Episode 18: Jill Devries on Standing Out in a Crowded Market

Jill Devries studied communications in college and landed a great full time job after school. While second shooting weddings on the weekends, she realized that she wanted to transform her passion for photography into a full time career. For the next year, Jill continued to do photography on the side, learning, growing, networking and building up her professional equipment. After…

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Episode 17: Michelle Moore on Breaking in as a Fashion + Senior Photographer

Michelle Moore is a fashion and senior photographer based in Seattle. In this podcast interview, Michelle shares how she went from studying atmospheric sciences in college to leading a successful photography studio that focuses on fashion and senior photography. I always love to ask for book recommendations from other professionals. Michelle recommends 4-Hour Work Week. While the book becomes a…

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Episode 16: Meg Borders on Creating a Plan For Your Business

Like many others, Meg Borders became interested in photography after her daughter was born. And like others before, Meg made some mistakes during the early days of her business. She finally put her business on hold to create a plan and work on branding—and her new focus on senior girls has allowed her to thrive. A few topics from today’s…

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Episode 14: Laurel McConnell on Creating a Sustainable Wedding Photography Business

Laurel McConnell has the kind of personality that you can’t help but adore, and she does an amazing job of showing that bright personality throughout her work. Laurel was originally studying psychology at the University of Washington when she made a dramatic leap and enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle to study commercial photography. After college, she found herself in…

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Episode 13: Angela Renee on Wedding Gear That Fits Your Style

Some of Angela Renee’s earliest memories are of creating drawings for art shows. She majored in painting in college and used photography as a base for the art (painting from photos), which eventually led her toward the moving image and video portraits. A friend asked Angela to video her wedding, where she met a photographer and decided she might like to…

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Episode 12: Steve Koo: From Engineer to Full Time Photographer

Steve Koo went to school for engineering and pursued an engineering job after school. Photography started as a simple hobby—but when he was asked to shoot a friend’s wedding (which he originally dreaded), he ended up falling in love with wedding photography. When the down economy led to a job layoff, Steve seized the opportunity to become a full time…

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Episode 10: David Bock on Marketing Through a Business Transition

David and Cathy Bock are an award winning husband and wife photography team. Both studied graphic design in college (with a few photography classes here and there for fun), and both pursued graphic design full time after graduation. Their first exposure to wedding photography was during their own wedding. They saw how much fun their photographers, Bobbi and Mike, were having at…

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