Leeann Marie says Systems are Sexy

First up on our Price, Process, Profit Workshop FEATURE is Leeann Marie!  Leeann is unique in that she’s the only photographer that is speaking on every leg of the tour!

Our President Jared Bauman, on why he asked Leeann to be a part of the workshop:
“Leeann is a perfect compliment to the Price, Process, Profit Workshop, as she’s an absolute wiz at creating systems.  Becoming efficient, creating automation, having a system for your workflow – these things are so essential to running a functional and successful business.  She’s become the systems specialist through her small business consulting, and was the obvious choice for the workshop.”

Need some help with your Systems?  You can contact Leeann at:

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Half way there….And, just getting started!

Have you heard all of the buzz surrounding ShootDotEdit’s Pricing, Process, and Profit Workshop Tour? Created to specifically provide business help for the Wedding Pro, the Tour is in the midst of visiting 25 cities across the United States.

Each city features industry expert speakers, including Jared Bauman (ShootDotEdit Co-founder) tackling the ins and outs of effective Pricing.  He will shed light on creating a proper package structure, and provide tips and tricks to creating clarity.

Also on-board is Small Business Consultant Leeann Marie, who unveils the keys to an efficient business workflow, including a handful of programs and shortcuts to make you more efficient.

Finally, each city features a celebrated Guest Speaker to tackle the question of how to be more Profitable! Guest speakers include Zach and Jody Gray, Jared Platt,  Jason Groupp, Jeff and Erin Youngren, Sean McLellan, Jeff Jochum, Airika and Gerald Pope, Scott and Catherine Dove, and Carrie Draghi!

Currently, we’re at the half-way point, and so we thought we’d share some of the highlights with you!  Enjoy the 90 second video created from the tour (link below) as well as some associated images, and comments.  And don’t forget to RSVP when the workshop comes through your city!  Did we mention its FREE with an RSVP?

Fast is Best,


PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Limelife Photography



PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Jessica Elizabeth – Photographers

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Limelife Photography

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Daniel Gin Multimedia, LLC

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Announcing the first post processing workflow that works for YOU

Well, folks, it’s here.  After over a year of listening, think tanking, and developing for the Pro Wedding Photographer, we’ve put together the first post processing Lightroom 4 workflow that works for YOU. We’ve created a simple way for our customers to work and flow.

We’ve done all the thinking and organizing for you. So, relax and start putting your time towards developing your business and profiting.

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“Use ShootDotEdit to do the grunt work and….”, says Jared Platt

Well, you may or may not have heard Jared Platt officially announced on creativeLIVE today that he has determined that it no longer makes professional sense for him to post process his own work and that he now trusts ShootDotEdit to do the “heavy lifting”.  “Use ShootDotEdit to do the grunt work and normalize and then add your flair and style” was his encouragement to the 10,000+ listeners.

Jared Platt made clear that for him, he still believes adding the signature artistic touch to his photos after we have processed his custom color is the right thing to do. Sort of like a 90/10 model, where ShootDotEdit does 95% of the heavy lifting and then the photographer comes in and ensures that all the flair and pop are exactly as they want it.

And well, we’re curious, where do you stand with your wedding post production? What is your custom color preference?  Where are your cohorts on this topic?

Would love to hear your thoughts!!!

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Lightroom Workflow Expert Comes Out of The Closet!

Our Lightroom Advisor and leading Lightroom workflow expert, Jared Platt, is teaming up with Creative LIVE to bring you The Ultimate Lightroom 4 Workflow Workshop FREE and ONLINE!


Jared Platt is “coming out of the closet”!  Despite his ability run circles of quality and efficiency around most Lightroom users in the world, it simply does not make sense for him and his business any longer and he is now choosing ShootDotEdit as his post processing solution!



Trusting a specialist to manage your post-production is the direction of future Professional Photographers.  AND, that means that Pro’s must understand how to easily and swiftly prepare, send, and receive their images for that workflow process!


* Lightroom is a brilliant platform to manage and organize ALL of your digital image assets.
* He will teach you SUPER QUICK ways to prepare, send, and receive your images for ShootDotEdit workflow using Lightroom!

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June Integrated Partnerships Announcement – for Zenfolio users

Its been 18 months since we teamed up with Zenfolio! And, in light of our integrated relationship with Zenfolio, we’re sending  Zenfolio pros some L.O.V.E.

Our goal is to provide professional wedding photographers with the ultimate post-shoot / post-production solutions.   Shoot the wedding, get it to ShootDotEdit.  And, in as fast as 48 HOURS, we’ll drop your new images straight into your client’s Zenfolio gallery, ready for showing and ordering.

So, what are the DETAILS?

Well, during the month of JUNE, we’re offering ALL of these add-on service benefits at no extra cost to all of our Zenfolio users:

  • 10% OFF all ShootDotEdit jobs
  • FREE delivery to Zenfolio
  • 25% OFF ShootDotEdit Album Design!
  • FREE RAW-to-JPG conversion

If you’re not already one of the tens of thousands of Zenfolio users, you can sign up at a discounted 20% with the code SDE20 until JUNE 30, 2012.

To take advantage of this promotion, click here!  Enjoy all of the benefits for the entire month of JUNE!

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ShootDotEdit turns five! – [and, that means birthday presents]

Hey everyone – it’s Garrett here 🙂

I’m writing you because we just celebrated our 5th birthday and I’m looking for suggestions on how to get 5000 photographers from around the world into San Diego for our birthday party… For a couple of hundred bucks?

