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CREATIVE RISING

the podcast

A show about what it's really like to run a PHOTOGRAPHY business

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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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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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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 309 [TRAINING] Asset management is something that can get very confusing very quickly, which is why most of us put this part of our business on the back burner for far too long. But every time we photograph a wedding or session, we need to know

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 308 [INTERVIEW] Natalie Franke co-founded the Rising Tide Society in 2015 out of a deep personal need for community with other creative entrepreneurs. She felt desperately alone and knew that others must feel the same way, too. Since then, the Rising Tide Society has become

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  Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 307 [TRAINING] Want to know the best advice we ever received in our business? It was to FIRE OURSELVES.  As wedding photographers, we wear a lot of hats. We’re bookkeepers, salespeople, accountants, and marketers just to name a few. But if you want to run

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 306 [TRAINING] You take amazing photos, but when the words on your website don’t match up to your gorgeous photographs, it will cost you. Big time. The copy on your website can either set you apart or blend you in with the crowd, so it’s critical

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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 304 [NARRATIVE] It’s no secret that our businesses rely on social media to get in front of the brides and grooms we most want to photograph. But it’s also no secret that many of us struggle with distraction, comparison, and insecurity when scrolling our feeds. Social

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Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify Creative Rising Episode 305 [NARRATIVE] This week, we’re taking you behind the scenes to experience what a typical work week looks like here at The Youngrens. In true entrepreneur fashion though, this week was anything by typical. We have a lot happening behind the scenes here at the studio,

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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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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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