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Photography can be one of the most rewarding careers out there, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Whether you are simply a fan of photography, have an interest as a side-hustle, or looking to make your move to turn your passion into a full time career, the path to success for a photographer is often fraught with obstacles and challenges.

Join Mike Cassidy, a long time boudoir photographer, as he digs deep with some of the most accomplished pro photographers in the world who are exercising their entrepreneurial spirit. Hear what sparks their creativity, and what hurdles they've had to overcome to get their businesses going.

From marketing & SEO, to sales & technical details of photography, you can hear information you'd love to ask a pro. If you are ready to grow your business and move your game to the next level, this is the podcast for you.

The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast Mike Cassidy

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Photography can be one of the most rewarding careers out there, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Whether you are simply a fan of photography, have an interest as a side-hustle, or looking to make your move to turn your passion into a full time career, the path to success for a photographer is often fraught with obstacles and challenges.

Join Mike Cassidy, a long time boudoir photographer, as he digs deep with some of the most accomplished pro photographers in the world who are exercising their entrepreneurial spirit. Hear what sparks their creativity, and what hurdles they've had to overcome to get their businesses going.

From marketing & SEO, to sales & technical details of photography, you can hear information you'd love to ask a pro. If you are ready to grow your business and move your game to the next level, this is the podcast for you.

    Mini #3 - Boudoir Q&A Episode Listener Questions.

    Mini #3 - Boudoir Q&A Episode Listener Questions.

    This episode of The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast is another "Mini" episode answering listener questions from the previous show-- The Boudoir Q&A show.   
    Just a quick solo episode to answer some listener submitted questions from the last episode with Christora. Enjoy!
     
     
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    Website: The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast
    Instagram: @mikecassidypodcast
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    • 33 min
    Christora Osters - Boudoir Photography Q&A

    Christora Osters - Boudoir Photography Q&A

    On this episode of The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast I have a conversation with Christora Osters of Green Apple Photography. Christora is a Louisville, KY based wedding photographer and podcast host.
    A few months ago I met Christora when I was a guest on the podcast she hosts with Tom Russo called The Capture Crew. Christora is an established wedding photographer who has been looking to add boudoir photography to her business. We thought it would be a fun idea to have a boudoir Q&A episode and to dig into some questions about getting started in boudoir.
     
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    What kind of location do boudoir photographers need?
    What makes a great boudoir session?
    What communication helps create trust with your clients?
    How did you get the word out initially about your specialty of women's boudoir?
    What's the best advice you have for a photographer trying to enter the boudoir field?
    Who is your ideal client and why?
    What kind of outfits do you recommend and why?
    When is the best time of day to photograph boudoir?
    How important is posing? Do you have a go-to pose?
    What kind of lighting/props/etc should a new boudoir photographer utilize?
     
    Links/Products In This Episode:
    SpyderCheckr
    Warm Welcome Video Email Promo Code: REF2897
     
    Where To Find Christora Osters:
    Website: Green Apple Weddings
    Instagram: Green Apple Weddings
    TikTok: Green Apple Weddings
    Podcast Website: The Capture Crew Podcast
     
    Subscribe / Donate / Follow The Show:
    Website: The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast
    Instagram: @mikecassidypodcast
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Kirstie Jones - The Beauty Of Equine Portrait Photography

    Kirstie Jones - The Beauty Of Equine Portrait Photography

    On this episode of The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast I have a conversation with Kirstie Jones of Kirstie Marie Photography and the Learn With Kirstie Marie educational and business training website. Kirstie is a Dallas, TX based equine portrait photographer and educator.
    Kirstie Jones is an equine portrait photographer and educator located in Dallas, Texas. She founded Kirstie Marie Photography in 2013, and since then her work has been published in dozens of equine publications in advertising, editorial and cover spots. She conducts more than 50 private portrait session each year, obtaining an average of over $3,000 per client. She’s also worked with more than a dozen corporate clients, including SmartPak, Hobby Horse and Ride TV. 
    Kirstie earned a BBA in finance from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, where she also rode as a scholarship athlete for the TCU Equestrian Team. Prior to launching her full-time photography business, Kirstie worked in sales for a software company and in finance as an investor relations associate for an asset management firm.
     
    Photos Discussed In This Episode:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEzfphhHbv9/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CB8uXTan18G/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CBojRWfHmbS/ 
     
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    Photo Review with Kirstie.
    Kirstie's history in college equestrian sports. 
    Can you have success outside of horse country?
    Do people get in over their head in horses?
    Logistics of equine photography.
    Gear for equine photography.
    Do you only work with horse owners?
    The mechanics of getting the right shot.
    Is every horse suitable?
    Will horses stand still for a photo?
    Working in commercial equine photography.
    Kirstie's experiences with commercial photography.
     
    Links/Products In This Episode:
    -None
     
    Where To Find Arnica Rae:
    Website: Kirstie Marie Photography
    Education: Learn With Kirstie Marie
    Instagram: Kirstie Marie Photography
     
    Subscribe / Donate / Follow The Show:
    Website: The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast
    Instagram: @mikecassidypodcast
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Arnica Rae - 5 Phases Of Building A Successful Photography Business, Part 2.

    Arnica Rae - 5 Phases Of Building A Successful Photography Business, Part 2.

