About This Show
Join us for candid conversations about photography and business. We are three women entrepreneurs who talk about networking, workflow, client relationships and more. We're not afraid to share our own ups and downs and we'll help you tackle yours. We'll have guest speakers & answer listener questions, all while giving you tips & tricks to help get you through the year! Hosted by Kate Mills, Julie Ferneau, and Ashley DuChene.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 44: Answering Listener Questions
6 days ago
Hello everyone! We all agree that one of the most valuable and awesome parts of being part of a close knit photographer community is getting to ask each other for advice. We're lucky enough to have a TON of awesome photographers here in San Diego that we constantly ask advice from, and we hope you guys do too! However, just in case you don't, we figured we'd take an entire episode just for answering listener questions! If you have a question about something, chances are a bunch of other people do too! We grabbed a few favorite questions from our email & social media for this episode... if you have a question you want answered on the air, drop us a line!! Listener Question Highlights I'd like some tips on how to gain confidence to turn away clients that might not be the best fit. Sometimes I struggle with taking sessions that aren't right for me, and I don't enjoy the work. Don't worry if you aren't booked up for the year yet; it's only the beginning of fall! If you take a shoot you're not quite excited about, you're potentially filling up spots on your calendar that could be used for a shoot you ARE excited about! We know that we tend to not give 100% on shoots we don't want to do. So gain confidence to turn the client away by knowing you're not only doing what's best for YOU, you're also doing what's best for THEM by sending them to someone else who will suit their needs better. How do you take the initiative to get clients to book early for the holiday season? We are already entering the holiday season!!! Ashley will message clients individually to remind them it's time to book. She starts with December and November clients & lets them know she has a limited number of shoots available for this time of year, and sends her availability their way. This is a great way to reach out to past clients to make sure they book (and that you don't fill up before they do!) and make them feel special too! Offer an incentive to book now. Whether this is a small discount, extra prints, etc, consider offering something to clients as a bonus for booking in September or October... before the REALLY