Coffee With Heather: For Photographers
When I started booking my first real clients in 2016-2017, I had no idea how much there actually was to running a business. And then after I was hooked to wedding photography after my first solo wedding towards the end 2017, I was hit with another truck load of information and to-do lists.
I’ve purchased more presets than I’d like to admit trying to find my editing style, my website has taken on more transformations than a molting snake and my client/vendor relationship has defiantly improved. My contract is also finally in a place where I feel like I’m actually covered and the biggest reason is because I had to learn a lot of life lessons when it came to running a business.
Over the last few day’s I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what programs I use (which I share in another blog post here), what templates I use, what presets I use, etc etc etc.
First off, I love teaching, I love helping people find what works for them. I’ve gone through a dozen set of presets to finally hone in on what I wanted my work to look like…so helping creatives find that “Ah Ha!” moment is always so rewarding to me. Secondly; there is ever only so much time I can spend on Instagram or social media answering questions. So I’ve put together a short bullet list of creatives I’ve purchased from, use, have used or have heard really great reviews from that have helped my business ebb and flow to where it is now. So, let’s dive into it!
I mentioned I’ve purchased MULTIPLE presets over the last three years, and at the beginning of 2018 finally found my “style” or direction I wanted my images to go. I don’t sell my personal presets but here is a list of some amazing creatives I’ve purchased from and who are doing amazing things:
From pricing guides to bridal welcome boxes there is so much to make and create: I personally designed my own website on Squarespace and wrote my own copy. I also designed my own logo and the majority of my print materials that I include in my welcome boxes and inquiry packets for clients. But I’ve also purchased and seen some amazing templates that are absolutely worth the investment:
other notable and amazing templates and guides well worth the investment include:
There is so many more AMAZING presets, templates, and other resources out there but these are the ones, as I’ve said earlier, that I’ve purchased and used or still am using or have seen them in person because a fellow photographer uses them. But I hope this short list will help you achieve the goals you have for you and your business this year!
Heather Woolery is a photographer and educator based in North Idaho. If you’d like more information: