I am just starting my business. How can I build my business while I am learning without looking cheap?

I am just starting my business. How can I build my business while I am learning without looking cheap? This is a great question and one that we get asked so often. It all comes back to knowing what you need to make each week and building to that price. The key when you are…

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Talking To: Mary Trantino from Love it, Swipe it, Wrap it!

Mel interviews Mary Trantino from the radio show “something else about Mary” (http://www.j-air.com.au/something-else-about-mary.html ) and from “Love it, Swipe it , Wrap it”  (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-it-Swipe-it-Wrap-it/424027171069566?fref=ts) about the importance of great service in your business.

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Not my circus, Not my clowns!

Reading a Facebook discussion the other day I really had to take a deep breath and not respond. I had made a comment on a post about how a photographer’s client showed them no respect after the photographer had done a cheap shoot and edited photographs. I think from memory they had given them 10…

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Talking To: Megan Aldridge from My Wedding Secrets.

In this video i talk to Megan Aldridge about changing her mindset from her business being a non profit organisation into a profitable wedding business. You can find out more about Megan at http://www.myweddingsecrets.com.au/

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Give Your Business “The Edge” with Xmas Cards this year!

We want to give you the EDGE this holiday season with some free templates that you can use in conjunction with The Edge Photo Imaging We recently gave our all access TGMB members a Christmas card promotion idea with all the info on how to run it and the a look at results that we…

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We all screw up every now and then! Want to hear about my recent one!!

It doesn’t get more honest than this!! Yes I make business mistakes all the time but I am going to share this with you because I just wasn’t thinking!! Most of my clients come to me by referral or word of mouth. This year for the first time I did a big expo. What I…

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Understanding the chase for the dollar!!

A few year back I was talking to a photographer that I was doing some one on one consulting for. She was overwhelmed with weddings and had them back to back for 6 months. She had 20 that she had still to edit and she worked on her own from home with 4 small kids.…

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Post Production Overload!! HELP!!!!!

For every moment that you spend working on client files, you lose a moment with your family, with your loved ones, with yourself. There are so many photographers that are working like crazy people but are not making money. There are a number of things that could be causing the issue here so let’s see…

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Mel’s Lightroom Process!! As Requested :-)

One of the most asked questions is how on earth do you edit so fast so i have videoed my process. Now I deliberately decided to do one of my sessions that was not easy. A newborn with feeding issues. hasn’t slept well, hasn’t fed well and has been held to comfort him for the…

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Mel was interviewed about telling the Maternity Story, check it out here!!

Morgana Creely over at image cinematic (http://www.morganacreely.com) interviewed me recently about photographing Maternity and the storytelling aspect of that. Check it out!! Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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