ShootDotEdit Featured Photographer

June Lion Photography: An In-Person Sales Success Story

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“In this digital era, your family photos can be lost so easily, but we know that a photographic print can last over 100 years” – this is a direct quote from Kelly Wilde, the artist and business owner behind June Lion Photography. In this featured photographer interview with Kelly ( a wedding/engagement/family/maternity/boudoir/commercial photographer – yes, her schedule is full, but she’ll squeeze you in if she really likes you), she talks to us about how she made in-person sales (IPS) her USP. Kelly, who “likes variety,” has been in business for over two decades. And in those 20 years, she has dedicated her time to not only capturing beautiful images but helping her clients see how to turn those images into something tangible that will last a lifetime. 

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Stephanie Heymann Photography: Succeeding & Sustaining Through Referrals

In our previous interview with San Francisco-based photographer Danny Dong, he told us about how he made word of mouth referrals one of his strongest marketing strategies. And evidently, that’s something many successful wedding photographers have in common because ShootDotEdit customer Stephanie Heymann Photography, the focus of this featured photographer interview, runs her business on the same principals. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Stephanie, who has been in the wedding photography business for over a decade, admits to owing a lot of her early success to social media, saying, “I strategically work with clients who I really love and get along with and I know that they’re going to refer me to more great clients.” She knows her target market – how to identify them and how to get more of them.

In our conversation, Stephanie also gave us a glimpse into how things work at Stephanie Heymann Photography, how outsourcing helps her manage her business, and how she overcame significant obstacles to establish and sustain a six-figure photography business.

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Danny Dong Photography: From Side Hustle To Luxury Wedding Photography Brand

Exotic, breathtaking locations, luxury wedding photos that wow, and a mastery of lighting – these are the words that we associate with ShootDotEdit customer Danny Dong Photography. He came to the US from China to get an MBA but ended up carving a niche for himself in the wedding photography industry in San Francisco and he never looked back. A lighting and location guru, Danny wants people to remember him; to talk about his work long after the wedding day is over, but he is also an open book when it comes to educating fellow photographers on what it takes to be successful. He believes that “you should be trying to find your uniqueness and make people remember you to set yourself apart from a market that is always flooded with competitors.” From starting out at bridal shows to making word of mouth referrals work (one of his strongest marketing strategies) – in this interview Danny talks to us about how he, along with his wife, built a 5-star wedding photography brand from what initially began as a side hustle.

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A Conversation With Sara France: A Sony Alpha Female, Successful Business Owner, & Photographer

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An international award-winning photographer and a Sony Alpha Female, Sara France of Sara France Photography has achieved so much, including starting and successfully running three distinct photography brands, and she’s still growing! During her last 20 years as a photographer, not only is she a member of the exclusive Sony Artisans of Imagery, she is also one of our favorite (and one of our very first) ShootDotEdit customers and we are honored to shine the spotlight on her as a featured photographer. In this interview, Sara puts it all on the table for us – and you – as she shares her secrets to success (spoiler alert: this includes putting effective systems in place to help her business run smoothly, outsourcing pretty much everything in order to free up her time, and her love of accepting challenges that help her grow).

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Sierra Solis Photography: Blending Creativity with Profitable Business Practices

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“I definitely feel like I am a businesswoman first and an artist second,” shared Sierra Solis of Sierra Solis Photography. Sierra, who started in the photography industry at a young age after being inspired by her grandfather, runs her photography business with one thought in mind: give 100% to each client. And to do just that, this extraordinarily talented photographer chose to focus on business, streamlined her workflow, and is riding the wave of success as a result. 

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ShootDotEdit Customer Reviews: True Testimonials

ShootDotEdit Customer Reviews: True Testimonials

Ever since we first laid the foundation for ShootDotEdit in 2007, we have strived to achieve one goal: Empower wedding photographers to focus on doing what they love by providing professional photo editing services and building a reliable outsourcing platform that they can trust. By doing this, we didn’t just want to lessen the post-production workload or ensure quality and on-time delivery, but we also wanted to encourage them to create a healthy work-life balance! We aim to make a wedding photographer’s life and job easier. And in the process of doing so, we have created an incredible wedding photographer and vendor community that encourages every member to be their best, and to pursue getting what they want in their lives and businesses.

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The Importance of Implementing Business Processes in Wedding Photography: Featuring Infinite Loop Photography

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Jerry Cantave of Infinite Loop Photography

Running a wedding photography business means constantly being vigilant on every level to keep your business humming. From maintaining and updating your website to keeping up with social media and the challenges of post-production, there’s always so much to do! And according to ShootDotEdit customer Jerry Cantave of Infinite Loop Photography, managing your wedding photography business is easier, faster, and more successful if you put business processes in place from the start. He believes if you “map out the process first, then bring on the tools that let you reach the goals in the most effective manner,” you will thrive. Find out more about his secrets to success in this feature story. 

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The Art of Working Together: Featuring Husband & Wife Team Joe & Darryl Ann of Salt & Pine Photo

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There is so much that goes into running a successful wedding photography business and it can be a great experience to get to share that load with someone who has the same passion as you – and more importantly – is someone you love. Different husband and wife wedding photography teams have different ways to succeed, but what’s common in all of them is the love they share with their partner. Joe and Darryl Ann of Salt and Pine Photo are no exception! This husband and wife team not only knows how to successfully operate as a photography duo but also how to successfully operate as introverts in the wedding industry.

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The Power of Love: A Husband & Wife Photographer Feature with Natalie & Brandon of Studio N Photography

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Love, passion, and commitment – the journey to be a successful husband and wife photography team takes all three. Staying centered in your relationship while being successful in your business means finding a common vision and building strong bonds that will be tested. But even if it takes every ounce of strength, compassion, and patience in you to keep going, it’s worth it – especially for ShootDotEdit customers Natalie and Brandon of Studio N Photography.  When we asked these husband and wife photographers to share their story, we got the ups and downs, highs and lows, and what it takes to make it work. 

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Find Your Passion, & Go For It: Women’s History Month Feature With Diane Clifford

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Most working moms will tell you that being a professional and a mom takes time and patience. At ShootDotEdit, we are amazed and inspired by strong female photographers who seem to do it all and make it look easy. More than that, we also love when women inspire other women to go out there and get what they want from life. What better way to mark Women’s History Month than to celebrate those women! For this feature story, we spoke to Diane Clifford of Diane Nicole Photography. She is a full-time photographer (for the past six years), mother of two, and a ShootDotEdit customer and we asked her about her journey and all that she has achieved so far. 

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