Become A Photographer

Today, I'd love to share some pricing strategies with you, because I’m really passionate about the business side of things, and most photographers do live at or below the poverty line, which is not cool. It's PhotoMint's mission to help photographers run profitable sustainable businesses.

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This is part 5 of a 6 part series on husband and wife photography teams. In this series I highlight many of the struggles Geoff and I faced as husband and wife business partners and how we overcame them. Look for the series posts on Fridays.

Divide and Conquer

One of the biggest challenges in running a wedding photography business is the never ending workload. Your business isn’t just taking wedding photos, in fact that is usually the smallest piece. Once you throw in accounting, legal issues, sales, marketing, production, emails, print orders, networking, etc. things can quickly become overwhelming.

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This is part 4 of a 6 part series on husband and wife photography teams. In this series I highlight many of the struggles Geoff and I faced as husband and wife business partners and how we overcame them. Look for the series posts on Fridays.

Separating the Hobby from the Business

One of the biggest pitfalls in professional photography is separating your love of photography from the realities of running a business. It’s a very fine line, and one that many photographers struggle with. The problem is that we all love photography and as creatives, we see the potential art of each and every image. Many photographers get caught at their desk until the wee hours of the night working on one image for hours. If you are being well paid to spend extra time on a certain image-perhaps it’s been ordered as a 20×30 wall portrait, then that is reasonable.

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This is part 2 of a 6 part series on husband and wife photography teams. In this series I will highlight many of the struggles Geoff & I faced as husband and wife business partners and how we overcame them. Look for the series on Fridays. See part 1 on husband and wife photography teams.

Shoot Weddings Together or Book Out Separately?

One of the questions that may come up (usually at a later point in your career) is whether you should consider shooting separately. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and it’s about finding what works best for you as a photographer and as partners. Some couples have developed a strong work relationship and can’t imagine shooting without each other. However, there are some key benefits to consider if you are thinking about taking separate weddings.

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Bridal Show

Tips for Wedding Show Photography Booths

Wondering about how to do effective photography marketing at bridal shows?  We built our business on bridal shows, so we know how to get the most out of them. It’s all in the planning. Here are 7 bridal show tips to have the best bridal show experience this year. By spending time getting ready for the bridal show, you are going to have better results. Here's how:

1.Try to avoid being next to a cake booth (you cannot compete with free cake, and then you've got sticky fingers pawing your albums. Other booths to try to stay away from are the chain tuxedo rental places. They often bring a ‘team' of 5-10 people that literally snatch people away as they are coming down an aisle, and your booth gets completely passed over-not good at all. Same thing with a newbie DJ blasting music-people avoid that like the plague, and if your booth is next door, you’ll be passed up too as people rush past to get away from the noise.

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