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Are you a pet photographer hoping to start or grow your business so that you can finally live the life of YOUR design? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography. - Your host is Nicole Begley, a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer. Nicole has been running a successful pet photography business since 2010 and is also the founder of Hair of the Dog Academy where she has helped people just like you build profitable pet photography businesses all around the world. - In this show, you will learn about photographing animals, starting your pet photography business, working with clients, pricing your photography, selling your photographic art, marketing your photography business, and creating an incredible client experience.

Are you a pet photographer hoping to start or grow your business so that you can finally live the life of YOUR design? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography. - Your host is Nicole Begley, a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer. Nicole has been running a successful pet photography business since 2010 and is also the founder of Hair of the Dog Academy where she has helped people just like you build profitable pet photography businesses all around the world. - In this show, you will learn about photographing animals, starting your pet photography business, working with clients, pricing your photography, selling your photographic art, marketing your photography business, and creating an incredible client experience.

Location:

United States

Description:

Are you a pet photographer hoping to start or grow your business so that you can finally live the life of YOUR design? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography. - Your host is Nicole Begley, a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer. Nicole has been running a successful pet photography business since 2010 and is also the founder of Hair of the Dog Academy where she has helped people just like you build profitable pet photography businesses all around the world. - In this show, you will learn about photographing animals, starting your pet photography business, working with clients, pricing your photography, selling your photographic art, marketing your photography business, and creating an incredible client experience.

Language:

English

Contact:

7047554590


Episodes

Behind the Barka Doors with Kaylee Greer and Charlotte Reeves

6/28/2022
150 - This week's podcast is a big ol' party, as I catch up with pet-photography legends Kaylee Greer and Charlotte Reeves, my partners in leading the most fun workshops on the planet. You'll hear about the previous "Barka" photography retreats we've led together, and how we've revamped things to make them even better for future students. We didn't hold anything back in this jammed-full-of-laughs conversation: Hit play to hear about rooftop monkey ragers, bulldogs in the bathtub, Kaylee's...

Duration:01:23:54

Getting to 6-figures with Kristen Murray

6/21/2022
149 - Longtime listeners might remember a June 2020 interview with Kristen Murray, celebrating giving her two weeks' notice to be a full-time pet photographer. Two years later, I caught back up with Kristen to see how things are going. The short answer? Things are awesome! Last year she hit six figures, making more and working less than back in her 9-to-5 life. Find out how in this week's episode! What To Listen For: Whether you're hoping to shift to full-time or happy shooting on the...

Duration:00:44:09

Productivity Hacks with Heather Lahtinen

6/14/2022
148 - Can you believe it's been three months since I had Heather Lahtinen on the podcast? This week we make up for lost time with an episode stuffed full of productivity hacks. You'll hear about click-saving automations, what Heather's buying in bulk on Amazon, and the insane editing goal she sets for herself. What To Listen For: (we all have one!)at leastSince we're limited to just 10 links below, be ready to jot down the other great books and resources Heather and I discuss this week....

Duration:00:59:12

Scaling to 200 Sessions a Month with Erin Bonilla

6/7/2022
147 - With two photographers for parents, Erin Bonilla learned early in life how to work a camera. And while her photography skills are plenty impressive, they're not what's behind the stratospheric success of Bonilla Pet Studio. Here's how jaw-dropping Erin's growth has been: She no longer shoots or sells her own work, yet consistently has six-figure months. Find out how this week, as we nerd out over knowing your numbers, hiring help, building scalable systems and managing your...

Duration:01:02:49

Charge your Worth with Emily Aarons

5/31/2022
146 - As the self-proclaimed Discount Queen, energy healer Emily Aarons was perpetually broke. Constant fights with her husband about a lack of financial contribution, combined with a new kiddo to support, led Emily to finally shift her business model—terrifying though it was. But learning to "do it scared" put Emily in a position to support other female CEOs going through the same financial struggles and mental money-blocks. This week, we discuss what it means to put on your blinders and...

Duration:00:57:29

Why Commercial Photography May Not be for You with J. Nichole Smith

5/24/2022
145 - For many of us, seeing our photography on a dog-food bag or in a Ruffwear catalog would be a dream come true. If the enormous ego boost wasn't satisfying enough, how 'bout that high-dollar payday?! Not so fast, compadre. This week, J. Nichole Smith and I deliver some real talk on the world of commercial animal photography—and why it might not be for you. Or maybe it is! Find out what qualities make for a successful commercial photographer, and if it's something you want to, ahem,...

Duration:00:40:31

Let's Photograph a Moose with Jesse Villemaire

5/17/2022
144 - Seasoned pet photographers know that one of the keys to a successful shoot is patience. Canadian wildlife photographer Jesse Villamaire has it in spades, and it's coming in handy as he and his fiancée Susan expand their successful Follow Me North brand to include the pet genre. Join me this week as Jesse shares his approach to photography, connecting with pet owners, and staying focused on serving. What To Listen For: otherYou might be inspired to get creative with your...

Duration:00:43:51

Finding your Purpose with Marika Moffitt

5/10/2022
143 - Longtime listeners will remember Seattle photographer Marika Moffitt from her earlier appearances on the podcast, under the brand Dirtie Dog Photography. A series of personal events in the past year rocked Marika's world, prompting her to rethink her reasons for being in business. Follow along this week as Marika talks about the birth of Soul Dog Creative, the new brand that reflects her deeper purpose. We also chat about the journey from part-time to full-time photographer,...

