SFPP 20: Are Photography Conferences Worth It? With Jenna Lucia

SFPP 20: Are Photography Conferences Worth It? With Jenna Lucia

Every year there seems to be more photography conferences and workshops springing up all over the world.

As small business owners, photographers have to be extremely aware of where we're spending our resources.

Are conferences the best bang for your buck when it comes to growing your business?

I invited Jenna Lucia, a self-proclaimed workshop junkie and the founder of the HI on Life Photography Conference, to talk about the benefits of investing in these more immersive learning experiences and what she's learned from not only attending several workshops but also hosting her own conference.

SFPP 19: The Power Of Print With Andrew Funderburg

SFPP 19: The Power Of Print With Andrew Funderburg

Last week I was doing a shoot in Portland, OR and had the opportunity to stop by the Fundy Software offices to sit down with its founder, Andrew Funderburg.

If you've been a listener of the podcast for a while, you have no doubt heard me talk about Fundy Designer.

It changed everything for me and my business.

That's why I'm so excited to be doing this episode with Andrew.

Andrew is a true industry leader and is on a mission to help people preserve and tell their stories through print.

In this episode we explore the importance of print and why photographers NEED to be offering it to their clients as well as provide strategies on how to do that.

SFPP 18: 8 Business Mistakes I Made (and what you can learn from them)

SFPP 18: 8 Business Mistakes I Made (and what you can learn from them)

“Knowing where the trap is — that's the first step in evading it.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune

Today's episode is a personal one as I take a look back at the evolution of my photography business and all the mistakes I made along the way.

I'll be covering my top 8 biggest business blunders in the hopes that you'll learn from my missteps.

SFPP 17: The Importance Of Web Design With Tonic

SFPP 17: The Importance Of Web Design With Tonic

Your website is often the first touch point your potential clients have with your brand.

Having a website that properly represents YOUR brand and the message you want to communicate is essential to attracting the types of clients you want and repelling the ones you don't.

That's why I invited Jennifer Olmstead and Jeffrey Shipley from Tonic on the podcast today.

Tonic helps photographers creates websites that convey their brand's personality and potential. They do this through their beautiful cocktail inspired designs that have been used by some of the top photographers in the industry.

In this episode, I talk with Jen and Jeff about their design philosophy and what it takes to create a successful website.

SFPP 16: Accounting for Photographers With Trevor McKendrick

SFPP 16: Accounting for Photographers With Trevor McKendrick

In my first year of business, I decided to handle my own taxes.

I didn't make that much money from photography that year and I told myself that I couldn't “afford” an accountant.

This was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made and trust me when I say I paid for it later.

Tax season is one of the most stressful times of the year, which is why I'm excited to have Trevor Mckendrick on the show today.

Trevor has a masters in accounting and is a successful entrepreneur having just sold his tech startup for over $500,000 after scaling it to a 1,000,000+ users.

In today's episode, we cover everything a photographer needs to know about accounting and taxes.