Category: Amplify Your Marketing Voice

Posts about branding, finding your voice, being confident in how you shoot, being confident in making money using your natural gifts, photograph freely, breaking the rules, etc.

All the Awesome of November in Documentary Family Photography

Here’s a round-up of happenings around the Fearless and Framed Community this month. Note from our Founder: Hello friend! I love November. How about you? For me, this month is when dreams turn into action plans – or at least, a single next step is decided. It’s the month for clarity and reflection. It’s when […]

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Take Your Love for Documenting Life to a Richer Level that Fuels Your Soul (+ Business!)

Seriously, fellow documentarian, is there anything better than opening your memory card to a photo you made that sets your soul on BLAZING fire, you love it SO freakin’ much? You can’t get it into LR or PS to polish it off + share fast enough. Oh, and, getting it in print? You may as well […]

All the Awesome of September in Documentary Family Photography

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round-up of all the things (that we know of) happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community this month.   Note from our Founder: Hello friend! Last month, I told you how I was doodling out biz plans in the background of our laid back + free […]

#022 – 7 Phases to Consider for Your Next Workshop (or Product / Service)

In this episode, you’ll learn 7 key phases of a beginner level photography workshop to prep for so that YOU can rock your first (or next) class. Everyone plans for the workshop, but there’s SO MUCH MORE around that to take into consideration to leverage workshops into the big picture of your business. Let’s get the […]

All the Awesome of August in Documentary Family Photography

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round-up of all the things (that we know of) happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community this month. Note from our Founder: Hiiii! Happy August! We’re dedicating this month to doodling in the background, as I call it. We’re in the thick of summer (here in […]

Podcast for Family Photographers

#014 – Simple Marketing + Promos that Worked for Michelle McKay

Have you heard of Michelle McKay? She’s absolutely lovely! She’s not just another talented photographer. Michelle is also a wordsmith, making you FEEL something with her words. She’s quite brilliant in how she’s marketed her business so far and eagerly shares her wisdom with us not just in this episode, but in the photography community in […]

Documentary Family Photography / Preserving Memories

First Clients in a Small Town at the Cherry County Fair

I had a great job with amazing benefits + on track for a prolific career. There was one problem: I wasn’t happy. I wanted to pursue photography full time, but knew it was selfish to do that to my family. Still, my amazing, supportive wife encouraged me to do so and I put in my […]

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#012 – Connection Without an Agenda

When was the last time you connected with others – whether in business or everyday life – without an agenda? You just checked in to say hello and asked, “How are you doing?” or “How’s that one thing going?” for no other reason than for the sake of connection? I ask, because, I’ve been going […]

Intentional Documentary Podcast for photographers

#010 – Shed Your Mask, Reveal Your Voice with Eboni Rivera

This episode’s guest is very near + dear to my heart – the words don’t seem enough for this intro! Eboni Rivera is our Community Ambassador here at Fearless and Framed®. She’s a talented photographer and is someone who gives back a lot with her photography too. I don’t know how she does it all. […]

#005 – ‘Elicit Emotion’ Obsession? Listen in.

When I speak to my students, they’re often so obsessed with the questions, “do you feel emotion?” or “do you feel the story?” that they’re trying to make ALL of their pictures be universal… to the point they lose sight of their voice from trying so damn hard. In ep 005, I get up on […]

Where to Start in Setting Pricing + Packages in Your Documentary Family Photography Business

Early on in my photography career, I could tell things weren’t working business wise. I had been naive about the volume of clients that I could manage. I underestimated how much time it would take to manage a business and provide a decent level of service to the families who had hired me. I created […]

17 Reflections in Marketing + Memories + Life from 2017

My apologies if this gets a bit long – it’s a bit of a journal-esque share. 1. Humanity trumps everything. I teach you to be more of yourself in your communication and I got lost in the shuffle myself in 2017. The root cause: doing too much, too fast. My shares came from a place […]

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