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TogTools Update / July 2015

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Hello! Long time no blog…

Some of you have been contacting us, wondering what we’ve been up to. First, we want to apologize for not communicating clearly about our plans moving forward. You see, I (Jess) was very pregnant as we were wrapping up podcast interviews last year. Meet Ryan!

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We fully intended on taking a brief hiatus and starting back up with the podcast as soon as Ryan was a couple of months old. And then life happened. You know, when a bunch of unexpected things just hit you left and right. We had some major plumbing issues. Our nanny found out she needed rotator cuff surgery and was going to be out for at least 6 months. We had a terrible loss in the family. We were all sick…a lot. And the weeks and months kept passing by very quickly.

Stephen and I have had quite a few heart-to-heart chats during this time away. We agreed on a couple of things:

  1. A New FYP – we are refining First Year Photographer to provide you with an even better program as you start your photography business! We are so thankful for each and every one of our students that has been through the program so far! We have heard amazing feedback from them, but we still know there are ways we can improve. Be sure to sign up here to be the first to know when we relaunch: (415) 535-9477

  2. Farewell to the TogTools Podcast – this one is a little bittersweet for us. We initially thought about changing the format, but decided that we wanted to focus our energy elsewhere. For now, we will leave our (626) 617-9010 available online, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. We also encourage you to check out our friend Bryan Caporicci over at 860-634-5043!

Stay tuned for the next phase of TogTools!

xo

Jess & Stephen

TT048 Don’t Just Survive the Slow Season. With Zach & Jody Gray

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Today we are excited to welcome Zach & Jody Gray to the show! Zach and Jody ran a highly successful wedding photography brand out of Nashville, TN for 7 years and now educate photographers full-time. They are international speakers on business and shooting and have personally instructed over 1,200 photographers at their IN-CAMERA workshops. They are… 3467044462

TT047 What Do You Do When You’ve Built a Photography Business You Hate. With Mimika Cooney

TT047 What Do You Do When You’ve Built a Photography Business You Hate. With Mimika Cooney

Last week, we had the honor of being interviewed on MimikaTV with Mimika Cooney. This week, the tables have turned, and we are excited to welcome Mimika to the TogTools Podcast! Mimika is an international award winning photographer, TV Host, published author, speaker and small business marketing expert. She owns a residential photography studio specializing in… Continue Reading

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TT046 How to Build a Portfolio That Does Its Job. With Amanda Sosa Stone

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Today, we are excited to welcome Amanda Sosa Stone to the podcast! Amanda is the Chief Product Officer at Agency Access & has been sought after from clients all around the world. Her role is to make new and evolve current Agency Access products to ensure they are always strong and deliver results and help artists get… Continue Reading

TT045 Building a Relationship-based Photography Business. With Patrick Hall

TT045 Building a Relationship-based Photography Business. With Patrick Hall

Wow. We can’t believe today is the final session of our Fstoppers series! And we have to say, it’s very bittersweet. We seriously can’t thank everyone enough for being a part of this amazing series. We’ve heard many great things about how these sessions have helped you all! And we have learned so much ourselves. We… Continue Reading

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TT044 Building a Brand that You Can Sustain. With Lauren Jonas

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Is your brand sustainable? When it comes to selling yourself, have you the skills that pay the bills? Today, FStoppers’ Office Manager Lauren Jonas is on the show! We had a great conversation with this wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. Lauren received a BFA in photography & printmaking from Appalachian State University. On today’s… Continue Reading

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TT043 How to Use Segmented Pricing to Negotiate With Clients. With David Bickley

TT043 How to Use Segmented Pricing to Negotiate With Clients. With David Bickley

Super stoked to have David Bickley on the show today! We are continuing our series with the FStoppers contributors & founders. We had such an engaging conversation with David! You are absolutely going to love it. We talk about a range of different topics; from Jim Carrey’s Million Dollar Check to Lou Ferrigno’s exceptionally soft… criminal