Duration:00:47:45

Let's Make Instagram Fun with Rachel Doran

5/3/2022
142 - If Instagram's current "best practices"—post every single day, and make it a Reel!—make you want to drop-kick your phone off a tall bridge, take heart. Rachel Doran of Tell Your Tails is on the podcast this week to help you find the fun in using Instagram to grow your business. Rachel specializes in content marketing for pet businesses, and knows the importance of consistently showing up for your audience. But she's also here to remind us that consistent can take many different...

Duration:00:44:02

Expanding your Marketing with Graham Crichton

4/26/2022
141 - Belfast-based photographer Graham Crichton hates talking to people. But he knows what it takes to run a successful photography business—wildly successful last year, in fact. So when it's time to schmooze with clients, have drinks with his competition or build community connections, Graham's ready to turn on what he calls show mode. Hear how Graham Crichton Photography grew to where it is today, and the direction he sees for his studio's future. You'll also get his spicy take on bad...

Duration:00:53:04

Managing Life and Business with Kim Hartz

4/19/2022
140 - Chances are, you have a lot on your plate. Maybe you're running a business, or working in a full-time job. You might be parenting small humans or be the primary caretaker of pets. Or maybe—bless you, dear listener—you're doing all of the above. So how do you keep all those balls in the air, without losing track of things or feeling overwhelmed? That's what my conversation is about this week with Kim Hartz, photographer extraordinaire, Academy and Elevate coach, wife and busy mother of...

Duration:00:59:30

The Trifecta of Legal Protection with Rachel Brenke

4/12/2022
139 - This I know to be true: It costs more (and hurts more) to deal with legal problems in your business than to prevent them from occurring in the first place. That's why Rachel Brenke of TheLawTog encourages you to get your legal pups in a row as soon as possible. This week, Rachel shares the elements you need in place to cover your bases. We discuss a few what-if scenarios, grumble about insurance companies, and explore the psychology of client confidence. What To Listen For: As a...

Duration:00:43:44

Happily Ever Photo with Bonnie Sindeler

4/7/2022
138 - You know you get them, those annoying spam emails asking you to join different lists that are supposedly free - but then only remain free long enough to get you signed up and then they change to a paid model. Well, this isn't it. I'll admit I was skeptical at first but after talking to Bonnie I realized that this is not like all of the other 'start free then charge' listing sites. She's a photographer herself and is building a platform that will serve other photographers and potential...

Duration:00:23:14

The Secrets to Business Success with Jeff Brown

4/5/2022
137 - Jeff Brown may have the most unique photographer origin story I've heard yet. And while he's made his share of goofs—like forgetting to load the film while photographing Prince Phillip—these days, he puts his hard-won business knowledge to work as The Photographers' Mentor. Join me this week to hear what Jeff learned while building multiple 6-figure photography businesses, and how you can find similar success. What To Listen For: binary goalsdeconstructing goalsIf you struggle to...

Duration:00:58:19

The Key to Increasing Wealth

3/29/2022
136 - Have you lost count of the Netflix- and Hulu-like subscriptions bleeding you dry every month? Do you ever just pay your credit card bill, without—gasp!—actually reviewing the charges? If you're flying a littttle fast and loose with your finances, this episode's for you. This week I'm talking about a critical, non-negotiable habit to adopt IF you want to increase your wealth and successfully manage your money. What To Listen For: (they'll dramatically reduce your money stress)And,...

Duration:00:28:11

Best Of - Using Video to Book More Clients with Andrew Hellmich

3/22/2022
135 - How do you create a personal connection with potential new clients, when their inboxes are overflowing and they're unlikely to answer the phone? According to Australian photographer and podcast host Andrew Hellmich, the secret to standing out is video. In this engaging episode, Andrew shares a long list of ideas, resources, and insider tricks for using video to boost your business. And don't worry—his ideas are as simple to execute as they are brilliant. Leave your DSLR on the shelf,...

Duration:00:51:07

Tax Planning Party with Tiffany Bastian

3/15/2022
134 - If your eyes glaze over when talk turns to taxes, you're in for a happy surprise this week. Tiffany Bastian, a high-energy accountant and tax pro specifically for photographers, makes today's episode a whole lot of fun. Even I—a self-professed numbers-nerd—learned some new things from our in-depth conversation. With Tax Day just a month away, you'll definitely want to listen up and take good notes! What To Listen For: You'll also find a bunch of helpful freebies on Tiffany's website,...

Duration:00:45:51

Owning Time with Heather Lahtinen

3/8/2022
133 - This week I'm sharing the results of my time audit, something I mentioned a few episodes back. Heather's along for the ride, helping to make sense of the numbers—and the meaning behind them. Join us as we talk about deep work versus admin, time-scarcity versus abundance, and the Stuart Smalley-style affirmation we could all benefit from. What To Listen For: You'll also hear about big changes to the Elevate program, and Heather's new offer to give you a personalized, firm-but-loving...

Duration:00:53:35

Biz Tip Thursday - Going Above and Beyond

3/3/2022
132 - Welcome to Biz Tip Thursday! These are short actionable episodes in which Nicole takes something that's going on in her life or business and relates that to something that you can do NOW in your business! While this is a heart-breaking update - there is a silver lining of excellent customer service that we should all take notice of. If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us,...

Duration:00:05:54

Make your Website Work for You with Mikaela Vargas

3/1/2022
131 - When it comes to designing your website, the first step is to step back from the design elements. Sound counterintuitive? This week Mikaela Vargas of Pet Marketing Unleashed sheds some light on what makes an effective website, and where to begin your web-design process. We talk about minimum viable websites, and—for those further along—the automations that will next-level your business. What To Listen For: needsAnd because a website's work is never done, listen around the 24-minute...

Duration:00:47:44