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Jun. 21//Photog Thursday//Two Reasons Why Blogging is Important for Photographers

June 21, 2018

If you are a photographer in today’s ever-changing market, you have probably heard that you should be blogging on a weekly, maybe even daily basis. However, do you, as a photographer, know why your blog is critical to business success? Photography is a very personal service; I mean, photographers are being invited into the most […]

May 31, 2018

After teaching other photographers this past spring during my mentorships, I shudder at the thought when some of them tell me that they do not have a working contract. No matter if you are a hobbyist or a full-time wedding photographer, every photographer needs a legal contract. Today, on the blog, I am sharing four […]

May 31//Photog Thursday//Four Reasons Why You Need A Legit Contract

May 24//Photog Thursday//Four Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started

May 24, 2018

If I only knew the things I do now, my first few years as a photographer would have been a lot less frustrating. However, when it comes down to it, many photographers feel that way; let me just say, as a beginner photographer, you are going to have a lot of frustrating moments. This blog […]

May 10, 2018

Coke or pepsi? Nikon or Canon? This is the great debate of photographers. Even though deciding between Nikon or Canon might be easy for experienced photographers, beginning photographers often have trouble, and, just buy the one that is on sale at Best Buy. I think it is really important to know the difference, because, the […]

May 10//Photog Thursday//Canon vs. Nikon (For Beginners)

Apr. 26//Photog Thursday//How To Learn Photography

April 26, 2018

Almost all photographers, myself included, are self-taught. For example, in college I majored in history education; but, I always had the dream of becoming a wedding photographer, so I chased after it by reading blogs, going to workshops, second shooting, etc. Today, on Photog Thursday, I am going to tell you the top five ways […]

April 19, 2018

As I walked out of Best Buy, with my first camera, my high school graduation gift, in hand, I was overwhelmed with the thought of how much equipment I needed to buy. The thought of off-camera flash gear, external hard drives, and macro photography lenses took me by storm; but, the truth is, when you […]

Apr. 19//Photog Thursday//Camera Gear For Beginners

Apr. 12//Photog Thursday//Why Client Gifting Is Important

April 12, 2018

As a wedding photographer, I firmly believe that client gifting throughout the wedding planning process provides an unforgettable client experience. Today, on the blog, I am going to share the reasons why I think client gifting is essential for any wedding vendor. 1) Just To Say “Thank You” After a client pays that initial invoice, […]

April 5, 2018

I remember my first wedding consultation all too well. I built a portfolio of quality images, mostly from second shooting with local photographers; and, the day was finally here when someone believed in me, other than my mom of course. The first consultation is always the scariest.  Now, having done over fifty wedding consultations, I […]

Apr. 5//Photog Thursday//How To Rock The Client Consultation

Mar. 29//Photog Thursday//How To Wow Your Clients From Hello…Using Honeybook

March 29, 2018

Being a professional photographer, I have a lot of business tasks that need timely management, along with the need to be helpful to all of the clients I encounter. This past January, I chose Honeybook for my client management system, because it allows me to do both.  Honeybook allows me to manage my creative business […]

March 22, 2018

At the beginning of each year, Wilson and I take a business retreat where I talk about how to make Rebecca Hicks Photography better. One of my goals this year is to be more intentional with my clients, even with having over forty weddings and countless clients to serve. My biggest component that I planned […]

Mar. 22//Photog Thursday//The First Thing I Do When I Book A Wedding