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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 407 [INTERVIEW] Jennifer Ryals began her wedding photography business just a few years ago and it took off a lot faster than she hoped or expected. So like many photographers, she came into 2020 with big goals for her rapidly growing business. However, so much

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 406 [INTERVIEW] As a wedding or portrait photographer, its indisputable that selling physical products such as albums, wall art, and prints will not only serve your clients better but dramatically increase your revenue. But selling physical products can feel complicated, sleazy and just plain overwhelming.

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 405 [INTERVIEW] With the majority of big weddings either postponing to next year or pivoting to smaller celebrations in 2020, wedding photographers have had to learn how to pivot their businesses to offer coverage for elopements and small intimate weddings – many for the first

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 404 [TRAINING] If you’ve hung around us Youngrens in 2020, then you’ve heard us talking about time management, specifically the block scheduling system that we’ve created and teach to all of our students in our Thrive Business Intensive. On today’s show, I’m expanding on the

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 403 [TRAINING] For many many years in our business, controlling my email inbox was a battle that I fought nonstop. A full inbox would cause so much stress in my life, that it’s the #1 thing that pulled me away from important work – things

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 402 [INTERVIEW] If you’ve spent hours curating your Instagram feed and gotten little to no results for your business, you’re not alone. Instagram easily sucks hours of valuable time from your days and bring very little in return, and Devin Robinson argues it’s probably because you’re

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 401 [NARRATIVE] As a wedding photographer in 2020, how often do you get asked, “So how has COVID affected your business this year?” So often, there’s the surface answer to that question (ie “everything’s fine,” “we’ll get through it”) and then there’s the REAL answer

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 312 (BONUS) [TRAINING] During this time of quarantine, one of the best things for you to focus on as a wedding photographer is to make sure your website is looking amazing. But what exactly makes a website ‘amazing’? How do you know if what you’re showing

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 311 (BONUS) [TRAINING] As this episode goes live, we’re deep into quarantine life because of COVID-19 and while most of the world has had to figure out how to work from home, wedding photographers are no strangers to it. However, as client work has come

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If you’re a wedding photographer, when the “off-season” rolls around, it’s time to audit your wedding photography business. This means that you need to take a deep dive into your business and find out what needs to be worked on to make it healthy and sustainable long term. In other words, when there’s less client

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This is a crucial action-item in any off-season of your business: update your photography contract and dial in your cash flow. When we asked a crew of successful photographers what they are prioritizing during the COVID-19 crisis, this subject was TOP of mind.  We’ve spent the past four weeks of our blog series, How to

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Oooo my friends, I’m SO excited to dive into this topic with you: off-season photographer education!  We’ve spent the past three weeks of our blog series, How to Audit Your Business in the Off-Season, digging into how to complete a total Client Experience Audit.  It has been jam-packed with practical and CRITICAL actions you should

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HOW DO I GET MORE (AND BETTER) WEDDING INQUIRIES?

Every wedding photographer desperately wants to know the quick answer to this one question: “How in the world do I get more wedding inquiries???" So in this mega-post, I’m sharing how to build a solid marketing STRATEGY – the same one that has continually brought high quality wedding inquiries to our business for the past ten years.

 

SIX EMAIL TEMPLATES YOU SHOULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT

A full inbox causes so much stress in my life that it’s the #1 thing that pulls me away from important work. So what's my single most effective weapon against ‘email overwhelm’? EMAIL TEMPLATES. Here’s my pick for the six email templates that every wedding photographer should have in their business and why.

 

HOW TO SHOOT BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS IN HARSH SUNLIGHT 

When it comes to lighting, wedding days are totally against us as wedding photographers. Most of the time, we’re shooting the First Look, wedding party and family portraits ALL in the harsh afternoon sun. So how do Jeff and I handle the tough light to shoot soft, natural skin tones in super harsh sun? Check out my six technical tips…

 

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ABOUT THE YOUNGRENS

We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, a hubby and wifey team that helps wedding photographers get better clients and build their dream businesses. Educators, BFF's, and mama + daddy to James, we’re obsessed with traveling, podcasts, Oreos (Erin) and whiskey (Jeff).

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