Blog

Is having a family & photography business possible? (Video)

“Is having a family and running a business really even possible? How do you handle being able to do all of it?” Well, good, I’m glad that you have come to me because I’m going to be able to help answer some of these questions.   As a mom of 5 and multiple businesses, I have you a couple tips that will help you understand that it is possible for...

Read more

Help! My client wants privacy!

Help! My client wants privacy!

Help! My client and I have agreed to not require their signature on model release, however the client still wants reassurances for privacy.  What do I do? Great question, friend. First, I’m proud of you for working with the client on their desires, even though this means you will no longer be able to use these photographs in marketing.  We never know their reasoning – which can range from domestic...

Read more

How to close your business

How to close your business

Deciding to close your business can be a stressful but needed choice. Here is a high-level checklist to help you walk step-by-step to wrapping up your business affairs.   Protect the intellectual property Make sure to transfer all intellectual property from entity to yourself personally – this includes photographs, logos, etc.  – Use this document and keep on file    Dissolve with your jurisdiction If you created a corporation, limited liability...

Read more

How to maintain your business entity | How to set up LLC

How to maintain your business entity | How to set up LLC

Setting up your photography business with a legal entity separate from yourself is incredibly important for liability protection.  By taking the steps to file with the state to create this entity but simply because the government gave you a little piece of paper does not mean your protection is guaranteed. You see, the government wants us to “earn” this limited liability protection and sets the bar for us business owners. ...

Read more

The Path to Photography Success in 2021

The Path to Photography Success in 2021

It’s a new year (FINALLY. . . YAY!) 2020 has been brutal to the photography industry. We’ve faced more unknowns in one year than we ever imagined we’d have in our entire career. Before we dive into to creating our path for 2021, let’s all take a deep breath.  You made it to 2021!  The start of a new year is always a great time to look at your goals, focus,...

Read more

10 Legal Tools You Don’t Have to Kick 2020 Into the Past

10 Legal Tools You Don’t Have to Kick 2020 Into the Past

2020 has been the most unique year of our professional careers. We learned to weather a pandemic, found creative ways to continue business, and we’ve learned to excel in the face of adversity. As we close out the year and move into 2021 – fingers crossed it’ll be better – we want to share with you our top products of 2020. These products are items we suggest for most business owners to...

Read more

COVID-19 Legal Timeline

COVID-19 Legal Timeline

Trying to navigate through the impact of COVID-19 can be overwhelming. This is where we come in to help you. We have created a timeline to help you navigate the extra steps you should be taking during COVID-19 in addition to your existing client workflow. Before we dig into the timeline, understand that this may vary depending upon where you live and specific business policies.   Doing Business Procedures Before...

Read more

Easy Tax Savings for Photographers: Mileage Tracking

Trying to keep with receipts, tax deductions and money management is a daunting and overwhelming task. The best part of running a photography business in this digital age is the access to information (like this site) that can guide you on how to make the most out of your business funds, as well as tools that at our fingers tips to do the work for us. An extremely overlooked tax deduction...

Read more

What are you looking for?

Your cart