Keeping It Candid - Wedding Photography Unfiltered with Sandra Henderson

Keeping It Candid - Wedding Photography Unfiltered with Sandra Henderson

You’re not new to the wedding photography game. Everywhere you look for help with the business side of things feels like it’s at a beginner level, tailored for someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. You implement your takeaways and come out feeling like you’re no further ahead than when you started… And that’s definitely not what you signed up for. You want your time back. You’re done with saying “I just need life to slow down and then I can do XYZ”. You’re ready to say goodbye to endless hours at your computer and feeling burnt out at the end of every year. You’re ready to make your business *better*, so it’s easier to do more of what you love - creating magic behind your camera. Join me for a candid, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like working as a wedding photographer–where I’ll give you actionable steps to take your photography business to the next level. Welcome to Keeping It Candid - Wedding Photography Unfiltered with Sandra Henderson.

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June 19, 2024 11 mins

 Maintaining consistency in a photography business is so important, but it's not just about posting on social media every day. So today on the podcast, let's talk about WHY it matters so much! To put it simply - consistency in client experience, brand materials, response times, tone of voice, and photo delivery is crucial for building trust and ensuring long-term success. 


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 Let's talk about the struggle we all know too well: keeping up with social media. Imagine focusing on the platforms that truly work for you and using strategic tools to lighten the load instead. Today on Keeping It Candid, I'm talking to Kara Duncan from The Kara Report, who shares insights on how to create a sustainable marketing strategy, the long-term magic of blogging, and the wonders of AI in content creation.
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If you're a photographer looking to streamline and boost your print sales, using the right tools can be a game-changer. Today on Keeping It Candid, I'm diving into the benefits of using innovative gallery platforms - specifically Pic-Time. The right gallery service will not only simplify your operations but also offer features designed to maximize your earnings and elevate your client experience. Whether you're frust...

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Today I'm joined by Yasamin Salavatian, a storytelling strategist and positioning coach, to chat about the importance of showcasing your unique personality in your photography business, and how you can incorporate more of who they are personally into your brand and messaging to set yourself apart.


Show Notes: https://simplysandrayvonne.ca/uniqueness-yasamin-salavatian

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In this episode, I'm sharing one of my favourite systems that you can easily build on the go - a locations gallery. I dive into what it is, how I organize it, the important details I include, and so much more. Your clients are going to love just as much as you do!

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TW: Depression, Anxiety, & Mental Health

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Today on the podcast I'm sharing my personal experience with depression and anxiety as a business owner, and what that has looked like for me over the last couple of months. From the beginning stages to what I did until I c...

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This week's episode is all about your website's home page! Alex Collier, a brand and web designer, joined me to talk about the importance of a well-designed homepage, common mistakes photographers make when designing theirs, the importance of including clear and compelling calls to action, and more. Alex also shares her formula for creating an effective homepage that you don't want to miss out on!

Takeaways

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March 20, 2024 15 mins

Today I'm sharing what's inside my endometriosis toolkit! These are things I use when I'm at home and on-the-go to make chronic illness life a little more manageable.

Takeaways

  • Having an endometriosis specialist perform a hysterectomy surgery can provide better outcomes.
  • Items like heating pads, ergonomic seat cushions, and proper shoes can help manage pain and discomfort.
  • Using an e-reader instea...
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March 13, 2024 21 mins

I'm sharing part two of my experience with endometriosis today for Endometriosis Awareness Month! Including an update on where I'm at, how I'm managing things day-to-day, and also how people can support others in their lives who have endometriosis themselves.

Takeaways

  • Endometriosis symptoms can be managed but not completely eliminated.
  • Tracking menstrual cycles can provide insights into symptom ...
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March 6, 2024 11 mins

In this episode, I'm re-sharing my journey with endometriosis and how it's shaped both my personal life and my business. Living with a chronic illness has its own set of challenges, but I'm sharing how I've learned to manage symptoms and prioritize self-care along the way. Join me as I discuss the importance of support from healthcare professionals and the impact of streamlining business processes to enhance the...

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Let's be real - showing up on social media is exhausting and the return on investment isn't worth it. Candice Coppola joins me on the podcast today to talk about how photographers can use email marketing in an almost passive way to start generating more sales from new and existing clients. 

Show Notes: https://simplysandrayvonne.ca/candice-coppola-email-marketing/

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This week I'm interviewing Cameron and Tia about the use of AI in the photography industry. We chat about our excitement and hesitations surrounding AI and share some of our favourite tools, as well as diving into the impact it can make on your client experience, your business, and your life overall.

Takeaways

AI tools can save photographers time and increase productivity, allowing them to focus on their area...

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Erin Perkins, a deafblind accessibility educator and the owner of Mabely-Q, joins me for an interview this week! We talked all about the importance of accessibility for photographers, ways to improve accessibility online, and being adaptable to client needs. 

Takeaways

Accessibility should be a top priority for all business owners, particularly in the wedding photography industry.
Small business owners face ch...

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January 17, 2024 29 mins

Happy belated New Year, friends! Today I'm sharing my top three favourites in various categories for the year 2023, and a look inside my goals and vision for Q1 of 2024.

Takeaways

Investing in quality photography equipment can greatly enhance the quality of your work.
Using systems and tools like HoneyBook, PicTime, and Imagine AI can streamline your business processes.
Utilizing editing tools like AI...

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November 15, 2023 36 mins

Make sure you're investing your money in the right places so you're never left feeling like you've been scammed. Laylee Emadi joins me for an interview to talk all about red, beige, and green flags to watch out for in a creative educator!

Show Notes - https://simplysandrayvonne.ca/redflags-laylee-emadi/
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On this week's episode, I'm talking all about an easy way to up-level your client experience without having to spend any money or add any extra work to your plate. Sound too good to be true?! I promise, it's not!

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November 1, 2023 10 mins

HoneyBook and Pic-Time made a huge announcement this week, and I'm so excited I decided to do an impromptu podcast episode to tell you all about it!

Show Notes - https://simplysandrayvonne.ca/honeybook-pictime-integration

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If you're feeling overwhelmed in your wedding photography business, it might be a good sign that you're ready to start outsourcing different aspects of your work. It can be scary to get on board with but there's so much freedom that comes along with it, and today on the podcast I'm joined by Sara Monika to talk all about it.

Show Notes - https://simplysandrayvonne.ca/outsourcing-sara-monika/

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Self-care is important for any wedding photographer, but especially for all of my chronic illness friends. Today on the podcast I'm sharing three ways I prioritize self-care and how it benefits me as a business owner.

Show Notes - https://simplysandrayvonne.ca/wedding-photographers-with-chronic-illnesses/
 
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