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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 206 [TRAINING] This is the big question on every photographer’s mind… How do I get MORE INQUIRIES?? If it’s booking season, and you’re looking at an empty contact form with no leads coming in, it can make you feel anxious at best and downright terrified at

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 205 Are you a married photography team? Anyone that is married will tell you that marriage itself is already challenging enough, but then add on top of that running a photography business together and it feels like you’re out in the wilderness. You’re not

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 204 [TRAINING] Are you thinking about hiring an associate photographer to shoot under your brand? Or wondering if it’s really the right move for your business… or a big mistake? We see photographers get caught up in this question all the time, and we want

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 203 Do you have a hard time with failure? Does the thought of failing hold you back from the things you most want to do? Jeff and I would say ‘yes’ to both of those questions. And we’re tired of it. In this episode, we talk

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 202 [TRAINING] If you’re frustrated with your wedding days always running late, which means you’re not getting enough time for photos and your couple feels rushed all day long, then it’s time to take control of the wedding day schedule. In this episode, I’m walking you

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 201 [NARRATIVE EPISODE] Running a photography business is hard. Running a photography business while raising kids under three years old is even harder. There’s so many questions about how to handle it all as a new parent: How do you carve out time to

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 109 [TRAINING EPISODE] You’re working a full time job, but you’re also running a creative business on the side that’s growing rapidly. In fact, you’re spending just as much time on your “side hustle” as your day job, and you’re starting to make some good money,

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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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