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Yes it does.

Posted by on October 28, 2013 with 2 Comments

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Filed Under: Inspiration
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Starting Your Photography Business Over in a New Town

Posted by on October 25, 2013 with 6 Comments

All that work…and now it’s time to move?!?!! 

You’ve worked so hard to get things going where they are and maybe you were even starting to feel like you’s made real headway but now you’re moving and you can’t help but feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect of starting all over. 

First, I completely  get why you’d be feeling that way!! It takes work to build connections and relationships…and a client data base! But I think, and I hope you’ll feel it too after today’s episode, that there is also an electric buzz around the idea of moving that is exciting, inspiring and liberating. 

No one knows you yet, so you can set yourself, your brand and your business to be a reflection of whatever you want! And that is exciting! 

They don’t know what your old pricing was…. 

They don’t know where your skills use to be…. 

They don’t know that you haven’t always been the confident business owner that you are now (thanks to The Thriving Photographer of course!)… 

The future – whatever future you’d like to create – can begin right now!  <— Click to tweet it out!

So why not create a plan to take them by storm! In today’s episode, I’m outlining how! 


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Filed Under: Videos
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Luxe in Las Vegas Workshop – Almost Sold Out!

Posted by on October 23, 2013 with 0 Comments

Luxe in Las Vegas Photography Workshop | And it's right before WPPI!! Could go to both!

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I am so excited to be teaming up with Leslie Kerrigan (Seniorologie), Kelli France (Chic Critique Forum), Brittany Kluse and Courtney DeLaura (Get Schooled Photo) just before WPPI to bring you the mother of all shootouts. But this is so much more than a shootout!! This is about bringing your photography to the next level… Editing, posing, fusion, models… tons of models. It’s all inside this one-day intensive workshop that we will be hosting in Las Vegas!

We’ve already announced this to our newsletter lists (speaking of, you’re on my newsletter list right??? If not, you can add yourself in by just scrolling to the top of the blog!)

So even thought I’m only announcing Luxe on the blog today, it’s already over 3/4 FULL!


If you want to learn more and come…. 

SECURE YOUR SPOT HERE 

Filed Under: Workshops & Retreats
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

Dive.

Posted by on October 21, 2013 with 0 Comments
It can’t always go right, it won’t always go right. Sometime we feel like we are flying and other times we feel like we are falling. When you feel like you are falling…dive. Dive because you know you want this…dive because it’s better to go all in then to leave any part of you out…dive because you are worth it. 

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Filed Under: Inspiration
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

Saturated! How to Make Room for You.

Posted by on October 18, 2013 with 6 Comments

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The photography industry has dramatically changed in the last two decades. Moms with great cameras and a clear understanding of what their consumer counterpart client wants has replaced a predominately male driven industry. The brick and mortar studios of yesterday are fewer and farther between as photographers choose to keep overhead costs low by presenting themselves as on-location photographers. And of course the days of film with photochemical processing have been largely replaced with huge digital memory cards and the latest and greatest Adobe software. 

With all of these changes…some which are good and some which are not, an influx of budding photographers has entered the marketplace. Today, you can hardly find a forum or article that doesn’t touch on the sense of crowdedness which is making many photographers worry that there just isn’t any room left for them. I want to address this concern. I can feel the fear in your words and see the concern written in your posts.

It’s hard. It’s not going to get easier. But, it is possible to find success!   

The bottom line is this…you will need to decide if you will be one who complains about the problem until your light eventually goes out or be one who does what they must do to stand up and stand out. If you’re choosing the latter, I’m going to help you! (I’ll explain how in just a bit!!)

Success is still very possible, I am seeing it every single day.  However, it will become less and less obtainable for those who are trying to just follow along with everybody else. As we continue to grow as an industry (and I don’t believe we’re even close to reaching our tipping point) those who try to mimic and mask will eventually fade away. Yes, they will be replaced with fresher photographers who are also mimicking and masking but that means that for one passionate dreamer they had to see themselves fail.  I’m not okay with that.  Success will be reserved more and more for those who innovate, create and do the excruciatingly hard work of finding their own voice.  

So now that you know it, what are you going to do? 


Pursue Big Dreams instead of Small Realities… I’m ready to stand out in the crowd with @Go4ProPhotos  <— CLICK to Tweet it out! 

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Filed Under: Business, Inspiration, Videos
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

Huge Swag Bag Giveaway!

Posted by on October 15, 2013 with 10 Comments
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The Ultimate Swag Bag  is going to one lucky reader #fingerscrossed
<– CLICK TO TWEET

One of my favorite places to be is with fellow photographers! I mean it!!  When I get to be surrounded by photographers and we can just talk and share and inspire each other…it brings passion to a whole new level. Over the summer I had the opportunity to teach  3 mastermind workshops for my photography business program, The Thriving Photographer as well as speak for Chic Critiques Forum’s Retreat….I loved every minute of all of it. Over the weekend I was reminiscing about all the amazing photographers I have had the honor to get to know and, well, I wanted to bring some of the fun back so….I’m giving away a  Swag Bag + a Phone Call with me so that one reader and I connect more personally! 

BUT

This isn’t just any swag bag giveaway…. This swag bag is HUGE! It’s filled with so many awesome goodies including: 

The official Swag Bag from the Thriver’s Mastermind Retreat 
Creative Motion Website Package (Site Design, Photo Cart, 1 year of free hosting) – $395
The Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 30i Camera Bag - $69
$100 Gift Certificate for Pure Photoshop Actions - $100
A Camera Strap from Designs by Marla - $20
5×7 Frame from Organic Bloom - $32
3 Newborn Ties from Shop Trendy Ties - $63

VALUED AT OVER  $750 


DETAILS:

We are giving away this HUGE Swag Bag Prize Pack to one lucky reader. All you have to do is enter through the widget below. 

The Winner will be announced on Friday, October 18th through the Newsletter  (make sure you’re signed up –>)

Think Tank Photo

Pure Photoshop Actions

The Organic Bloom

Creative Motion Designs

Tatum Bradley & Co.

DesignsbyMarla Camera Strap Covers

WHCC

Joyfolie Clothing

Jamie Schultz Designs

Lens Pro To Go 

Petite Paperie Cards

Trendy Ties

Jessica Drossin Textures

Album Exposure

Pro Digital Photos

Prairie Sweet Boutique

Zenfolio

Album Crafters

The Shoppe

Emily Lucarz Dream Actions

a Rafflecopter giveaway Go4ProPhotos.com

The Ultimate Swag Bag Giveaway is going to one lucky reader #fingerscrossed <— CLICK TO TWEET

Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Emulation vs. Innovation (And why we need both!)

Posted by on October 11, 2013 with 28 Comments

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Why do so many photographers think it’s their duty to make you feel less than you are for wanting to see how others do their thing???

Are we not visual people by nature?  So wouldn’t it make sense that our best form of learning and absorbing would come from seeing how others do things?  I believe that there is an unbalanced emphasis on finding your own voice (which of course is very important) but not enough on truly learning and understanding the craft of portraiture.

Today I’m sharing my own personal journey from copycat, to emulator to even eventually a little bit of innovation. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!  

Weigh in: Is there too much emphasis on originality & not enough on learning the craft 1st?  <— Tweet it out! 


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Join the conversation

1. What’s the #1 thing you wish you could see how another photographer is doing? 

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2. Is there too much emphasis on finding your own voice but not enough on learning the craft first? 

Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).