Category Archives: For Photographers

I was surprised when I hadn’t seen more people using VSCO Keys, especially in the wedding community. I remember watching a pretty powerful CreativeLive workshop on post-production, by SidecarPost, where Jennifer & John discussed the details on how they run their post-production studio. They had realized something that I don’t think enough wedding photographers have…

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Anyone who runs even a moderately busy photography business knows the importance of a good studio management system. Now, the system can be a collection of different apps, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and a whiteboard. But an integrated system that brings together a lot of the different pain points in running a photography business can…

  • Kendrick DischJune 11, 2015 - 3:03 am

    This is helpful! Thank you for posting!ReplyCancel

    • Pedram NavidJune 12, 2015 - 11:28 am

      Thank you for taking the time to comment! Hope your transition goes well. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

  • Kevin McGinnNovember 14, 2015 - 5:08 pm

    excellent information – thank youReplyCancel

  • Nicholas JoelFebruary 8, 2016 - 9:31 am

    thanks for this, i am thinking of swapping over from shootq, such a daunting task thouReplyCancel

    • Pedram NavidMay 9, 2016 - 9:42 pm

      it is definitely daunting, but I guarantee it’s worth it. Good luck if you decide to switch!ReplyCancel

  • Karrena AmoreFebruary 22, 2016 - 10:19 pm

    Hi! Thanks for this! I’m wondering if you have any experience with Sprout Studio?ReplyCancel

  • Everardo KeemeJune 27, 2016 - 1:10 am

    After years with ShootQ I was pretty much forced to leave for nearly the same exact reasons. Went to Tave but still trying to search for 1 system to do it all. I use Infusionsoft to manage my prospects, send automated marketing emails. (much more intuitive than Mailchimp .. and more costly) Pretty much everything BEFORE they become a customer. I use vcita to manage my calendar bookings. This eliminates endless emails and calls trying to find a date/time for sessions.
    and finally I use Tave to manage clients, contracts, quotes, jobs and reporting, basically only tracking customers. Oh and finally Xero (or Quickbooks) because I still need a financial system to track all financials related to the business. So 4 systems that don’t talk to each other so I still have a lot manual entries along the way. Now I could eliminate Tave but since it’s made for photographers it does this part very well.ReplyCancel

I’ve since moved to Tave — but am keeping this post here as it is quite popular. I will be posting a new entry about my transition to Tave shortly   Last time I gave an overview of Insightly for Photographers. I’ve since had the chance to dig in even deeper into the power of…

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If you were like me a few weeks ago, you probably keep track of your wedding photography client interactions all over the place. For each wedding client you might have emails, calendar items, a contact in your phone with their number, a checklist in a binder with your workflow items, some notes somewhere with their recent order, and a post-it note reminding you to call them to book an ordering session stuck to your monitor. While this haphazard approach works when you don’t have a lot of clients at the same time, it’s definitely not scalable or efficient, and if you’ve ever read The E-Myth Revisited, you know that you need to build a scalable business (even if you’re the only one working in it!)

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