SFPP 129: How To Become An Elopement Photographer Featuring Maddie Mae

SFPP 129: How To Become An Elopement Photographer Featuring Maddie Mae

This week's guest is Maddie Mae!

Maddie started shooting when she was 17 years old and for the past 10 years has built up her photography brand, Adventure Instead, to over 100 elopements per year and employs three full-time photographers (who only shoot elopements).

Today, Maddie is focused on helping other photographers find fulfillment by stepping into the world of elopements themselves.

In this episode, Maddie and I talk about

  • The difference between traditional big weddings and elopements
  • The 3 things you must be aware of before you book your first elopement
  • Why you should charge just as much (if not MORE) for elopements
  • Why Maddie believes in all-day & multi-day elopement coverage
  • How you can be an elopement photographer (even if you live in non-destination location)

Resources Mentioned
Adventure Instead

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SFPP 128: Why This Is The Best Time Ever To Be A Photographer Featuring Vanessa Joy

SFPP 128: Why This Is The Best Time Ever To Be A Photographer Featuring Vanessa Joy

Vanessa Joy has been an influential speaker in the community for over a decade.

Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since branched into public speaking, earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, been named a WeddingWire Education Expert, sponsored by Canon, Profoto, and Animoto.

Vanessa has spoken at almost every major convention and platform in the event industry such as CreativeLIVE, The Wedding School, Clickin' Moms, WPPI, ShutterFest, Imaging USA, Wedding MBA, WeddingWire World, MobileBeat, in addition to hosting personal workshops and numerous small business and photography conventions around the globe. Recognized for her talent and more so her business sense, her clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her tangible, informative and open-book style of teaching.

In today's episode, Vanessa and I talk about the state of the industry and why it's the best time ever to be a photographer.

Resources Mentioned
BreatheYourPassion.com
VanessaJoy.com
Instagram: @VanessaJoy
Twitter: @Vanessa__Joy
Facebook: @vjoyphoto
Youtube Channel
The Off-Camera Flash Handbook: 32 Scenarios for Creating Beautiful Light and Stunning Photographs

Sponsors
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SFPP 127: Let’s Talk About Money

SFPP 127: Let’s Talk About Money

Do any of the following statements resonate with you?

“I don't make enough money”

“How do I raise my prices?”

“I feel guilty charging my clients for something they could get cheaper”

“Why would they pay me more!? I’m not doing anything any differently than anyone else”

In today's episode, I tackle the various limiting beliefs surrounding money + provide other possibilities to consider when the weight of MONEY comes crashing down around us.

Resources Mentioned
Abundance Workshop
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
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SFPP 126: Getting Started With Personal Brand Photography Featuring Meg McMillan

SFPP 126: Getting Started With Personal Brand Photography Featuring Meg McMillan

Before Meg figured out how to make a cushy career out of taking photos, she felt like she was failing.

Meg knew she was meant for more than a 9-5 job, but her dream of being an entrepreneur seemed impossible.

Desperate for change, she moved abroad to teach English, travel and purchased her first DSLR camera.

It was love at first click.

Meg initially thought she was going to be a wedding photographer, but then she found brand photography and in less than a year after her first client session she was able to go full time as a photographer!

Now that she's created a thriving business that not only fills her wallet but also her heart, she wants to help other photographers achieve the same.

In today's episode, Meg and I talk about…

  • How personal brand photography different from brand photography
  • The power of creating a niche within your niche (niche-ception)
  • How to get started with personal brand photography
  • The best way to acquire your FIRST personal brand photography client

Resources Mentioned
Abundance Workshop
Free brand photography guide
megmariephoto.com
Instagram (@meg_marie_photo)
Facebook (@MagnetizeYourPhotographyBrand)

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

SFPP 125: How To Automate Your Social Media Workflow Featuring Scott Wyden

SFPP 125: How To Automate Your Social Media Workflow Featuring Scott Wyden

Scott Wyden is the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, the author of numerous books, and a regular YouTuber. He can be found teaching photographers about photography, WordPress and online marketing on his website, the Imagely website, and other venues like Photofocus and Digital Photography School.

In today's episode, Scott and I talk about…

  • How to link your blog posts to your social media accounts and drip out content
  • The one thing you MUST do if you run a FB community
  • Two resources that will tell you exactly what to hashtag on Instagram
  • Did you know Google My Business has a social media component? Yeah, me either. We talk about what it is and how to use it.

Resources Mentioned
scottwyden.com
Imagely

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.