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The ultimate portrait and wedding photography business podcast where Andrew Hellmich, interviews successful wedding and portrait photographers and industry experts to reveal their business secrets for your success. PhotoBizX is the photography podcast where you hear answers to the questions you'd love to ask successful wedding and portrait photographer yourself but may never get the chance - or you'd be too afraid to ask.



If you dream about having a successful photography business or you’re already on your way - you can fast track your progress as you listen to Andrew expose the tactics and strategies of full time photographers in this photography podcast.



Learn the very things the professional photographers wish they knew ‘back then’ - all the inside tips, tricks, marketing, business, advertising and social media photography techniques that work.



Learn how to attract a constant flow of clients that want to pay for your photography... every day. Discover how to make a living with photography.



Learn the exact way to market your style of photography, advertise and promote your wedding or portrait photography business. How to manage pricing, photography packages, sales techniques, to up-sell or not, what to do when the phone rings and what the experts do when it doesn’t. Learn what professional photographers do from the initial consultation right through to the album or prints sales session to pick up and beyond.

PhotoBizX The Ultimate Portrait and Wedding Photography Business Podcast Andrew Hellmich

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    • 5.0 • 146 Ratings

The ultimate portrait and wedding photography business podcast where Andrew Hellmich, interviews successful wedding and portrait photographers and industry experts to reveal their business secrets for your success. PhotoBizX is the photography podcast where you hear answers to the questions you'd love to ask successful wedding and portrait photographer yourself but may never get the chance - or you'd be too afraid to ask.



If you dream about having a successful photography business or you’re already on your way - you can fast track your progress as you listen to Andrew expose the tactics and strategies of full time photographers in this photography podcast.



Learn the very things the professional photographers wish they knew ‘back then’ - all the inside tips, tricks, marketing, business, advertising and social media photography techniques that work.



Learn how to attract a constant flow of clients that want to pay for your photography... every day. Discover how to make a living with photography.



Learn the exact way to market your style of photography, advertise and promote your wedding or portrait photography business. How to manage pricing, photography packages, sales techniques, to up-sell or not, what to do when the phone rings and what the experts do when it doesn’t. Learn what professional photographers do from the initial consultation right through to the album or prints sales session to pick up and beyond.

    418: Angela Percival – a different path to becoming a successful photographer

    418: Angela Percival – a different path to becoming a successful photographer

    Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area.

    Angela Percival of www.angelapercival.com is an extreme sports photographer who travels off-the-grid to incredible places photographing other humans doing crazy things.

    Following year 12 at school and at 17 years of age, she left home in Australia for Whistler in Canada on a working holiday… and never came back.

    Angela is a self-taught photographer working in a male-dominated niche and looks to be doing incredibly well.

    Amazingly, she was named one of the top 9 photographers you should know about by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC!

    Today, she is the senior photographer for the outdoor design and clothing company, Arc’teryx and has been for the past 17 years!

    In this interview, learn another route to becoming an incredibly successful photographer by making yourself invaluable to a single company that relies heavily on photography and becoming their in-house and all adventure shooter.

    Here's some more of what we cover in the interview:



    What’s on Offer for Premium Members

    If you’re a premium member, you should have received an email with links to your version of this interview – the full length and more revealing version where you hear the absolute best tips and advice from every guest.

    If you’re on the fence about becoming a premium member, join with the $1 trial today and get access to the FULL interviews each week, get access to an amazing back catalogue of interviews and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus special member-only interviews.

    There was no better way to learn how to shoot a story in a day than to be in the pressure of a wedding. – Angela Percival

    You'll also receive access to the members-only Secret Facebook Group where you can connect with other Premium Members and interview guests to help, support and motivate you to take ideas you hear in each episode and put them into action. There are also FB live video tutorials, role-play interviews and special live interviews happening in the group. You will not find more friendly, more motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access to and instructions on forming or joining a MasterMind Group with other premium members. These groups are super motivating, make you accountable and build friendships with other pro photographers with similar motives to you – to build a more successful photography business.



    What is your big takeaway?

    Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Angela shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

    It's a valuable skill for anyone working in photography to be able to do a lot with very little and be efficient. – Angela Percival

    If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Angela or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.



    iTunes Reviews and Shout-outs

    Each week I check for any new iTunes reviews and it's always a buzz to receive these… for a couple of reasons.

    Firstly, it's confirmation that I'm on the right track with the interviews and that they really are helping you improve your photography business. That's awesome!

