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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 303 [TRAINING] Launching a wedding photography business is daunting, no matter when you do it. But in today’s world, it can be overwhelming to know what exactly you should do to get your photo business off the ground. We know there’s a lot of you out

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 302 [TRAINING] We all know that booking weddings is vital to running our business. But for most of us, sales is our least favorite part of the job. I get it. Client meetings with our couples were always so much fun for me… until we

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 301 [TRAINING] Let’s be real. Time management is hard. I have a lot I want to accomplish in the next twelve months, and I bet you do, too. But let’s be honest. New Year’s goals can fizzle out quickly. There’s so many things that demand your

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 209 [NARRATIVE] Are you shooting weddings you don’t love but still booking them only because they pay the bills? Do you want to completely change your style, but you’re afraid that no one will book you if you do? For years, Duke Khodaverdian (of Duke Images)

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 208 [NARRATIVE] Mary Marantz has run a highly successful photography business for over a decade. In fact, it’s the kind of thriving business that most wedding photographers dream of having. But she’s decided to leave photography success behind and follow a calling she’s had since she

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 207 Jeff and I are incredibly open and honest on this show about the behind scenes struggles and challenges of running a photography business, but there are still a lot of things you don’t know about me, Erin, as a person. In order for you to

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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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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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GETTING CLIENTS

FREE GUIDE: 5 Steps to Booking Better Clients You Love (And Love You Back!)

GETTING ORGANIZED

FREE TEMPLATES: 3 Email Templates We Can’t Live Without!

BETTER SALES

FREE ACTION PLAN: Our Top 5 Sales Tools & Techniques!