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Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.

I had a trust problem. I wanted to be in control of every part of my business because really, my business felt kind of like my “baby”. I created it, grew it, poured time, effort, emotion and my heart into every part of it! Handing off pieces of it and letting go of some of my hard-earned profit wasn’t something that seemed enticing to me. 

 

However, after I spent several years being completely miserable with the amount of work that was looming over me and all of the business responsibilities that I couldn’t keep up with, I finally surrendered to the concept of outsourcing. Now, I’m addicted to it. 

 

I’ve realized that I can actually make MORE money and be LESS STRESSED if I handed over the parts of my business that didn’t need my personal touch!  One of the areas that we started outsourcing was hiring a CPA to handle our taxes! However, for years, we only used our CPA for taxes and nothing else and we realized that we were missing out on so much.  We were using this resource for the BARE minimum and after some research, we realized that we were leaving so much on the table in this part of our business.  We now have handed over not only taxes but also all of our bookkeeping and payroll. It’s life changing and so freeing to have an actual professional taking care of this side of our business! 

 

Today in our brand new Youtube Episode, Michael is sharing THREE QUICK TIPS that we have implemented in regards to how we handle the end of the year and our finances!!! 

 

 

Thank you Michael for picking up the slack when I’m in no way wanting to be filmed right now at 38 weeks pregnant!! I can’t wait for this baby to be here!!! 

 

If you’ve missed some of our past videos, here are some of our post popular episodes from the last few months:

Shooting My First Wedding with the New R6

The Impact of KJ Education

The New Color Grading feature in Lightroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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— Katelyn

Student Spotlight April 2021

It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.

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This is Rhett’s third month blog post and I’m actually impressed that it’s only 9 days late!! I’m sure I’ll fall behind this year but as of right now, I’m doing ok and I’m actually thankful for the monthly-post commitment to keep me on top of editing our family pics each month!! While people say “the days are long but the years are short”…. I would say EVERYTHING feels short right now!

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If you’re a photographer that despises Off-Camera-Flash (OCF), this blog post is for you! Ugh. I feel you. I used to hate it too… and it honestly still isn’t my favorite but it’s necessary in order to rise in your professionalism on wedding days after dark!! Off camera flash seems intimidating when you’re trying it for the first time.

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This is the biggest complaint we’re hearing about the R6!! Photographers who are moving from the CANON MARK III camera body and switching to the new Canon R6 camera body are lost when it comes to perfecting their edits to the style they are used to.

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Solving MarkIII to R6 Editing Problems Simple fix, once you know the issue!

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A 2020 Recap A Weird and Wonderful Year

There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!

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