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Client communication is key to creating raving, returning clients. Here’s 5 tips to improve communication with your clients and run your photography business confidently.

August 12, 2020

Client communication is key to creating raving, returning clients. Here's 5 tips to improve communication with your clients and run your photography business confidently.

Are you struggling to decide what you will charge for your commercial photography services? Then read on, because this one is just for you.

July 23, 2020

How to Price your Food Photography

Need to nurture your photography business growth during the COVID-19 crisis? This post has the right steps to take and the information you need to get started.

April 16, 2020

Need to nurture your photography business growth during the COVID-19 crisis? This post has the right steps to take and the information you need to get started.

I get it. Instagram content creation takes a lot of time and can feel overwhelming. You already spend a lot of hours working on client shoots, editing or doing other admin duties, so finding time to create additional Instagram content seems impossible. This is why I wanted to share with you a few tips that help me make the most of my content creation shoots, so I can get a lot of unique Instagram content out of one single photoshoot.

March 3, 2020

Instagram content creation takes a lot of time and can feel overwhelming. You already spend a lot of hours working on client shoots, editing or doing other admin duties, so finding time to create additional Instagram content seems impossible. This is why I wanted to share with you a few tips that help me make the most of my content creation shoots, so I can get a lot of unique Instagram content out of one single photoshoot.

Stunning food photography starts with excellent food styling! Follow my 6 easy steps to get tantalizingly good images, every time you shoot.

February 25, 2020

Stunning food photography styling starts with a story! Follow my 6 easy steps to get tantalizingly good images, every time you shoot. And while you’re at it, snag my food styling checklist to make sure you have all the right tools to create beautiful food photography.

Read along as I spill some secrets about food photography and my journey into this amazing field with Rebecca Portsmouth of Creatively Squared!

February 19, 2020

When we start a photography business, we have a long wish list. On that list are lenses, camera bodies, and fancy tripods but often times, that doesn’t leave much budget for props and backdrops. As a food and product photographer, props and backdrops are at the center of our photos and they reflect on our photography, but also our brand! Over the last few years I tried a lot of different places, but there are 11 sources I just keep coming back to time after time.
Today, I’m sharing those sources with you! When you’re ready to build up your own supply, these 11 places are where I recommend you get started.

February 12, 2020

As a new professional food photographer, you probably have a long wish list. Lenses, camera bodies, and fancy tripods are key. But that doesn’t leave much budget for photography props and backdrops. I tried a lot of different places to source them, but there are some places I just keep coming back to time after time. Today, I'm sharing 11 affordable places for your props and backdrops, so you know where to look when you're ready to build up your own supply for your photography business.

This behind-the-scenes look at Frenchly Photography’s Food Photography Studio was first published on mylucie.com. I thought it would be interesting for my readers to get this behind the scenes from my friend Lucie’s blog. I hope you enjoy!    My name is Fanette. I am a French food + product photographer & educator located in Washington D.C. […]

January 29, 2020

Behind the scenes of a Food Photography Studio with Frenchly Photography

To get the most out of Lightroom as a food photographer, it’s important to have a workflow that’s easy to follow and easy to stick with as well. It can save you a lot of time and help you stay on top of backups, both of which are key to a successful food photography business. I’ve adjusted my own workflow over the years and some of the things I do now, I wish I had known before. That’s why I’m sharing my method with you today.

January 15, 2020

To get the most out of Lightroom as a food photographer, it's important to have a workflow that's easy to follow and easy to stick with as well. It can save you a lot of time and help you stay on top of backups, both of which are key to a successful food photography business. I've adjusted my own workflow over the years and some of the things I do now, I wish I had known before. That's why I'm sharing my method with you today.

Today you’re getting a VIP behind the scenes of my food photography process step by step. From the pre production planning to editing and delivering the images, I’ll show you everything. I’m super excited to share it with you!

