Family photographer, Dana Pugh, talks with other photographers who are balancing motherhood with creativity and running a business. Raw, real conversations about the difficulties that we all face.
SEO Advice from the amazing Maddy Shine
Maddy Shine is known by her clients as the SEO Queen. She helps ambitious creative businesses get more sales through SEO ( search engine optimisation) or “So Exciting Obviously” as she likes to call it. She loves to teach creative entrepreneurs in a fun way how to get found online, because SEO does not have to be dry or dull, it can be used as the tool to get you fully booked by your dream audience. Her passion for what she does and her attention to detail along with her sense of fun forms a package that will make you wonder how you did things before she came along. Clients praise Maddy for her ability to focus in on what truly works, as she creates no-fluff strategies that focus on business growth. Based in London, Maddy travels regularly, easily spotted by her large and colourful earrings.
You can find her dancing here on Instagram, in her lively Facebook group So Exciting Obviously SEO for Creative Women or supporting strong women on her YouTube channel Gin & Magic. You can stalk her services here.
She mentions this blogpost in the chat: https://business-shine.co.uk/does-google-know-i-exist/
Adriana de la Cruz and Dear Photographer
Dana Pugh chats with Adriana about how being an immigrant shaped her as a creative, as well as, the future of Dear Photographer.
Kirsty Larmour Interview
Dana Pugh and Kirsty Larmour chat about life, photography and BUSINESS...so much business and self worth chat! Plus, at the end, they talk about how few females get the opportunity to chat about photography at large conferences and how they wish large conferences would change that...so, it's worth listening to the end!! Trust me!
Megan Loeks talks Life and Photography with Dana Pugh
She has an undeniable style that you can recognize anywhere, Megan Loeks joins Dana Pugh to talk about her creative journey so far. Check out her work here:
Commercial/Editorial Photography with Lynsey Weatherspoon
Dana chats with the wonderful, Lynsey Weatherspoon, all about commercial photography and life(because Dana can never stay on one topic! ha!). Check out Lynsey's work here:
Katherine North from Declare Dominion
We talk all about boundaries and self-care in this lovely chat with the woman behind https://www.declaredominion.com/ In our chat she mentions these two links:
I love this podcast!!
Dana is a joy to listen to! She does a fantastic job interviewing her subjects, which are the best photographers in the industry. They often cover topics that don’t get talked enough about by professional photographers. The interview with Kirsten Lewis was sooo good, and one every photographer needs to hear. Dana clearly has a great personality and all of the interviews seem to be relaxed, engaging, and come on... her laugh is contagious. This podcast doesn’t disappoint!
Take a Listen...
Dana is genuinely trying to better the photography industry as a whole and I greatly appreciate her efforts and her candor when discussing hard topics within the industry. She wants ALL of us to succeed and make a decent income, whether we’re just starting out or whether we’re seasoned pros. Take the time to listen and I promise you’ll leave with a wealth of new information to push you forward in your business.