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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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When it comes to the off-season in your photography business, it’s the perfect time to take a long look at your client experience and get it caught up to speed. In fact, when we asked a list of incredibly successful photographers what they are prioritizing in their business RIGHT NOW during the COVID-19 crisis (and

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We asked a list of incredibly successful photographers what they are prioritizing in their business right now during the COVID-19 crisis (and during any typical off-season), and this was their top response:  They’re auditing their client experience.  Why? Because successful photographers know that the client experience matters.  In the off-season, I take the time to

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When the COVID-19 crisis hit, you probably asked yourself this question: “What am I supposed to work on during this sudden off-season?” This sudden change of pace is dizzying, and I think we all need a little help getting back on track. So, I asked some experts. I got in touch with a bunch of

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 310 [NARRATIVE] Two weeks ago, Jeff and I were completely checked out on a two week vacation on Kauai. No phones, no media, no news. But when we landed back in San Diego, Coronavirus hit the U.S. And within a week, our revenue stopped, our state

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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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