Category / Behind The Reflector / Running A Photography Business
One day I called Lara from work.
“I’m quitting. This is it.”
“It’s about time.”
“Let’s do the photography thing. Let’s do what we love, and let’s do it together.”
That’s how it started for us. Well, that’s how I started working for Lara. Lara had been doing photography professionally forever, kind of as a side thing, making it work in between being the best mom and community volunteer on the planet. One morning I called and put photography on the front burner, and the rest is history. These are stories about running a photography studio as an actual business. Here’s where doing great photography and making great pictures pays the rent and puts food on the table. These are the stories about doing what you love and not ever again working a day in your life.
Do What You Love, Love What You Do.
Do you have questions about running a photography business? Want to talk to someone who is doing exactly that? Drop us a line and let’s chat.
Here’s the entire back-of-the-napkin nutshell plan, vastly oversimplified to protect the sanity of those involved: • One gray wall, all the rest white • A white ceiling • A really nice floor • Some nice lights. We want clients to come in and be totally comfortable in the space and not give it a second…
Last weekend, while most of you were sleeping, I was competing in my very first Toastmasters speech contest. I joined Seattle Sunrise Toastmasters in June because I’ve always loved to be in front of an audience. It’s been quite some time since I’ve had an opportunity to take the stage, and I wanted to get…
If you follow along with my Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed that I was in San Antonio last week at Imaging USA. This is the annual photographic convention hosted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) – the largest and oldest professional association for photographers in the United States. I had a great time…
Lara is back from her winter Wisconsin trip to Manitowish Waters, rocking her PPA Business Challenge t-shirt and cranking away on studio work before heading out this Saturday to Imaging USA in San Antonio, TX. And of course, in the interest of fairness: Here’s an early-morning photo of me working on a blog…