Learning is such a joy to me. Maybe that was why I was a classroom teacher for ten years. I was taught from a young age that people will steal. They my steal your car, shoes, boyfriend, but they will never be able to steal what you have learned.
Very few people pick up a camera and start a business knowing they will be successful! Actually, I would even say most photographers fall into success on accident! The business side can be overwhelming, having someone who has navigated those waters ahead of you is priceless.
I use Flodesk to create emails for service clients and for education clients. I love that I can serve these groups and guess what, if my social media were to POOF, go away one day, I can still EASILY contact my loyal client base without worrying about anything.
If you aren’t comfortable in front of the camera, what are you doing behind it? How will you help those who uncomfortable, or pose people, or make them laugh? Your face is the brand, finding ways to show it off should be simple.
I love that I have email templates ready for gallery delivery, the inquiries, and even a simple, “thank you” for having me capture this moment. These emails are not meant to create a disconnect, instead they are meant to gently lead ideal clients to correct answers, opening galleries and simply give you more time to work, and not type.