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Love & Lobster exclusive venue offer

If I had a bull horn, I’d be broadcasting this to all potential brides and grooms! Race over to the new Maine Wedding Blog Love and Lobster immediately and check out the crazy generous offer French’s Point is offering to our readers! FREE site rental (um, that’s 10K+ in savings!!!) for all remaining dates in 2010 AND 2011 if you book during this month. If you’ve dreamed of marrying in a grand estate on the water, oh, French’s Point is the place for you (this venue was on our radar when we entertained the idea of marrying in Maine)!


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Maine Wedding Blog

http://www.loveandlobster.com/ is a new Maine wedding blog, being put together to help brides who are planning from afar to see the best of what the Maine coast has to offer!

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Just did a blog post over on the Pictage blog…get over and check it out!

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Recently I was interviewed by Scott Sheppard over at Rangefinder Radio.  Must say that Scott did a great job of moving the discussion along and keeping the topics flying!  He is a true professional and terrific resource for our industry.  I have been working in the wedding industry for 10 years now and have some definite opinions expressed in the interview.

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Email photo (at) emilieinc.com to secure your seat!

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DC Wedding Photographer Greg Gibson has been an inspiration to me and many photographers across the country.  Having just seen him and met his son, Zach, in Nashville for iUSA, I wanted to bring him and his work to your attention.  Greg has been part of our Roots Workshop for the past two years.

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This is not a typical workshop.  It’s not a seminar.  If you’re looking for a day of learning more about your camera and shooting pretty models – this isn’t for you.

On the other hand, if you’re ready to go deep – and get serious about your photography business, you can’t afford to miss this. You can’t afford to NOT start out right.

Unlike most photography “workshops,” this isn’t about photography.  It’s based on business principles to help you grow your business.

Jason brings a background in management and marketing from working at as an executive at a Fortune 100 company, and the experience of starting – and building a successful boutique studio based in the midwest.

You’ll leave with answers.  You’ll leave with a PLAN.  You’ll leave with the best practices and key strategies to help grow a business built to last.


We’ll start by helping define your goals.  Using that as the foundation, we’ll get a grip on the numbers – including pricing, budgets, cash flow, expenses, and more.


Developing a brand – and a marketing strategy to support that brand – are key to finding the right clients.  We’ll go through best practices in marketing and brand development – so that you’ll leave with key principles you can put in to place immediately.


The relationships you develop with your clients are about more than smiles and smooth talking.  We’ll cover how we walk our clients through from inquiry to completion – and how we start the cycle over.  Our goal is to build clients for life.


You only have so much time, and we often find ourselves spending it on things that barely help us get by – and DON’T help us grow our businesses.  We’ll talk about how developing efficient systems can help set your business up for real growth.


From the time you shoot it, to the time you sell it, we’ll cover how you can develop a workflow and sales process that results in real income and profit.

Sponsored by:

Who should come?: Photographer/Small Business Owners.  Whether you’ve been doing this for less than 2 years or more than 10, this workshop is designed to help you learn best practices to grow your business.

Cost: $450 ONLY $300 per person! Includes all materials [business planning and budgeting tools, contract worksheets, participant manual] and lunch.  Also includes chances at some pretty cool giveaways, including a 6 month free subscription to ShootQ, a Livebooks subscription site, a one-year Pictage Lite membership and MORE!.  More giveaways to be announced shortly!

Dates/Locations: Current Cities include: Atlanta, Nashville, Jackson, MS, New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati, Austin and Houston.  For more info, click on the Register Page!

How to Register: Just CLICK HERE to go to the registration page!

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