Studio Essentials

Read all about our workflows, processes and more!

Welcome to our photography studio essentials page, and thank you for taking time to read our articles!  This section is devoted to the ins and outs of running a photography studio.  As professional wedding photographers we know that earning a living with photography equals a lot of responsibilities.  The number of spinning plates can seem completely overwhelming at times to even the most seasoned vet.  However, it is possible to mitigate the time and effort you are putting into your photography studio and work a reasonable amount while still juggling it all with relative ease.

In these articles we illustrate the different ways we tackle different tasks in our daily studio lives to make it all more manageable.  We rely heavily on computers and feel their very existence is to make our lives easier, and with the right processes they can do just that.  Our workflow experience proved imperative that we focus on the minutiae, as the tiniest change amplified over thousands of images can equal lots of wasted hours starring at a screen.  Over time we have found ways to speed up all of our processes and want to pass along our learnings!

Finally we have many articles devoted to our approach and techniques used in our photography process.  Covering topics from battery systems, memory card management,  scouting locations and even how we take our pictures and setup scenes.  As always we offer our experience and nothing more, our way is by no means the only or right way, it’s just the way that we have found that works best for us.  Stay tuned as we will be adding more articles here on a regular basis, or sign up for our mailing list to be alerted of new articles, gear reviews and more!

Corporate Escape
Corporate Escape
Defining Your Photography Style
Defining Your Photography Style
Photography Hardware
Photography Hardware
Photography Workflow
Photography Workflow

Business Essentials

THE ESSENTIALS TO HOW WE RUN OUR BUSINESS

Photography as a business can be as rewarding as any other career. However, it requires quite a bit of business knowhow to stay alive in today’s competitive photography markets. Since the birth of digital photography it seems that everyone is a professional photographer or knows a professional photographer. With ever improving photography technology existing in smart phones and almost every mom or dad holding a prosumer camera, we must working harder than ever to stand out. With this kind of saturation it’s vital to understand your customer, the market you serve and the competition you’re up against.

We didn’t get into photography because we are good at business, however it’s required that we strategize a plan that will make us successful. We attacked the business aspect of photography with the same enthusiasm we have for photography and it has yielded us spectacular results! We’ve seen many business’s fail for a myriad of reasons, however there are a few more common pit-falls. Becoming to complacent with a mediocre process, disregarding the business altogether, or romanticizing that it’s all about your art. To this we warn, if you neglect your critical business processes it will be to your own peril.

We don’t write these word to intimidate or to scare anyone away, but rather to caution anyone looking to disregard the business end of photography. It’s completely possible to not only survive, but to thrive as a photographer even with today’s competitive markets. However you must adhere to a plan, and be flexible to modify the plan with great frequency until you have achieved your goals. In these articles we will layout processes we’ve used to build our business and offer our experience to help you achieve your photographic dreams. Thank you for reading and we wish you all the greatest of success in your business endeavor!

Pricing Your Wedding Photography
Pricing Your Wedding Photography
Build a Photography Website
Build a Photography Website
Photographer's Guide to Social Media
Photographer's Guide to Social Media
Photographer's Guide to SEO
Photographer's Guide to SEO