20 episodes

A space where creative entrepreneurs learn to lean into their passions and create a thriving business that impacts in a big way. Hosted by Dawn Charles and Emily Magers, two photographers turned educators here to help you cultivate your dream career. We’ll share our mistakes and successes, both professionally and personally, so that you can rise where we fell, find inspiration within our wins, and fast track to your brightest future.

Take It From Us Emily Magers + Dawn Charles

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

A space where creative entrepreneurs learn to lean into their passions and create a thriving business that impacts in a big way. Hosted by Dawn Charles and Emily Magers, two photographers turned educators here to help you cultivate your dream career. We’ll share our mistakes and successes, both professionally and personally, so that you can rise where we fell, find inspiration within our wins, and fast track to your brightest future.

    020: Our Top 12 Apps + Tools To Run An Online Business

    020: Our Top 12 Apps + Tools To Run An Online Business

    It’s easy to recognize that you can’t juggle everything on your own, but it’s hard to know where you’re REALLY needing help. Thank goodness for technology and online tools that have been created to help ease the struggles and frustrations of running a business online. We’ve spent years fine tuning our processes and utilizing some of the best tools on the market to conduct business in an efficient way. The good news? SO many tools are extremely inexpensive or free. Ready to learn about all the apps that we use for our online business on the daily? In this episode we’re discussing our favorite tools and apps that have helped our businesses grow & thrive. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the tool that takes your biz to the next level!

    Episode Show Notes: https://www.takeitfromuspodcast.com/episodes/020

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    HoneyBook - Our favorite business tool that keeps us organized with clients, contracts, invoices, client workflows, and everything in between. CLICK HERE for 50% off your first year!

    Redwood Presets - As photographers, editing is half the battle. If you struggle to nail your style and tones within your imagery, look no further than Redwood Presets. Get ready to achieve a warm and cinematic look with this preset pack by Emily Magers and Dawn Charles for Lightroom & ACR. CLICK HERE and use code "TAKEITFROMUS" to get 15% off!

    • 24 min
    019: Stop Boosting: Ads that Convert with Jess Shipton

    019: Stop Boosting: Ads that Convert with Jess Shipton

    Jess Shipton is an Australia based ads manager with a love of all things marketing. Today she is giving us all the tea on why ads are so important, how you can use them to grow your businesses, as well as her thoughts on all the recent Facebook changes. If you’re ready to take your biz to the next level, or are just interested in what ads have to offer, then this is the episode for you! Jess is an absolute WIZARD and we cannot wait for you to learn the basics of ads from her.

    Take It From Us Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeitfromus_podcast
    Jess's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessolutionmarketing/

    Episode Show Notes: https://www.takeitfromuspodcast.com/episodes/019

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    HoneyBook - Our favorite business tool that keeps us organized with clients, contracts, invoices, client workflows, and everything in between. CLICK HERE for 50% off your first year!

    Redwood Presets - As photographers, editing is half the battle. If you struggle to nail your style and tones within your imagery, look no further than Redwood Presets. Get ready to achieve a warm and cinematic look with this preset pack by Emily Magers and Dawn Charles for Lightroom & ACR. CLICK HERE and use code "TAKEITFROMUS" to get 15% off!

    • 54 min
    018: Instagram Captions that Convert & Serve

    018: Instagram Captions that Convert & Serve

    Today is all about instagram captions, so join us as we scroll all the way back into our instagram archives. We’re going to give tips about what makes a good caption, content ideas, and examples of some of our own good and bad captions. (Trust us some of these examples are super cringe!) This episode is full of practical takeaways you can implement directly into your marketing strategy - and more importantly, what NOT to do so you don’t fall into the same instagram traps we did back in the day!

    Take It From Us Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeitfromus_podcast

    Episode Show Notes: https://www.takeitfromuspodcast.com/episodes/018

    A special thank you to our sponsors: 

    HoneyBook - Our favorite business tool that keeps us organized with clients, contracts, invoices, client workflows, and everything in between. CLICK HERE for 50% off your first year!

    Redwood Presets - As photographers, editing is half the battle. If you struggle to nail your style and tones within your imagery, look no further than Redwood Presets. Get ready to achieve a warm and cinematic look with this preset pack by Emily Magers and Dawn Charles for Lightroom & ACR. CLICK HERE and use code "TAKEITFROMUS" to get 15% off!

