I've been connected with some of the best service providers in the industry over the past 5+ years and I'm sharing it all with you here. These resources are just my own personal recommendations, so please be sure to do your own research and determine whether or not they're the right fit for you and your photography business!
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inclusivity coaching with crystal lily creative
Crystal is a dear friend of mine and one of the best investments you can make in your business. I've worked with her 1:1 for inclusivity coaching, but she also offers multiple other resources—follow along on her IG for the latest updates. (Highly reco her masterclass on using inclusive language in your brand messaging!)
anti-racism course for photographers
In addition to this crucial course, Tomayia Colvin Education is full of helpful resources for photographers. Dr. Colvin has created this online community to: "empower Black and photographers of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups. A safe haven of inclusion and diversity."
MABELY Q ACCESSIBILITY CONSULTANT
Erin is a deafblind business owner dedicated to making other businesses "successible." (In her words, that’s success + accessible put together, because the better you can serve your community, the bigger your business can grow.) I haven't worked with her 1:1 yet, but have already learned so much from her free content alone.
audio eye website accessibility software
Begin your path to ADA & WCAG compliance with AudioEye®'s easy-to-use technology platform, certified accessibility experts, and legal assistance. It's what I use to make sure that the LYD website is accessible to all!
lgbtq+ inclusivity certification course from equally wed
Learn how to be authentically LGBTQ+ inclusive with actionable steps to better serve the LGBTQ+ community. While Equally Wed Pro is geared toward the wedding industry, this course applies to anyone.
composition: in-depth posing course with mckenzie bigliazzi
Using her background as a college art professor, McKenzie created this course to help you look at your work in a new way. With the artist's lens, you'll be able to create compositions that are new, fresh, and true to you and your clients—rather than using the same old poses you keep seeing recycled on Pinterest.
make more sales with mckenzie bigliazzi
Not sure why you're getting ghosted after money is brought in to the conversation? Are you really vibing with clients but they aren't booking as much as you'd like? In this course, McKenzie reveals her consult and selling process to help you book more work.
booked solid with ben hartley
Get the proven step-by-step framework hundreds of photographers have used to grow their photography business to over $100,000. Many of my LYD clients have gone through this program and I've only heard great things. If you're not ready to invest in Booked Solid, start with Ben's free mastermind group — it's EPIC + packed with value!
Nathan Holritz (CEO of Photographer's Edit and host of the Bokeh Podcast) taught me the power and importance of outsourcing in business. As a photographer, outsourcing your editing is one of the biggest ways you can positively impact yourself and increase productivity in your business.
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copywriters i recommend
When asked about full-service copywriting, these are the businesses I typically recommend. Amanda is who put together the copy for the majority of the Launch Your Daydream website! Check out each of their sites to see who feels like the best fit for you:
Story brand FRAMEWORK
"Clarify your message and grow your business." This framework highly influences the approach I take with my clients when helping put together their website copy, but the book and/or the course will take you SO much further.
brand messaging (& design!) with pepper
Pepper is a team of badass creatives based in Kamloops, Canada and I couldn't be happier to know them. If you're looking to take your brand messaging and identity a step further, start here:
seo for photographers with britt hyatt
Britt is making SEO less intimidating and more approachable for photographers. She was the other half of Launch Your Daydream for its first 5 years and I'd trust her with my life. And with my SEO. 😉
social media management with dash of social
I've known Ashley for years now and she's one of the hardest working individuals out there. The Dash of Social team can be trusted with your social media management, marketing strategy, and content marketing. Seriously, get it off your plate and into their hands.
the art of pinning: course for photographers
Carolina's expertise made marketing on Pinterest feel SO much easier for me. She's brilliant and she's put all of her Pinterest marketing knowledge into this kickass course for photographers. If you've been wanting to reach more dream clients via Pinterest strategy, start here:
EMAIL MARKETING MASTERCLASS with tonic
This e-course helped me see the "ick" of email marketing in a whole new light. I actually became excited to grow my email list and start a newsletter that could translate itself into engaging content across social platforms, too. If you don't have an email marketing platform yet, I recommend Flodesk! Use the link below for 50% off!
dubsado customer relationship management (CRM) system
I've been using Dubsado for over 5 years and it just keeps getting better! This is the platform I use for contracts, invoices, project + lead management, financial reporting, and so much more! Use the code 'launchyourdaydream' when you subscribe to get 20% off your first month or year!
unf*ck your biz with braden drake
Braden has made the scary tax and legal aspects of business a LOT easier to digest. He describes himself as: your gay best friend here to help you bake up more profit while protecting it with solid legal, tax, and financial strategies and services. Yes please!!
Digital Organization & Workflow Automation with krystal clark
Krystal is the queen of systems and workflow automation. Hire her to organize your foundational productivity structure, create your workflow strategy, and setup your client experience workflows so you can stress less and live more live outside of the office.
1:1 business mentorship with kara evans
She's serving confidence like cake to photographers by helping them get set up with the right systems, client experience and content. Highly recommend reaching out to Kara if you're feeling stuck with any or all of this!
how to ADHD
For my fellow neurodivergents, this Youtube channel seriously changed my life! I was only recently diagnosed with ADHD this year (2023) but this channel has been extremely helpful in understanding how my brain works and how I can better manage my ADHD—especially while running my business.