8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Photography Business

Let’s Spring Clean

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to declutter, get organized, and simplify everything around us. While we may spend a lot of time on our homes, don’t overlook the tidying up that can be done to your business this season! Are you ready to Spring Clean?

Spring Cleaning List

Here’s a running list of things that you can clean up in your business:

Gear Check:

Begin by giving your gear a comprehensive spring clean. Proceed by meticulously inspecting your bags and cases, ensuring everything is neatly arranged, and no pockets have become inadvertent trash receptacles. From there, consider which equipment requires repair? Is there any unused equipment that you could sell to streamline your gear bag?

Dust off your business plan:

 Just because your business is adapting well and growing, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be reviewing your plan once a year. Set yourself some goals and visualize where you want you and your business to be five years from now.

Online Presence:

Firstly, embark on refreshing the images in your gallery, biography, and informational pages. Next, assess the text on your website – could it benefit from some revisions? After this, turn your attention to your social media platforms. Specifically, is the information on your Facebook business page current? Finally, don’t overlook the other websites where your business appears (such as The Knot, Google Places, Wedding Wire, etc.) – are those listings accurate and updated?

Organize your emails:

We’re all guilty of declaring our intent to tackle this task, yet its intimidating nature often discourages us from taking the leap. However, there’s no better time than now. Clear your schedule, set your favorite music playing, and dive right in. Begin by creating folders, which will make organizing and retrieving information significantly easier. Progress to archiving or eliminating unnecessary emails. The ultimate goal is achieving that elusive zero in your inbox!

Client experience:

How do you feel about your current workflow? Does anything need to be added or are there things that can be automated? What miscommunications happened this year that you can be tweak in your workflow so that you don’t end up with unhappy clients? If you aren’t already using a studio management program to streamline this, sign up for free trial with Iris and get things automated like your standard emails, questionnaires, contracts, etc. This is a huge time saver in your business and will keep you organized and on task!


Begin by scrutinizing your pricing, packages, and products. Next, determine what’s functioning well and what’s falling short. Following this, ask yourself: are you meeting your income goals? Lastly, ponder over whether your pricing list could be simplified for better comprehension.


Kick-start the process by refreshing any welcome guides, ‘what to wear’ guides, or other informative PDFs. Follow this by updating images and incorporating new advice or responses to frequently asked questions you encountered over the past year.


How could one ever discuss a spring cleaning checklist without mentioning actual cleaning tasks? Start by arranging your desk efficiently, then proceed to vacuum those neglected corners that have been gathering dust for ages. The goal is to transform your workspace into a spot that inspires you to sit down and be productive!

Have you implemented any unique tidying strategies for your business this spring?

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