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HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WHEN WORKING FROM HOME

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HOW TO GO FROM INQUIRY TO BOOKED IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BIZ

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I think it’s safe to say that hundreds, (if not thousands) of photographers fell into a creative rut over the last year. (I mean it’s pretty inevitable if you’re on lockdown… right!?) But fortunately, as creatives… it’s not in our nature to stay in one forever. If you’re in a creative rut, fear not — […]

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As we all probably know by now, Pinterest has become one of the hottest tools for growing your photography business. Unfortunately, most don’t know where to start when it comes to leveraging it. So, today we’re going to dive deep into exactly how to get started with Pinterest. So here’s the deal, you’re probably in […]

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In 2021, having killer brand photos for your business is non-negotiable. You simply can’t expect to have a booked out business without ‘em. It’s just the truth. However, not everyone always has the extra cash flow to book a photographer every. single. time. they need updated brand photos; it’s just not always feasible. So today, […]

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Disappearing from social media today can set back your business, unless you have God on your side! I wanted to share with you how God financially sustained my business without me showing up, and how you can do it too! Back in August of 2019, I hired a business coach (Maya Elious if you’re curious,) […]

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How to get from inquiry to booked in your photography business

Getting booked. That’s what we all want, right? But sometimes going from inquiry to booked in your photography business is not as easy as it sounds; especially when you’re just starting out. There’s SO much to do, and so much effort put into just GETTING the client to your contact form; that most of the […]

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There’s something magical that happens when the first warm, spring wind blows through. Well, at least down South there is. Everyone starts to shed their layers, smile a bit wider, and walk a bit lighter. There’s a pep in our step that’s just undeniable. Maybe it’s that we know the season of barbecues, lakeside living, […]

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I’m sure there are lots of things we could call 2020 if we had the chance, but the one word that comes to mind for me is distracting. From sudden chaos to uncertainty, to more chaos, this year has been somethin’. Am I right? However, if you’re like me then you still have a dang […]

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How to tell if you’re ready to outsource certain parts of your photography business can be tough. I mean obviously you love your job photographing clients, so you don’t want to give that up, but how about the rest of your work? Do you love it? Do you have time from it? Are there certain […]

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If you’ve been around the biz world for any amount of time, then I’m sure you’ve heard the word lead generator or “freebie”. Just in case you’re like, “Um, Jess, what are you talking about?”, I’ll define the term. A freebie is a free piece of content that you offer potential clients or customers in […]

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I'm peeling back the layers on running a faith-based business, life as a married woman, and navigating this *crazy* world as a Christian.



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