079: A Guide to Starting & Growing Your Photography Business - Catherine Guidry Photography

February 12, 2020

079: A Guide to Starting & Growing Your Photography Business

If you’re working a 9-5 and dreaming of being a photographer, grab your notebook and your favorite pen – this episode is for you!

I’m trying something new with this episode that I’m thrilled for you to listen in on: I recorded a mentoring call with a local photographer, Alison Arikol, who’s in the beginning stage of her photography business.

Whether you’ve been in business for a few weeks, a few months, or even a few years, there’s so much valuable information in this episode to help you build a strong foundation for your business. I know from firsthand experience that building a photography business from scratch is full of questions – what do I charge? How do I find clients? How do I deal with taxes? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – there’s so much to think about it can make your head spin.

I’ve been right where you are: trying to create a photography business from scratch and making thousands of mistakes along the way. In this episode I’m sharing all the things I wish I knew when I started my business, like:

  • The very first thing you should do as a new photographer
  • The best way to think about naming your business
  • The smartest ways to spend your time when you’re starting out
  • The solution to finding clients when you have a small (or non-existent) portfolio

If you’re a budding photographer – or have been daydreaming of pursuing photography full-time – I can’t wait for you to listen to this episode and soak up all this awesome information! There are so many actionable tips and takeaways that I know you can apply to your business.

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