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168: Emily Lee – Mobile-Friendly Website Design for Photographers and Creatives

Wowing with your Website! Today we are talking to Emily Lee about amping your website to the next level! 

Emily Jane Lee is the owner of the website design business “By Emily Jane”, where she specializes in creating custom Squarespace sites for wedding professionals and creative service providers.

With her former experience as a photographer, she fully understands how difficult it can be to create a website that actually helps you stand out and make money. That’s why Emily loves helping other creatives get more dream client inquiries by incorporating proven strategy and professional design into their websites.

168: Emily Lee - Mobile Friendly Website Design for Photographers and Creatives

(AKA: HAVING A PRETTY WEBSITE ISN’T ALL THERE IS TO IT! Listen as Emily shares her expertise on creating a site that isn’t just beautiful, it’s also user-friendly and performs well in Google search results.)

Emily finds it especially important to make sure your site is functioning well on mobile. According to Emily, over half of your website traffic is taking place on mobile (!!!) so it’s important not to dismiss this common blindspot.

Don’t fret, Emily is here to help! She’ll cover:

  • Why we must optimize our websites for mobile (and what that even means)
  • Top 5 mobile mistakes photographers make on their site
  • How to audit your site for mobile-friendliness going forward

This will affect OVER HALF of your site views? I wouldn’t wait to listen if I were you! 

Check our her “5 Quick Fixes for SEO” at http://www.byemilyjane.com/seofix

And connect with Emily at: 

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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 lucidumascoaching.com

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. 

Send a message to me on Facebook: facebook.com/LuciDumasCoaching 

Or schedule a complimentary chat: https://tinyurl.com/572yewdd

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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. 

You can get in touch with Amy at:

Moments-and-co.com

amy@moments-and-co.com

Or follow @momentsandcostudio on Facebook and Instagram

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164: Jason Marino = Photographer’s Journey with ADHD plus Transitioning from Weddings to Portraits

“If anyone is like me and has dealt with ADHD for a long time and just can’t seem to figure it out. I really encourage people to get the help you need and watch your life change.”

On this episode of The Profitable Photographer Podcast, I have guest Jason Marino sharing his ideas about creating an incredible client experience, and how he transitioned from weddings to portraits.. He also opens up about his challenge in life and in his photography business productivity: ADHD! 

164: Jason Marino = Photographer's Journey with ADHD plus Transitioning from Weddings to Portraits

Jason is known throughout the photo industry as a lighting, business and client experience expert. He and his wife JoAnne co-run a multi-brand photography company, Imagine Photography, in Arizona, just outside Sin City, Las Vegas. 

With a client roster spanning the globe and a bustling studio that has grossed well over a million dollars in recent years ( love to hear it!), Jason also keeps busy with regular appearances at notable conferences and educational summits.

In the midst of this, Jason has struggled with ADHD his whole life, but only recently opened up about it, finally seeking out the help that he needed. His life (AND PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS) is a million times better for it! 

Finally feeling focused, Jason and I chatted about: 

  • How treatment for ADHD changed his life and business
  • Best software for running your photography business
  • Creating a prominent brand in a small town
  • The “art of saying no”
  • And more!

Hearing how someone is wildly successful in this industry, while navigating the challenges

such as ADHD or any life issue is inspiring to say the least.

Connect with Jason at 

jason@imaginephotoaz.com

@thejasonmarino on Instagram

And connect with his business at

Imaginephotoaz.com

@imaginephotoaz on Instagram

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163: Courtney Ranck-Copher – Why Selling Wall Art is a Gift to our Portrait Clients

“[When kids see portraits] on the wall they feel that they’re loved and like they have a place in the family.”

On this episode of The Profitable Photographer Podcast, Master Photographer and Photography Business Coach, Luci Dumas is joined by award-winning photographer, Courtney Ranck-Copher!

163: Courtney Ranck-Copher - Why Selling Wall Art is a Gift to our Portrait Clients

Courtney is all about going above and beyond for client relationships.

She’s here to shift our perspective a bit: Don’t think of selling wall art as being “annoying sales-y.” Our photography is a gift to our clients! They need us just like we need them.

Courtney always wants anyone who comes in contact with her business to receive the best possible care, even if that means referring them to someone else. How’s that for client care? Right on.

Luci and Courtney chat all about:

  • How portraits show love
  • Going above and beyond to make important client relationships
  • How to plant the sales seed
  • Why charging too little can cause a bad experience for your clients
  • How and when to increase your prices

Listen now to get a taste of Courtney’s genuine client connections.

And connect with Courtney herself at:

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162: Luci Dumas- Photo Business Success Secrets for Bridal, Pet and Other Events

This weeks episode is “all Luci, all the time”…hahaha. That’s right, I am sharing all of my “dos and don’t” for participating in Expos, art shows, and other events where you can have a booth and attract your ideal clients, and make some great money from the contacts.

I share lots of details about…

162: Luci Dumas- Photo Business Success Secrets for Bridal, Pet and Other Events
  1. The best places to have a booth and which ones to avoid
  2. How to set up your photography booth in a way that feels friendly, inviting, and is clearly branded.
  3. How to use a show to grow your connections with vendor partners
  4. Exactly how to create an “Enter To Win” opportunity and land the ideal clients that invest thousands in additional portraits.

And hey, don’t forget to join my private group and post comments or questions about every episode. Hope you enjoy this very detailed episode with specific action steps that can make a booth a very successful marketing tool.

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