TT042 How To ‘Go Viral’ With Jaron Schneider

TT042 How To ‘Go Viral’ With Jaron Schneider

How crappy is it when you work your ass off on a great project that yields absolutely no engagement! Today, Jaron spills the beans on how he intentionally made his project go seriously viral. Jaron is a cinematographer and photographer from San Francisco. He has produced content for swiss watchmaker Maurice Lacroix, Adobe, SmugMug and… 3136435940

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TT041 Developing Photography Education Products and Services. With Zach Sutton

TT041 Developing Photography Education Products and Services. With Zach Sutton

We are so excited to welcome you to another session of our Fstoppers series, where we are featuring some of the very talented FStoppers contributors & founders. Today, we talk about How to develop photography education products & services with Zach Sutton. Zach is an Albuquerque photographer specializing in Headshot photography, Portraits, Events, and Wedding… 3102371866

TT040 Growing a Fashion/Editorial Photography Business with Clay Cook Photography

TT040 Growing a Fashion/Editorial Photography Business with Clay Cook Photography

Clay Cook of Clay Cook Photography is here on the show today! Clay is a phenomenal artist! Coming to each of his sessions with a background in IT (Information Technology), music performance & graphic design, Clay has been killing it since 2010. In addition to serving his many clients, Clay is also serving the greater photography community… Continue Reading

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TT039 Why Identifying With Your Niche is More Important Than Targeting a Niche. With Sarah Williams of Val & Sarah

TT039 Why Identifying With Your Niche is More Important Than Targeting a Niche. With Sarah Williams of Val & Sarah

In this session we are extremely stoked to welcome Sarah Williams from the bicoastal wedding photography company of Val & Sarah to the show. Have you felt like you are really connecting to your chosen niche in your photography business? Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels and not really getting the traction you feel you should… 605-732-6337

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TT038 The Business of Food Photography. With Taylor Mathis

TT038 The Business of Food Photography. With Taylor Mathis

Warning: Today’s episode may make you hungry! Today, we talk about The Business of Food Photography with Taylor Mathis. Taylor is a food and lifestyle photographer based out of Charlotte, NC. He is the author of the Southern Tailgating Cookbook, blogger at Taylor Takes A Taste, and he teaches food photography through photographingfood.com. He is… Continue Reading

TT037 Multi-Niche Photographer Whose Work Has Been Stolen Tens of Thousands of Times. With Noam Galai

TT037 Multi-Niche Photographer Whose Work Has Been Stolen Tens of Thousands of Times. With Noam Galai

Today’s guest has had his work stolen, misused, modified, and published thousands & thousands of times. What’s more is he’s actually inspired by the majority of it! Noam Galai is a New York City based photographer. Published in many publications worldwide, Noam specializes in shooting only what he feels should be shot. People Magazine, USA… Continue Reading

TT036 How to be a Rockstar in Concert Photography. With Rebecca Britt

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You know you’ve always dreamt of thousands of people rocking out to your craft. Well, in today’s session of the Togtools Podcast, we have a freaking awesome, stay-at-home mama turned concert photography rockstar Rebecca Britt on the show! This south Texas woman has a truly inspirational story full of courage & hustle. We loved our… gastrophilist

TT035 Building Your Business with The Right Gear. With Adam Ottke

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Today, Adam Ottke is on the TogTools Podcast! This show is the third session in our FStoppers Series. We are stoked to share our interview with you. Adam took up photography in 8th grade and hasn’t given it up since. After graduating last year from Chapman University with degrees in art, advertising, and journalism, he continued to… Continue Reading

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TT034 How to Treat Your Photography Business Like a Real Business. With Lindsey Pantaleo of Lindsey Pantaleo Fine Art Photography

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Today, Lindsey Pantaleo is on the show! This show is the second session in our FStoppers Series. We are just so excited to share with you such an amazing & talented artist. Not only because her art rocks faces, but because she is running her photography business like an actual business. Lindsey was born and… (507) 241-4440