    Secondly,

    • 38 min
    417: Tanha Basile – How to systematize your portrait photography business for success

    417: Tanha Basile – How to systematize your portrait photography business for success

    Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area.

    Tanha Basile of www.winnimini.com.au is a successful family and newborn photographer based on Queensland's Gold Coast in Australia. She went professional with her photography in 2013, right after her first child was born.

    From what I understand, it's been a whirlwind of growth and success since then.

    Looking at her availability for the rest of 2021 – she has less than 24 sessions left to fill!

    Browsing her website, it's immediately clear what she creates for her clients – warm, earthy toned, emotive imagery focusing on wall art collections.

    Before setting up this interview, I was chatting with a photographer friend about Tanha, and she told me…

    Tahna has an incredible sales average, photographs a million sessions, has built a massive house with a whole wing dedicated to a studio, and her husband has just quit his job to work for her!

    In this interview, learn how to systematize your portrait photography business for success and to create your own successful newborn and family photography business, no matter how competitive the market. 

    Here's some more of what we cover in the interview:



    What’s on Offer for Premium Members

    If you’re a premium member, you should have received an email with links to your version of this interview – the full length and more revealing version where you hear the absolute best tips and advice from every guest.

    If you’re on the fence about becoming a premium member, join with the $1 trial today and get access to the FULL interviews each week, get access to an amazing back catalogue of interviews and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus special member-only interviews.

    If you're dedicated to sticking with your business, you'd price yourself for the long run and don't price yourself too cheaply and burn out. You'll be there for years to come, which is the most important thing. You've got to be sustainable. – Tanha Basile

    You'll also receive access to the members-only Secret Facebook Group where you can connect with other Premium Members and interview guests to help, support and motivate you to take ideas you hear in each episode and put them into action. There are also FB live video tutorials, role-play interviews and special live interviews happening in the group. You will not find more friendly, more motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access to and instructions on forming or joining a MasterMind Group with other premium members. These groups are super motivating, make you accountable and build friendships with other pro photographers with similar motives to you – to build a more successful photography business.



    What is your big takeaway?

    Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Tanha shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

    I think the real win is when you win the dad over. – Tanha Basile

    If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Tanha or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.



    iTunes Reviews and Shout-outs

    Each week I check for any new iTunes reviews and i...

    • 48 min
    416: Paula Brennan – Conversion and nurturing trumps photography lead generation numbers

    416: Paula Brennan – Conversion and nurturing trumps photography lead generation numbers

    Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area.

    Paula Brennan of www.paulabrennan.com.au came to my attention following an email from PBX member and photographer Debi Brett. The email went out to her subscribers – saying that she is making a pivot with her photography and moving from family photography to commercially focused photography.

    I replied, wishing her success, saying I loved the email and understood the direction to free up her weekends for more family time.

    In Debi's reply email, she mentioned today's guest – Paula Brennan.

    Debi said…

    I did some coaching with Paula earlier this year, and she is nailing the Personal Branding niche with $10K a day shoots. She's based in Queensland, Australia and totally lovely!

    I did some searching after that to learn Paula is all about helping women feel more confident to pursue their dream business through personal branding photography & education.

    She says she sees the world through marketing goggles, has been photographing professionally for over 20 years, and LOVES what she gets to do.

    In this interview, learn it's more about nurturing and conversion than simply generating more leads.

    Here's some more of what we cover in the interview:



    What’s on Offer for Premium Members

    If you’re a premium member, you should have received an email with links to your version of this interview – the full length and more revealing version where you hear the absolute best tips and advice from every guest.

    If you’re on the fence about becoming a premium member, join with the $1 trial today and get access to the FULL interviews each week, get access to an amazing back catalogue of interviews and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus special member-only interviews.

    I haven't erased any part of my evolution. I love my clients to be able to go back and have a look at where I've come from. So if you dig deep right down to the bottom of my Instagram page, you can see if you dig deep into my wedding pages, you can see the evolution of the brand. As a business owner who kind of helps people to market, I think that those stories are really important for your clients to be able to see as well. – Paula Brennan

    You'll also receive access to the members-only Secret Facebook Group where you can connect with other Premium Members and interview guests to help, support and motivate you to take ideas you hear in each episode and put them into action. There are also FB live video tutorials, role-play interviews and special live interviews happening in the group. You will not find more friendly, more motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access to and instructions on forming or joining a MasterMind Group with other premium members. These groups are super motivating, make you accountable and build friendships with other pro photographers with similar motives to you – to build a more successful photography business.



