[VIDEO] How I Started My Photography Business as a Teenager

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Hello and happy Friday!

Holy crap, it’s already Friday? I’ve had one of the most productive weeks of my life but I guess time flies when you’re having fun or getting stuff done.

One of the things I’ve been busy with is taking SENIOR PORTRAITS. I’ve been running a photography business since I was a junior in high school, and in the 1.5 years since then, I’ve learned so so much about the ins and outs of doing freelance photography.

It was (and still is) a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my skills and gain experience, and I want to give others the confidence and information to start!

In this video I’m talking about:

  • 0:44 - getting into portraiture + doing practice shoots

  • 2:26 - how I created and promoted my first senior portrait offerings

  • 4:11 - establishing an official legal business

  • 6:15 - my rates + how to price yourself

  • 10:50 - promoting yourself through a website, Instagram, and word of mouth

  • 15:04 - my start to finish efficient photography workflow

  • 18:53 - my camera gear and editing tools

Make sure to check out the full description on YouTube for all of the links to the resources I mention!

Have a fantastic weekend,