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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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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 108 [NARRATIVE EPISODE] In early 2019, we signed a lease on a brand new studio – an empty 4,000 square foot warehouse with industrial offices and a massive garage. We spent the next six months moving, renovating, and building out this new space

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 107 [TRAINING EPISODE] Responding to inquiries is frustrating. Especially when most of your leads don’t ever write back. How can you get people to respond? How should you follow up? How often should you follow up? I mean, you don’t want to be that

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 106 [INTERVIEW EPISODE] What are you believing to be true right now that is keeping you out of your vision? What could be just as true, if not MORE true, than that? These are questions that transformational life coach, Julia Woods, asks all the

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 105 [TRAINING EPISODE] As a photographer, if your business is going to survive, you need to deliver two things: Beautiful images A great client experience However, its so easy to get overwhelmed in the day to day running of your business that your client experience is

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 104 [INTERVIEW EPISODE] 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

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 103  [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

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 102 [TRAINING EPISODE] 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

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode #101 [TRAINING EPISODE] 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

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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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