    What is your big takeaway?

    Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Paula shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

    All of the genres I've photographed over the years, be it babies, weddings, engagements, couples, families,

    • 43 min
    415: Kim Ortiz – How to set up a profitable pet photography calendar project

    415: Kim Ortiz – How to set up a profitable pet photography calendar project

    Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area.

    Kim Ortiz of www.kimortiz.com is a family, senior and pet photographer based in Austin, Texas – USA.

    Kim is a PhotoBizX Premium member, and we were recently chatting on messenger about her pet calendar fundraiser. Her recently completed campaign achieved a series of results that piqued my interest and led to me asking to record this interview.



    * She generated over $6000 in sales.

    * Raised an additional $6500 for the local dog rescue group.

    * She gets her known in the local community and brought in new clients.



    I then learnt that Kim has been implementing this strategy for the past nine years!

    In this interview, Kim shares how to set up a profitable pet photography calendar project to raise money and support your local dog rescue organisations while creating an avenue to generate terrific wall art sales for your dog photography business.

    Here's some more of what we cover in the interview:



    What’s on Offer for Premium Members

    If you’re a premium member, you should have received an email with links to your version of this interview – the full length and more revealing version where you hear the absolute best tips and advice from every guest.

    If you’re on the fence about becoming a premium member, join with the $1 trial today and get access to the FULL interviews each week, get access to an amazing back catalogue of interviews and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus special member-only interviews.

    If you have a passion for animal rescue and you want to help, you should do a pet calendar if you're a dog photographer. – Kim Ortiz

    You'll also receive access to the members-only Secret Facebook Group where you can connect with other Premium Members and interview guests to help, support and motivate you to take ideas you hear in each episode and put them into action. There are also FB live video tutorials, role-play interviews and special live interviews happening in the group. You will not find more friendly, more motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access to and instructions on forming or joining a MasterMind Group with other premium members. These groups are super motivating, make you accountable and build friendships with other pro photographers with similar motives to you – to build a more successful photography business.



    What is your big takeaway?

    Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Kim shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

    If you're doing a fund raiser and you give away to every contestant a family portrait with their dog, you can sell a lot of wall portraits. – Kim Ortiz

    If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Kim or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.



    Daily Vlog Challenge – starting June 7th!

    Do you find when you get to have a face to face meeting with prospective clients, they usually book you?

    That's how it is for me, and I'm pretty sure most of us.

    Did you know you can shortcut this whole process and get in front of and connect with ideal clients before your ...

    • 47 min
    414: Natarsha March – Utilise video to build a successful newborn photography business

    414: Natarsha March – Utilise video to build a successful newborn photography business

    Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area.

    Natarsha March of www.brisbanenewbornphotography.com.au is a newborn and family photographer originally from New Zealand and now based in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two daughters.

    She spent the first 15 years working as a television video editor in news, current affairs, consumer, kid, and reality TV shows.

    Following the birth of her first daughter, Natarsha's photography was getting noticed by her mother's group mums, who started requesting photos of their babies. Then their friends started calling for photography too!

    That's when she realised a new career was a possibility.

    She got insured, registered a business, studied photography more and upgraded her equipment and blended her skills as a television video editor with photography.

    To suggest she is a good photographer is an understatement. Some of her awards to date include:



    * 2020 Best Client Experience

    * 2019 QLD Newborn Photographer of the Year

    * 2019 Australian Newborn Photographer of the Year Finalist

    * 2019 QLD Family Photographer of the Year Finalist



    Today… she photographs Thursday to Sunday and does her editing on weeknights.

    In this interview, Natarsha shares how to utilise video to build a super successful newborn photography business.

    Here's some more of what we cover in the interview:



    What’s on Offer for Premium Members

    If you’re a premium member, you should have received an email with links to your version of this interview – the full length and more revealing version where you hear the absolute best tips and advice from every guest.

    If you’re on the fence about becoming a premium member, join with the $1 trial today and get access to the FULL interviews each week, get access to an amazing back catalogue of interviews and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus special member-only interviews.

    I kept my pricelist the same. I just changed the point at which I include my digitals. – Natarsha March

    You'll also receive access to the members-only Secret Facebook Group where you can connect with other Premium Members and interview guests to help, support and motivate you to take ideas you hear in each episode and put them into action. There are also FB live video tutorials, role-play interviews and special live interviews happening in the group. You will not find more friendly, more motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access to and instructions on forming or joining a MasterMind Group with other premium members. These groups are super motivating, make you accountable and build friendships with other pro photographers with similar motives to you – to build a more successful photography business.



