Things we love. A few of our favorites.

Love. Ultimately, we’re in the business of love, right? So what better day than TODAY to share some of the resources that make our heart go pitter-patter? Here are some of our true loves: The Rachel Vanoven Collective. The Collective first became an idea several years ago when newborn and family photographer (and Iris Works user)…

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It’s time for spring mini-sessions already? Yep. We’ll help.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to start preparing for your spring mini-sessions. Starting early and building buzz around your mini-session offerings is a great way to ensure that you schedule is full of your ideal clients! We’ve put together a few ways to rock those mini-sessions and have people standing in line for…

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What to do when the weather isn’t cooperating.

It’s inevitable: the weather will get you. No matter what part in the country you’re in—or what kind of photography you do—you’re sure to run into some adverse weather that will make your session a little more interesting. Your best bet is to be prepared and communicate with your clients throughout the process. Here are…

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Three great ways to tidy up your business in the new year.

Many of us have been inspired by the recent Marie Kondo craze (it’s okay to admit it), and whether you’ve picked up her book or binged her Netflix series, it’s easy to see how getting rid of things that don’t spark joy makes sense. Why not carry that over to your photography business? Here are…

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Is it time to open a photography studio?

Any photographer who has been in the industry for awhile knows that there comes a time where you ask yourself, “Do I need a photography studio?” There are many genres in photography where having a studio would be a good fit for their business and knowing when to take the leap is a big part…

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We get it: workflows make you anxious. Help has arrived!

We hear it time and time again: the number one obstacle to getting started with any studio management software seems to be that WORKFLOWS take too much time and feel overwhelming. Iris Works has made it easy! Here are a few steps to take you through the process… complete with a BONUS OFFER for you…

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How to make blogging a little less painful.

Oh, the ever-daunting task of BLOGGING. Of course, it’s critical. After all, it’s how photographers showcase their work. The trick is to figure out how can we make it a little less painful? Here’s how: Schedule time. As small business owners, we have 394 balls in the air at all times. So, if something needs…

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If you follow the work of the amazing Rachel Vanoven (@rachelvanovenphotography), you already know that she is the gold-standard when it comes to portrait photography. Rachel first started taking photographs in the spring of 2008 with a Craigslist ad for a $50 session with a CD of images. Eleven years and tens of thousands of…

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Our partnership with Fundy can help you get paid faster!

We are so excited to partner with Fundy Designer, an all-in-one design and sales suite for professional photographers. One of the most popular IPS tools within Fundy has been the ability to create a custom client order. And now, Fundy has added the ability to export the information from that custom order and upload it…

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