The Arte of Boudoir with Elizabeth Messina
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
7M ago
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 ..read more
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Scaling Your Business: A Guide to Building an Associate Team
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
8M ago
The decision to scale a photography business is not one to be taken lightly. There are several factors to consider, and many photographers grapple with the question of when and how to expand. The latest episode of our podcast tackles this topic head-on, providing insights from successful professionals who have successfully scaled their businesses. One of the key areas we delve into is the decision to build an associate team. For many photographers, this is a significant step towards business growth. It allows for increased capacity to accommodate more events and potentially create a source of ..read more
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Should I Use a Zoom or Prime Lens?
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
9M ago
There are a lot of differences between zoom lenses and prime lenses, especially in photography. Knowing the differences between the lenses will help you decide which lens is best to use in the different types of situations that may come up in your wedding photography business.  When deciding which type of lens to shoot with, the choice between a zoom lens and a prime lens really takes into consideration a lot of things, like:  How you love to shoot. Your style preference. What is most important to you in terms of what you value for your photography.  The video below will show ..read more
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Choosing a Camera Bag to Use On a Wedding Day
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
10M ago
During my 15 years of wedding photography, I have tried quite a few different styles of camera bags for carrying my equipment to a wedding. I know that it is a personal choice and it really needs to meet the needs that you have! I can’t make the decision for you, but I can help you with the process by providing you with what I have learned along the way. Use this as a guide while you are exploring options and making your choice. 1. The Backpack Style I think that the backpack style is amazing because: It is versatile. The backpack bags have a lot of room inside of them. Carrying things on ..read more
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Going from Part Time to Full Time Photography
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
1y ago
When I switched from doing my wedding photography business part time to full time, it was scary! I felt a lot of anxiety about it. There was a lot of planning and strategies involved. I can identify with the uncertainty and questions you may have about making the decision to transition.  First and foremost, you must decide that transitioning to full time is what you really want to do and keep that vision in mind. Having a solid mindset is really going to help you keep going in your journey! The fact that you are already here and willing to learn means that you are already on the right tr ..read more
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What Should I Charge for My Wedding Photography
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by Catherine Guidry
1y ago
Determining your base pricing for your wedding photography business is so personal and can get really complex. Before I go into a lot of detail about pricing, I want you to know that there is a free pricing guide available in the description for you to download. I am going to go over the factors that you should consider when setting up your base prices.  1. Determine Your Costs The first thing that you need to do when determining your price is figure out what you are spending!  As business owners, we need to know what we are spending personally and on our business on a monthly ba ..read more
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Tips for Wedding Photo Editing
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
1y ago
When I speak with other photographers, I commonly hear that editing is their LEAST favorite part of the job. It doesn’t HAVE to be, though!  I am going to share tips for shooting images, editing software that I LOVE, how we do our post processing, and things to do and not do when editing! 1. The Camera Before we can really get into editing, we have to talk about the camera. In addition to having a fabulous camera that takes amazing images, comes with ALL the greatest lenses and accessories that you have spent HOURS researching, I want to make sure that you know one very important thin ..read more
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Mastering Marketing for Wedding Photography: Stand out in a Saturated Market
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
1y ago
“I don’t know what I’m doing wrong… but my calendar isn’t full.” “I’m not getting the number of leads I was hoping for…” “Why aren’t people booking me?” Are these some of the thoughts that have been crossing your mind lately? We’ve all been there. Even when we know we’re creating quality images, sometimes we find ourselves looking at empty calendars. Oftentimes, we can attribute this to shortcomings in the marketing area! How will people know what we’re creating if we don’t tell them about it? Afterall, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, did it really fall? Watch t ..read more
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How to Handle Lighting Situations
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
1y ago
As wedding photographers, we run into many different lighting scenarios. When the lighting is difficult, our job is much harder! I am going to address some of the situations that you might run into. I will also show you examples of different lighting so that you will know what to do when they arise in your wedding photography. 1. Natural Light Natural light does NOT mean easy! Difficult situations can still arise. Here are some tips when using natural light: When using natural light, turn artificial light (lamps, overhead, etc) OFF! If you leave artificial light on while using natural l ..read more
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Effectively Working with Clients as a Wedding Photographer
Catherine Guidry Photography Blog
by Catherine Guidry
1y ago
When working with clients, it is so important that you give them an amazing experience throughout the process. This is how you get referrals and great reviews among clients and vendors that will gain your business more traction in the future.  I am going to share strategies for effectively working with your clients as a wedding photographer and help them have an amazing experience throughout the entire process! 1. Communication Response Time:  When a client initially reaches out, it is common to be prompt with responding. Of course we are! We want to book the client! We have to m ..read more
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