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How to Deliver Images to Your Clients
August 10th, 2015   |   0 comments
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I think I am finally done with using CDs.

 

With technology changing at such a fast rate, the way we deliver our images to our clients has also changed in the last few years. I've always provided CDs for them because I love to hand them a really pretty bag with fabulous wrap, and I love that I can slap my brand all over it. In the last few years, I've seen many photographers switch to using flash drives. I love them, especially the wood flash drives, but I personally never had a client say they couldn't use the CD's, so I've been using up my CD's and the cool metal cases I bought for them before I've needed to switch over.

I've also found with some clients the opportunity to send them their files online. Dropbox has been my go to source for that until I was introduced to Pixieset. I LOVE how Pixieset displays the images and gives you the choice if you want to allow them to download the images or not. Personally I still feel like it is a HUGE part of the experience to hand over a gorgeous bag with something special inside, and so will be using the flash drives to give my clients. And in some situations, I will be using Pixieset too.

Below I've shared some insights and resources on each method of delivery. I'd love to hear your opinion too. What do you find is the best way to deliver your client's images?

1 - Burn a CD - This option is great because your clients have something tangible, but it is quickly becoming obsolete as many brands of new laptops do not house CD drives anymore, only flash drives. With the great increase of iPads and tablets, even more devices are becoming incompatible with CDs!

2 - Provide images online - I love using Drop Box for this because the images are easy to upload and easy to share. We Transfer is another great site for this option, and Pixieset is a fabulous resource as well! All have different formats and set-ups, but all very user friendly.

3 - Flash drives - Providing your clients images for them on a flash drive is great for many reasons.  It gives your clients a way to keep a 2nd set of their images on their computer and then also on their flash drive. It also gives you another opportunity to pamper and spoil your clients with a tangible product that you can wrap up beautifully and enhance their experience with.  And for those clients living in smaller towns that don’t have strong internet, it can be difficult for them to quickly access their digital images online, especially weddings with a large quantity of digital files. Offering their images to them on a flash drive can be a great option.

Check out these great companies to get started with your own custom flash drives today.

Photo Flash Drive
Flash Bay
Nations Photo Lab
Vista Print
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If $12 could fix everything in your business…
July 2nd, 2015   |   0 comments

Why is it the older I get, the more I feel I can’t leave the house without makeup on?  And getting a makeover is always a good idea!

 

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A Look at Amy Pate’s Studio Expenses
June 25th, 2015   |   0 comments
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Amy Pate is a phenomenal photographer in Alabama.  She started out without a studio, but now has been in 4 different studio locations, and she absolutely loves it!  In this interview she shares how she got started with her first studio and some of the expenses she had.  She also shares that she now has … Continue reading

 
Step by Step Guide: How To Build a Newsletter
June 17th, 2015   |   0 comments
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Thank you to everyone that participated in our survey we took a few weeks ago! Hopefully your time was worth it, because as a result we have created a new tool for you to use to help you along in your business! Step by Step Guides!

Today we are introducing our first Step by Step guide on how to build a newsletter! When I was building my first business I learned through many painful mistakes that finding and building new customers was the hardest and most expensive part of marketing, but once they were my customers, they would stay with me for years as long as I reached out to them regularly and kept in touch. As my customer base grew and I kept in touch with them, my sales increased dramatically! But anytime I would get lazy and not reach out to them, I would lose customers! Not because they didn’t love me and want what I had to offer, but mostly because they were too busy to find my contact info and get a hold of me. Sending regular newsletters can be a huge step in your marketing and we want to make it as easy as we can for you! This guide will take you a step at a time through the creation, organization, and final touches of sending out an email newsletter!

We can’t wait for you to get it!


Family Photography Client Questionnaire
June 4th, 2015   |   0 comments
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Hey everyone!

I thought I would share a quick pic I took of my baby from yesterday. My camera has been collecting dust lately, but I recently found Suzanne Gipson’s work (I’m super excited that we’ll be hearing from her soon) and was inspired to pull out my camera and capture a little more of my every day happenings before these little hands loose all their chubbiness! I also decided to keep my camera out (either on top of the fridge, on the counter, etc.) so that it’s easier to just grab and snap a shot. Especially of my teenage boys who don’t like posing for shots. I have to grab them in the moment, or I can’t get them at all!

Today we are sharing a Family Photography Client Questionnaire

Using a Client Questionnaire can be huge for your client experience. Think of how many times you’ve received a bad haircut because your stylist didn’t listen to what you really wanted. In the same way, the more you listen to what your photography clients want, the better you can provide them with an exceptional experience and keep them (and their friends) coming back to you. This questionnaire can help you with just that.

We recommend using it a few different ways. You can simply save a copy of this and send it to your client. Or, simply copy and paste the questions into an email to send to them. Feel free to change any of the questions to fit your style better.

 
A Peak into Concert and Entertainment Photography
May 22nd, 2015   |   0 comments

Leavitt Wells is an awesome photographer who has been working as a Concert and Entertainment Photographer for a few years.  Listen to her fun interview as we discuss how to get into this field, what her work looks and feels like, and some of the fun celebrities that she has shot for!  And that is … Continue reading

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