195: Kristin Sweeting – Destination Photography and Creating Income Streams

Mar 7, 2023

I had so much fun chatting with the amazing and lovely Kristin Sweeting, international wedding photographer, educator, and host of the Dangerous Creatives podcast. She’s been photographing weddings and celebrations around the world for over 11 years and photography work has taken her to over 20 different countries.

Listen in as Kristin explains how she manages a wedding photography business involving regular travel to other countries, and her advice to fellow photographers who likewise want travel to be a part of their lifestyle.

Kristin also does a deep dive into the four pillars of creative business revenue that every entrepreneur needs to work on to create a life of freedom: their meat and potatoes (i.e. retainer clients), main stars (your niche, i.e. wedding photography), enhancers (add-ons to your main services, i.e. albums and prints), and PJ profits (passive income, i.e. courses and an online gallery).

She also reminds us that the key to successfully creating multiple streams of income as a photographer is to focus on one thing at a time. Build your meat and potatoes until you reach that tipping point where your marketing efforts finally begin to break even. At this point, you’ll have enough referral momentum to start building your next stream of income!

Key Topics:

  • What inspires Kristin to become a photographer (4:01)
  • How wedding photography and retreats has taken Kristin to over 20 different countries (6:30)
  • The importance of knowing your numbers (15:48)
  • Navigating airport security as an international photographer (18:47)
  • Kristin’s international business retreats (21:51)
  • Creating multiple streams of revenue as a photographer (26:37)
  • The four pillars of creative business revenue (30:04)
  • Focus on one thing at a time (40:52)
  • What Kristin loves the most about being a creative entrepreneur (48:29)
  • Your authenticity is needed in the industry (52:52)

Grab Kristin’s free vision board templates over at www.dangerschool.com/freebies.

You can also check out her website, her Instagram accounts @kristinsweeting and @dangerouscreatives and shoot her an email at: kristinsweetingphotography@gmail.com

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Welcome to The Profitable Photographer Podcast with Luci Dumas!

Why I think you’ll want to tune in every week!

In the photography business as a wedding and children’s portrait specialist, for four decades, I’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge, connections, and inspiration that I’m eager to share with you. Friends encouraged me to have a show, saying that I have a unique voice as a woman in this industry for so many years.  So I said yes to photographers like you who want to achieve success, profitability, and inspiration.

1- Amazing guests. I have incredible network of wonderful photographers and teachers that I have the privilege of knowing personally, or discovering through my continuing involvement in our industry. And as a teacher at heart, I am always excited to share my own thoughts and new information I discover.

2-Selling is my Superpower. I am a huge advocate for “In Person Sales” for portrait and wedding photographers, so you will here frequent discussions about how to sell multiple wall portraits and albums to every clients.

3- Actionable steps. Through engaging and fun conversation, we dive deep into their (and my) knowledge and insights to bring you actionable steps you can implement in your own photography business. It’s like having a chat with a trusted friend who genuinely cares about your growth and success.

4- Fun Conversations. My style is to have a fun and warm interview with my guests and pull out gems you will enjoy and learn from.

5- Personal Growth. I am a big believer in positive thinking, power of attraction, and a success mindset that helps us in every aspect of out lives. I love to share my perspective and tools to enhance your inner journey to success.

My mission is to uplift and support photographers like you.

So, join me on The Profitable Photographer, and let’s embark on a journey of success, profitability, and inspiration together. It’s time to turn your photography passion into a thriving and fulfilling business.



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