What Works for my Photography Business

For all of you who have followed my journey over last year, you know how this little business of mine has grown SO much! I can’t even put it into words. But with that, I think it’s also important to acknowledge the things that have stayed the same. So here are three parts of my business that have stayed constant. 

If you want to know more about the quiet parts of my business, keep reading! 

#1 I get asked a lot if I do photography full time. Sadly, the answer is not yet!

I’m fueling my dream by working at Athleta. To be honest, I couldn’t think of a better gig if I tried. I’ve always wanted to go into Fashion Merchandising or be a buyer of some sort, and working at Athleta is definitely filling that cup. On the daily, I learn about products, fabrics, the technology behind fabrics, and tons of other things that I would’ve learned if I studied Fashion Merchandising. I’ve also been so fortunate to meet people who have turned into clients. My tip is that if you’re starting a business, go work somewhere where you can learn how to sell, network, and be told “No”. {it has also helped me create a relationship with bloggers here in Greenville}

#2 The second part of my business that has stayed constant, for the most part of my business, is my editing style.

I use Adobe Lightroom and one preset. {yes, one preset!} I use that preset on every single photo I edit {well, except b+w} and that has helped me create a consistent style. When you’re starting out it’s easy to look at other people’s images and feel defeated. The best way to fix that is to focus on YOUR photos and create a style that is YOURS. This will also give your clients {and potential clients} a taste of your personality and of course, your business.

{TIP: sync your photos after editing one. { select all + “sync” } You will definitely have to tweak a few settings but this helps keep all the photos consistent}. 

#3 Well, I still work from home!

I’ve looked at co-work spaces in Greenville, and although they all look AMAZING it’s not where I feel I can do my best work. I can still photograph all my product photography projects at home! On the daily, I’m editing photos, writing posts, and answering emails. And all that can be done from my desk, couch, or a nearby coffee shop!

{ what’s next } Next week, I’m giving you an inside look at how I create my product photography! You’re going to love it!

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Just a girl and her camera living in Greenville, South Carolina photographer.

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