Category Archives: Business

Planning for the Slow Season

The Slow Season For most photography businesses, the slow season runs from December through February depending on your geographical location.  In some places farther north with the lack of indoor studio space, it may run longer, so what do you do with that time where you may not be photographing as much? Rest We seem to…

A Dangerous Mindset in Business

A Dangerous Mindset in Business Where your mind is set can make or break your business.  One of the most dangerous mindsets we can fall into as business owners is the place where we say “What’s the point, I move in two years” and then go about our day and our business from that perspective….

Scheduling Your Business

Scheduling and Business I love schedules and knowing what comes next.  I am a creature of habit and I thrive best in a well functioning and orderly space.  That being said, my husband also calls me the “Pile Queen” because when life gets busy, my system of scheduling, workflow, and organization tends to look a…

Privacy and Your Business

Privacy and Business I sat in a mentoring session a few weeks ago with a new photographer.  Her website is launching soon and she was struggling to figure out what to blog about.  She wanted her family and her life to remain private which left her feeling like she was between a rock and a…

The Romance of Pricing

Pricing and Romance in Your Business A few years back I realized that I was in love with my pricing but our romance was not getting me anywhere!  I was looking at the relationship I had with my pricing through rose colored glasses and not the harsh light of reality.  It took my sweet business…

An Experience Matters

Why the Experience Matters We are just settling back in from our week long trip to DC and as a family who love history, art, and good food, we were in heaven.  As a business owner, I spent this morning reflecting on that trip as I edited our photos and the one thing that stuck…

A Time for Rest

A Time for Rest I was starting to lay out schedules and meetings for the rest of 2016 last night and couldn’t believe the summer has zipped by already.  J and I were chatting over a glass of wine and reruns of Malcolm in the Middle and realized it had been two whole years since we took a…

Business Education

Education When I started this business, it really wasn’t one.  The reality was that it was a hobby where I got to create pretty artwork and be creative.  There was no attention paid to PNL statements or ROI and there certainly was no type of workflow.  The honest truth was that the business ran me…

5 Things I Wish I Knew

Things I Wish I Knew in Business I started taking portraits back in 2007 when friends and neighbors were deploying to Iraq left and right.  The value of a portrait was foremost in our minds but for me the concept of running a business was not.  I was a middle school art teacher at the time…

Giving Back with Photography

Giving Back Through Photography This week we are taking a look at the idea of giving back not only with your time but with your talent.  As military spouses we move all over the world and see a vast array of communities and needs.  As photographers, we have a talent that can often help those…

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