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167: George Allen and Luci Honor Past Mentors and Share Stories and What They Learned

“I have maintained self-employment and a studio for 40+ years and I always seek opportunities that will improve my craft. Mentoring in my life has been priceless.”

‘Tis better to give than to receive on this episode of The Profitable Photographer Episode!

Yup! Today my guest George Allan and I discuss the many teachers and mentors we learned from as we were building our photography skills and businesses over 40 years. We share many of the key lessons from several beloved and brilliant photographers no longer with us, like Monte Zucker, Don Blair, and Mr. Phillip Charis. (If you knew Charis you would understand why we still call him MR).

167: George Allen and Luci Honor Past Mentors and Share Stories and What They Learned

This is a super fun episode I know you will love! These are people I so wish I could interview now so at least we can pass some of their tips on today.

George has been at the photography game since he was 19, opening his first studio in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, he has photographed over 2,000 weddings in 28 years! Wowza! 

George has been fortunate to work under and beside many great mentors over his photography career including one that told him: “Work harder on yourself than you do your business.” This advice has become a pillar in his life and business bringing him to value self-improvement and to become a mentor himself. 

George also shares:

  • How to build positive rapport with clients
  • Harnessing total comfort and control in a shoot
  • Allowing your soul to create

Learn from the past, enjoy great stories and be sure to keep learning from those of us still here to support your growth! 

And don’t hesitate to connect with George! After all, he would love to pass on some wisdom at:

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166: Luci Dumas – Start Your Photography Business Right

Are you considering starting your own photography business? THEN THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU, my friend! 

I AM BREAKING IT DOWN in this episode of The Profitable Photographer Podcast.

Maybe you know a little bit about starting a business and just need me to fill in the holes, or maybe you don’t know diddly squat about where to begin, OR maybe you’ve been in business for years and are searching for some fine-tuning…Let me help! 

First off, the biggest question before you get started: WHY? 

Knowing your “why” is going to guide every move you make in your business, it will keep you aligned and moving forward through the sticky parts. 

Then I’ll go over the

nitty gritty “first things first” like:

  • Licenses 
  • Insurance
  • Equipment
  • Sales Tax
  • And all that fun stuff

And finally, I’ll cover the goodies: 

  • Marketing for your ideal client
  • Sales tips
  • And the importance of lifelong personal growth in business

In fact, check out my E-Book “10 Big Ideas for Marketing in the Real World” on my website

I cover so much in this episode, I can’t even begin to list it all here! All I know is this episode is CHALK FULL of specific, applicable advice for photography business owners new and old. 

Grab your notebook and listen now! 

And if you have any questions after listening, I would love to hear from you. 

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165: Amy Pazur and Luci discuss – Being a Giver to Your Photography Clients and Receiving Much More

“I would love people to value themselves. Not just in terms of charging enough for what they do, but to also have that reciprocal relationship with people. You’ll go far with those two things.”

Babies of the world cry out with joy, award-winning Newborn & Milestone Photographer Amy Pazur is with us on The Profitable Photographer Podcast today! She’s sharing her philosophy on the payoff of a rich client relationship.

If you were to step into a session with Amy, you would be MORE THAN TAKEN CARE OF. Amy has a very gentle touch and she ensures her clients and their babies have everything they need. Girl’s even taking snack requests! Say no more!

Amy believes that two of the most important prongs of your photography business are: client care + self care. Going above and beyond for your client creates trust and comfort (which usually equals more sales in the long run!). And taking care of yourself helps you show up to your business with full energy and enthusiasm! Now that’s a cycle I can get behind.

What does self-care look like to Amy: 

  • Pricing your services the way you deserve
  • Taking on personal projects that fill your creative cup 
  • Niching down to what you really love to do

So brew a nice cup of tea, put up your feet, and indulge in some self-care while you listen to this episode on self-care and client relationships. 

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