Tag Archives: photography entrepreneur

Playing Village ~ Chicago Elopement Photographer

Growing up I used to play ‘village’ in the basement of our house with my younger brothers and cousin, Chelsea. Basically we each acted like grown ups – raising families and running our own small businesses that made up the village. My name was Kate Brown, and I was raising two daughters by myself (Laurie...

FAQ: On Loyalty & Referrals ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

Lately I’ve had quite a few people contacting me asking me how I go about creating loyalty from my clients and blog readers, resulting in repeat clientele and referrals. While I’m aware this happens (and I realize it has been happening more frequently in the past year), I honestly had not put much thought into exactly...

The Best of Self Employment ~ Chicago Elopement Packages

It can get easy to become overwhelmed in the middle of busy season, I’ve realized. Instead of being thankful for the wonderful life we’re leading, I can get down on myself over my ‘to-do’ list… and forget how truly blessed we are to be working for ourselves and following our dreams! I’ve been reminded of...

Self-Employment: 1-Year Anniversary ~ Chicago Elopement Photographer

Oh. My. Word. Here we are… One year working 100% for myself. Whoa. I can tell you one thing… time. has. flown. I honestly can’t believe that it has already come and gone. All those fears during off-season seem like just yesterday, and like years ago – all at the same time. I’m not sure how...

FAQ: To discount or not to discount ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

I get asked about discounts pretty often from other photographers and potential clients alike. I know this can be a super touchy subject (money – yay!), so I hesitated even writing a post about it… but after this question keeps coming up again and again – I figured I’d finally go and just talk about...

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