Hype vs. Reality in Business If you have ever watched the Greatest Showman or attended a live auction then you have witnessed the hype machine in full action.  This energetic fast-talking show filled with verbal glitz and glam gets your emotions going.  It is designed to distract from the lack of substance.  It makes you […]

Hype vs. Reality

Working With Others No matter what genre of photography you are in, you will at some point have to work with other people.  Collaborations with others can leave you feeling elated or bitter.  Or you may find that you are the one that accidentally burnt a bridge between a colleague.  As I sit here writing […]

Thoughts on working with others

Working With Others | Rise Above

We often get asked why we still blog and for me the answer is simple, BLOGGING MATTERS.  I want to be found by my ideal clients and fellow wedding vendors who are looking for the thing that we do.  Being a military spouse, SEO is just as vital to the continued growth of my business […]

Why Blogging Matters When You Move

Moving a business forward without fear

Every photographer dreams of having a profitable business plan.  No business owner ever wants to leave money on the table but we are often doing just that.  It may be as simple as going through the motions of what we do and don’t offer without ever thinking outside of the box.  If we don’t stop […]

Profitable Photography Business Plan

Having a Profitable Business Plan

Being successful as a beginning wedding photographer is harder and harder than ever before.  The cost of entry is low and even those with iPhones are offering to cover weddings.  So how does a beginning photographer market and cut through the masses to get booked and grow their income?  Today I am sharing our top […]

Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers

Marketing a photography business