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Tools and Resources for Photographers

Here are some of my favorite resources and tools that I hope will help you!

*note: This page May contain affiliate links. This means that I might receive a small commission if you click on the link + decide to purchase. Thanks for your support!

Website

KADENCE – I use Kadence for WordPress because I think it’s the best for design & SEO.

HEARTEN MADE– My website design is custom-made by me, from block templates provided by Hearten Made child Kadence themes.

CRM

HONEYBOOK – I use this software to manage my clients from booking to delivery, and everything in-between.

I’m proud to say I’m now a certified Honeybook Educator! I can help you get it set up and flowing perfectly for your photography business, saving you so much time and stress! Use the code lumephoto for 35% off!

Albums

WOODEN BANANA – The company that makes Lume Albums.

FUNDY – I use Fundy Design software to design albums easily, and their proofer lets my clients view and request changes to their designs.

Contracts

THE LEGAL PAIGE – This is the best place online to get legal documents like contracts for your photography business.

*You should always have a lawyer look over your contracts and legal documents to protect yourself and your business.

Client Galleries

PIC-TIME – Pic-Time is a beautiful client gallery solution that integrates a robust product store with full sales automations. It’s the perfect “virtual” IPS software.

Try it for free then use my code HEL34B for a free month off any paid plan.

GIFs

PHOTOSHOP – I make all of my GIFs in Photoshop and it only takes a few minutes. You can read more about my process HERE.

Editing

LIGHTROOM CLASSIC – This is the must-have editing tool for any professional photographer. I do 99% of my editing here.

PHOTOSHOP – Another must-have, Photoshop allows me to do more complicated edits and effects.

Business Tools

QUICKBOOKS– Bookkeeping is not my favorite thing to do, and Quickbooks makes it easy.

MILE IQ– By far the BEST business mileage tracker I’ve found. Last year I had over $6000 in mileage credit on my taxes!

What’s in my bag?

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Wedding Welcome Packet

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LEARN HOW I APPROACH AND PHOTOGRAPH

WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS

I put together a comprehensive guide for photographers, to learn the exact way I go about photographing a wedding or elopement. It’s a guide you can download and use for your reference. It includes info on my gear, settings, thoughts, style, approach, tips & tricks, and much more!

Want to chat with me?

1:1 Session – 1 hour

Pick my brain or 1 topic. Zoom or phone call.

$250
1:1 session – 3 hours

2-3 topics + website review. Zoom or phone call.

$550
In-person – 4 hours

Meet me in my hometown for lunch & learn!

$750

TOPIC IDEAS

Some common things i teach/talk about with other photographers…
  • How to attract the right clients and start booking them consistently.
  • Stand out from the competition with your own unique style.
  • What to charge for your photography and how to do it.
  • Using Honeybook.
  • Create photos full of emotion that will wow your clients and others.
  • Selling albums and other products.
  • My camera equipment, settings, and how I create photos.
  • Anything you want!

BOOK A SESSION WITH ME

Send me an email and let me know which type of session you’re interested in, and I’ll get back to you within 48 hrs!

My email is andrea (at) lumephotography.com