Investing in education can be a game-changer for your business, and it’s never been easier to access. But – don’t make these three common mistakes when investing your hard-earned money on all the different options available to you: ✨ Not Doing Your Research Take the time to research the instructor’s background, experience, and reputation. Read […]

Five years ago I was at the beginning of my chronic illness journey, and I kept unexpectedly having to take time off. Because I was also over-booking my calendar, it created a domino effect. All of a sudden every gallery I sent out was late. I would ignore my inbox for days – sometimes even weeks – because I […]

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I see so many wedding photographers going through the same struggles year after year, and so many of them tell me the same things: “I don’t have systems in place, I don’t need them.”“I don’t even know where to start, it’s so overwhelming.”“I’m already so busy, I don’t have the time to start learning something […]

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Setting business boundaries is so, so important. No matter what time of year it is that you happen to be reading this blog post, now is the perfect time to start! Here are 3 ways to set better boundaries in your wedding photography business: Turn Off Notifications Turn off notifications on your phone for your […]

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If you’re active on Instagram, you know there’s been a TON of changes released on the platform recently. The push to prioritize video in the algorithm has accelerated considerably. The format of our feeds is even evolving to resemble TikTok! It’s a far cry from the 1:1 square feed Instagram started with. Instagram wants users […]

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(Intro Music) Welcome to Keeping it Candid – Wedding Photography Unfiltered for photographers who want to keep it real. I’m your host, Sandra Henderson, international wedding and family photographer and educator with a Marie Kondo style approach to running a business – you know, keeping things simple and getting rid of anything that doesn’t bring […]

One of the best tips for Instagram I can share with you is this – Delete followers. I know it sounds counterintuitive. But there’s a reason why this can be so beneficial! Experts are saying that your content is only reaching anywhere from 2-10% of your total followers. If you have a high number of […]

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Haven’t heard of Aftershoot yet?! It’s time to fix that ASAP! Picture this: You just got home from an amazing wedding and you can’t wait to start editing all of your favourite shots from the day… But first, you have to cull. UGH amiright?! Thousands of photos sit on your memory cards waiting to be […]

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When was the last time you reviewed your wedding photography contracts, friend?! Proper contracts should be one of the first major investments you make in your business. Even before upgrading to higher quality cameras and lenses! Why? Most importantly, if anything unexpected happens your contract will protect you legally. It’s also a major difference between […]

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