Photography Business Tools | My Favorites

I started KLP as an official photography business almost 10 years ago, in 2013. My clients booked me through simple emails, we agreed on a date, and they would snail mail a check to me for their deposit (which if I recall correctly, was $50 to reserve a date). I burned those edited images onto a CD and snail mailed it to my client. I eventually migrated over to Dropbox for delivering images and also started accepting Paypal, in addition to checks. Boy, have times changed ?

Thankfully, there are so many better options available nowadays to set your photography business up for success. From booking/payment collection, gallery delivery, email marketing, and so much more. I’m going to share with you all of my favorite business tools that I use myself to run my business like a well oiled machine. These have been game changers for me!


Recently, I jumped on the ShowIt bandwagon and have never looked back. I was a longtime Pixieset convert and my mind is blown by how much prettier and more customize-able ShowIt website design is. It is user friendly enough to DIY, especially with all the many pre-designed templates available. As a new ShowIt user, you can do a full 30 day Free Trial and if you use my REFERRAL LINK, you can also get a second month free (which also earns me a free month as well!).

ShowIt website for photography business

While it’s absolutely true that ShowIt is totally DIY friendly, my time is limited and I don’t love designing my own. I did a lot of “shopping” and searching for a web designer that I could trust to build the site of my dreams. I found Abigail Dyer and just loved what I saw. You can shop her templates HERE and

use code klp2022 to save 15%

Trust me, you’ll thank me later!

Abigail Dyer Design coupon code for photography business website


Usession is my how I manage my mini-session bookings. I have tried many CRMs over the years and none were as easy to set up and manage as Usession. None of the bells and whistles like some of the other big names, which is exactly what I wanted in a CRM…simplicity. 

Scheduling, questionnaires, contracts, booking fees paid…everything I need and nothing I don’t. Start your free trial HERE and I think you’ll be blown away how easy and streamlined it is to integrate into your photograph business.  

Style & Select

Hands down, the most frequently asked question I used to get was “what should we wear?” 

Enter Style & Select. 

Customize outfits for your clients’ whole family, using both your own Client Wardrobe + actual shopping links that your clients can conveniently shop.

Use code KRISTIEL10 (in all caps) to get 10% off your subscription!


If email marketing isn’t already a part of your business’s marketing strategy, stop what you’re doing right now and make it happen. Flodesk was a game changer in my business and it’s so easy to make it “on brand”. 

Use my link to save 50%

off your entire first year. Trust me, you’ll never look back!


Pic-Time was another major game-changer in my photography business. For over 5 years, I used Pixieset for gallery deliveries. It was fine as a shoot and burn photographer, but when I decided to level up into luxury artwork sales, Pic-Time was the easiest choice I’ve made. A beautifully designed “shop”, automated email campaigns to earn you easy, passive income on artwork sales, and slideshows built in for every gallery. There is SO much that Pic-Time offers and if you want to truly wow your clients, you need it in your life. They offer a free trial so you have nothing to lose, check them out! Then when you’re ready to start a paid plan…

use my referral code J56XQ5

for a free month of service (which also gives me a free month in return!)


Kristie is an experienced Nashville Newborn,  Maternity, and Family Photographer. Her work has been featured in places like Nashville Baby GuideThe Kindred PathMaury County Living, and multiple other local online and print media sources.

Her clients enjoy a luxury portrait experience from start to finish, which includes Kristie’s assistance in planning every detail. Clients are drawn to her use of natural light, bright and natural editing style, and her unmatched attention to detail. If you would like to learn more about the KLP experience, let’s chat more!

To ensure a true luxury and full service experience for clients, KLP only books a limited number of sessions each month. We are currently booking into Spring 2023 and we would love to get you on the calendar before dates are full. 

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October 3, 2022

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Since 2013, Kristie is a Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin published photographer who specializes in motherhood, newborn, and family photography.