Month: November 2017

How to photograph extended family groups

After getting a nice family portrait order over the weekend I’ve noticed something. My 3 best portrait clients this year were all extended families. Extended family portrait sessions come with some unique issues you should be aware of, if you’ve not done one yet. It’s rare you get to see everyone in the family before, […]

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Clients come to photographers who embrace life

‘If you’re tired of photography you’re tired of life’. It’s a little catchphrase I came up with a few years ago and it has some underlying messages that can help you in your business. As photographers we should embrace life, challenge ourselves, do new things and periodically scare the crap out of ourselves. How can […]

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The definition of a successful photographer

It’s easy to get depressed if you look at the lives of the rock star photographers. Jerry Ghionis jetting all over the world appears to be the definition of a successful wedding photographer. Israel Smith’s portrait studio turned over hundreds of thousands of dollars. Money, fame and adulation. Sounds pretty awesome, right? But be careful […]

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