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It’s Your Turn

Posted by on August 25, 2014 with 0 Comments

There is this idea that it’s already been done, so why try? Try because it hasn’t been done by you! Because, there are 1000 examples of things that had been done over and over and then someone came up with a way to do it better. Because if you love the idea of creating it, that is enough. 

xo!

Leah

"It's All Been Done But Not By You", Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com
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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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Want to be Published?

Posted by on August 21, 2014 with 0 Comments

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Would you like to be published in the next issue of Mozi Magazine? I am so excited to partner up with this amazing publication in choosing 5-10 lucky photographers to have their images published in our next issue, the Business Issue! If you would like to submit your work, this is what we need from you:

– Like the Mozi Facebook page if you haven’t already done so.
– Like the Go4Pro Photos Facebook page.
– We are looking for PACKAGING submissions for the business issue! If you love your packaging, please photograph it and send us 5-10 images showing off your packaging. Please submit your watermarked images, sized at 620 pixels wide. If your submission is chosen, we’ll request the full resolution, non-watermarked images. You can submit by clicking HERE.

All submissions are due by Tuesday, August 26th.

Once we receive all submissions, will narrow down our top choices and notify the chosen images by September 5th. At that time, we will request text information to be put in the magazine along with your images.

If you need ideas on how to photograph your packaging…rely on trusty old Pinterest. Here are some great ideas.


GOOD LUCK!

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).

No Elevator to Success

Posted by on August 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
"there is no elevator to success. you have to take the stairs.", Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com


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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).

Digging your way out of the “cheap photographer” niche

Posted by on August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
First let’s just make one thing clear…being the bargain photographer isn’t a good plan.  There’s a lot of reasons why but let’s go ahead and just cover a few real fast.

 1.  When you’re the bargain tog in your town, you attract the bargain shoppers.  They’re not looking for quality, they are looking for a good deal. And what happens when they find a better deal? Zero loyalty. Not to mention, these type of clients are frequently synonymous with high demands – which if you charge enough, isn’t a problem but when you didn’t charge enough from the beginning, you just keep watching your hourly rate go down, down, down.

2. It’s just not good for your creative soul to hand over the disc and never actually get to see your beautiful work become art. And truth be told, you’re doing your clients a huge disservice as well because guess what? That disc (or USB drive) that you gave them…they still haven’t done a darn thing with it. That’s sad, for both you and for them!

3. You have to work really hard and book a lot of session in order to make a sustainable income; however, when you are priced right and offer an amazing client experience you will quickly find that you don’t have to work so hard.

NOW…I don’t want you to feel bad if you’re a bargain photographer. Most of us started as bargain photographers. There is the misconceived notion that it is what you have to do, that you don’t deserve to actually make money yet…and I disagree with that philosophy.

Does this sound familiar…you decide to try this whole photography thing out. You price yourself really low for no better reason than that you looked at some other photographers in your area and decided you’d have your best chance if you came in under them. (That’s not a plan – by the way – that’s business suicide). Okay, so your friends and family start spreading the word with sentiments like, “yea, she’s really cheap right now!” Hmmm. Is that what you want to be remembered for…or would you prefer it if you could be remembered for your incredible artwork and the experience that you create?

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You don’t have to be a bargain photographer, I have been there and it is no fun. Even though it doesn’t feel like it is as much work, in my opinion I worked way harder when I was shoot and burn photographer. I use to book a lot of sessions per month in order to meet my monthly income budget, but now I average around 4 sessions a month and my sales have quadrupled.

There is freedom in not having to service as many clients in a month. There is freedom in not having to book every client that inquires and that if you really want to you can be selective in your clientele. There is freedom in setting your prices at what you truly are worthy of making….you are an artist, you deserve to be paid well for both your time and your talent. Please don’t let the photographer down the street compromise who you truly are by allowing them to dictate what your pricing structure should be.

If you want it, freedom can be yours, all you have to do is make the choice and be willing to change and I promise you success is right there waiting on you!

Want to know more about this topic and other ways to get your business on the road to success? Check out our world renowned Business Program, The Thriving Photographer ™



Filed Under: Business, Freebies
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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Why Mistakes are so Valuable

Posted by on August 11, 2014 with 0 Comments

Things don’t come easy for me… ever.  I don’t pick something up on my first try and think, well aren’t I awesome. When I’ve wanted to learn something, I’ve had to work twice as hard as everyone else. I use to believe it was a curse, but in the last few years I’ve come to recognize these traits as one of the biggest blessings about me. 

The thing is, I’m use to failing. I’m use to screwing up, getting it wrong and embarrassing myself – these parts of me are as much of who I am as my brown hair and big feet. I’ve learned to love them because I’ve realized they are the reason for the success I have been blessed to experience. 

