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Freelancing

Freelancing

Freelancing is becoming more and more popular. The likelihood is that we, as photographers, do our fair share of freelancing. But do we rely on other freelancers to enhance our business, freeing up our time to spend on business-critical matters? The UK economy and alternative working hours and locations for office-bound staff are evolving rapidly. ...
Moodboard: October Weddings

Moodboard: October Weddings

October weddings are lovely. They have that wonderful golden light, red and orange tints and of course, the iconic pumpkin and autumn leaves to play with.  We love how October weddings symbolise the change from summer weddings to winter weddings. This brings the opportunity for so many lovely new touches for a big day – ...
Why You Need An Online Gallery, Even If You’re Not Selling Online

Why You Need An Online Gallery, Even If You’re Not Selling Online

It has become increasingly popular for photographers, specialising in certain genres, to conduct in-person sales. Generally, those that conduct in-person sales specialise in work that is more one-to-one. This tends to work very well, as you are tapping into the emotion of the subject. However, there’s still a definite benefit for uploading those images to an online gallery ...
Moodboard: October Engagements

Moodboard: October Engagements

October engagements are wonderfully colourful and filled with such beautiful, warm light. We love the feel of October pre-wedding shoots – the way it’s still possible for couples to wear thinner layers, but there’s also the opportunity to get some really cosy images too.  There are lots of opportunities for October couples to get some ...
Newsletters

Newsletters

Newsletters drop into my inbox far too frequently. Many go unread, but there are few which I always read – either right away, or I store in a safe place for reading later. The word on the marketing street for the last few years has been content, content and more content. This is a catch-all ...
The Complete Story Behind SSL Certificates

The Complete Story Behind SSL Certificates

By now you may well have heard the words “SSL certificates”, but do you know what those two words really mean? Well, if you’re still a bit confused or perhaps feel completely in the dark, this is the post for you. We have the complete story behind SSL certificates and what they mean exactly.  Related ...
Moodboard: October

Moodboard: October

As Anne of Green Gables said; “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”. The colours are beautiful, everything is becoming warm and cosy and there’s just a hint of a chill in the air.  We love the appearance of reds, oranges and yellows in almost everything – from nature to clothes ...
Moodboard: September Family

Moodboard: September Family

September family portraits. They are full of golden light, sunspots, the first falling leaves and a little bit of childhood magic. We love the transition to cosy clothes in September family portraits and the appearance of richer hues. This works so well with the changing colours in nature. The trees changing from green to yellow, ...
Business review

Business review

Business review time, when is this? Ideally, it’s an annual occurrence. Don’t worry, if you are like most small businesses, then there is no set time. The likelihood is that there has not been a business review for quite a while. Related posts:  SALES PERFORMANCE Selling online 10 Facebook Post Ideas For When You’re Stuck ...
Moodboard: September Weddings

Moodboard: September Weddings

September weddings are so beautiful. They hold the anticipation of Autumn while still grasping onto the warmth and light of those long summer days, as well as the start of those beautiful rich autumn colours.  We love the earthiness of September weddings. Natural, earthy colours, for example; cream, sage, blush and lavender all look stunning ...
Moodboard: September Engagements

Moodboard: September Engagements

September engagements are wonderful. The first chill is in the air but the lasting light is still holding on.  This is the perfect time to get out in the great outdoors. The trees look so beautiful at this time of year, not to mention that you still have the golden hour, dappled sunlight and sunsets ...
Partnerships

Partnerships

Partnerships are key to helping grow your business. There are many ways to drive your sales channels. Thankfully not all of them cost money. They may impact a little on your time and require some energy, to begin with. But there is no actual hard cost. We are talking about finding the right partnerships for ...
Moodboard: September

Moodboard: September

It’s officially September! The kids are back at school, holidays have been enjoyed and the summer weather is slowly starting to fade. Although that is a sad prospect, we can’t help but look forward to all the things that early autumn will bring.  Early autumn is a lovely time of year. We still have some ...
Moodboard: August Family

Moodboard: August Family

August is the perfect time to schedule a family photo shoot. The weather is gorgeous, the days are long and the sun is shining.  In our opinion, there is nothing better than capturing those precious moments of children running wild before it’s time to go back to school. It’s a special time of the year ...
How to grow your business

How to grow your business

How to grow your business. Mmm, the amber nectar! They say timing is everything and they are not wrong. The trouble is knowing when that right time is. And when you should make your move. When sales are flying, your pipeline is strong and all the signs are positive, that this is the time to ...
Moodboard: August Weddings

Moodboard: August Weddings

August weddings have got to include some of our favourites. The weather is glorious, lawn games come into play and florals take centre stage.  Marquees, yurts and tents are a popular choice for this month, especially for the festival loving couple. They are perfect blank canvases and give that hint of child-like magic to the ...
Moodboard: August Engagements

Moodboard: August Engagements

Stunning August engagements are always a favourite of ours. It’s the perfect time to capture city-dwelling lovebirds in the hustle and bustle of their hometown. All of the trees are in leaf, there are beautiful hanging baskets on every corner as well as street vendors and buskers galore.  If your newlyweds prefer a quieter engagement shoot, ...
Pricing

Pricing

Pricing is one of the marketing 4 Ps which we have covered before. If you can find a way to deliver your service or products cheaper than everyone else and not compromise on quality, you are on to a winner. Providing, of course, you can market this properly. This is the age-old conundrum of business ...
Moodboard: August

Moodboard: August

August is the pinnacle of summertime. The time when vivid colours, hot weather and the term “summer holidays” come into their own.  Many of us will be off to far off destinations to spend time in the sun, days in the sand and evenings cooling off in the pool. It’s a time when long, balmy ...
Capturing The Perfect Wedding Photos

Capturing The Perfect Wedding Photos

This is a guest post written by Katie Jones from Orla James. Since you’ve decided your wedding date, have an idea about the menu, venue, and guest lists, it’s now time to concentrate on how you’re going to capture all these memories. Your wedding day is probably going to be the most beautiful day ...
Website wins

Website wins

Website wins. We all could do with knowing how to get up the Google rankings and how to improve our online enquiries or sales, right? Visitor standards are pretty unforgiving when it comes to how long they give your site before deciding whether to stay or go; ‘dwell time’. The smallest delay or slightly unresponsive ...