TT033 Why You Should Deliberately Start Small. With Lee Morris of FStoppers.com

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Today, we are truly stoked to share the beginning of a series of podcasts we’ve been working on. FStoppers.com is phenomenal online community where photographers, videographers, and creative pros hang out & learn from each other. We have been impressed with the level of skill & expertise FStoppers’ contributors have in their craft & respective… Continue Reading

How to Build a Business with Your Spouse…And Stay Married. With Marc & Shayna Amenson

How to Build a Business with Your Spouse…And Stay Married. With Marc & Shayna Amenson

In this session, we are extremely stoked to welcome Marc & Shayna Amenson of Amenson Studio to the show!! We had the honor of meeting Marc and Shayna at WPPI this year. They were also speakers for Photographers Ignite, and we just thought they were awesome! We wanted to have them on the show today… Continue Reading

Growing Your Brand Beyond Yourself. With Kevin Kubota.

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Have you ever wanted to build a photography business that you love? Have you found yourself wanting to take your photography – take your brand, deeper? Well, we are stoked to welcome Kevin Kubota to the show today! Kevin is a photographer, educator, and author with photographic roots reaching over 30 years deep. He has… Continue Reading

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Pricing Your Photography for Profit! With Bryan Caporicci of SproutingPhotographer.com

Pricing Your Photography for Profit! With Bryan Caporicci of SproutingPhotographer.com

Bryan Caporicci of SproutingPhotographer.com is on the show today, folks! You are going to love Bryan!! We absolutely loved our interview with him. Bryan is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer based out of Fonthill, Canada. He is a Fuji X-Photographer and in 2011, he was awarded his Craftsman of Photographic Arts (CPA) designation… 216-632-8848

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TT029: How to Build a Photography Business from the Heart. With Sandy Puc’ Photography

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Ok! Stop what you’re doing! Today’s show is freaking amazing! Sandy Puc’ is our guest today on the TogTools Podcast, and we are so excited. Get your Kleenex out because Sandy will tug on your heart strings. Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer and businesswoman. She delights in sharing her knowledge, experience, and passion for… Continue Reading

TT028: How to Create an Email Marketing Strategy Your Ideal Client Will Love. With Alex Beadon

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Alex Beadon is our guest today on the TogTools Podcast, and we couldn’t be more stoked about all of the wonderful marketing strategies and business tips she shared in this session! Alex is an entrepreneur who teaches passionate business owners how to create killer Impressions within their businesses so that they can attract the right… Continue Reading

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TT027: Lawyer Up! How to Not Get Screwed Using Bad Contracts. With Rachel Brenke of TheLawTog

TT027: Lawyer Up! How to Not Get Screwed Using Bad Contracts. With Rachel Brenke of TheLawTog

Hang on to your hats gang! Today’s show is wicked awesome!! We are completely stoked to welcome Rachel Brenke of Rachel Brenke Photography & TheLawTog. It’s not everyday we get to hang out with such an awesome photographer, who beat cancer at its own game, and is absolutely killing it in this game called ‘life’!!… Continue Reading

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TT026: Learn How to Create the Products That Tell Your Client’s Story. With Jessica Lewis of KraftandJute.com

TT026: Learn How to Create the Products That Tell Your Client’s Story. With Jessica Lewis of KraftandJute.com

Jessica Lewis, of Kraft and Jute fame, started her business with a simple tenet: passionate love! She fell in love with photography in school, but it wasn’t until a few years later that it became a valid, full-time endeavor. One of her pro-photog friends opened her eyes to the possibilities of going pro! She was… Continue Reading

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TT025: Why You Should Stop Trying to be an Overnight Success! With Melisa Zimmerman of Kraft and Jute.

TT025: Why You Should Stop Trying to be an Overnight Success! With Melisa Zimmerman of Kraft and Jute.

