Finding your niche | How to be a Boutique Photographer, Part 2

We’ve all heard the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” In fact, it’s probably one of the very first things that pops into your head when the subject of specializing arises. Well, it may be a cliche, but it’s also a truth. Now there are those annoyingly perfect photographers out there who seem…

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January 12, 2013 - 2:48 am

Being Boutique | Building your brand | How to be a Boutique Photographer, Part 3 - [...] the last lesson of this series on How to be a Boutique Photographer, we defined our audience and narrowed in on our target cliental. Now that we know who you’ll be marketing to, it’s time [...]

January 19, 2013 - 9:37 pm

Christina Sylvester Skinner - I’m sooooo thrilled I found this website! This is beyond helpful. I’m struggling right now with what I want to specialize in. The problem is that I love too many things (but not weddings, definitely not weddings) and I get bored when I do too much of the same thing.

September 23, 2013 - 1:48 am

Steven Burkhart - Why don’t you have links for all the other parts of this series in your post?

I Adore Your Style | Boutique Vendor

I am absolutely ecstatic to share with you the fabulous style guides created by I Adore Your Style! Really, these style guides are worth every single penny! I personally use them in my business by sharing them as an album for clients on my Facebook Page and on my blog every month. I love the…

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August 21, 2012 - 1:39 am

Dunyasha - hey what is your fb page

November 15, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Boutique - Hi Dunyasha!

The FB page is:

It’s still really new as it hasn’t been launched as of yet, but you are welcome to come along for the ride! Be sure to share your FB page if you have one!

You are more than a job | How to be a Boutique Photographer, no. 1

The other night I was reading a book and the dreamboat of a guy asked the workaholic-but-soon-to-be-soulmate who she was. She told him her name and occupation. He smiled gently and said, “That’s what you do, but it’s not who you are. You are more than a job.” You may think that’s an odd way…

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January 19, 2013 - 9:31 pm

Christina Sylvester Skinner - OH wow, this post was such an eye opener. I love the last lines. Protector of Memories. I can’t bring myself to say I’m a professional. I don’t honestly know what I would have to accomplish before feeling that I had “made it’. This has given me a lot to think about. Thank you!

January 19, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Megan Marlene | Being Boutique - Hi Christine! You know, it takes a lot for some of us to reach that point and accept that we really are professionals and good photographers (the two don’t always go hand in hand, sadly enough). Really, you just have to believe in yourself and your business.
Take some time to look at photographers you admire and make a list of three things about each of them that make you consider them a professional photographer (studio, website, skill, certification, etc). Then once you have compiled the list, pick out three-five things that you want to achieve in your own business this year with goal to gain the confidence by Dec 31st (if not before!) to call yourself a professional photographer.
By judging yourself by the same standards that you apply to others, you are giving yourself obtainable goals and allowing the recognition of accomplishments instead of downplaying the many successful you have already achieved.

The secret to being boutique

What do you think of when you hear the word “boutique?” Do you suddenly envision a specialty store full of the shoes and handbags or perhaps a custom prop shop? Maybe you think of a high-end bakery or full service wedding consultant? What about when we add the word “photographer” into the mix? In today’s…

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