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WPPI 2017 Show Guide

It’s that time of the year – WPPI 2017 is here! The annual event is one where you can connect with fellow photographers and vendors, gain valuable education, all which you can take back to your business. Since there are so many options for you during the event, it’s important to focus on exactly what will help you grow your business. We have the perfect resource to get you ready for the conference, and make sure you maximize your experience this year!

WPPI 2017 Show Guide

In our free Guide, we provide you with everything you need to find success at this year’s event, including:
Exclusive details to help you thrive in the new location from WPPI Director, Jason Groupp
– 26 recommended speakers and vendors who can help you grow your business
An inspirational Keynote to help build your confidence from Industry Leader, Me Ra Koh, “The Photo Mom”
– 4 days worth of parties perfect for you to increase your networking circle

 

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Our 4 Favorite Business Magazines for Wedding Photographers

It’s the time of year to be thinking of and focusing on your business. For many wedding photographers, putting their mind toward business topics can be stressful and overwhelming. Turning to popular business magazines can be a great way to educate yourself on successful business practices, and can spark new ideas for you to try.

Grab ShootDotEdit’s How to Grow Your Wedding Photography Business Guide, with over 60 actionable tips that you can use today to grow your business! 

We’ve put together a list of our favorite 4 business magazines for you to check out.

1. Forbes

Forbes does a great job introducing you to the people behind successful businesses. If you want to learn more about successful entrepreneurs and their ideas, habits, and tips, Forbes is a great magazine to read. The magazine has been around for 100 years this year, and has been celebrated as a premier business magazine. This magazine is also published bi-weekly, so it receives a lot fresher content than many monthly publications.

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Instagram Tips and Tricks Every Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

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For you to attract more clients and book additional weddings this year, it’s vital to have a social media presence (especially on platforms where your ideal clients are). With over 500 million users, Instagram is one of the top social media platforms for wedding photographers. It’s where you can share your past wedding photos, connect with clients and vendors, and allow ideal clients to see who you are as a person and photographer.

There are various strategies to use on Instagram that sometimes it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. We’ve put together a list of 15 tips and tricks you need to know, and ones you can implement into your Instagram account now.

1. Post Consistently

As a social platform solely based on images, posting consistently ensures you stay top of mind with ideal clients. Rather than posting on random occasions, post with purpose. The more consistent you are, the easier it will be to keep followers engaged with your posts.

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The 3 Keys to a Perfect Work/Life Balance for Photographers

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Here at ShootDotEdit, our goal is to help you streamline your business and workflow, so you can focus on the things you enjoy. We specialize in wedding photography editing services, and also love to provide you with educational resources to assist in your growth. In addition to that, we partner with industry pros to give you actionable tips and tricks to implement into your business.

In her next blog post with us, ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro Vanessa Joy is sharing 3 keys to a perfect work/life balance. Keep reading to find out how you can run your business and maintain happiness in your personal life.

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Last winter, I had the incredible experience of being able to spend six weeks in Brazil. It was the first of my Tim Ferris style mini-retirements, where I worked remotely and even learned a good bit of Portuguese.

In Brazil, there’s an expression. Like most foreign language expressions, a lot gets lost in translation. But here it goes: Shall I make a coffee, or make a life?

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Image Compliments of Vanessa Joy Photography

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Our Top Guide of 2016

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As a wedding photography post production company, we take pride in helping you eliminate hours from you workflow and lower your stress. In addition to that, we also enjoy sharing relevant and valuable resources with you. With 2016 coming to an end, we’ve been spending a bit of time looking back at the resources you really enjoyed over the year. So far, we’ve looked back at our Top Wedding Photography Resources and our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016. Today, we’re taking a look at our top guide of 2016.

One of our goals with the guides we provide is to cater to certain aspects of wedding photography or business. Our guides allow you to take a deeper dive into topics that are the most relevant and important to where you are at in your business.

This year, we released a guide filled with tools and apps to transform your workflow, a guide to help you eliminate branding mistakes in your business, a guide to keep you focused during the off-season, and a guide to getting booked in 2017. Out of each of these guides, one in particular covered a tool that has been really helpful to wedding photographers this year: Instagram! With expert testimonies and resourceful tips for wedding photographers, this is our top guide of 2016:

Instagram for the Wedding Photographer

In our free guide, we partnered with photographers who are awesome at using Instagram for their business. Here are some of the highlights from our most popular guide of 2016!

