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Spoiling Your Clients!- Photography Business Education

You already know that spoiling your clients is a huge part of giving them an amazing experience, but how can you do that? Here a few ways to show them they’re more than just a “transaction” in your business:   Send a handwritten thank you note You could do this after they book with you, […]

June 19, 2018

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Why You Need a Client Experience!- Photography Business Education

I almost feel like this blog post is a waste of my time. OF COURSE you already know you need a good client experience! Mostly because you know how it feels to receive a bad one. But just to help you see all the reasons why a good experience is essential to give, here are […]

June 12, 2018

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Organizing Your Business- Photography Business Education

Everyone has their own system when it comes to staying organized in their photography business. If you’re able to keep up with your client communication, admin tasks, and daily to-do’s, then feel free to stop reading! But if you don’t feel like your business is operating smoothly, read on to see what I use!   […]

May 29, 2018

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My Tools: Edit and Tech- Photography Business Education

Everyone learns differently, and prefers different tools to get the job done. My advice to you is to try a few different things and see what works best for you. There are a lot of programs and software out there, and you’ll find good and bad to all of them. So try them for yourself […]

May 22, 2018

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Accessories and Styling- Photography Business Education

Take a peek into the accessories and styling items I use! Bags Now that you’ve got all that shiny new gear, it’s time to get something to carry it around in! Aka, the fun part 🙂 There are tons of great bag companies out there. And if you’re on a budget, there are good options […]

May 15, 2018

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In My Toolbag: Camera Gear!- Photography Business Education

When I was first starting out in photography, I was so overwhelmed by the different gear options! Canon? Nikon? Sony? And what’s all this F2.4 and F2.8 talk? And what do you mean I need a flash? Now let me just say that I don’t claim to be a gearhead. I personally chose to be […]

May 8, 2018

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In Need of Headshots?- Photography Business Education

If you’re in need of some new headshots, let’s chat! We can grab some coffee, grab some great images, and talk all about our business goals! Working hard, or hardly working? Ready to take your photography business to the next level? Email hello@alaynaparker.com for mentoring information! All content and images in this post are copyright […]

April 24, 2018

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When and How to Use Your Headshots- Photography Business Education

Now that you have some great new headshots, where should you use them?   Website. Of course it’s always a good idea to have a photo of you on your about page, but don’t forget about other places of your website! You could use them on your contact page, on your blog page, as a […]

April 17, 2018

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Choosing a Photographer- Photography Business Education

Hiring the right photographer for your headshots is a big decision to make! You don’t want just anyone to be responsible for the face of your business. You want someone who you can trust to bring out the best you!   Invest in a photographer with a good reputation. Someone who knows how to pose […]

April 10, 2018

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Infusing Your Brand in Your Headshots- Photography Business Education

As a photographer, you realize the importance of having professional headshots of yourself. Keep in mind that those photos should match your brand! How can you do that?   Choose one or two of your brand colors when it comes to your clothing. Other than your brand colors, the rest of your outfit should be […]

April 3, 2018

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