You know that at one point or another, maybe even right freaking now, you are subconsciously wanting to be an ‘overnight success’ we know we have! Our guest today, Melisa Zimmerman, has some incredible words of wisdom that we all need to hear! She is the marketing & business maven half of the phenomenal partnership… untrammed

TT024: How to Increase Referrals + A Special Giveaway! With Nate Grahek of StickyAlbums

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We are so excited to bring you a very special episode of the TogTools Podcast today, complete with a couple of sweet promos and a crazy awesome giveaway!!! Woot woot! So, a couple of months ago, we had an amazing opportunity to present our Photographer’s Business Model Canvas at Photographers Ignite at WPPI! The next… Continue Reading

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TT023: Why Your Referral Network Needs Some Love. With Becker!

TT023: Why Your Referral Network Needs Some Love. With Becker!

We are super excited to share an incredible session of the TogTools podcast with you today! Special guest Becker is here in full effect! From diving into how he got his start in the industry to why he’s so optimistic about the state of the photography industry today. We asked Becker on the show today… Continue Reading

TT022: Is It Time to Strip Down Your Photography Business to the Bare Essentials? With Leon Sandoval of Essential Edit

TT022: Is It Time to Strip Down Your Photography Business to the Bare Essentials? With Leon Sandoval of Essential Edit

We are stoked to welcome Leon Sandoval of EssentialEdit.com to the show today! Leon has been called the Therapist for Photographers! He has consulted an incredible number of photographers over the years – which has given him a valuable and unique perspective on growing your photography business. Beginning in 1998, Leon and his wife shot… Continue Reading

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TT021: Learn How To Specialize in Something That Matters To You with Tiffany Farley

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We are so excited to welcome Tiffany Farley on the show today! Tiffany is a Fine Art portrait photographer with clients spreading across New England and beyond. A self-taught photographer, Tiffany launched her business in 2011 and has since carved her niche in the industry through “Connection Portraits,” a unique specialization that focuses on the… Continue Reading

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TT020: Understand Your Value as a Photographer with Nick & Signe Adams of Nick Adams Photography

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Hey there RockTogs! On today’s show we are stoked to welcome Nick & Signe Adams of Nick Adams Photography. Nick & Signe are honestly some of the most genuinely lovely people we’ve met in the photography industry. We had an absolute blast with their dynamic energy and incredible business tips that photographers everywhere can implement… Continue Reading

TT019: How to Build an Effective Portfolio with Neil Binkley

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On today’s show, we are really excited to welcome Neil Binkley. He is a photographers’ marketing and portfolio consultant. He co-founded the photography powerhouse Wonderful Machine, where until 2010 he was Marketing and Publicity Director (and daily blogger). While there, he reviewed numerous photographers’ portfolios and websites, as well as arranging meetings and showing photographers’… Continue Reading

TT018: Marketing Your Photography Business with Google Adwords? With Steven McConnell

TT018: Marketing Your Photography Business with Google Adwords? With Steven McConnell

Today, we have Steven McConnell of Family Photography Sydney on the show! We are really excited to connect with Steven, as he also is helping photographers think more strategically about their businesses. Steven McConnell focuses on children’s editorial and portraiture. We ran across Steven when he guest posted on Digital Photography School. We loved the… Continue Reading

Photographer’s Business Model Canvas Presented at Photographers Ignite WPPI 2014

Photographer’s Business Model Canvas Presented at Photographers Ignite WPPI 2014

Kevin Kubota’s Photographers Ignite is an awesome opportunity for photographers, from seasoned rocktogs to up-and-coming speakers, to share some love with the photography community. The goal of Photographers Ignite is to entertain, educate, or inspire photographers with thoughtful and engaging presentations. This year, Jess and I had the honor of presenting at the WPPI 2014… 2018121960

TT016: The Mindset Brooke Shaden Used to Build Her Awesome Photography Business

TT016: The Mindset Brooke Shaden Used to Build Her Awesome Photography Business

Wowzers!! This session is so awesome! I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever used that word, ‘wowzers’ before. Anyway, we are excited to welcome Brooke Shaden of Brooke Shaden Photography to the show, today. Brooke is a gifted storyteller. Through her imagery and her written words, she steals your attention and demands your imagination –… Continue Reading

