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Do you have a dream? A big, exciting and maybe a little scary dream to have a successful, profitable and creative photography business doing exactly what you love for wonderful, grateful clients? Or do you want to bring your business to the next level of fun and profit.? If so, then this Podcast is for you. For over 36 years, I have made a great living as portrait and wedding business, Luci Dumas Fine Photography, with no other source of income. No rich husband or lottery winnings, through t ...
 
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This episode is all about how to get started selling your work. I know it can be overwhelming and confusing so I thought I would give as much info about what to do and think about as I could squeeze out of my brain. This is in no way everything but it is a good foundation for success. I share with you why the first step is to have a clear vision, a…
 
As people, we aren’t all that different. That’s why storytelling is so powerful. It allows us to experience the connection that we have to each other. No one knows that better than my guest this week, Kate Storey. Before diving into her photography business Kate mastered social media as a vehicle for telling stories. Now she helps photographers cre…
 
Amy Fraughton started her photography business in all the wrong ways 11 years ago, and quickly learned some hard lessons such as charging my worth and developing a higher end business. When she found that many other photographers were having some of the same issues Amy ran into, she started Photo Business Tools to help them. She also a certified Li…
 
My student Heather Davidson-Meyn recently had a 5 figure sale. So, I invited her on the podcast to find out exactly how she did it. I love Heather’s confidence. She knows the value of her work and it’s reflected in her sales. We could all be a little more like Heather! Heather is a Printed Art Portrait Photographer and Owner of Fun Love Photography…
 
This week, I’m joined by renaissance man, Andrew Darlow. He is a New Jersey-based photographer, author, and digital workflow coach. For over 25 years, he has helped people capture, edit, print, and backup their irreplaceable photographs and other media. His work has appeared in many publications and media outlets, including People Magazine, Animal …
 
"I’m smart enough, I’m good enough and doggonit, I am worth it"…Stuart Smalley/Al Franken What makes you good enough? And good enough for what? -to make money with your photographs? -compared to others? -to make people happy? And what are your fears if you are not good enough? -failure? -being judged or worse yet, rejected? This solo episode is an …
 
Erin Bonilla joins me on the podcast this week. To put it mildly, Erin’s photography business is off the charts successful. And I’m beyond proud of her. She’s special to me because she’s a coaching client of mine. Erin’s following her passion and it is working! Bonilla Pet Studio employs a team of 3 photographers, 2 salespeople, plus other support …
 
This week I chat with the wonderful, Christy Jaynes. Christy is my own coach, who played a pivotal role in guiding me to start this podcast! Christy is a coach who specialized in mid-life transformations. She uses her superpowers to help clients like me achieve their dreams and live the life they’ve always wanted. One of the things I love about Chr…
 
This week’s show is all about the benjamins. I chatted with coach Safina Duke about money mindset. She wants you to know your worth and embrace it! It’s time to let go of all those icky feelings we have surrounding money. When Safina talks about money, I always listen. It’s her area of expertise, so you might want to do the same. She’s a popular mo…
 
Let’s face it… in order to have a successful business, making money, making our clients happy, and enjoying life we need to do a lot of stuff. All of it is important. If we take amazing photographs but take a year or never deliver what we promised to the clients, we are not doing our job…right? We need to have a set of steps….a way of following thi…
 
Craig Staley joins me on the podcast this week. Craig knows that talented photographers like us are kind of a big deal and he wants to make sure that everyone else knows it too. He offers some unique suggestions on how to make your brand more visible online. Craig’s committed to helping small businesses like his, grow and reach their full potential…
 
Ben Hartley joins me on the podcast this week. Ben is the founder of Style & Story, based in Columbus, OH which was named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the country in 2017 and 2020. Ben also offers photographers free coaching inside his Facebook Mastermind Group and weekly Six Figure Photography Podcast. Ben takes amazing photos but he…
 
This week’s guest is Brad Barton. He is a North Texas-based artist and an award-winning PPA Master Craftsman photographer. He tells people’s stories and captures their emotions in sometimes fantastical, sometimes bizarre, sometimes surreal ways. Using his imagination, camera, and digital tools, he has created work for clients big and small. His wor…
 
I am super excited to share part 2 of my topic based on the book "The Four Agreements" with Don Miguel Ruiz. This small but powerful book has tools for living a great life and I take these lessons and show how we can use them in business. I have said this many times...that business is a great way to grow and a person ,and growing past our fears and…
 
Today's episode is a little different. My guest, Donni Krainess, is a photographer in Silver Spring, Maryland. He loves weddings and portraits and allowed me to coach him with a "Create the Business of Your Dreams" strategy session, and share it with The Profitable Photography listeners. We dig deep together into his vision for his business, both t…
 
Tanya Goodall Smith is the owner of WorkStory Creative, a full service branding agency in Spokane, Washington. WorkStory helps experts and personal brands attract high end clients through authentic and beautiful brand story-telling photography. She loves helping photographer excel in their own branding photography businesses and this episode has lo…
 
Jessica is the Queen of Senior Photography and has a studio for over 20 years in Richmond, Virginia area With the support of her team, Robin and Karen, Jessica personally photographs over 200 seniors each year as well as oodles of family portraits A PPA Master Craftsman Photographer, she also loves to teach and mentor photographers both about senio…
 
This episode with Luci Dumas is Part One of a conversation about one of her favorite books called "The Four Agreements" with Don Miguel Ruiz. Though these agreements apply to all areas of life, we can use the wisdom in our businesses to be more successful and use the tools in business to be a better version of ourselves The four agreements are: 1) …
 
Thomas Morelli started Thomas Morelli Photography in 1980. He has been a full time portrait and wedding photographer for over 40 years this year. Tom has photographed over 15,000 portrait sessions and over 1,000 weddings. He has been awarded Maine PPA Photographer of the Year. and specializes in family groups, high school seniors and he has a very …
 
Bodhi Smith is an award winning fine-art landscape photographer, a digital photography instructor, and an international tour guide. Until 2011, Bodhi was an avid and successful backcountry skier/splitboarder with weekly adventures into the North American Alpine wildernesses. Since 2011, he has taken that kind of professional skill, passion, knowled…
 
Anne Marie Shumate has owned Lasting Images Photography for over 17 years. She is a dynamic collector of stories and experiences. A PPA Master and a Certified Professional Photographer, she has won numerous international awards and has been accepted into the Loan, Showcase, and General Collection of Merit Images with PPA. She is also a mentor for p…
 
Pet Photographer Richie Schwartz: With 40 years as a pro photographer, this former Vet Tech, Groomer and Dog Trainer’s experiences and talent have given him the ability to create unique pet portraits. Based in NY, he has photographed over 75,000 pets in 33 states and is known as "America's Most Experienced Pet Photographer". He is also an educator …
 
Luci Dumas celebrates the 100th episode of 'The Profitable Photographer with Luci Dumas'. This show helps people learn more about the business of photography and find inspiration and information from amazing guests. With listeners in over 73 countries and almost 49k downloads, there is a lot to celebrate. She shares her journey from wedding and por…
 
Mitche Graf is a daddy of 3, best-selling author of 9 books, a serial entrepreneur, international-renowned business speaker, nationally-syndicated radio show host and former All American Track & Field athlete. For over 25 years, he has dangled his toes into the ponds of many intriguing industries along the way. From selling used bicycle parts out o…
 
Joey Thomas is an award-winning, nationally published entrepreneur, photographer, speaker, and educator. He is co-owner of Serendipity Albums and owner of both Joey T Photography and Mastercrafted Workshops. His background in psychology and education gives him a unique understanding into the “WHY” of sales and business and he loves to share that in…
 
LUXURY EXPERIENCE My thoughts on luxury and why creating a high involvement, high quality experience for clients gives you a competitive edge over other photography businesses are the topic of today’s solo episode. I share a definition and WHY we humans will invest well on more than necessities in life, REASONS it is a valuable goal to set as photo…
 
Founder and Director of the Animal Image Makers Conference, and a mentor and teacher, Lisa Asp is a pet photographer and owner ofTangerine House of Design. She has been creating photographic art since 1995. Her work has been included in the Professional Photographers of America Loan Collection books and the Showcase Collection books a number of tim…
 
Today’s episode is all about money…how to be wise and pro-active in the management of the income we receive. Lindsey Betz is co owner of Jonathan Betz Photography, is a photographic Craftsman, and chief implementer over the of their clients’ experience and studio management. She regularly teaches at the national level as well as locally and regiona…
 
Seshu is a portrait photographer with Connecticut Headshots, which serves the marketing and communication departments in the medical, real estate, financial, and other businesses. His photography helps busy executives and small business owners project a positive presence for their clients and peers. In this episode, Seshu shares about how he puts p…
 
This week is a solo episode on The Profitable Photographer and is different than most. This episode is all about lighting, especially how to photograph outdoors without supplemental lighting. Luci Dumas teaches photography skills that will help any photographer be more profitable by creating more sellable and beautiful portraits. Luci Dumas is an e…
 
Jenna Henderson is a boss bitch balance coach (her words) and photographer, with more than 15 years experience in the photography industry. Her super powers are giving creative women permission to feel empowered within their business journey, and helping them create a life of balance and peace. Jenna believes in validating creative careers and iden…
 
Mary Fisk-Taylor MBA, M. Photog., Cr., EA- ASP, CPP, ABI, API Certified StoryBrand Guide Profit First Professional and Guide PPA Vice-President and soon to be President Mary Fisk-Taylor has a rich career in photography as well as service to our industry. For almost 25 years Mary Fisk-Taylor has owned a portrait and wedding business with her busines…
 
Scott Josuweit is a former 7th-grade special education math teacher turned wedding photographer. He has earned six figures for the past five years and loves getting to work with other photographers to help their dreams come true. Scott’s Zone of Genius is business systems. He loves them, he teaches about them, and we have a great conversation about…
 
