172 episodes

A Business Podcast for Wedding Photographers and Creatives : including interviews of successful entrepreneurs, business advice, and a ton of stories on failures and lessons learned. This podcast is dedicated to embracing imperfection and pushing others to pursue their creative passion! 

Wedding Photography : Mistakes Make Magic Catherine Guidry: Wedding Photographer + Educator

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 120 Ratings

A Business Podcast for Wedding Photographers and Creatives : including interviews of successful entrepreneurs, business advice, and a ton of stories on failures and lessons learned. This podcast is dedicated to embracing imperfection and pushing others to pursue their creative passion! 

    172: Capturing Weddings While Expecting - Tips Through a Maternal Lens

    172: Capturing Weddings While Expecting - Tips Through a Maternal Lens

    Strap in for a heartfelt journey through the lens of a wedding photographer embracing the transformative tides of pregnancy and motherhood. I am pulling back the curtain on the rollercoaster of emotions that come with photographing weddings while your own life is brimming with MAJOR, expectant changes. 

    Balancing client commitments with the unpredictable nature of pregnancy, I am diving into the  planning and open communication necessary to ensure every couple's wedding is still executed with perfection — even when your own due date is fast approaching. 

    Through stories of photographing weddings at 37 weeks and having to make a life decision when pregnancy complications came up, I reveal the vulnerability and strength it takes to navigate this unique professional and personal landscape simultaneously!

    I am sharing the unspoken realities of breastfeeding and pumping amidst the bustle of a thriving photography business.  But this podcast is not all about the logistics; it's about the harmony of work-life balance, which for us, includes everything from sitters to schedules. Join me as I lay out our journey of parenting alongside the art of photography, offering advice, strategies, and a dose of reality for those stepping into this topic that's not talked about nearly enough!!! 
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    Download the FREE POSING GUIDE
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    Trial SHOWIT

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    Check out our EDUCATION SHOP
    Access the FULL TIME WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
    View our TEMPLATES and CONTRACTS
    More PHOTO RESOURCES
    View our PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

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    • 29 min
    171: Balancing Work and Family Life: Failing at Perfection

    171: Balancing Work and Family Life: Failing at Perfection

    There comes a point in life when the plates we juggle begin to wobble , threatening to come crashing down. As a wedding photographer and mother, I've danced on this tightrope, balancing my lens on love-filled ceremonies with the unscripted chaos of raising two tiny children. The heart of this episode lies in a raw and open dialogue about the challenges and triumphs of managing a career while nurturing a family. From the inception of the Wedding Photography Society to the evolving landscape of time spent with my little ones, I am chatting through the imperfect art of living fully in our roles without losing our sense of self.

    Thank you for tuning in!
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    Join the WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY
    Check out our EDUCATION SHOP
    Access the FULL TIME WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
    View our TEMPLATES and CONTRACTS
    More PHOTO RESOURCES
    View our PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

    INSTAGRAM: @catherineguidry
    TIKTOK: @catherineguidryphoto
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    • 14 min
    170: Podcasting on the Fly - Life Update

    170: Podcasting on the Fly - Life Update

    After taking a few months off following the birth of our little girl, I'm popping in to give a little update on where we are right now!! There are MANY episodes to come (and maybe in a slightly different format). I can't wait to share all the things with you soon!! Thank you for being here!!
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    Trial SHOWIT

    Join the WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY
    Check out our EDUCATION SHOP
    Access the FULL TIME WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
    View our TEMPLATES and CONTRACTS
    More PHOTO RESOURCES
    View our PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

    INSTAGRAM: @catherineguidry
    TIKTOK: @catherineguidryphoto
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    • 17 min
    169: Scaling Your Wedding Photography Business: A Guide to Building an Associate Team

    169: Scaling Your Wedding Photography Business: A Guide to Building an Associate Team

    Ready to scale your photography business but unsure about building an associate team? Let's discuss! With a successful 15-year career under my belt, I've chosen to nurture my individual boutique luxury brand. Yet, I understand the allure of expansion and passive income for many photographers. This episode helps you decide if and when shooting solo isn't enough anymore. We'll tackle how you can start building your team as your demand increases and how it can catapult your business to accommodate more events.