    • 44 min
    017: Goal Setting in Life & Business

    017: Goal Setting in Life & Business

    Ever wondered how other entrepreneurs can achieve these huge goals? Well we can’t speak for everyone, but we do know that goal setting is a huge factor in achieving big things in your business and enjoying life to the fullest. All you need is a roadmap, and that’s what we’re here for. In this episode we’re diving into why goals are important, how to set them, and what goals we’re striving out there in our current seasons of life.

    Episode Show Notes: https://www.takeitfromuspodcast.com/episodes/017
    Take It From Us Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeitfromus_podcast

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    HoneyBook - Our favorite business tool that keeps us organized with clients, contracts, invoices, client workflows, and everything in between. CLICK HERE for 50% off your first year!

    The Photographer's Guide to Wedding Email Responses - A 24-page guide to writing email responses that win clients and give you hours back in your day - designed for wedding photographers of all experience levels. CLICK HERE to shop and use code "takeitfromus" to get 15% off. 

    • 46 min
    016: Our Best Work From Home Tips

    016: Our Best Work From Home Tips

    Where are all of our fellow WFH friends at?! It absolutely comes with its struggles, but in our humble opinion, working from home is the best. Somehow though, we too often get stuck in a wicked cycle of working from our couch, having poor work/life balance, and struggling to find a routine that works for each of us. If you’re sitting in your pajamas right now + haven’t stepped foot outside of your home all day, this episode is for YOU. No shame, the work from home struggle is super real, but our goal is to speak into some of the things that have helped us most throughout our years of being self-employed. Tune in to hear Dawn + Emily as they share some of their failures over the years of working from home, as well as tips + tricks for creating a solid work from home structure.

    Episode Show Notes: https://www.takeitfromuspodcast.com/episodes/016

    Take It From Us Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeitfromus_podcast

    Hannah Murphy's Episode On Productivity: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/007-creating-your-most-productive-schedule-with-hannah/id1588312443?i=1000539058407

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    HoneyBook - our favorite business tool that keeps us organized with clients, contracts, invoices, client workflows, and everything in between. CLICK HERE for 50% off your first year!

    Narrative Select - let's be real, culling isn't the best part of the job. Narrative is here to get us back to what we all do best, which is taking photos! CLICK HERE for 15% off Select Pro features so that culling is only a small part of your workload.

    • 36 min
    015: Owning Your Style + Discovering Your Dream Client with Lauren Scotti

    015: Owning Your Style + Discovering Your Dream Client with Lauren Scotti

    Calling photographers everywhere… today’s episode is a great one, no matter your niche. We’re talking with our good friend Lauren Scotti about something that we are all extremely passionate about. Not to mention, it’s something that is SUPER vital as a photographer and creative. Lauren is a Southern California wedding photographer who has been in the industry for over 10 years. She loves design and brings that into her work in an intentional (and stunning) way. Join us as we chat about finding your niche, owning your style, and honing in on who your dream client really is. This episode is filled with inspirational takeaways that will help you reach your fullest potential as a photographer.

    Episode Show Notes: https://www.takeitfromuspodcast.com/episodes/015

    Lauren Scotti's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/laurenscotti/

    Take It From Us Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeitfromus_podcast/

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    HoneyBook - our favorite business tool that keeps us organized with clients, contracts, invoices, client workflows, and everything in between. CLICK HERE for 50% off your first year!
    Narrative Select - let's be real, culling isn't the best part of the job. Narrative is here to get us back to what we all do best, which is taking photos! CLICK HERE for 15% off Select Pro features so that culling is only a small part of your workload.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

healthnut88 ,

Loving it!

Just came across this show, and I’m loving it already! The episode on owning your style really resonated for me. Highly recommend. :)

CB Photography ,

OBSESSED 🤩

I CANNOT rate this podcast any higher... I am obsessed with these two human beings! I have invested SO much time and money into all the courses, digital products, and AMAZING resources that they are constantly putting out to educate this community of photographers around the world. I look up to the both of them SO much and I’m so thankful that they do what they do to help photographers like myself better their businesses and lives!!! Total fan girl of Dawn & Emily!! Praise the good Lord for people like the two of them! THANK YOU!!!!

Elisenovaaaaa ,

Love it

I love listening to these two and the guest speakers are awesome too. I love how Dawn and Emily are both so open and humble including willing to hear other opinions(referring to Jai’s interview). They really embraced their brand in that episode which is to always keep learning at least from my perspective. I just wish I could get an episode everyday hahaha. I love listening while editing!

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