Fall is here, and with that brings the holidays. One of the most impactful and memorable actions that wedding photographers can take for their clients, friends, and family is to send out personalized greeting cards. And, we’ve made it easy for you to do so! Download our FREE Greeting Card PSD Templates
Creating systems that run almost on their own will help your wedding photography business to be as efficient as possible, ensuring that you never miss any crucial business tasks again. We invited Pittsburgh wedding photographer Leeann Marie, who also holds an Industrial Engineering degree, to share her secrets to help create automated systems for your workflow.
She listed 15 tips in this popular webinar we hosted in June, and we pulled 5 tips out that will help you to get more organized right away. Even if you only implement one tip a month, you will see an immediate difference in your business!
1. Make Invoicing Easy (So You Get Paid!)
Make invoicing as mindless as possible. It then becomes a task you don’t have to think about very often—and you still get paid! ShootQ is a great tool to use because it has invoicing built in along with all of your client information. Accounting software like Quickbooks can be another good resource for keeping track of invoicing and expenses, showing a full financial picture of your business. The final step is setting up your business with a credit card processing system. Clients are more likely to pay quickly if the process is as easy as possible for them.
Part of running a successful business is learning how to build a solid team. During the busy season, it’s vital to your success. Though you would love to be able to do it all on your own, having trusted partners will help your business continue to grow. One of the most trusted partners is your second shooter. Having a second shooter is a mutually beneficial relationship. While they learn from you, the pace and stress of your day is also lessened. But like any business partnership, you need to make sure that you set up your second shooter for success.
All relationships are built around trust, and the relationship you build with your second is no different. Whether this is the first time you have worked together or you have been paired for years, you need to arm them with the tools and knowledge to be a part of your company. Set clear expectations. It will help them succeed as your partner. Here are five things you can start doing now to empower your second shooter to succeed.
Optimizing your website to be found by search engines like Google is no easy task. We’ve made it easier by providing professional wedding photographers with a Free Guide: How to Rank #1 on Google. But let’s be honest – there is so much information in the guide, it takes a long time to implement!
In this quick SEO tip: Jason Grubb shares a quick trick that you can implement in less than 5 minutes to help your website’s ranking on Google!
Josh Newton is no stranger to using Social Media to market his images. His images have been seen on CNN, Good Morning America, and dozens of other national publications, one of which receiving over 93,000 likes. This is in large part because he has a defined plan for social media that he goes into every wedding with. While he might have taken the most viral wedding photo ever, he also has developed a successful social media plan for his images. In our latest webinar, come hear Josh discuss:
– creating instant impact AT the wedding
– maximizing the emotion of the honeymoon for photo sharing
– Facebook and Instagram sharing hacks
In today’s high-tech world, over 20 million people shop on the Internet. As a business owner, it is necessary for you to have a website to represent your wedding photography. The website you create should represent the important aspects of your business, drawing potential clients to you and your services.
Here at ShootDotEdit, we specialize in wedding photo editing services for pro photographers. We also provide valuable resources that help you with your photography. In previous posts, we talked about a few essential tips for how to take the richest, most natural, and memorable images when shooting the engagement session or posing the bridesmaids. This week, we are again focusing on the art of wedding photography poses by sharing 3 tricks to better groomsmen poses.
As a professional wedding photo editing company, we connect with our photography community worldwide and talk about the things that take the most time from their workflow. Outside of editing wedding photos, culling is one of the top answers we hear. That’s how the conversation about Photo Mechanic begins…
To run a successful business, every aspect of your business needs to be dialed in. By creating a manual that outlines every aspect of your systems, you will know it inside and out. This allows you to review everything you currently do and refine any areas that may include unnecessary steps.
When you have a manual that refines each system in your business and properly delegates each task, you can spend more time focusing on other areas to help your business grow. While you don’t have to delegate each task, the mere act of having it properly created and refined creates freedom. Here are three steps to creating a manual:
As many successful photographers would attest to, one key to growing your business is letting go. Outsourcing things that you don’t have to do saves you time and actually makes you more money. You’re not stuck behind the computer doing countless hours of color correction or album design that someone else would love to do. Instead, you’re out doing what you love and what generates a profit!