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“How do I market my business? How do I find ideal clients in my photography, design or service business? Is it possible to make a full time income with my passion?”

The Better Half to Boss Photography Podcast answers those questions and more!

Tavia Redburn inspires the ambitious mom entrepreneur with stories, proven marketing strategies and productivity tips to start, grow and go full time in her business.



Tavia shares how she became the primary income earner in her household with her photography business, all while homeschooling her 3 kids & how she retired her husband from his 9-5! 



Do you have a spouse stuck in a job they hate because they’re responsible to pay the bills? Are you ready to finally go full time, even hit 6 figures and beyond, with your passion to free your spouse from their 9-5? If you have a passion, there is a reason! It’s because you were made to be follow that passion! Go From Better Half to Boss!

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“How do I market my business? How do I find ideal clients in my photography, design or service business? Is it possible to make a full time income with my passion?”

The Better Half to Boss Photography Podcast answers those questions and more!

Tavia Redburn inspires the ambitious mom entrepreneur with stories, proven marketing strategies and productivity tips to start, grow and go full time in her business.



Tavia shares how she became the primary income earner in her household with her photography business, all while homeschooling her 3 kids & how she retired her husband from his 9-5! 



Do you have a spouse stuck in a job they hate because they’re responsible to pay the bills? Are you ready to finally go full time, even hit 6 figures and beyond, with your passion to free your spouse from their 9-5? If you have a passion, there is a reason! It’s because you were made to be follow that passion! Go From Better Half to Boss!

    A Proven Method to Go From Brand New to 8 Births in 1 Year (with Emily Gipper)

    A Proven Method to Go From Brand New to 8 Births in 1 Year (with Emily Gipper)

    If you want to overcome pre-shoot jitters, especially as a brand new birth photographer, this episode is for you! Birth photographer Emily Gipper is going to share how she built confidence as a brand new photographer, how she preps for a birth or session to have a successful shoot, and what she did to book eight paid the births in her very first year in business.
     
    Here are the highlights of this episode!
    00:00 - What to expect in this episode?
    04:42 - Meet our guest, Emily!
    05:40 – What made you get into birth photography?
    08:02 – Overcoming Post-Partum Depression
    09:45 – Birth Photography Hesitations and Overcoming them
    12:06 – Life Before The Beauty in Birth Photography Certification Course
    15:01 – A Game-Changing Experience
    18:29 – Life after becoming a Certified Birth Photographer
    20:55 – What’s it like to become a Certified Birth Photographer
    25:05 – Fun Birth Stories
    29:16 – Advice to New Birth Photographers
    30:59 – Advice to your former self?
    32:20 – Connect with Emily!
     
    Connect with Emily!
    Follow her on Instagram
    Visit her website!
     
    Register to my FREE Birth Photography Training: 3 Simple Ways to Master Birth Photography So You Can Be a High-Demand Photographer
     
    Ready to become a high-demand Birth Photographer? Build your client's trust by becoming a Certified Birth Photographer!
     
    Has this episode been helpful to you? Let us know by leaving us a review on iTunes! Here's a guide to help you in leaving a review.

    • 34 min
    Best Ways to Book Your First Client When You're New to Birth Photography

    Best Ways to Book Your First Client When You're New to Birth Photography

    Are you a new birth photographer eager to book your first client? There are plenty of ways to find clients and get your business off the ground, even when you’re brand new!
    In this episode, I’m going to share specific ways to get that first client whether you’ve tried and failed in the past or were too nervous to even start!
     
    Here are the highlights of this episode!
    1:07 - The Beauty in Birth Shop Credit Giveaway!
    03:20 - Episode Premise
    04:22 - Limiting Beliefs New Photographers Have
    10:53 - What to do to to find your first birth client?
     
    Get a $47 Credit in The Beauty in Birth Shop by leaving us a review on iTunes! Here's a guide to help you in leaving a review.
     
    Register to my FREE Birth Photography Training: 3 Simple Ways to Master Birth Photography So You Can Be a High-Demand Photographer
     
    Listen to past episodes mentioned: 
    Ep 93: How to Take Amazing Birth Photos When You're Brand New

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    How to Take Amazing Birth Photos When You're Brand New

    How to Take Amazing Birth Photos When You're Brand New

    Are you a brand new birth photographer who's anxious about your first birth photography experience? Friend, you don't need to stress about how to make your experience as smooth and successful as possible!
    This episode will outline everything you need to get started, from what camera gear to bring to what to charge and how to find backups. So if you’re excited about capturing birth and want to make sure you’re prepared first!
     
    Here are the highlights of this episode!
    1:46 - Introduction
    2:38 - Why is it a good idea to niche down on Birth Photography?
    8:06 - What gear should you first invest in?
    10:49 - Importance of having a backup gear
    12:14 - Preparing a shot list
    13:41 - Setting up your pricing
    14:58 - How to know hospital policies
    16:05 - Build your portfolio with a model call
     
    Register to my FREE Birth Photography Training: 3 Simple Ways to Master Birth Photography So You Can Be a High-Demand Photographer
    Get The Storytelling Guide for Birth Photography and learn everything you need to know in shooting your first birth!
     
    Listen to past episodes mentioned: 
    Ep 81: Dos and Don’ts When Running a Model Call
     
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    • 19 min
    How to Improve Your Mental Health in Business with the Right Community

    How to Improve Your Mental Health in Business with the Right Community

    A lot of photographers don't realize this, but having a strong support system is key to the long term success of your business.