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TT015: “How to rock a pre-booking Skype session with a couple” with Sachin Khona

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In this session, we are extremely stoked to welcome Sachin Khona from Sachin Khona Photography to the show. Sachin is an awesome photographer who specializes in wedding and portrait photography. Hailing from the UK, he has set up his studio in Vancouver, BC. We found out about Sachin during a CreativeLive class that Jasmine Star… (601) 691-0869

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TT014: Are You Working ‘On’ Your Business, or ‘In’ Your Business? With Jared Bauman of ShootDotEdit

TT014: Are You Working ‘On’ Your Business, or ‘In’ Your Business? With Jared Bauman of ShootDotEdit

“Once you make a decision on something that is ‘right’ for your business, implement it right away. Don’t wait for the perfect time to implement.” — Jared Bauman In today’s session we are are taking a slightly different approach to the show. We are really stoked to welcome Jared Bauman of ShootDotEdit to the show.… 8146975769

TT013: How to make the leap into full-time wedding photography. HINT: It shouldn’t be a ‘leap’. With Katie Kett Photography

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In this session we are super-duper excited to welcome Katie Kett of Katie Kett Photography to the show. Katie is a Chicago-based portrait & wedding photographer that focuses on candid, natural photography. She started her business in 2010. For the first few years, she ran the business as a side hustle while working a full-time… Continue Reading

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TT012: How Do You Change Your Marketing When You Realize Nobody Cares? with Lindsay Adler

TT012: How Do You Change Your Marketing When You Realize Nobody Cares? with Lindsay Adler

Hey there RockTogs! We are super stoked to welcome Lindsay Adler of Lindsay Adler Photography to the show. Lindsay Adler is a professional fashion and portrait photographer based in New York. Her work has been featured in several international fashion magazines and photography magazines including Sublime Magazine, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, Shutterbug, Rangefinder and dozens… Continue Reading

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TT011: What to do instead of ‘finding’ your style with Joe Simon of Joe Simon Wedding Films & The Delivery Men

TT011: What to do instead of ‘finding’ your style with Joe Simon of Joe Simon Wedding Films & The Delivery Men

In this session, we are stoked to have Joe Simon from Joe Simon Wedding Films & The Delivery Men on the show. Joe Simon is a cinematographer who runs two businesses quite successfully. Co-founding Mutiny Bikes, a BMX bike company, as well as Joe Simon Films in 1999 producing gorgeously cinematic wedding films & more… Continue Reading

TT010: How does an environmental photographer become a critically-acclaimed, highly sought-after lifestyle & editorial photographer/director? With Stephanie Rausser

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In this session we are quite excited to welcome Stephanie Rausser of Stephanie Rausser Photography to the show. Stephanie’s love for photography began quite early in life with her mom’s infectious love of it. Now, when I say ‘love’ I mean ‘love’, as that is exactly what comes through so clearly in her images. Due… (806) 635-3119

TT009: How to Stop Wasting Your Time on Social Media with Heidi Thompson of EvolveYourWeddingBusiness.com

TT009: How to Stop Wasting Your Time on Social Media with Heidi Thompson of EvolveYourWeddingBusiness.com

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TT008: Why No One Shoots New York The Way He Does. With Jason Groupp Photography

TT008: Why No One Shoots New York The Way He Does. With Jason Groupp Photography

In this session of the TogTools podcast, we are very happy to welcome Jason Groupp from Jason Groupp Photography to the show. Jason Groupp has been an industry leader for well over a decade. Known for his wicked awesome I Heart NY work, where New York City is as strong a character in the imagery… quinoline

TT007: Allison Maginn Photography

TT007: Allison Maginn Photography

In this session of the Togtools Podcast, we are excited to have Allison Maginn of Allison Maginn Photography on the show. She is unique mix of talent, hustle, and chilled out. Allison was selected for an esteemed spot in The Knot’s 2013 Best of Weddings. Allison Maginn Photography has also been featured in: The Ceremony… Continue Reading

