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"I am obsessed with Mistakes Make Magic!! The advice that Catherine gives is so helpful in so many ways!! I recently started my journey as a photographer and listening to the podcast has helped me grow tremendously! I listen every morning while I get ready for work!! So excited for future content!"

- Haley Wetzel

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"As a small business owner in the event industry, I CANNOT stop listening to this amazing podcast. It has me inspired and energized with all the tips and tricks of the trade. I feel like these creatives are speaking directly to me and going through the exact things that we are. It’s so refreshing to hear that other business owners are having the same issues and making the same mistakes as us, and most importantly, I love hearing learning how to grow from them." 

- Lauren Barbalich, Truly Haute Candles

i feel like these creatives are speaking directly to me

"I love that this podcast is real! Catherine pulls actionable advice and inspiration out of every person she interviews. As creatives, we all struggle with thinking the person next to us has it all figured out - that they are just creatively and professionally killing it every day. This podcast brings us all back down to earth, puts our feet on the ground and gets us ready to push off into being better business owners and overall, better people!" 

- Courtney Prejean, Brass & Twine

this podcast is real!

"Catherine has gone above and beyond in creating a podcast not only for photographers, but all entrepreneurs. From the beauty of making mistakes in business to education that all of us can use in today's age, she's constantly bringing on new, creative voices to inspire, educate and help you dream outside the box! I cannot recommend this podcast enough."

- Shannon Duggan

education all of us can 
use in today's age!

"Mistakes Make Magic is an incredible behind-the-scenes look into the lives and journeys of entrepreneurs in all fields and walks of life. I’ve found the wisdom here to be invaluable to both business and life. Thank you, Catherine!"

- Lindsey Kaye

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In addition to being a photographer, I am also an educator and podcaster in the creative and photo industry. As the host of the Mistakes Make Magic Podcast, I am unafraid to share my processes and experience with others who are passionate and struggling, but ready to grow!

Sometimes we all just need a little positive push and creative guidance to help establish confidence in a world full of comparison and self doubt. 

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When I switched from doing my wedding photography business part time to full time, it was scary! I felt a lot of anxiety about it. There was a lot of planning and strategies involved. I can identify with the uncertainty and questions you may have about making the decision to transition.  First and foremost, you […]

Going from Part Time to Full Time Photography

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Determining your base pricing for your wedding photography business is so personal and can get really complex. Before I go into a lot of detail about pricing, I want you to know that there is a free pricing guide available in the description for you to download. I am going to go over the factors […]

How Much Should You Charge for Wedding Photography

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When I speak with other photographers, I commonly hear that editing is their LEAST favorite part of the job. It doesn’t HAVE to be, though!  I am going to share tips for shooting images, editing software that I LOVE, how we do our post processing, and things to do and not do when editing! 1. […]

Tips for Wedding Photo Editing

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As wedding photographers, we run into many different lighting scenarios. When the lighting is difficult, our job is much harder! I am going to address some of the situations that you might run into. I will also show you examples of different lighting so that you will know what to do when they arise in […]

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips

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When working with clients, it is so important that you give them an amazing experience throughout the process. This is how you get referrals and great reviews among clients and vendors that will gain your business more traction in the future.  I am going to share strategies for effectively working with your clients as a […]

How to Work with Wedding Photography Clients

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I am VERY familiar with the gear that you need to execute the job well and get the images that you need to get on the wedding day… and you might be surprised to know it’s not all the things you think! Gear is very personal, so I am sharing what works for me and […]

Wedding Photography Gear Guide

If you or someone you know would be a great fit for the podcast, reach out! We are interested in creative entrepreneurs doing inspiring things, willing to share their mistakes and lessons learned with the listeners!

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