Do you have a dream?
A big, exciting and maybe a little scary dream to have a successful, profitable and creative photography business doing exactly what you love for wonderful, grateful clients? Or do you want to bring your business to the next level of fun and profit.? If so, then this Podcast is for you.
For over 36 years, I have made a great living as portrait and wedding business, Luci Dumas Fine Photography, with no other source of income. No rich husband or lottery winnings, through the ups and downs of the industry and economy.
Now as a business coach with Insight Training for Photographers, I love love love to support photographers who want to do the same. This podcast is full of practical business info, and insights gained from my years in business, plus interviews with amazing people. My desire is to help you along on your joyful journey to success, however that looks to you. Feel free to connect with me at www.lucidumascoaching.com to learn about my training options.
092: Jenna Henderson- Boundaries Are Our Friends
Jenna Henderson is a boss bitch balance coach (her words) and photographer, with more than 15 years experience in the photography industry. Her super powers are giving creative women permission to feel empowered within their business journey, and helping them create a life of balance and peace. Jenna believes in validating creative careers and identities other than motherhood for woman.
Her wisdom is also powerful for men and covers lots of important ways to have “the good life” as self employed professionals.
Our discussion covers several aspects of setting boundaries. She shares her thoughts on
1- Time boundaries- setting up schedules that allow us to have the work life balance that creates more life satisfaction and success.
2-Space boundaries-It is important carve out a space for a work space at home because the lines get blurred.
3- Emotional-it is okay to pour ourselves into our clients but know when to have limits and communicate them.
Some of her tips include
-the importance of self awareness. Is it serving me?
-starting small when making changes
-energy- allow yourself to fully rest
She also has a lot to share about what she calls “Permission Mindset”. We are allowed to do whatever we want. “You have the life you have want. Do you. Focus on your wants and dreams.”
Free gift for my Profitable Photographer listeners
Free download of The Boundary Compass
Bright Boss Academy: www.jennaclicks.com/brightboss
091: Mary Fisk Taylor-Storybrand Framework and Tips for Photographers
MBA, M. Photog., Cr., EA- ASP, CPP, ABI, APICertified StoryBrand GuideProfit First Professional and Guide
PPA Vice-President and soon to be President Mary Fisk-Taylor has a rich career in photography as well as service to our industry.For almost 25 years Mary Fisk-Taylor has owned a portrait and wedding business with her business partner, Jamie Hayes in Richmond, Virginia.Hayes & Fisk Photography is one of the most sought-after Portrait and Wedding studios in their industry. Mary and Jamie are both incrediblycommitted to preserving family legacies, professionally capturing and printing portrait and milestone memories.
Mary also co-hosts the podcast Get Your Shoot Together with Kira Derryberry and has her own consulting company helping other small business creatives be more profitable, sustainable and successful.
In this delightful interview, she share her knowledge of the very popular and powerful “Storybrand” model of marketing and communicating what makes us special to our ideal clients.
She explains step by step, the 7 part framework of this teaching and why it is so much more powerful than lots of flowery words about our studios or the need for our services.Some of the steps are to
* Agitate/illustrate a problem and tell how I can solve the problem
* Make your client the hero.
* Become the guide out of the problem using empathy and authenticity
* Give them a plan- simple and clear. It is a good way for them not to be afraid.
* Cast a vision of what their life can look like after working with us
She shares about coming from an authoritative place, the value of stories, testimonials, videos of clients viewing their portraits for the first time and much more.
Mary’s final word of encouragement is that everyone has days where you don’t feel worthy or just plain tired. Give yourself grace. Don’t compare. None of us is wearing superhero caps.
You can find her on Clubhouse andInstagram @firstname.lastname@example.org www.getyourshoottogether.com
090: Scott Josuweit-The Value of Purpose and Process
Scott Josuweit is a former 7th-grade special education math teacher turned wedding photographer.
He has earned six figures for the past five years and loves getting to work with other photographers to help their dreams come true.
Scott’s Zone of Genius is business systems. He loves them, he teaches about them, and we have a great conversation about them and much more.
The reason for this focus on systems with purpose, is so photographers can get their time back but also give their clients a personalized high-end high-touch experience. It also help us be able to quantify your success so you can know where your money is coming from, keep adapting
We also discuss how to use your CRM to help other. One example…how could you use it by helping serve vendor
create a gallery for one specific venue where they can easily find my photos. That is the Purpose.
Then he share the Process which is to
1-create the gallery
2-create video to help the vendor know how to use it
3-invite vendor by meeting in purpose
His last thoughts are this…
Stop constantly consuming educations and start implementing and see what happens
To contact Scott Josuweit you can go to his website, facebook, or instagram
Connect with Luci Dumas:
Show: The Profitable Photographer with Luci Dumas
089: André Amyot- 50 Years of Wisdom
There is a lot to share about Andre Amyot, as he has been a photographer for over 50 years.
He served in the Canadian Air Force for 10 years as a photographer and opened his first photography studio in 1974, eventually grossing almost 2 million per year. He created the "Photo Coach" business system and has taught to close to 2000 photographers during 18 years across Canada, US, Belgium and France.
Luci Dumas and Andre have a relaxing back and forth conversation and chat about the following topics
1-Listen to your instinct…trust your gut…big and small inner guidance2-Be aware of what is happening, what are the challenges and where is the knowledge you need3-Find a mentor4-Tips-understanding the fact that you should learn business-why are you a photographer?-why are you a photographer in business?5-Focus on how you can SERVE people6-For established photographers-we can be more set in our ways. Be flexible…try things…look for advice7- Why we should keep in touch with your customers
Andre is offering a free ebook, From Passion to Profitshttps://www.photocoachonline.com/passion2profits/ (https://www.photocoachonline.com/passion2profits/)
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088: Hart Tan- Seven Figure Singapore Photographer
087: Fine Art Portraiture & Film with Pete Rezac
A PPA Master, Craftsmen, CPP…Pete Rezac is a portrait photographer based in Reno Nevada. He is educator, print competition juror, and on the PPA Board of Directors AND Professional Photographer’s of California's past president and now chairman of the board. If I were to list all of the accomplishments of my next guest the podcast would be just about over.
But his work…oh my gosh…it is amazing. he has received over 100 print merits and so many top awards for his gorgeous images.
He uses medium and large format cameras and film in creating his fine art portraiture and loves the tactile process it provides him in creating his work, along with the rich tones and high fidelity of the photographs that come from these tools.
He shares about his love of film and how it helps him creates fine portraits that create better sales for him, by giving a unique client experience, and a quality of print not available from other photographers.
His “last word” is that there is an inner voice inside of us. Listen to this. Stick with what you love. Be yourself. And get involved locally.
Connect with Pete via his email as he is happy to answer questions
Customer ReviewsSee All
Wow, so much incredible information
I LOVE this podcast, not only is an incredible amount of information shared by Luci and her guests, but Luci’s summaries are so helpful. I listen to some of these podcasts repeatedly because I know I haven’t taken in all the good stuff in just one or two listens! Informative, thought provoking and often challenging! Thanks Luci, I always look forward to the next one!
I love this podcast - it’s full of tons of practical and realistic advice about the photography industry. It’s awesome to hear so many different perspectives from all facets of the business. Impressed that Luci takes the time to really get to know her guests. The conversations feel really natural.