mentioned this before in other posts, but the key to GROWING is letting go. Outsourcing things that we don’t HAVE to do it saving us time and is actually MAKING us more money because we’re not stuck behind the computer doing countless hours of work that someone else would love to do. Instead, we’re out doing what we love and what yields the profit! If you’re a photographer, I want to ask you this… How many of you out there have had “Make album changes to “So & So’s Album” on your to-do list for weeks… maybe even months?!
How many of you have shot weddings two months ago and haven’t even started to think about designing the album?! How many of you feel like you would be CAUGHT UP in your business if it wasn’t for the whole ALBUM aspect of your workflow? If you can relate to any of these questions, it’s time to outsource. Seriously. Be honest and ask yourself “Are my clients really getting the BEST experience with me handling the album design?”. I had to ask myself this two years ago and I’m so glad I had Melissa Jill in front of me at a coffee shop to help me realize that I needed a change… desperately. I’m known for creating “systems”… and yet none of my “systems” were cutting it because I needed more TIME! So that’s when ALIGN came to the rescue!!!
Let me just give you a quick synopsis of my workflow. I shoot, I cull, I upload to my sweet editor, I blog my favorites, I upload my favorites to the client’s PASS gallery, I then order the client’s album design through Align and a few days later, I have their gallery edited and their album design ready for review. Crazy right?! Well, I don’t have any other option. If I don’t get my weddings turned around quickly, then I’m swamped within one week… especially during our double header season. :) So! My advice for all of you out there that are struggling to keep up, hand over your album design process. You can thank me later!! ALIGN has literally transformed our Album Workflow! I couldn’t do life without them! So, since I really want you to give them a try, I’m offering a GIVEAWAY for ONE FREE ALBUM DESIGN up to $150!!!!! WOOHOO! Now, if you don’t win, it’s ok, the first design is 50% anyway! So you have no excuse not to give it a shot!! ENTER BELOW! Also, take a look at some spreads from one of my NEW FAVORITE designs from ALIGN!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.