Wait, are you sure?

For those of you who use social media actively and follow some of the so called "experts", you might be thinking, "Dorie, you have lost your mind."  But hear me out.

About 6 weeks ago I had a little reel about GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome - not the other kind...

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When Was the Last Time You Did It?

Why I Hired a Photographer for My Own Branding Images

Well, the time had come.  After losing over 120 pounds I knew that I needed to schedule a photosession for myself in pretty short order.  Not because I hated the images that I had on my social media but because I felt like they no...

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The Rise of the Robots!

Using Robots to Write Your Content?

 Say what????

If you have seen the news or are following certain people on social media, you have seen all the latest news about AI.  That stands for Artificial Intelligence.  Mark Z. has been raving about it for years saying how AI is going...

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Just a Little About Me

I have had many features written about me in the past.  I have to say though, that this one is one of my favorites.  

Thank you Photobiz for this feature.

If you are a photographer and need a new or updated website, I cannot recommend Photobiz and their services enough.  I...

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STOP Trying to "Attract" Your Clients

We see it everywhere. All the marketing messages that tell us to buy someone’s course so that you can attract the perfect client.  The promise that you will bring in all the people who will fill your schedule.  That we should stop “chasing” people who...

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Hustle and Grind, No thank you

Let me ask you this, What image comes to your mind when you hear another photographer say that you need to hustle and grind to be a success? That you have to put in many hours a day, stay up late at night editing, miss time with your family? What is the visual you see with those statements???...

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Did Friends and Family Ghost Your Business?

I think I am about to tell you a familiar story. One that I bet you will have more in common with than you think.

There once was a girl who got a nice camera as a gift. She was thrilled with this gift because it meant that she could now take really nice pictures of her adorable babies and post...

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What About THOSE Companies

 I am not sure about where you live, but where I live there have been two companies that have infiltrated our industry. One offers in-home newborn photography and the other offers on location portrait sessions.  These companies promise extremely low cost ( one offers a price...

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Why is pricing sooooo hard??

The subject of pricing among photographers is HUGE.  HUGE!!!  Why is this?  In  nutshell,   there is no shortage of so-called “experts” telling you how to price your products for success.  You could do a google search right now and pages and pages of...

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Thanks but NO Thanks

We have all been there, we have ALL had prospects contact us that we decide for one reason or another, we do not want to work with them.  But how do we tell them that in a way that still leaves everyone happy?  Try using this template the next time you need to tell someone, "Thanks but...

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More Business Lessons Learned During my Home Renovation

Well, here we are, about three weeks into the renovation of my primary bathroom and laundry room.  And for the most part it has been going extremely well.  Dare I say that I might have learned a few things (or a hundred things) about this process when we renovated our kitchen two years...

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Client's NEVER Read Anything

Want to know the #1 complaint I see from photographers all over in Facebook Groups and private forums?

"My clients never read anything I send them."

Sound familiar?

I see this so often I sometimes wonder if an entire generation of photography seeking clients have simply forgotten how to...

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