    We think a lot about how to get more clients and how to make more money and serve clients well and manage or time… but your mental health is the foundation of all those things.

    When you need someone to talk who understands you and your business – where do you turn?

    In this episode, I'm thrilled to be joined with 2 of my friends and pioneers in the birth photography industry, Lacey Barratt of Exposing Birth and Liz Cook of the International Associate of Birth Photographers to show you how to find the right community of people who can help you succeed!
     
    Here are the highlights of this episode!
    01:53 - Meet Lacey and Liz!
    03:53 - Most Birth Photographers Miss Out on This When it Comes to Marketing
    08:59 - What is a Community and How it Powerfully Impacts Your Business
    14:30 - Building Support Systems in Online Communities
    17:47 - How to Show Up in Online Communities to Build Friendships
    26:38 - Engaging in Online Communities despite Imposter Syndrome
    28:36 - Handling Competition in Online Communities
    36:37 - Join a Global Community of Birth Photographers in ReAwaken: The 1st Annual IAPBP Virtual Summit
     
    ReAwaken: The 1st Annual IAPBP Virtual Summit
    Know more about the event, the speakers and get your tickets HERE.
     
    Connect with Liz and Lacey!
    International Association of Professional Birth Photographers on Instagram
    Visit the IAPBP Website to join as a member!
     
    Listen to past episodes mentioned: 
    Ep 06: The Path to Your Best Life as a Creative Entrepreneur (with Liz Cook)
    Ep 41: Need a Sign to Join Clubhouse? This is it! (with Lacey Barratt)
    Ep 80: How to Target Your Ideal Client on Social Media
    Ep 90: How to Build a Personal Brand for Photographers
     
     
     
     

    • 49 min
    Surprisingly Easy Ways to Increase Your Sales Without IPS (with Annemie Tonken)

    Surprisingly Easy Ways to Increase Your Sales Without IPS (with Annemie Tonken)

    When it comes to selling your photography, chances are you're “All-Inclusive” (meaning the client gets all the digital files for one price) or you do In-Person Sales.
    But did you know there is a system that takes the best from both of these into one?
    You probably know I use and love IPS, but my guest today Annemie Tonken is sharing her unique way to increase your sales WITHOUT doing in person sales!
    Connect with Annemie!
    Follow her on Instagram
    Listen to the This Can't Be That Hard Podcast here
    Check out the Simple Sales System and sign up to Annemie's free masterclass
    Build your client's trust by becoming a Certified Birth Photographer!
    Has this episode been helpful to you? Let us know by leaving us a review on iTunes! Here's a guide to help you in leaving a review.

    • 43 min
    How to Build a Personal Brand for Photographers

    How to Build a Personal Brand for Photographers

    How do you position your brand as a photographer? There's absolutely nothing wrong with position your brand as something like a big corporation, but in this episode, I want to show you exactly how to run a personal brand, the benefits of doing that, and how operating a personal brand can actually be a huge benefit for your business, help you stand-out from the competition, and make price a non-factor for your potential clients! Build your client's trust by becoming a Certified Birth Photographer!
    Has this episode been helpful to you? Let us know by leaving us a review on iTunes! Here's a guide to help you in leaving a review.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Becky Langseth ,

Love this podcast

I really love that Tavia is super encouraging. I feel like she really hits mindset well, and every time I hear her say, “if you have a passion, there’s a reason,” it hits me right smack dab in the heart—because I was MADE for this. As a new photographer, I struggle with mindset, with fear and with thinking I’m inadequate. But Tavia addresses all of these fears, and give me a gentle kick to get moving on my dream and not to let fear stop me. Tavia also gives so many resources, tips, and knowledge that this podcast is invaluable.

Jalina King ,

I can't believe this information is free!

I’m an upcoming photographer in my area and, thanks to the From Better Half to Boss podcast (plus all Tavia’s other resources), I feel like I can set up my business correctly and deliver quality images from the get-go. Tavia is a prime example of Dave Ramsey’s “Live like no one else so you can live and give like no one else.” The wealth of knowledge she freely shares is a reflection of both her business success and her character. What else could you ask for in a mentor? I mean, honestly, I can't believe Tavia so generously shares all this knowledge for free. For that reason, this podcast deserves 6 out of 5 stars. My favorite thing is when Tavia is sharing some noteworthy tips and tells the audience, "If you've drifted, come back to me." How does she know every time I lose focus??? She's saved me so much time rewinding and clearly wants to make SURE her listeners have all the information they need to have a successful business from the beginning. If you're a photographer or aspiring to be one, stop searching and start listening to this podcast like your business depends on it!

*Update as of 5/21/22: I am now a birth photography student of Tavia's and if you think that the information Tavia gives on this podcast is SO amazing that her paid information couldn't possibly much more useful, you are WRONG. If you're someone who is soaking up every episode and every free resource like I did, just go ahead and buy her course. It's all value and no busy work. I'm proud to be a student of someone who values her students and her clients so highly and I can't wait to become a certified birth photographer!

lookingupward ,

Quality Content and Extreme motivation!

Love this Podcast!! Each episode has given me a new thing to chew on personally or help raise my business to the next level. I feel like I need to be paying for this information! Seriously. She also finds quality special guests that are worth my time to listen to. Thank you for this Tavia! You have been my motivation and solid go to for my birth business through this podcast.

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