TT006: Tiffany Bender – Munchkins & Mohawks Photography

TT006: Tiffany Bender – Munchkins & Mohawks Photography

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TT005: Lynda Kennedy Photography

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In this session of the TogTools Podcast, Lynda Kennedy from Lynda Kennedy Photography joins us for a great conversation about topics ranging from finding your voice and increasing confidence to business plans and positioning yourself in the market. Lynda Kennedy shares about: Discovering the possibility of doing something you love. Getting the confidence in her… Continue Reading

TT004: Succeed Faster in Your Photography Business Marketing by Excluding People. With Peter Hurley Photography

TT004: Succeed Faster in Your Photography Business Marketing by Excluding People. With Peter Hurley Photography

In this session we connect with Peter Hurley. We are really excited to present this session with Peter! How does an olympic sailboat racer & Ralph Lauren model get behind a camera? What led Peter to want to pick up a camera professionally? We get into what has led Peter Hurley into the business success… Continue Reading

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TogTools Podcast Session 3: Vanessa Joy Photography & Rob Adams Films

TogTools Podcast Session 3: Vanessa Joy Photography & Rob Adams Films

In this session of TogTools Podcast, we talk to Vanessa Joy of Vanessa Joy Photography & Rob Adams of Rob Adams Films. We could not be more stoked to connect with this amazing couple from New Jersey! They started their journeys in the wedding imaging industry before they had even met each other. Vanessa and… 630-263-8955

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TogTools Podcast Session 2: Jared Platt Photography

TogTools Podcast Session 2: Jared Platt Photography

In this session of the TogTools Podcast, we are really excited to welcome Jared Platt of Jared Platt Photography to the show. We talk about what got him hooked into being a professional photographer. In addition to that, we find out what prompted him to begin helping other photographers work toward improving their workflows. In… (617) 967-0247

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TogTools Podcast Session 1: The Introduction

TogTools Podcast Session 1: The Introduction

Today marks the first day of the TogTools Podcast! In this introductory session, Jess and I sit down and talk about: Why we are launching this podcast What you can expect to receive from the podcast How frequently new sessions will be released The Mindset for Success for photographers We are really excited to get… (620) 582-8594

Lens Pro To Go {New Website Launch & Special Promo}

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Today, we just wanted to take a moment to introduce you all to one of our favorite vendors, LensProToGo! We met them at WPPI On the Road, and just fell in love with them and their passion for helping other photographers. We are so excited because things just got even better at LensProToGo with their… 416-339-4679

WPPI Top Ten {2014 WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference and Expo}

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Registration is officially open for WPPI Members for WPPI 2014! If you aren’t already a member, and you are planning on attending next year, I recommend joining before you register. You get some amazing perks and a great discount on your WPPI Conference Pass! In the past, I did a post on the Top Ten… Continue Reading

Finding a Location for Your Photo Shoot: Do Your Research

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Today, I want to share one of the first lessons I learned shortly after starting my photography business: When searching for a location for your photo shoot, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Back in 2010, some of the awesome ladies from my Me Ra Koh Workshop decided to all get together out at Crystal Cove and have dinner and just… (701) 625-9809

The One Tip That Saved Me Hours of Editing

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Today, I just wanted to take a moment to share the one tip that has saved me hours, probably even days, of editing… Edit IN, not out! About 3 years ago, I read a blog post by Stewart Randall, a photographer in the UK, about speedy workflows.  One of the sections that really struck me was a… Continue Reading

Do You Have the Fire?