    As tempting as it is to simply start building a team, there's more to consider.  We'll  discuss how to visualize your business's future, tackling multi-photographer events, and how to provide effective coaching and feedback to your team. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie, this episode is teeming with practical advice to inform your decisions about your photography business's growth. So tune in and let's get started on scaling your passion.


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    View our TEMPLATES and CONTRACTS
    More PHOTO RESOURCES
    View our PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

    INSTAGRAM: @catherineguidry
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    • 5 min
    168: Elizabeth Messina: Mastering the Craft of Intimate Portraiture

    168: Elizabeth Messina: Mastering the Craft of Intimate Portraiture

    Prepare to be inspired as we journey through the captivating world of award-winning artist and passionate photographer, Elizabeth Messina. A master of intimate portraiture, Elizabeth has honed her craft to create powerful, intimate images, where the essence of her subjects shines through. Starting with photographing friends and family, Elizabeth has grown as an artist, overcoming struggles and celebrating triumphs along the way. 

    We bring you a deep-dive into the art of boudoir photography, where Elizabeth reveals the secrets behind her soul-stirring portraits. She shares how she creates an authentic, comfortable atmosphere that allows for a real connection between her and her subjects; a connection that undoubtedly translates into the final images. Finding the perfect spot for her portraits, harnessing the power of natural light, and the significance of having her own studio, Elizabeth uncovers all of this and more. 

    As we wrap up, we venture into the technicalities of Elizabeth's craft. She discusses her favorite tools, her love for her iPhone as an initial bridge for her clients toward the final images, and her philosophy of authenticity and intentionality in her work. Elizabeth's creative process and personal history are laid  for us, providing invaluable insights for aspiring photographers. So, adjust your aperture, get your composition right, and join us on this insightful journey into Elizabeth Messina's world of photography.

    If you're interested in signing up for her course you can do so here: https://theartedept.com/

    Her 7 secrets to photographing women can be found here: https://theartedept.com/7-secrets-freebie
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    Check out our EDUCATION SHOP
    Access the FULL TIME WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
    View our TEMPLATES and CONTRACTS
    More PHOTO RESOURCES
    View our PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

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    • 55 min
    167: Should I Use a Zoom or Prime Lens?

    167: Should I Use a Zoom or Prime Lens?

    Knowing the differences between zoom lenses and prime lenses will help you decide which is best to use in different photography situations. 

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    ABOUT:
    Catherine Guidry is a New Orleans based hybrid wedding photographer, specializing in timeless and natural imagery. She is also a photography educator and speaker helping other photographers pursue their dreams and run successful, sustainable businesses.

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    Join the WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY
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    Access the FULL TIME WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
    View our TEMPLATES and CONTRACTS
    More PHOTO RESOURCES
    View our PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

    INSTAGRAM: @catherineguidry
    TIKTOK: @catherineguidryphoto
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

dollydelong ,

Love this Podcast

I am so happy I discovered Catherine’s podcast! I happened to find it because I am a working mom with a full time family branding photography business and I loved her episode where she had a panel of other working moms who are also juggling running successful businesses.

It was incredibly encouraging to listen to, and it was a great reminder that I am not alone in my business journey (there are other moms out there too who are in the same boat as me!)

Thank you Catherine!

ChrisTina Marie 805 ,

Love love love

I've really taken alot away from this podcast. There is alot of tangible advice and motivation that failures are just getting you closer to a better success. Catherine conducts the interviews flawlessly, love her questions and conversations with her guests.

Twinfiddler2 ,

Most Well Rounded Business Podcast

This has got to be one of the most enjoyable ways to learn about running a small business. Although geared toward photographers, there are so many other aspects that are covered in the interviews that are conducted. I have learned so much and been so inspired by every one of these episodes, whether in my field of family photography or not. Give it a listen; you won’t be disappointed!

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