You see, I failed. I messed up. I got it wrong… more than twice. But I’m use to that, so every time I got it wrong, I looked for what I could learn and eventually I started to get some of it right. 

If you’re willing to examine the results (good or bad) for a lesson, it will never be a waste of you time. 


My greatest achievements usually came just after my most painful lessons. 


What about you?
Are you a natural or do you have to work extra hard? And how has it helped you in life? 


Motivation Monday from Go4ProPhotos.com,"It's Always Valuable"
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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).

Building a Luxe Senior Photography Brand with Amanda Holloway

Posted by on August 8, 2014 with 14 Comments

I am so excited to share with you, my interview with you  Amanda Holloway! We are talking all about how she built a high-end Senior brand and business and she’s giving us a tour of her amazing studio! You do NOT want to miss this one! 

But first, if you’ll indulge me, I’ll tell you the story of how we met. We were at WPPI – actually, Kelli France and I were walking through the trade show floor and saw Amanda speaking for ProDPI. We’d never met, but through mutual friends found out we both wanted to be introduced to one another (hmm, this is sounding weirdly like an engagement story!).  Kelli and I stopped to listen to Amanda speak and all of a sudden she looks up, spots us and stops her whole presentation and says, “Hi Leah! Hi Kelli!” It was everything I could do not to shout, ‘Amanda Holloway just said hi to me!” Well, after she finished her presentation the three of us went to lunch to get properly acquainted. That lunch turned into a big ol’ cry fest but we’ll tell you about that in the video!


In this episode, guest Amanda Holloway shares on:

  • How she built her luxe senior photography brand.
  • How she’s identified and attracted her dream senior clients.
  • Styling clients to get that look (Plus the FREE What to Wear guide is below!!!) 
  • Amanda gives us a tour of her AMAZING STUDIO!! 

It’s going to be an awesome Video Friday! 




Header2 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).

Photography Welcome Packet

Posted by on August 6, 2014 with 0 Comments


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Who doesn’t love to feel welcome? Whether it’s as a guest at someone’s home or walking into a business that is truly grateful to have you – it just feels good! The truth of it is, feeling welcomed – makes us feel wanted and isn’t that one of the most precious and sought after feelings we humans have?

It was with this idea in mind that I created a Welcome Packet for my clients from the very beginning stages of my photography career and why I’ve coached, taught and encouraged other photographers to do the same. The members of my business training program, The Thriving Photographer™  have some pretty amazing welcome packets, so to inspire you, we will be showcasing different welcome packets on the blog! To begin, we’re thrilled to be showcasing Idie of  Idie Atenico Photography

There of course are so many possibilities on how to share the information we need to convey to help our clients prepare for their upcoming sessions, but my very favorite comes in the mail! Oh how I love to get packages myself! In fact, with my current office-makeover project, I’ve been receiving packages daily and there is something magical when an item comes beautifully presented – it offers validity to my purchase! 

Just after a client has booked their portrait session, they are looking for that same validity that they’ve made a good choice. When a beautifuly crafted welcome packets arrives only days later it offers a sweet confirmation with a hint of anticipation for what other surprises are in store!  Sending something in the mail is my favorite way to welcome new relationships, I do it with new friendships and with new clients! It feels great to feel welcomed wanted!

In additional to the wonderful emotional connection that the Welcome Packet offers, it also conveys information we share over the phone prior and during bookings that can be forgotten. Welcome packets not only give a great impression of your professionalism and style, it also educates your clients with what they will need to have a successful session. 


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Here are all the details of Idie’s Welcome Packet…

Every packets includes:
  • An information card about Idie
  • Reminder card
  • Information card about Session Premiere (an experience sales process taught in The Thriving Photographer™)
  • A wall art card
  • Magnet with quote
  • Welcome letter
I love how each elements of her packet is fun with contrasting yet cohesive color combos and fonts; her designer was the one and only Laura Kathryn – http://www.laura-kathryn.com (who designed Leah Remillet & Thrive’s branding!).

Idie’s materials were printed through Miller’s Lab – http://www.millerslab.com and the folder was ordered from Design Aglow – http://www.designaglowshop.com

Verbiage for the Welcome Letter, Session Premiere and some templates come from http://thethrivingphotographer.com 

I hope this feature has inspired you, more are on the way! But until then, I hope you’ll put this tool into practice – it beautifully puts everyone on the same page so that each party knows what to expect, which will in turn make both your session and sales appointments run smoother.


FEATURED:   IdieAtencio.com    //    Salt Lake City, UT   //   Idie on Facebook



Filed Under: Business, 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).