I know – we couldn’t think of a way either. 🙂

So, while I’m pretty bummed about missing out on 5000 birthday presents, I hate to have a birthday go by without SOMEONE getting a present… so, I’m gonna give you a couple:

  • HALF-OFF* of our CULL service for the month of May
  • FREE* Overnight Shipping to us, because Fast is Best™

All of this to really say, thank you for making us the first choice for post production. You are why we exist, and we think about that, every single day.

Cheers to no more editing,


P.S. Jared wanted me to share with you a preview of the upcoming Price-Process-Profit workshops, that’ll be coming to 24 US cities from May-November.  It’s FREE and you can get your RSVP in before the rest of the world at

*(here’s the fine print) Job minimums for this deal are 1500 images for culling and 500 images for color correction.  For U.S. customer only.

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Pricing, Process, and Profit Workshop in Nashville, Tennessee!

We are pleased to announce the “Pricing, Process, and Profits for the Wedding Photographer” Workshop in Nashville, Tennessee!!! Here are all the details – please come and join us!!!!

Date: Thursday, May 3
Location: The Village Chapel. 2021 21st Ave. RM #220, Nashville TN 37212
Time: 6:00pm
Price: FREE


This is a free workshop, but you must RSVP to attend 🙂


Topic: Dial in your Pricing and Packaging (Jared Bauman)

Jared will explore pricing and packaging for professional photographers and how important it is to the success of your business. Jared will reveal the secrets behind pricing and packaging, the basics to each pricing strategy, and the science behind effectively setting up your pricing, whether it be Packages or A La Carte.

Topic: Systems are Sexy (Leeann Marie)

Do you find yourself always saying “This is the year I’ll get organized an efficient!”? Let’s talk…

I’m not talking a pretty branded website, latest gear, or Photoshop actions – I’m talking about creating a business that not only meets your client’s needs, but exceeds them. A business that is as efficient as possible – even if you don’t consider yourself a “business person”

Leeann will speak about how a clear communication strategy, studio timeline, and kick butt techniques can move your business toward being one that finally gives you back your time, money, and energy. This is the year to make your systems amazing!

Topic: Top Profit Tips (Sean and Melanie McLellan)

With sales averaging five figures per wedding for the past five consecutive years, Sean & Melanie McLellan’s strategies have proven very successful despite the ups and downs of the current economic climate.  Gleaning from the knowledge that has brought them this track
record of success, they will share with you ways in which you can increase your bottom line starting right now with the clients you’ve already booked.

Join Sean & Mel for as many tips and practical strategies as can be packed into a 30 minute time frame! If you want to make your business more profitable in 2012, you will not want to miss!

Sponsored by: is an invitation-only community of wedding photographers who actively work together to get more and better clients by directly sharing qualified referrals.

More on the speakers:

Jared Bauman – Southern California Wedding Photographer, Co-Founder and President of ShootDotEdit


Jared Bauman has built a photography studio in Southern California that photographs over 200 events and sessions annually.  In business for a decade, Jared’s clients fly him across the world to document their big events.

Jared is a Co-Founder and President of ShootDotEdit, the #1 post processing partner for the professional wedding photographer.  The company has grown to service more than 4,000 photographers in over 40 countries.

Known for his business background, Jared has released several educational DVDs and tours the country speaking to photographers about their small business.

In his free time, Jared loves to travel and backpack, photographing God’s creating with his panoramic camera.

Leeann Marie – Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer, Consultant for Start Up Coaching


Leeann Marie is a Pittsburgh-based wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer. An avid blogger, she loves connecting with her clients, friends, and other photographers around the world. She holds an engineering background from the University of Pittsburgh, which has led to a love of technology and teaching. Her Photography Business Survival Coaching focuses on the 7 areas of a new wedding photographer’s business that can lead to easy loss of money, effort, and time. She personally coaches her clients to ensure that they move forward in the industry prepared to be in the top 10% of their market. She loves Lady Gaga, champagne, and kettle-cooked chips. She has traveled the world to places such as Russia, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and Panama, and believes in living the life you have dreamed.

Sean and Melanie McLellan – International Wedding Photographers, Founders of Kudize


Sean and Melanie McLellan are the internationally acclaimed husband and wife photography team behind McLellan Style. As artists, they are highly sought after throughout the world for their vivid and emotionally impactful imagery. They pride themselves on their ability to capture the beauty of a person’s essence and the style within.

With multiple accolades to their credit, including the 2008 DWF/Finao Photographer of the Year, and multiple first place print awards from WPPI, they continue every day to strive toward greater heights.

Their work has been featured by In Style: Celebrity Weddings, MSNBC: The Today Show, and other national media. In 2010, McLellan Style was recognized by the Adorama Learning Center in NYC as one of 10 top inspirational wedding photographers in the industry. And in 2011 they were listed as one of 20 top wedding photographers by one of the top blogs in the world, Hongkiat.


This is a free workshop, but you must RSVP to attend 🙂

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How to Grow your Wedding Photography Business

The ShootDotEdit blog is a resource for aspiring wedding photographers as well as professional wedding photographers. Photographers can learn how to grow their wedding photography business and sustain a thriving business by outsourcing wedding photography editing to ShootDotEdit.