There is a lot to share about Andre Amyot, as he has been a photographer for over 50 years. He served in the Canadian Air Force for 10 years as a photographer and opened his first photography studio in 1974, eventually grossing almost 2 million per year. He created the "Photo Coach" business system and has taught to close to 2000 photographers duri…
 
Hey fans of The Profitable Photographer Podcast, be sure to listen to Singapore photographer, Hart Tan, who runs a high volume, 7 figure business he started 12 years ago. He is an award-winning Master Photographer, entrepreneur, and owner of one of the largest photography studios in Singapore called Tomato. He shares his wisdom and his recommendati…
 
A PPA Master, Craftsmen, CPP…Pete Rezac is a portrait photographer based in Reno Nevada. He is educator, print competition juror, and on the PPA Board of Directors AND Professional Photographer’s of California's past president and now chairman of the board. If I were to list all of the accomplishments of my next guest the podcast would be just abou…
 
This week’s interview is a little different. It is a live coaching call with Victoria Burscusel, a wonderful photographer in Brisbane Australia. Our main conversation centers around how to sell her photography. I give a step by step guide on how to position yourself from the first contact as the Trusted Advisor. Then I cover the following -How to p…
 
The amazing Andrew Hellmich is an Australian based wedding and portrait photographer who's been in business for over 20 years. Recognized as a Master Photographer by the AIPP, he also hosts the business podcast PhotoBizX. An interview-based, weekly podcast, where Andrew has photographers and other experts revealing their marketing, advertising, pri…
 
Standing out in a very crowded field is something every photographer needs to do in order to become profitable. Jennifer George did this quickly by creating her own recognizable style, entering and winning local and national print competitions, speaking, and writing photography books. She also uses her passion and personal projects to inspire other…
 
Look up the word “Creative” and you might see a photo of my next guest. Suzanne Hansen Ofeldt is an artist who specializes in photography, coaching for creatives, and business development. She is the founder of Shewanders Photography and creative director for Wanderlings The Zine. She is is a world adventurer who captures people’s spirits through h…
 
For Margaret Bryant, life “going to the dogs” is a great thing. She has specialized in photographing pets in her Carrollton (Dallas), Texas studio in since1998…before it was a thing. Now she is an award winning PPA Mastercraftsman, CPP photographer, teacher and author on the art and business of photographing pets. She is a nine time PPA Photographe…
 
This weeks interview with M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP Bob Coates is focused on Fine Art and tips on how to market. Bob has been a pro commercial, weddings and portrait photographer for over 13 years and “mucking about” with photography before that for many years. He was quickly profitable because he was able to leverage marketing and business learne…
 
How to avoid money “gopher holes” or, ways to avoid sabotaging a great sale from a delightful client Today’s solo episode with Luci is all about the little things that can trip you up and reduce or completely ruin what might be a great sale. She covers the following areas such as 1-Dos and don’t on your price list 2-Ways to be sure clients are full…
 
Real estate photographer Darryl Glade's experience as a top realtor in Louisiana for 10 years gave him deep insights into the needs of of photographers and realtors. He co-founded Rocket Photo an online marketplace that connects Realtors with photographers. In this episode, we chat about how Real Estate Photography can be very lucrative, and supple…
 
Jeff Fasano is an amazing photographer, and a well respected professional in Nashville. Tennessee. He has captured the essence, heart and soul of legendary actors, notable artists and musicians. His unique style of environmental portraiture truly expresses his passion and what he loves. Lighting is one of his super powers and he loves to help photo…
 
Colby McLemore of Colby's Photos & Videos has had a highly successful advertising/commercial photography business located in East Tennessee for over 15 years. He usually works both on location and in his downtown Knoxville, TN studio. Marketing has been a passion since he was young and he loves to share his experience and wisdom on how to have a su…
 
Today’s episode is a fairly personal look into Luci’s journey in business and how she used it to become a stronger, more successful and happier person both in her career and life. Self employment, especially as artists, can help us grow and heal lifetime patterns that impacted our financial. professional, and personal success. She shares specific s…
 
Easton Reynolds is the Founder of The Art of Six Figures, a business-changing marketing education platform for photographers. In 2012, Easton joined his wife in her New Jersey-based photography business, LuRey Photography, and immediately began putting his business background to use. LuRey Photography achieved 6 figures in its second year in busine…
 
In this episode of The Profitable Photographer Podcast, Luci Dumas with Ted Linczak, a Master craftsmen photographer and award winning wedding photographers Ted Linczak and his wife Rachel, are the owner and photographers of Linczak Photography and Nuvo Images since 2006, and has thriving photography studios in Northeast Ohio, and Charleston, SC. H…
 
This solo episode with Luci Dumas explores the do’s and don’t of websites for photographers, especially for high end photographers. And her recommendation about posting pricing on sites is covered as well. She discusses her unique perspective on websites for photographers that want to have a profitable business and attract perfect new clients. Purp…
 
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