexy dress and heels as long as its about yourself, about your body, about your beauty.”

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