    On this episode of The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast I continue the conversation with Arnica Rae of Arnica Spring Photography and The Natural Light Portrait Studio. Arnica is a Montana based boudoir, glamour & commercial photographer and educator.
    Arnica started her path into professional photography as a mere coincidence-- with an opportunity to earn a few extra dollars taking photos of guests at a ranch. She quickly realized there was an opportunity to make more money in photography than there was from her regular job at that time. So, the inspiration hit her to grow and develop her photography business-- and she took action.
    After spending some time in the wedding business, and a chance encounter with a Sue Bryce seminar, she knew the direction where she wanted her business to go-- to become a high end glamour and boudoir photography entity.
    Now Arnica shares her knowledge and experience with others who want to grow their photography businesses with The Natural Light Portrait Studio website.
     
    Photos Discussed In This Episode:
    https://instagram.com/p/B7AN6a4npIp/
    https://instagram.com/p/Bz_l2gxjKPQ
    https://instagram.com/p/B4gFythnUvS 
     
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    Photo Review with Arnica.
    Arnica's business intro video.
    The importance of video.
    Arnica's start in photography
    There are so many poor boudoir photographers...
    Getting started in boudoir.
    The $75 boudoir photographer.
    How to gain 150 boudoir customers...overnight.
    Arnica's 5 Phase Planner
    Learning the basics.
    Portfolio Building.
    Business Building
    Business Maintenance
    Business Growth & Development
     
    Links/Products In This Episode:
    Download Arnica's 5 Phases Business Planner
     
    Where To Find Arnica Rae:
    Website: The Natural Light Portrait Studio
    Instagram: Arnica Spring Portrait
     
    Subscribe / Donate / Follow The Show:
    Website: The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast
    Instagram: @mikecassidypodcast
    Subscribe: Subscribe on Patreon
    Subscribe: Subscribe on Pod.Fan  
    Donate: Make A One-Time Donation via Pod.Fan

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Arnica Rae - 5 Phases Of Building A Successful Photography Business, Part 1.

    Arnica Rae - 5 Phases Of Building A Successful Photography Business, Part 1.

    On this episode of The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast I have a conversation with Arnica Rae of Arnica Spring Photography and The Natural Light Portrait Studio. Arnica is a Montana based boudoir, glamour & commercial photographer and educator.
    Arnica started her path into professional photography as a mere coincidence-- with an opportunity to earn a few extra dollars taking photos of guests at a ranch. She quickly realized there was an opportunity to make more money in photography than there was from her regular job at that time. So, the inspiration hit her to grow and develop her photography business-- and she took action.
    After spending some time in the wedding business, and a chance encounter with a Sue Bryce seminar, she knew the direction where she wanted her business to go-- to become a high end glamour and boudoir photography entity.
    Now Arnica shares her knowledge and experience with others who want to grow their photography businesses with The Natural Light Portrait Studio website.
     
    Photos Discussed In This Episode:
    https://instagram.com/p/B7AN6a4npIp/
    https://instagram.com/p/Bz_l2gxjKPQ
    https://instagram.com/p/B4gFythnUvS 
     
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    Photo Review with Arnica.
    Arnica's business intro video.
    The importance of video.
    Arnica's start in photography
    There are so many poor boudoir photographers...
    Getting started in boudoir.
    The $75 boudoir photographer.
    How to gain 150 boudoir customers...overnight.
    Arnica's 5 Phase Planner
    Learning the basics.
    Portfolio Building.
    Business Building
    Business Maintenance
    Business Growth & Development
     
    Links/Products In This Episode:
    Download Arnica's 5 Phases Business Planner
     
    Where To Find Arnica Rae:
    Website: The Natural Light Portrait Studio
    Instagram: Arnica Spring Portrait
     
    Subscribe / Donate / Follow The Show:
    Website: The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast
    Instagram: @mikecassidypodcast
    Subscribe: Subscribe on Patreon
    Subscribe: Subscribe on Pod.Fan  
    Donate: Make A One-Time Donation via Pod.Fan

    • 54 min
    Trevor Sherwin - New Year, New Camera?

    Trevor Sherwin - New Year, New Camera?

    On this episode of The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast I have a conversation with is Trevor Sherwin of Provocateur Images in Toronto, Canada. Trevor has been a professional boudoir photographer for eight years, and been involved in the business of photography for even longer.
    I wanted to have a chat with Trevor about camera gear, and making smart decisions about what to buy. Additionally, I talk a bit about my new purchase, and we answer a few listener questions from the mail bag.
    Argh! I'm so sorry, I somehow screwed up my audio levels while recording and my audio sounds baaaadddd. I tried to fix it as best I could... but it's still pretty horrible. Sorry! 😥
     
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    Mike's new camera purchase.
    A few camera tips for beginners.
    Answering listener questions.
     
    Links/Products In This Episode:
     
     
    Where To Find Trevor Sherwin:
    Provocateur Images Website - https://provocateurimages.ca/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/provocateur_images/
     
     
    Subscribe / Donate / Follow The Show:
    Website: The Mike Cassidy Photography Podcast
    Instagram: @mikecassidypodcast
    Subscribe: Subscribe on Patreon
    Subscribe: Subscribe on Pod.Fan  
    Donate: Make A One-Time Donation via Pod.Fan

    • 1 hr 31 min

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