One of the biggest buzz phrases in photographers’ conversations about “branding” is the concept of your “Ideal Client.” We are repeatedly told to identify our ideal client. As a concept, this seems to makes sense. And it’s an easy thing to say! But how exactly do you do it? So let’s cut the crap and figure out why exactly your ideal client matters and how exactly to identify them. Identifying your ideal client matters for two reasons: 1) Your ideal client will help you reach your goals. Without the right client, you’ll never reach your goal of making X amount of money a year, or doing more destination weddings, being published on _______ blog or in ______ magazine, or even going full-time as a photographer.