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Invoicing for Photographers 101: A Complete Guide

Invoicing for Photographers 101: A Complete Guide

Money, is it really the root of all evil?  I don't know about you but I'm not sure money is evil but it sure is an important part of everyday life. Maybe not a fun part of everyday life but an important part.  As a photographer discussing money with clients and...

How useful are photography client questionnaires?

How useful are photography client questionnaires?

As photographers, we are constantly trying out different products/ideas to help our business run smoothly.  We like to stay current and keep up with the newest trends.   Having useful client questionnaires will help you stay up on current trends. Taking photographs is...

Powerful Photography Client Questionnaire Benefits

Powerful Photography Client Questionnaire Benefits

Have you ever gone to a session and realized you don't know anything about your clients?  No?!  Me either....  Just kidding! Getting to know your clients is an important part of any photography business.  In todays blog, learn how creating a powerful photography...

What should I look for in a photography contract?

What should I look for in a photography contract?

What should you look for in a photography contract - Wedding Edition Earlier this month we discussed what you should include in a photography contract. We focused more on general portraits in that particular blog. This week are taking a closer look at what you should...

Can you write your own photography contract?

Can you write your own photography contract?

You took the plunge and started your own photography business.  Business is flourishing and money is coming in but did you make sure you covered all the basics?  How are you going to protect yourself and your business? Having a contract for photography services...

How long should a photography contract last?

How long should a photography contract last?

Photographers should be using a photography services contract for all of their sessions - paid and nonpaid. If you aren't using a contract and not sure what to include, check out last week's blog for some key tips on what to include in your contracts. The content that...

What Should a Photography Services Contract Include?

What Should a Photography Services Contract Include?

Contracts is a scary word, they can be intimidating and overwhelming.  Some photographers use photography services contracts for all their sessions, some use photography services contracts inconsistently and some do not use photography services contracts at all. ...