SFPP 53: Finding Your Own Style With Allie Siarto

SFPP 53: Finding Your Own Style With Allie Siarto

Meet Allie Siarto.

Allie always thought that she was going to pursue a career in corporate America and work her way up the ladder…

…that was until her boss told her she couldn’t go to the dentist because they were too busy

That's the moment she knew she needed a change.

Today, Allie is a professional portrait and wedding photographer based out of East Lansing, Michigan.

In this episode, Allie and I talk about the importance of finding your own style and figuring out what kind of message you want to project to the world.

Resources Mentioned
Photo Field Notes Podcast

Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless

SFPP 52: Using Workflows For Business Growth Featuring Leeann Golish

SFPP 52: Using Workflows For Business Growth Featuring Leeann Golish

Have you ever heard the phrase “You've got to spend money to make money?”

Have you thought about it this way instead… “You've got to spend time to make time?”

In today's episode, Leeann Golish and I discuss how having workflows can open up new opportunities for business growth + why you don't need to be a huge studio to implement these time-saving systems.


Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless

SFPP 51: The Art Of In-Person Sales With Chris Scott

SFPP 51: The Art Of In-Person Sales With Chris Scott

Joining me on the podcast today is Chris Scott!

In this episode, Chris and I talk about how you can use IPS in your business + the importance of doing it right. If you’re looking for the fastest way to increase your income, then this is one episode you don’t want to miss.


Resources Mentioned
Swift Galleries

Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless

Black Friday Guide For Photographers 2017

Black Friday Guide For Photographers 2017

Black Friday is here and there are some amazing deals to be had this year.

Below is a list of every photography related Black Friday offer I could find.

I'll be updating this post throughout the weekend with new deals.

Alright, let's start with my own offerings!

I'm making all of my premium courses available for purchase + offering a limited time discount on my presets and Lightroom training.

Booked 2.0: The Ultimate Guide To Getting Photography Clients – This course is my complete marketing playbook and will teach you EXACTLY how to boost your bookings and have clients begging to work with you.

Book More Bundle – Not ready for Booked 2.0, but still want some pro marketing tips that no one else is teaching? Get my Book More Bundle for only $1 (86% off). You'll get a collection of resources that will instantly help you to attract and book more clients + exclusive access to me via a private Facebook group where I personally answer your questions (to put this in perspective, I normally charge $300/hr for mentorship sessions).

Sold: The Ultimate Guide To Wedding Photography Pricing and Album Sales – Learn how to structure your packages, master in-person sales, and sell $4,000+ albums. This 6 hour video course is your complete roadmap to how to price your photography from when you're just starting out, all the way up to a six-figure photography studio. Comes with a $1000 guaranteed, so either you make 1k as a result of this training or get a full refund.

Advanced Lightroom Editing Course – Spend more time focusing on what will make your business successful and less time editing. I take you behind the scenes of my full editing workflow and show you exactly how to create jaw-dropping images as well as decrease your editing time. This course will cut hours (if not days) off your editing and allow you to fast forward your photography business. Only $39 today (70% OFF)

Paint Kit Lightroom Presets – Download all of my award-winning presets for only $10 (50% OFF).

All of my products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Now that the self-promotion is out of the way, let's get to the rest of the list!


Black Friday Deals For Photographers 2017

Amazon – The biggest and baddest online retailer has basically turned all of November into Black Friday. Nevertheless, they have a dedicated section for deals for photography gear that occasionally has some good buys.

Fundy Software – Our friends at Fundy are offering their best deal of the year! Save $100 on your purchase or upgrade today.

MagMod – 15% OFF Basic Kit, Starter Flash Kit & Professional Flash Kit. One of the few pieces of gear I find essential to my workflow.

ShootDotEdit – Sign up for ShootDotEdit's Limited Time Only Rollover Pro Plan by 11/27 at Midnight PST and receive 2 FREE weddings!

Gifyyy Photo Booth – $400 off any complete Gifyyy kit – valid through December 4, 2017. If you're a wedding photographer and don't have one of these yet… get on this deal. This thing prints money for me. Use code BTS2017.

Photo Booth Supply Company – All Legacy photobooths are $1,000 off using the code “BFBOOTH” until Monday. I personally own one of these as well and it's one of my all time greatest purchases. Read my case study on how I was able to generate an extra $10,567 using PBSC.

Tonic Site Shop – 20% off their entire collection of customizable websites. Use code thanksgimme.

Two Bright Lights – Love this service. Get 20% off with code TURKEY.

Cole's Classroom – 50% Off everything sitewide! Use coupon code BF50.

Photo Mechanic v5 – Love this little app. Huge time saver. Grab it for 20% off with code SHOPSPEEDY17.

Psychology for Photographers – $50 off any course + save more on bundles! No code needed.

ShootProof – 40% off First Year or Plan Upgrades, plus a FREE Studio Success Bundle. Valid on Yearly Plans Only.

Spider Holster – All gear 25% off. Use code: SPIDERBF25 at checkout.

Tave – Up to 60% off when you prepay!

The Law Tog – Protect your photography business with 20% off contracts, business guides, and more in TheLawTog Shop. Use code 6figbf20.

Showit – 30% off premium designs.

Hold Fast Gear – 10% off the entire site. Use code BlackFriday2017.

Peak Design – 25% off Everyday Messenger, 15% off Clips & Straps, 10% off Bags.

DSPTCH – 25% off sitewide on Friday and 20% after that. Use code BLKFRDY17.

Stomp Software – Get 40% off BlogStomp, AlbumStomp and AlbumPrüfr this Thanksgiving. Use code bf2017.

JPEGmini – Great tool to compress your photos. Get 20% off today with code BLACKFRIDAY.

Design Aglow – 20% off all packaging and albums with code “THANKS20” and 30% off sample albums using the code “THANKS30”.

Finao – Use coupon code BLACKFRI2017 and get ten 5×7 lustre lab prints.

Imagely – Get 20% off all products with coupon code SAVE20.

Dreamhost – Save 40% on website hosting (this the hosting company I use + recommend).

Jenna Kutcher – Save $50 on Jenna's Instagram Lab course and get 30% off @ Shopjennakutcher.com.

Sprout Studio – 30% off all annual Sprout Studio plans.

Matt Hoaglin – The Ultimate Copy & Paste Photography Facebook Ads! Normally $197, Black Friday deal $37

Scott Wyden – Entire store is 35% off from Black Friday (11/24)- Cyber Monday (11/27) using the coupon code BF17 at checkout.

Photocrati – 40% off Photocrati Pro using the coupon code BF40.

Pretty Presets For Lightroom – 25% off the entire store through Monday. No code needed.

Tesla Themes – 40% off all Tesla Themes using the coupon code, BF40.

PhotoBizx – 40% off PhotoBizX 12 month premium membership.

Iris Works – Save 30% on your annual subscription with code BlackFriday30.

WP Rocket – If you use WordPress and care about your site speed, buy this plugin. Grab it before Monday and get 35% off, no coupon code needed.

Canon – Big discounts on lots of lenses and other Canon gear.


Did I miss something?

If I missed one that you think should be on the list, drop it in the comments so that other photographers can benefit.

SFPP 50: How To Become An Industry Leader With Scott Johnson

SFPP 50: How To Become An Industry Leader With Scott Johnson

In today's episode, I have an international guest joining us all the way from London!

Scott Johnson went from taking pictures of guests on cruise ships to being an industry leader in wedding photography.

We talk about what changes he had to do to achieve his success + go into specifics on what became the turning point for him and his business.


Resources Mentioned
The Edge Photography

Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless