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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: Photographer, Interviewer, Podcaster and Owner of Impact Images

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    • 4.9 • 162 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.

    501: Angela Schneider – Specialising in end of life pet photography sessions for profit

    501: Angela Schneider – Specialising in end of life pet photography sessions for profit

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

    Angela Schneider of www.bigwhitedogphotography.com is an adventure dog photographer who has decided to specialise in end-of-life dog portraits.

    I always had a hunch that one of the biggest markets for pet photographers is clients with older dogs. Anyone who owns or has owned a dog understands how they are part of our families and how important it is to feature them in photos.

    Angela has taken things to a new level and has become a certified grief coach.

    She's launched a podcast — One Last Network, focussed on helping dog owners honour their dogs' lives before and after they pass.

    In addition to her new projects, she's the photographer behind the business Big White Dog Photography, where she goes on adventures with dogs and their owners to capture their joy and bonds in the great outdoors.

    In her business, she realised one-third of her clients were coming for end-of-life dog portraits. Which is how and why she's now taking the direction she is.

    In this interview, learn how to specialise in end-of-life pet photography sessions for profit.

    Here's some more of what we covered 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 a fantastic back catalogue of interviews, and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus, special member-only interviews.

    My passion lies in going out and seeing dogs in their natural element, which is of course is mother nature's studio. It's just giving the dog their place in our world or a place in their own world is just so soul fulfilling to me. – Angela Schneider

    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 in the group. You will not find more friendly, motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access 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 your takeaways and what you plan to implement in your business due to what you heard in today's episode.

    That's what I want to do for people. I wanted to make sure that they had beautiful photos of themselves with their dogs, doing the things that they love to do together. – Angela Schneider

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

    • 42 min
    500: Takeaways from ten years of photography business interviews

    500: Takeaways from ten years of photography business interviews

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

    Episode 500 of the Photography Business Xposed podcast was always about you, the Premium Members and listeners. I wanted a chance to make an episode dedicated to you and what you might have picked up and implemented as a result of listening to the interviews you have.

    I put the call out to Premium Members who have made the podcast possible from day one, ten years ago! In reality, as much as I love every podcast listener, it's the members I'm paying tribute to with this milestone of an episode.

    I've said from day one that the PBX podcast is only entertainment unless you are implementing at least some of what you hear from so many incredibly generous guests. The recordings that make up this episode prove to every listener and me that your photography business can improve and move forward faster if you're one of the dedicated business owners who take away the gems they hear shared and utilise them in their businesses.

    In this episode, hear some of the biggest takeaways from the last ten years of photography business interviews.

    A big thanks to you for listening, your continued support, and all the ups, downs, wins and losses you've shared with me since kicking this thing off. One thing is for sure; there wouldn't be a PBX Podcast if it weren't for you!

    A big thanks to our contributors for this episode:

    Melbourne in-home, lifestyle, newborn and family portrait photographer, Katrina Ferguson



    The most impactful thing recently that I learned through the podcast is about AI batch editing. It's been a massive game-changer for me. It's saves so much time and it makes editing just more interesting again. – Katrina Ferguson



    Canberra Dog photographer, Ina Jalil (Episode 475)



    I've learned so much from Andrew's podcast. It's such a resourceful and informative podcast, and it's changed my life and my business…This year, I've turned over $200,000 having only been full-time in the business for just under 9 months. – Ina Jalil



    Ottawa engagement and couple photographer, Sophie Renaud



    They made the biggest difference in our business and they were the springboard that we needed to be where we are today…We are making what we feel that we are worth and not overworking ourselves. – Sophie Renaud



    South Jersey Wedding Photographer, Gen Palmer



    You can build a successful photography business so many different ways. Well, I don't want to say that there's no wrong way to build your business. There's definitely more than one right way. Never let anyone tell you that you're doing it wrong. – Gen Palmer



    Baby Photographers Dundee, Ally Stuart-Ross (Episode 465)



    There is just always something to learn. No matter how big or how small, there's always something that you can do to improve your business. – Ally Stuart-Ross





    The Facebook group is such an integral part of the Premium Membership. It doesn't matter what you need…there's always somebody in there to offer you a friendly ear. – Ally Stuart-Ross



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    • 51 min
    499: Gary Pope – How to attract your perfect couples to photograph their weddings

    499: Gary Pope – How to attract your perfect couples to photograph their weddings

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

    Gary Pope of www.lovelongandprosperphotography.com is a Connecticut-based wedding photographer in the USA. He started his wedding photography business in 2017 after learning photography and video in his stint as a board game YouTuber. Yes, you read that correctly — Gary was an influencer in the board game space on YouTube.

    Today, he clearly targets and serves geeky and introverted clients on his fantastically branded website.

    He is the self-proclaimed expert on posing awkward people and couples.

    His trades under the business name; Love Long and Prosper Photography. An obvious play (to those couples important to Gary) on the phrase made famous by Spock from Star Trek.

    In this interview, Gary shares how he identified his niche and curated the type of content to attract his perfect, geeky couples to photograph their weddings.

    Here's some more of what we covered 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 a fantastic back catalogue of interviews, and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus, special member-only interviews.

    You are not a specialist when people first hire you. You learn it, then you become a specialist over time. – Gary Pope

    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 in the group. You will not find more friendly, motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access 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 Gary 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 your takeaways and what you plan to implement in your business due to what you heard in today's episode.

    Backlinks are extremely crucial. They're more important than you think. – Gary Pope

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



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    Details are here: https://photobizx.com/learnpetphotography

    The cost is only $97!

    • 52 min
    498: Allison Redmon – How to thrive as an expat photographer in a foreign country

    498: Allison Redmon – How to thrive as an expat photographer in a foreign country

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

    Allison Redmon of www.allisonredmonphotography.com first appeared on the podcast for episode 264, where she shared how to use photography classes to book portrait clients.

    That's when listeners were introduced to her incredible talent as a photographer and filmmaker and her entrepreneurial flair and drive to see her business survive in the unique market of Saudi Arabia and work predominately with US expats.

    Squarespace voted her website as the best custom website for 2021… and it truly is a work of art. Do yourself a favour and take a look, but be prepared to feel deflated about your site before you head there.

    I love her most recent post in the PhotoBizX Members Group where she asks…

    I live in Saudi Arabia, and the sand storms and wind (which whips the sand during my sessions) destroy the zippers on my backpacks – can anyone recommend something less prone to the elements?

    How cool to be able even to ask that question and say that you shoot family portraits in the Saudi Arabian desert!

    In this interview, Allison shares how to survive, raise a family and live in a foreign country and build a thriving photography business as an expat photographer and cinematographer.

    Here's some more of what we covered 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 a fantastic back catalogue of interviews, and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus, special member-only interviews.

    I don't want to be so high in what I'm charging that I'm eliminating people's ability to afford a sand dune session. – Allison Redmon

    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 in the group. You will not find more friendly, motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access 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 Allison 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 your takeaways and what you plan to implement in your business due to what you heard in today's episode.

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



    iTunes Reviews and Shout-outs

    • 49 min
    497: Eric Ronald – How to easily design and sell wedding albums today

    497: Eric Ronald – How to easily design and sell wedding albums today

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

    Eric Ronald of www.ericronald.net is an Aussie-based wedding photographer. Not just any wedding photographer, though — his work cuts through the noise and stands out as something special.

    He jumped into film school after completing high school and learnt the skills to become a cinematographer. But things in that world weren't what he imagined. He found his way onto television and worked on shows including Deal or No Deal, Dancing with Stars, Australia's Got Talent and many others.

    Ten years later, he quit TV, bought a camera and travelled for a year.

    From there, a love of photography was born, and he found his way into wedding photography, where he's been able to create dramatic and emotive stories for his couples ever since. Once you see his work, it's no wonder he's been so highly awarded for his wedding albums.

    In this interview, Eric shares exactly how to run a profitable and successful wedding photography business by correctly structuring your prices and delivering an incredible experience. Plus, how to quickly design and sell wedding albums today.

    Here's some more of what we covered 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 a fantastic back catalogue of interviews, and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

    Plus, special member-only interviews.

    I make stuff because it makes me feel good to give what I can to other people — specifically with wedding photos. It's giving people something that really means something. – Eric Ronald

    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 in the group. You will not find more friendly, motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

    Seriously, that's not all.