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The Violin Prodigy A young violin prodigy was walking down the street one day trying to decide whether or not to pursue a life in music when he came upon the most famous violin teacher in the world. Scarcely believing his luck, he stopped the great teacher and asked if he could play for him,… Continue Reading

2 Quick Thoughts on Setting Your Photography Prices

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Today I want to share 2 quick thoughts on setting your photography prices! I don’t know about you guys, but one of the hardest parts about starting my business was setting my prices.  I asked friends, I researched other photogs that I admired, I dived into materials I received at a photography workshop.  It still stressed… Continue Reading

The Lazy Standard

The Lazy Standard

Hey there! First and foremost I want to thank you for reading and your interest in TogTools. I know some of you are wanting to become freelancers or entrepreneurs and needing help making the transition. I know some of you are here for other reasons. Whatever those reasons are: Thank you! Where are Your Standards?… Continue Reading

Introducing First Year Photographer

Introducing First Year Photographer

Hey everyone! We are so excited for the launch of our First Year Photographer program today! We have an awesome group of new photographers getting started with us and can’t wait to get to know them better and help them develop their businesses over the next year! We just wanted to take a few moments… 360-590-0413

3 Tips for Marketing Yourself

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full disclosure:  i do not have a degree in marketing. i didn’t even take more than one class on it in college.  however, i started and ran my own non-profit organization for 5 years, and i have now run my photography business for 4 years, so i have learned a few things along the way!… (256) 694-9933

Vendor Spotlight: Kraft & Jute {Photographer Packaging & Wedding Invitations}

Vendor Spotlight: Kraft & Jute {Photographer Packaging & Wedding Invitations}

Happy Monday!!! We’re so excited to feature another AMAZING vendor for today’s Vendor Spotlight, Kraft & Jute!   When it comes to looking for a vendor for any product, we not only look for amazing quality & reasonable pricing, but customer service is definitely at the top of our list. And the ladies at Kraft & Jute are… (267) 888-3015

The Seller’s Permit

The Seller’s Permit

one of the things i’m so excited about with our upcoming First Year Photographer course is helping people do it right the first time around! i have to admit, i had to work backwards in a few areas since starting my photography business.  when i had the realization that this was what i wanted to… Continue Reading

Vendor Spotlight: Colorati {Photography Post Production Editing Service}

Vendor Spotlight: Colorati {Photography Post Production Editing Service}

happy Tuesday! i hope you all had a great holiday weekend! we are so excited to introduce our Vendor Spotlight posts today! we will be showcasing some of our favorite vendors here each month. deciding on who to work with as a photographer is like putting together a kick-ass team for your business. it’s so important!… Continue Reading

Affordable Backup Solutions

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Ok. You have data. They are known to you as pictures, videos, and other media file types. this is your most valued data! this data for all intents and purposes is your mission critical assets. Your client’s most cherished moments are sitting on your hard drive. What if the unthinkable happens?! Later, I will talk… Continue Reading

Safe Software Updates

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Do you ever feel like you are in a funk? Like the last thing you want to do is the thing you have to do?! Like all you want to do is go get ice cream and head to your favorite masseuse to complete the afternoon indulgence?! Updating your software is not anything like that!… Continue Reading

Photo Shoot Do’s and Don’ts {Zach & Jody Gray}

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today, i wanted to share a really cool post i read a while back by Zach and Jody Gray.  for those of you that haven’t heard of them, you should definitely check out their work. they are an amazing husband & wife photography team who are not only uber talented, but are super funny as well!… Continue Reading

Are You Insured? {Insurance for Photographers}

Are You Insured? {Insurance for Photographers}

today i wanted to just talk real briefly about INSURANCE!  these days we have to have insurance for just about everything: cars, health, vision, dental, life, earthquake, fire, etc.  there’s even pet insurance now.  which i laughed at initially…until my dog started costing me $100 every time he got sick.  ugh.  so, i shouldn’t have… Continue Reading

3 Tips to Taking Better Photos in Low Light

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as most photographers know, light is key to getting a good image. we all crave that beautiful golden light at sunset, or even the amazing diffused light on a cloudy day. but life doesn’t always happen during these perfect scenarios, does it? sometimes we want to capture our kids all snuggled in bed together on… Continue Reading

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Intuitive Business Tools for #Togs

Intuitive Business Tools for #Togs

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