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Creative Rising Episode 104 Summary Do you overwork? Shay Cochrane would say it’s harder to admit than we think. In an industry where fear, distraction, and social validation drive us to spend more time at our laptops, it’s more important than ever for creativepreneurs to prioritize what truly matters. How are we spending our time?

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Creative Rising Episode 103  Summary [NARRATIVE EPISODE] I shouted from the rooftops that I was launching a podcast… but then I didn’t… for two years. It was embarrassing, defeating, and discouraging. I made all kinds of excuses. I blamed life, circumstances, miscarriages, and the business as all of the reasons why I didn’t launch this

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Creative Rising Episode 102 Summary Does your social media look less like a strategy and more like throwing a wet paper towel against a wall and seeing what sticks? Do you feel like no matter what you do, you never seem to get the right followers on Instagram? Or have no idea WHAT to post

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Creative Rising Episode #101 Summary Are you a wedding photographer that’s ready to finally start shooting the clients you want? Are you wondering how to actually find them and book them? Before the world travels, the dream weddings, and the commercial studio that brings in over half a million dollars every year, Jeff and I

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I get it – mastering the settings on your camera during a shoot is already enough to make a photographer go crazy.   But then add in the element of posing a couple, and keeping your head on straight can be downright HARD.   Jeff and I have taught a lot of shooting and posing

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Oh the hand trick!! Our easiest tool we’ve ever used – it’s laughable how easy it makes it to find great natural light at any shoot! I’ve mentioned the hand trick in this blog post here, but I’ve decided to expand on it more since that article has been so incredibly popular over the years.

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Oh the many stories we have of traveling with professional wedding photography gear! In January of 2009, Jeff and I landed in Venice, Italy, to photograph a bride and groom. This was our first international trip where we were actually PAID to travel for a shoot, and we were SO EXCITED. “Giddy” is an understatement… So Jeff

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We absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE using Shootproof to deliver photos to our clients! Not only does Shootproof have gorgeous photo galleries and is super easy to use (for us AND our clients), I thought I’d hop into our Shootproof account and record myself sharing the six crazy awesome features that we seriously love about Shootproof.

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Oh, wedding inquiries. If there’s ONE question that every wedding photographer desperately wants to know the golden answer to it’s this: “How in the world do I get more wedding inquiries???” Believe me, my friend, if there was a simple answer, I would share it with you in a heartbeat! But the reality of running a

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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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