Top Ten – Anything but Dogs…Hair of the Animal

I changed up the challenge in March, and choosing the Top Ten from the collection of Anything but Dogs was not easy.  Congratulations to all of the winners! Chantal Levesque Photo Magicdow Diana Lundin - Los Angeles Pet Photography Sit Stay Studio Love Aglow...

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Streamlining My Client Booking Process with Dubsado

As you may know, I recently moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Charlotte, NC - and that was the perfect time to re-evaluate my client workflow.  One of my main tools for my workflow is Dubsado, which you can check out here.   One of the great things about Dubsado is that...

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Top Ten – Kisses

February's theme was Kisses, and it was heartwarming to see all the love that was shared.  Congratulations to all of the deserving winners! Pavlina Sanborn Photography Touched by a Dog Photography LR Photo Mucky Pup Photography Olga Zeeb Fotodesign Beth Harms...

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Editing a White Dog in Green Grass

Taking a sneak peek behind the magic of post-processing is something that we all love to do.  In this video, I’m sharing with you a full client edit - from RAW file to fully edited and ready to print for a wall piece….in only about 10 minutes. In the video we will...

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Top Ten – Lazy Days

January's theme was Lazy Days...and these lovely creatures portrayed the theme with ease.  Congratulations to all of the winners...well deserved. Penny Whistle Photography Holly Hildreth Photography Stink Eye Photography Treasure Shot Victoria Von Thal Photography...

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Photographing Dogs in the Snow

Shooting in a winter wonderland is usually high on the pet photography bucket list - and for many of us in the northern hemisphere - the chances to do so are just getting started.   Shooting in the snow is an entirely different animal than photographing under “normal”...

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Top Ten – Holidays

December's Top Ten theme was Holidays, and I hope yours were wonderful.  With so many festive entries I could not limit my choices to ten, so here are the top eleven!  Congratulations to all of the winners! Nancy Ann Paynter Nancy Ann Paynter JuB. Photographies Salty...

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60 Seconds to a Better Day

I know that you’ve had the days in which everything seems to be going wrong.  You get up late, the cat pukes on the carpet (or on your bed), you can’t find a parking spot, you get to work and forget your lunch, and your boss drops a crazy project on your lap 10...

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Travel for Free

MY TRAVELS IN THE PAST 30 MONTHS: 2017 - Ireland for 2 and Brazil for 4 2018 - British Virgin Islands for 2 - Croatia for 5 (3 in economy and 2 in business class)  2019 - Australia for 4 and 3 flights for 4 within Australia All of these…plus numerous domestic flights...

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My Biggest Business Decision

’Tis the season for overwhelm….but it doesn’t have to be that way!  Hair of the Dog resident editing and productivity ninja, Heather Lahtinen from the Flourish Academy, joined me for a recent Facebook Live.   It was a great conversation in which we discussed what it...

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Top Ten – Symmetry

The theme for October/November was symmetry.  It was not easy choosing only ten, so eleven winners it is!!  Congratulations to all of the winners...well done! Hailey Sobania Photography CatsDog Photography Doggotographer Mutley's Snaps My2mutts Holly Hildreth...

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The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 3

Objections… What size? I don’t have the wall space That added up fast!  Too expensive! Is this the right decision? Buyer’s remorse I need to check with my husband Unable to finalize an order This list of possible objections may seem staggering when you are considering...

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The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our Sales Series!  Did you miss part 1? Catch up here - we'll wait.  🙂 Have you ever wanted to be walked through exactly what an in-person sales session looks like for a successful pet photography business?  A sales session that is built on...

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Instagram Hacks with Tori Mistick

You know that social media is an important part of your business in 2018 – but you are so overwhelmed with the whole process you become paralyzed. Does any of this sound familiar… You don’t have time to keep up. Instagram is changing all of the time, how do I ever...

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The Pet Photography Sales Session – Part 1

What do you think of when you hear the word sales?  Do you feel a little icky?  Do you feel a tightening in your chest?  Does it conjure up images of a car salesman with slicked back greasy hair “calling his manager” to give you the price? If any of those are even...

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Exploring the World of Commercial Animal Photography

In this video, I am sharing the screen with Jamie Piper of Cowbelly Photography as we hold a Q & A session for pet photographers interested in commercial animal photography. Commercial animal photography is quite literally an “entirely different animal” from...

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Breaking Down Money Blocks

What money sayings do you catch yourself saying regularly?   “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’ve got to work harder to make more.” “You can’t be successful without sacrifice.” “Rich people are greedy.” We all have them, whether conscious or subconscious - money...

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Shaleena Jones Case Study

Starting a photography business has approximately 8,736 moving parts, approximately. 🙂 In order to grow quickly, you need to make sure that ALL 8,736 moving parts are working together - this involves your website, marketing materials, and pricing, just to name a few....

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