January 1, 2020

No one is born knowing how to run a food photography shoot, and figuring it out takes a lot of time!Today you're getting a VIP behind the scenes of my food photography process step by step. From the pre production planning to editing and delivering the images, I'll show you everything. I'm super excited to share it with you!

Starting a photography business is no joke! But here are 9 things I did right from the beginning that ultimately led to success.

December 24, 2019

9 things I did right when I started my business | Starting a photography business is a lot of work. Every photographer starting his own business quickly realizes that. If you’re not quite sure what’s the best way to get started, head on to the blog to read about the 9 things I did right when I started my business.

A goal action plan is the best kept secret to professional achievement. Let me walk you through creating one that works for you and your creative business.

December 18, 2019

A goal action plan is the best kept secret to professional achievement. Let me walk you through creating one that works for you and your creative business.

Are you ready to take your business up a notch? Learn how to set professional development goals in the second blog post of my three part series.

December 10, 2019

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. In the part 2 of this 3 part series, I will show you how to set professional development goals. I will walk you through how to set realistic and attainable goals that make sense for your business. I also include a free goal setting workbook so you have all the tools you need to start the year off right.

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. As the new year is within arm’s reach, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with it!

December 4, 2019

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. But before you can do that, you need to figure out where you are. In the part 1 of this 3 part series, I will help you assess what you did in the last year, so you can set realistic and attainable goals that make sense for your business. I will walk you through the assessment step by step and include a goal setting worksheet so you have all the tools you need to start the year off right.

Batch tasking is the best way to boost productivity in your creative business! Here’s how it works for me and why it will be a game-changer for you.

November 27, 2019

You may feel like having a long to-do list and crossing a lot of things off it is being productive. Unfortunately it is not. My best productivity hack is actually to dedicate blocks of time to similar work, also known as batch working. This allows me to plan my week strategically and efficiently. Batch working is one of the best thing I did to boost productivity in my business! Click through to learn all about how it works and why it will be a game-changer for your creative business.

I got my creative business organized with Trello and you can, too! Here’s how to plan, organize, collaborate, and automate using Trello in your business.

November 20, 2019

When you run your own creative business, you are basically wearing all the hats and it means ding a lot of different things. Trello is a fantastic tool to keep all my projects organized . In this post, I will share how I use it to plan, organize, collaborate, and automate all the tasks for my small business.

Automate your photography business with templates and a good CRM. Here’s how I use my CRM to create a smooth workflow and high-quality client experience.

November 13, 2019

As your photography business gets more successful you will need to manage more clients, more projects and generally do more admin work. Unless you outsource right away, which a lot of us can’t do right off the bat, you will need to come up with systems to save some time. I chose to automate my business with templates and a good CRM. And in this blog post, I share how I use my CRM to create a smooth workflow and high-quality client experience.

Please note – some of these are affiliate links, which means I’ll make a small portion of the profit if you purchase something, at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting us!   Earlier this fall I spent a few weeks in my happy place: Paris, France! It was so good to explore familiar […]

November 6, 2019

As owners of a creative business, it is our job to keep track of projects, deadlines, invoices, etc. But this is not why we started the business in the first place, so we sometimes let the admin stuff pile on. But there are ways that you can automate those admin tasks. Are you ready to increase your productivity and save time? Here are the systems and automations I created to grow my photography business.

Repurposing your content is the best way to save time and get the most out of each social media platform you use. Here are some ideas to get you started.

October 30, 2019

A coffee and a laptop next to an iPhone showing a an IGTV cover, repuroposed from IG Stories I already created.

Email marketing is one of the best ways to build a loyal client base. Here’s how to find the right hosting platform and plan stellar newsletter content.

October 22, 2019

An example of new work I might send to my clients as part as my quarterly portfolio update.

Here’s how to keep your content under control with an editorial calendar! It’s the best way to keep up with multiple web presences for your business.

October 16, 2019

Creating an editorial calendar can seem like a daunting task for a lot of photographers. Today, I am sharing how you can keep your content under control with an editorial calendar! It's the best way to keep up with multiple web presences for your small business.

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