Anyone who knows us knows that we are passionate about photography, business and helping others to live they life they want and enjoy the job of their dreams. In the photography industry, there is an interesting distinction between really good photographers who aren't the best business people or really good business people who aren't the best photographers. We want to help bridge that gap and think that we can!
Started teaching and working at a corporate job while trying to juggle a now growing business.
We went full time!!!
Shot 40 weddings averaging over 5.5K per wedding and booking 30 weddings before January 2017. Nominated for Rangefinders Rising Stars for the 2nd time
We took this experience and began mentoring photographers and watching their business grow!
Booked $10K weddings and had 30 weddings booked by January 2018 averaging $6.5K and shooting all over the world.
There wasn't a "born with a camera in my hand" story! I bought it to make videos.
We used a Rebel (entry level DSLR) and borrowed gear from friends. We only shot two more of our own that year.
Because of our growth we have added some new amazing photographers to our team! We hired a dedicated team to give more people the best experience possible!
Where we cover tips, tricks, and giggles
In the past 5 years of our business, we have tried many different ways to create an amazing client experience, an efficient workflow and a top notch product. We were in your position, maybe some of you have no idea where to go, what products to use and what to invest in. It's taken years of trial and error to finally land on the gear and software that we use and we couldn't be happier. As a business owner, its really important to equip yourself with the right things that set you up with success so here are some of ours favorites!
You will notice that we do have some affiliate codes attached which just means you get an amazing deal and they know we sent you! Some of these we don't even get anything for but you know that we stand behind and firmly believe in the products that we use.
Also, this isn't just limited to gear and software. We have learned from some of the best and here are our favorite resources and books that we have used to grow our business and highly suggest for anyone starting out!
To move towards that new website, you are going to need an absolute genius to build you something beautiful. James & Erica are THE BEST and their templates are insane!
We absolutely LOVE Showit. We can't speak highly enough how easy they make it to create the website of your dreams. They also have an amazing staff and support!
Fundy Designer is hands down the best album designer we have tried, and we have tried most of them. Its extremely intuitive and makes album creation and absolute breeze!
Kiss is our favorite album company. We have tried plenty of other ones but always come back because of the price, quality and customer care!
Honeybook is by far the most powerful client management system out there! We have tried so many different ones and not one compares. It offers everything we need.
Pic-time is by far our favorite image delivery software. Far more economical than DVDs and flashdrives and easily the best in it's class. The way they encourage print sells is amazing.
Photomechanic is the best for culling in high speed. Much more efficient than Lightroom and way faster! Its simply amazing!
We have tried a bunch of different slideshow softwares from ones that we need to download to web-based. Smart slides is THE BEST! Easy to use and their new beat matching feature is out of this world!
I literally don't know where I'd be without you guys. You helped me streamline my business in a way that gives me more time to focus on growing my business and time for more important things like friends and family. I was such a mess before you guys helped me get organized, and I could not be more grateful for your giving hearts. You guys are such a blessing.
A while ago we lost all of our photos and they saved the day. I had no clue what to do when at 10 at night I walked in to the living room and Kelly was crying. You guys invited us into your home at 10:30 in all our pjs and helped us get it all situated. We got all the photos we needed, were able to get them to the clients, and now have a system to make sure that never happens again! You guys are amazing, and I'm very thankful to have you guys as friends and mentors!
We've had the honor of being featured in and awarded by some of the most prestigious blogs and publications from around the globe.