    What is your big takeaway?

    Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Natarsha shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

    Blogging works as a supercharger for SEO because it gives Google a lot of content. – Natarsha March

    If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Natarsha or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show,

    • 51 min
    413: Yosef Huri – How to use AI in your photography editing workflow

    413: Yosef Huri – How to use AI in your photography editing workflow

    Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area.

    Yosef Huri of www.instagram.com/yosefhuri is an Israeli based wedding photographer utilising AI as part of his editing workflow. In this interview, hear how you can reduce your editing time by at least half and exactly how to use AI in your photo editing workflow.

    After talking with Ron and Yotam from ImagenAI in the last episode of the podcast, I asked if they could share the names of a few photographers using their software for editing in real life.

    Following that conversation, I connected with Yosef Huri – a Tel Aviv based wedding photographer who looks to be relatively early on his career and producing beautiful work.

    I've seen and browsed through a dozen or so of the weddings he's photographed on his Pixiset website, and there is an unmistakable look and consistency to his editing style.

    The plan is to get a sense of what it's like to work with ImagenAi as part of a working photographers workflow.

    In addition to that, I'm excited to talk to an up and coming photographer from Tel Aviv to hear about advertising, marketing and growing a business in a market that is foreign to me, and I'm guessing you too.

    Here's some more of what we cover in the interview:



    What’s on Offer for Premium Members

    If you’re a premium member, you should have received an email with links to your version of this interview – the full length and more revealing version where you hear the absolute best tips and advice from every guest.

    If you’re on the fence about becoming a premium member, join with the $1 trial today and get access to the FULL interviews each week, get access to an amazing back catalogue of interviews and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus special member-only interviews.

    I sent between 25,000 to 30,000 photos to ImagenAI so it will learn the way that I edit. After I do it, ImagenAI knows exactly how I edit. – Yosef Huri

    You'll also receive access to the members-only Secret Facebook Group where you can connect with other Premium Members and interview guests to help, support and motivate you to take ideas you hear in each episode and put them into action. There are also FB live video tutorials, role-play interviews and special live interviews happening in the group. You will not find more friendly, more motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access to and instructions on forming or joining a MasterMind Group with other premium members. These groups are super motivating, make you accountable and build friendships with other pro photographers with similar motives to you – to build a more successful photography business.



    What is your big takeaway?

    Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Yosef shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

    ImagenAI does somewhere between 70 to 80% of my editing work. – Yosef Huri

    If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Yosef or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.



    Daily Vlog Challenge – starting June 7th

    Do you find when you get to have a face to face meeting with prospective ...

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Patrick Pad ,

Great podcast. Generous host

I’m not a photographer. I just happened to be a guest in one of Andrew’s podcasts on a business topic. That lead to me listening to some of his other podcasts and I found them really interesting, principally thanks to Andrew’s engaging style and boundless curiosity. He extracts the maximum benefit for his listeners from every guest. Seems to me, he drills down and gets to the questions you would like to ask. It is all substance done in an engaging way.

Dingy14 ,

The ultimate photography business resource

Having only started my photography business late in 2019, one of the first things I came across was Andrew’s podcast.
I’ve booked over 20 weddings in my first 12 months, and most of these are due to the lessons and content in the podcast, plus from the members Facebook group.
The lessons in marketing, Facebook ads and email funnels are well worth the ticket price and Andrew genuinely cares about each member’s business and success.

For a wedding photographer who charges thousands of dollars per wedding, 20 odd bucks a month is a no brainer.
Do it.

John Rice Photographer ,

An epic podcast for photographers wanting to grow their business.

I have been a premium member since Photo Biz started out and I am still learning with every episode. PhotoBiz provides in depth content that is specific to your photography niche and it's easy to understand and implement too. I have found it a great way to be introduced to awesome Photography Business Coaches like Bernie Griffiths who helped me to have a huge success in the family portrait market.

Andrew is so genuine and helpful, he once called me in response to an email I had sent to him, to help me when I was building networks and alliances in my local area. I think we chatted for foty five minutes and he was happy to chat again to make sure I was on the right track. That's above and beyond stuff and I am so appreciative.

This is a no brainer and I highly recommend this podcast to take your photography business to the next level.

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