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Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

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There are only a few days left in 2016, and we love reminiscing on the past year of wedding photography resources you loved. Here at ShootDotEdit, not only can you outsource wedding photo editing to us, we also love to provide you with tools and information to help you grow as a photographer and business owner. Last week, we shared our Top Wedding Photography Resources of 2016, which included some valuable tools you can implement into your business to help your growth. Today, we’re sharing our top 10 blog posts of 2016.

10. Lighting Tips from Wedding Pros

For every wedding shoot you have, there are various scenarios you may face. Some of the situations you are in will provide challenges with lighting, and can cause you to slow down your process. In our blog post, we share top lighting tips from wedding pros like Zach and Jody Gray, Roberto Valenzuela, and more. Topics of lighting cover off-camera light, as well as how to use certain lighting in any situation you are in during a wedding shoot.

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Top 5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Workflow

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As a photographer and business owner, you have various responsibilities on your plate. From marketing, to sending emails, to blogging, to shooting, your task list (and stress level) is constantly on the rise. In our Online Training: Photoshopping the Distractions Out of Your Photography Business: Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Workflow, Vanessa Joy shared tips to help you work efficiently, accomplish your goals, and spend more time on the things you love. Here are the top 5 tips from Vanessa’s Training for maintaining a healthy workflow.

1. Decide What Makes You Happy

One of the first steps to take to create healthy workflow is to decide what makes you happy. This will differ for every photographer, so start by asking yourself:

  • How you want to be successful in life?
  • What really matters to you?
  • Why did you choose to become a wedding photographer and business owner?

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Secrets to Getting Booked in 2017

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As 2017 inches closer, it is crucial for you to focus on areas of your business that need your immediate attention to help you book more weddings. We know this can be stressful, especially when it adds more work to your plate. Here at ShootDotEdit, we enjoy providing you with resources to help you and your business – and we’ve got a great one for you now.

To eliminate any stress, and help you stay on track for your booking goal next year, we reached out to 22 pro wedding photographers for their best tips for getting booked. The result? A guide just for you, packed with 40 secrets on filling your 2017 calendar!

Secrets to Getting Booked in 2017: 22 Wedding Photographers Share What Worked in 2016

Our free guide features pro wedding photographers Vanessa Joy, Donal Doherty, Zach and Jody Gray, Scott Robert Lim, The Scobeys, and so many more! The tips we gathered from these pros cover all necessary topics for increasing your bookings for next year, including Marketing, Blogging, Branding, Website, Social Media, Networking, Client Communication, Referrals, Client Meetings, Outsourcing, and Systems! Use this guide to help you optimize parts of your business to attract ideal clients and book more weddings next year.

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Our Top Wedding Photography Resources of 2016

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Here at ShootDotEdit, not only are we a wedding photography editing service for professional wedding photographers, we also love to provide free photography-related education. With 2016 coming to a close, we wanted to spend time reminiscing on some of the wedding photography resources you really loved. These are all tools to help you streamline your business and become more efficient, all so you can focus on what you really love to do! Take a look at our top wedding photography resources of 2016, and don’t forget to tell us which is your favorite in the comments below.

49 Email Templates

You spend so much time communicating with clients, vendors, and other photographers. The hours you spend add up, and email communication starts to become a bottleneck for your business. Since communication should be simple, so you can stay organized and focus on what’s most important, we decided to create templates just for you.

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Top 5 Tips for Standing Out in a Saturated Wedding Photography Market

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As you spend the off-season recharging and optimizing your business for next year, are you making updates that will help you stand out amongst other photographers? What can you do to truly differentiate yourself to book the clients you desire and grow your business?

In our Online Training: The Secrets to Standing Out in a Saturated Wedding Photography Market, Jessica Hill shared her insights on how to ensure your ideal clients notice you in the sea of photographers. Here are the top 5 tips from Jessica’s Online Training to implement into your business to attract clients who are perfect for you.

1. Learn to Say No

Regardless of where you are in your business, it can be easy to say yes to various opportunities. Unfortunately, saying yes to too many things can become overwhelming. It also takes you away from focusing on what is most important in your business. If you take on every opportunity that comes your way, you risk not knowing exactly who your target market is and what time of photography you should be focusing on. When you start saying no, you free yourself up to only focus on shoots and projects that help grow your business to where you want it to be.

“It’s one of the most powerful things you can do as an entrepreneur, because you’re able to say yes when the right client comes along.” – Jessica Hill

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