If you want to turn your passion for photography into a thriving business, you’re in the right place.
If you’re an established photographer looking to take your photography business to the next level, you’re also in the right place.
To succeed as a photographer, it’s vital that you wholeheartedly embrace business strategy and development. Your passion may have led you to pursue photography full-time. Now it’s time to build standards, practices, systems, and structures around that passion so you can succeed long-term.
We believe that owning a photography studio is 80% business and 20% photography. You may have a great eye, incredible natural talent, and fantastic equipment. But if you don’t earn more than you spend and know how to develop a steady stream of clients or referrals, you won’t be in business for long. You probably got into photography for the same reasons we did (we’re photographers, too): to do something you love. But, sometimes even the best photographers struggle to make ends meet because they are overwhelmed by the never ending queue of wedding albums to be designed, photo editing that needs to get done, and emails that must be replied to. Add in an angry bride, clients who pay late, and a few months where you’re not as busy as you’d like and you begin to question why you loved photography so much to begin with.
We want to help you love taking pictures by helping you not worry as much about the business of photography. We have created and consistently followed a system that we now offer to you. Our proven process will help you worry less, plan better, and fall in love with your passion all over again. Running a successful photography studio is considerably more about following a plan than just taking pretty pictures.
If you want to succeed, you must start by developing and applying proven business strategies to each area of your business: sales, production, day-to-day operations. It may seem like a lot, but rest assured that we’re here to help you every step of the way. Once you learn techniques to streamline your photo business, you’ll be able to get time back for doing the things you love, whether that’s more time behind the camera or just being with your family.
Align your business with your life and you will run your business – your business won’t run you.
About Lara White
Lara White is the founder of PhotoMint, an educational and business development resource for photographers. Prior to her career in photography, Lara spent many years in non-profit executive management, raising millions for literacy programs, victims of domestic violence and other charitable projects for underserved populations.
She transferred many of the skills and practices that made her successful in the non-profit sector, helping her manage and grow a thriving wedding photography studio with a team of six. Her studio’s images have appeared in over 70 publications worldwide. Her heart to help others has led her to “pay it forward” and utilize her success in business to help you build the strongest photography business possible.