Well you guys... I honestly could not decide if I wanted to write this blog post or not. I have such a mixture of feelings about it, but ultimately I decided that I wanted to be clear for my prospective clients and maybe this would help.
I haven't written much for the photographers out there lately! So I figured I'd focus on a topic that I get asked about ALL the time. If photographer friends ask my advice on anything it's about blogging, in person product sales, and SEO! And you know, SEO is good information to have for anyone with a website that you'd like people to find.
First off, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization... or, how likely is a search engine likely to find your website? And since most people are using Google, I would just focus my efforts there.
What does that mean?"Joyful organic storytelling."
It hits you in the face as soon as you visit my website, my Instagram. But I don't think I've ever articulated what that means to me. Yet, I know that those three words have struck a chord with clients. A senior once told me she booked me solely because I used the word "organic" haha! A couple left me a sweet review that said "Tiffany delivers on the 'joyful organic storytelling' promise." I thought it was so kind and I was happy to see that the message I was putting out was being picked up by the people I hoped would find value in it.
The winner for the free portrait session, digital images, and prints is Katrina Boone!!!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest and spread the word about my new website. It's been fun for me to see everyone's comments and feedback! It's a little scary putting out a new internet home for yourself. It's like a weird part of your identity when you're a small business owner... especially when the internet is your only storefront and your blog is as personal as mine is!
This past Friday was a great treat for me. I decided this year that I could only spend money on attending ONE workshop. Photographers, you know, that is a challenge! There are so many people offering so many workshops that it's very easy to drop tons of money into attending all of that educational goodness. Yes, workshops teach us important skills as business owners and photographers, but come on... they're also really fun and a unique way to meet like-minded people in the industry. So I needed a restriction to make sure that I was only attending a workshop that I felt would really enhance my business practices.
Today, a styled shoot I participated in is being featured over on Every Last Detail. For those who may not know, a styled shoot is when a group of vendors in the industry get together to stage a mock wedding as design inspiration for brides and basically just a fun time to be creative and unrestricted by the confines of, you know, a real wedding day.