SFPP 12: Why You Should Embrace Your Competition With Josh Withers

SFPP 12: Why You Should Embrace Your Competition With Josh Withers

On the show today is Josh Withers!

Josh is a wedding celebrant from Australia who's been featured on The Today Show, ABC, and dozens of other wedding related outlets.

Why would I bring a wedding celebrant on a photography podcast you ask?

Josh is truly passionate about weddings and creating an amazing experience for couples. He also has a unique perspective on competition and how to deal this new folks who enter the industry that I think is refreshing and worth sharing.

We'll be discussing what to do when competitors start to infringe on your turf and why you should be embracing your competition.

SFPP 11: How To Outsource Your Photography Editing With ShootDotEdit

SFPP 11: How To Outsource Your Photography Editing With ShootDotEdit

Do you ever look at the sheer volume of photos that need to be edited after a wedding and cringe?

For a long time that was me.

Editing was taking up all of my time and I was left with no time to actually GROW my business.

Something had to change.

I resisted outsourcing my photo editing for a long time because I thought I would be losing creative control of my photos and that this is what my clients were paying me for.

When I finally let go and handed my images over to an editor it was one of the best business decisions I ever made.

That's why I brought Jared Bauman on the SFP podcast today.

Jared Bauman is a Co-Founder and President of ShootDotEdit, one of the most well known post processing partners for wedding professionals. Some of the biggest names in the photography industry trust ShootDotEdit with their images and Jared is one of the premiere experts on photography outsourcing.

Prior to ShootDotEdit, Jared was a professional photographer and ran a successful customer focused photography studio based out of his hometown, San Diego California.

We'll be discussing the pros and cons of outsourcing your editing as well as other tips to save time so you can do more meaningful work.

SFPP 10: How To Protect Your Photography Business With The Law Tog

SFPP 10: How To Protect Your Photography Business With The Law Tog

Legal protection is NOT one of the more sexy topics to cover like attracting customers or maximizing profits, but it's one of the most critical.

That's why I brought Rachel Brenke on the show today.

Better known as The Law Tog, Rachel is the foremost leader in helping photographers protect their businesses.

She's been featured on CreativeLive, WPPI, PPA, and just about every other major publication not only because she is a expert in her field – but also because she's able to take a dry subject (like the law) and make it easy to understand and approachable.

In this episode Rachel provides a fantastic overview of what you should be doing to protect your business as well as a ton of other actionable advice.

SFPP 09: Becoming CEO Of Your Photography Business With Heidi Thompson

SFPP 09: Becoming CEO Of Your Photography Business With Heidi Thompson

One of my favorite quotes is

“What got you here won't get you there.”

In order to take your business to the next level you need to change your strategies as well as your mindset.

You need to go from being a photographer, to being the CEO of a photography company.

It's a small change, but an important one.

But what exactly does being the CEO of your photography business mean?

Well that's what I invited Heidi Thompson from Evolve Your Wedding Business to talk about on the podcast today.

Heidi helps wedding professionals grow their businesses and is a self proclaimed “marketing geek” who's been featured on The Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner, Sprouting Photographer, and about a dozen other high profile outlets.

SFPP 08: How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs And Build Confidence With Jordan Harbinger

SFPP 08: How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs And Build Confidence With Jordan Harbinger

One of the biggest areas I think photographers can get value from is learning more about social dynamics, or how people interact with other people.

This is especially important because we provide a service.

We deal with people every day.

When we meet with clients and we’re not only selling our services, but we’re selling ourselves.

That’s why in this episode of the SFP podcast I'll be interviewing Jordan Harbinger from the Art of Charm.

Jordan is an expert in social dynamics and he co-founded one of the top ranked podcasts in iTunes that teaches people how to improve their life and business through social skills.

His podcast has been downloaded millions of times and he’s met, interviewed, and coached some of the most successful people on the planet.

Today we’re going to talk to him about overcoming limiting beliefs, how to build confidence in your work, how to quickly establish rapport with potential clients and tons more awesome stuff.