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Ultimate Wedding Photography Sample Shot List

In today's blog we are going to talk about something very important to the organization and flow of a wedding day, the actual list of photos you will likely take on the wedding day!  Today, alongside some sage advice, we will give you a wedding photography sample shot list to share with your clients. Its the dreaded question and how many times have you heard it in your career?   BrideCan I give you a list of photos to shoot on the wedding day? Far too often we, as photographers, end up with clients who either with good intentions or because of micromanaging tendencies, want to dictate the photos you take on the wedding day.  Not only is this a bad idea, it totally sets

What is Your Photography Brand Saying About Your Business?

  In any business, we talk a lot about building a brand. Brand loyalty is especially important for building repeat business and repeat business drives success.  A photography management software like ShootQ  is an excellent tool for photographers who are looking to build their brands. With features like a customizable booking form and email templates, users can create a professional and cohesive image for their business.  For various kinds of businesses it may be easier to build a brand because their product and market is focused to a product or service. But what happens when you have a diverse business like photography? Do you have a photography brand in your business and if so, what is your brand saying? When we begin to think about

How to Build Your Business with Photography Displays.

As photographers, you are in a constant marketing “battle” to not only market yourself as a creative photographer but to distinguish yourself amongst the throngs of photographers out there.  Today, here on the ShootQ blog we hope to help you think about marketing in an “old” new way.  We are going to talk about how to build your business with photography displays. Aren’t photography displays outdated marketing? NO!!!  Not at all.  While yes, a large portion of marketing is comprised of having a great website and social media channels, you cannot forget to PRINT your work and should be encouraging clients to do this regularly.  Yes, it is great to have a potential client fall in love with images, not matter the medium, but imagine:

Why Every Photographer Needs a Photography Blog!

In the year 2017, we find that websites are to marketing what business card were 20-30 years ago.  Most photographers know and understand why they need a website but far too many are missing out on an important feature of their website: the blog.  In today’s article we will tell you why EVERY photographer needs a photography blog! So you spent hours, days weeks even picking out the right photos and crafting the perfect text for your website.  Whether you used an elaborate template or a custom designer, you knew that your website would be VERY important to your business, as a photographer.  Good job! But a website, is only HALF the battle in the digital world of advertising (if that). Here is something we

Writing a Wedding Photography Contract 101

One of the most common worries for any wedding photographer is protection of their funds.  Most weddings are booked well in advance and things happen.  Having a good contract will protect you from loss of income and so much more.  But what should you include in a wedding photography contract? **It is always wise to have any legal documents, within your business, reviewed and approved by a lawyer just to ensure that they are binding.  For this reason, any advice given in this article is meant only as a guide and not as true legal advice.  Please consult your attorney for specifics regarding your business and state.** Copyright and Model Release When crafting a proper wedding photography contract, potentially the first two points of business
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The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!