Hi there, I'm Manali! A wedding & portrait photographer serving D.C. & Virginia! Click through for all my favorites from recent sessions, adventures and travels, as well as tips & tricks for clients! Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and feel free to connect with me elsewhere as well!
When I was first starting out I was trying to figure out what my photography aesthetic was. As much as I tried, I always felt like I was SLIGHTLY off the mark of what I was visualizing in my head. I would tweak the white balance, the tint, the exposure, contrast and everything but I couldn’t figure out how to get my images to all look consistent with each other!
Today I’m walking through my entire post-processing workflow! I’ve put together an in-depth tutorial where you can see me go through the workflow for a graduation portrait shoot but I also talk through how I do this for wedding days as well!
Where would my life be without checklists and systems in place? Not entirely sure but it DEFINITELY would be very chaotic. My brain LOVESS to get distracted with all the things, all the education and all the ideas! Systems help me stay on top of tasks, keep all my information organized & easy to access, and ensure a smooth and consistent client experience across the board! I use a combination of Trello, Google Calendar, HoneyBook and my Simplified Planner to keep track of my monthly, weekly and daily to-do’s.
Are you a photographer hustling behind the scenes spending HOURS each week in your inbox, editing or spinning your wheels trying to grow your business? Do you wish that you could save HOURS on the backend of your business each week? Imagine if you had TWENTY extra hours every week to move the needle forward in your business or maybe just to take some time off to yourself!
Let’s bust the myth that email templates are TERRIBLE because they don’t let you personalize your client experience. I would actually argue the exact opposite! I think setting up email templates is one of the things that helped me grow my business quickly even while working a full-time job!
I am by no means a financial expert at all but I have found that over the past couple of years, having a strong grip on my finances has helped me confidently grow my business and make really big decisions for it! It’s allowed me to take (very) calculated risks like going full time with the business, knowing when to invest in very expensive gear or an educational retreat or workshop.
Call me nosy but I used to always be curious as to how business owners organized each week! It’s easy to see a long (and sometimes never-ending) to-do list and wonder how people organize & prioritize it to tackle it! This week’s blog post is for photographers that want an inside peek as to how to organize your weeks to tame that to-do list!
For the longest time, I took things in my business on a month by month basis! I think a lot of people start out this way but today I’m walking through 3 reasons why you should consider switching to quarterly planning instead of monthly or yearly planning for your business!
Amid the current situation, there is a lot of fear and uncertainty for small businesses. I’ve had my fair share of up’s and down’s throughout it all but at the end of the day my heart really goes out to all the couples who are having to reschedule their weddings and the Class of 2020 with the rest of their semester looking drastically different than what they had imagined.
If you’re looking for a personalized plan of action to takes you from overwhelmed & stressed for time to running a systemized business that you love & allows time for what matters most, feel free to hop on the waitlist below!