Should I lower my pricing?

“I’m second guessing my pricing.  I was very successful last fall, grossing $17,000 in just two months, since then all I have heard is “I love your work but it is not in my budget.”  I’m considering lowering my prices, but not sure if that is the right move.” I’m...

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Top Ten – The Others

This month was one of the most difficult months to choose yet!  When I pulled my first round of images...I had 50.  50!  Getting it down to 10 was tough!  If you haven't yet, I highly recommend heading over to the Facebook group and looking through the album so that...

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Pet Photography Photoshop Edit

Sometimes there are images that are worth the extra time.  In my opinion, this is one of them.  I tagged along with my husband to a conference that he had and I met my friend Kelly, from Sweet Silver Photography, with her pup Blue at the angel wings mural in...

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Do you need more profit in your business?

You know the drill.  You log into your bank account to check the balance and it’s low…too low for comfort.  By contrast, hopefully, you’ve also experienced the feeling of logging into your account to see it busting at the seams with cash.  That feels so good…which is...

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Top Ten – Doorways

April's Top Ten was one of my personal favorite things to incorporate into my pet photography sessions, doorways.  I just love doorways and architecture!  It was another tough month to choose the top ten, so THANK YOU to everyone that participated!  Congratulations to...

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Before and After Pet Photography Editing

While the master photographers of yesterday would still manipulate their images during the development process, their options were very limited compared to what we can do today.  Now the sky is the limit when it comes to editing your images.  Let alone what we can do...

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What is Success?

The official definition is “accomplishing an aim or purpose” and “ having achieved popularity, profit, or distinction.”  I feel that both of these are missing the point, especially the second one.  Success should not be measured by the dollars in your bank account,...

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9 Tips for Equine Photography

If you have been a photographer for any amount of time, you realize that with each niche comes a new set of skills and best practices.  While I have a strong knowledge of my camera, posing humans, shooting in a variety of lighting conditions, including natural and...

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Top Ten – Ears

Oh my gosh.  You guys.  There were 223 images that I had to choose from.....223!  I could only choose 10!?!?  Gorgeous work and thank you so much to everyone that shared your images! Seeley Photography Windhound Photography Marijke van Endhoven Dierenfotografie Angel...

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Barkarica – puppies and monkeys, oh my!

Bam, scamper, crash…waking up to these noises often causes one to think that the house is being robbed.  We were no different, however, this was no robbery.  It was a party! Turns out that the local troop of capuchin monkeys love to hang out on the rooftop deck of the...

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Building your photography business around products

Why is it that most photographers hang up their digital shingle and immediately start selling ONLY digital files?  Because it’s easy.  However, I challenge you to consider if it is the best strategy for creating a sustainable and profitable business.  If you are about...

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Creating your Style

While we are a creative field, there seems to be an incredible amount of struggle around creating your style.  Creating a message and style to your photography that is unique and a representation of yourself.  I'm not immune. I have watched my work go in different...

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How to avoid a data disaster!

“Disc will not mount” Those are not the words you ever want to see on your screen, as it usually means you have a substantial hard drive failure.  Unfortunately, it is not IF but WHEN you will have such an experience with your computer or external hard drive. No hard...

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Top Ten – Love

Seriously, you guys, each month this top ten decision becomes more and more challenging!  Gorgeous work everyone!  I'm so proud to see the bar of pet photography continuing to be raised.  Keep up the great work and congratulations to our Top Ten! Barkography by Kim...

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Make it Count

As I reflect on the first two months of 2017, I can’t help but have a giant ball of exploding gratitude ready to beat right out of my chest.   I am writing this as I sit on the roof of an incredible home overlooking the warm Pacific waters of Costa Rica. I feel so...

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Top Ten – Best of 2016

You guys, wow.  I had 50 images that I initially pulled out for final consideration of the top ten....50!  Great work!  A huge congratulations to the top ten, and a ginormous thank you to everyone that participated.  It was an incredibly hard decision for a Monday...

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The Google Search that Changed my Career

It was 2009, I had a toddler and was working full-time in my first career as a zoological animal trainer and manager when I knew that I was ready to move on to creating my own business.  As the path towards photography kept increasing it’s call to me, I thought I had...

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