    In addition to everything above, you'll get access 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 Eric 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 your takeaways and what you plan to implement in your business due to what you heard in today's episode.

    Because I'm comfortable with my pricing, I don't really care what couples choose from a money point of view. I am just wanting to make sure the day is captured how I feel it should be captured. – Eric Ronald

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



    iTunes Reviews and Shout-outs

    • 52 min
    2023 New Year Special – Photography Business Predictions by the Coaches

    2023 New Year Special – Photography Business Predictions by the Coaches

    Happy New Year and welcome to a special episode of the podcast to kick off 2023. For this episode, I asked some of my favourite photography business coaches to contribute and share their thoughts on how this year will shape for photographers running their businesses following Covid and bad economic predictions.

    Here's exactly what I asked each of them…

    I'm putting together a podcast episode for a new years release of PhotoBizX and would love to feature you and your thoughts on how you see photography business shaping up for 2023. 

    To participate, I'll need a 5-10 minute (strictly no more than 10 minutes) audio recording. 

    If you're up for this…

    Start the recording with an intro saying who you are, your business's name, and briefly what you do. Most listeners will already be familiar with you from the podcast. 

    Then share your thoughts and predictions for photography business in 2023. 

    Feel free to focus on any of the following… marketing and advertising trends, sales, branding, social media, declining or expanding markets, the need to shoot multiple genres or double down on a single genre, what photographers will need to do to succeed or a prediction that things will return to how they were pre-Covid. 

    Take this where you like. 

    Finish your recording with where the listener can go to learn more.

    You'll see a list of contributing photography business coaches below, and where you can learn more about them and what they do.

    Hope you enjoy and get something from this New Year episode. Let's get into it!

    Bernie Griffiths – Photography Business Coach



    Bernie Griffiths Website

    Bernie Griffiths Conference 2023

    Business Plan Call with Bernie

    Bernie Griffiths on Facebook

    Bernie Griffiths on YouTube

    Episode 136: Bernie Griffiths – A Challenge for You to Book More Portrait Photography Sessions

    Episode 30: Bernie Griffiths – Photography Business Success Coach

    Episode 198: Bernie Griffiths – Facebook Ads and The Missing Link To Successful Sales

    Episode 231: Bernie Griffiths – How to Make the Successful Leap to Pro Photographer

    Episode 271: Bernie Griffiths – Your Photography Business Questions Answered plus WanderSnap

    Episode 322: Bernie Griffiths – The importance of shooting saleable images in your photography business

    Episode 363: Bernie Griffiths – Business growth for wedding and portrait photographers

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

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The Most Important Photography Podcast Out There

I honestly believe that no one has done more, or is doing more for aspiring and current photographers than Andrew. This podcast is a vital source of highly valuable and actionable information for anyone looking to either launch a career in photography, or reach new levels of success in their existing business. The conversational style of interview is such an easy listen, plus Andrew has a remarkable skill for asking precisely the right questions of his guests in order to tease out the real methods, stories and take aways that offer the most impact for the listener. Get a premium subscription, join the Facebook group, throw this podcast on while you edit and you’ll never feel alone in the industry again. You’ll be energized, motivated and full of optimism just by hearing the possibilities and paths that others have walked before you. And make sure you have a note pad handy so you can TAKE ACTION when the lightning bolts hit (and they hit often)! - Josh (Joshua Kane Photography)

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Great Podcast for ALL photographers!

I am a maternity & newborn photographer and I listen to podcasts almost every single day while I edit. This podcast is by far the best one I have come across. I first started with the $1 trial about 6-8 months ago and quickly purchased the membership. The knowledge that I’ve taken in from the many, many types of photographer interviews is priceless. From business strategies, to social media strategies, and everything in between, this podcast has it all no matter what genre you photograph!

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The Best Podcast for Photographers

PhotoBiz X is the best podcast for photographers looking to grow their photography business. Andrew is a host that you want to be friends with, who asks all of your burning questions. Interviews cover all genres, levels, and styles of photography. Every episode I find inspiration and ideas, plus a feeling of community with other photographers.
Thank you, Andrew!

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