Do you get this question much? If you are anything like me, you get it A LOT! The fact is – it’s a great question! What they wear can make as big a difference as wear we are for the session so being able to guide clients into great wardrobe choice can really make you (or me) look good!! And sadly a bad clothing choice can have quite the negative affect too. I have had clients show up and what they are wearing (in a not so good way) becomes my whole focus for how I had to shoot… In one case it was all I could do to keep prospective viewers to see her face and not everything else. And it wasn’t coming off in a cool seductive way (in case you were curious).
Now it was time to get a second and I know I may not have needed a second but believe me I NEEDED a second! Just the security of knowing that I had someone to back me up, did wonders for my nerves!!! I found Kelli through The NAPCP (Fellow member – networking is fantabulous), saw her site and shot her an email. I knew it was a long shot that she would be available, interested and willing… but I hit the jackpot Kelli Hodges was all three and so much more!!
what ever mood your bride might be found in, if not- temperament matters! I know the big day is about the bride and the groom but lets face it, it’s the bride’s day to have all of her childhood dreams come true. She is who you are working the most closely with. Stress can do mean things to an otherwise happy and in love bride-to-be and I was worried that this might happen to mine. Not at all the case. She was AMAZING! Beautiful in front of the camera, pure fun – full of laughter and joy and stress free. It was very important to me that she feel beautiful, sexy and like an absolute princess on her big day, so I did all I could to accomplish this… Even if that meant applying (myself) my entire tube of Channel Red Lip Stick because hers ran out.
You’re ready to be a real professional… You’re ready to take yourself seriously, to really get your name out there and you want to make sure you do it right! Now you just need the right wording, the right text, the right forms and contracts. You need to know and feel and BE ready! That is awesome! …So now what?
You’ll find all of the forms you need such as contracts, model release, limited copyright release. Plus you’ll have all of the marketing templates, buisness templates and sales templates to get your business in motion.
But we want more then motion, we want to add some fuel to that fire… So The Thriving Photographer teaches you exactly HOW to use all of the templates, exactly how to implement sales, referrals, testimonials. How to create a business plan plus everything you need to do it.
You will be ready to be a Thriving Photographer on YOUR TERMS after listening to and implementing all of the Thrive techniques and strategies. Whether you want to take on one shoot a week or you’re looking to establish a full time, retail spaced studio. Thrive will get you where you want to go while helping you maintain a happy and healthy balance between your home and work life.
As much as I would have loved to have had someone else design my logo, the funds are definitely just not there, as of yet so that means it was all up to me. Presentation is TRE Important, (sorry I’ve been watching Eloise with the girls) there is a reason the big dogs shell out a lot of money for their image. Presentation Sells. My husband once bought an $8 bottle of water because he loved the packaging (the bottle was glass)… I want to try Vita Dolce Chocolates because there packaging is soooo uber cute, you just know the chocolate has to be fantastic!!!