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Marketing your photography business well is no small feat. Most of us photographers didn’t get a degree in marketing/sales, yet here we are running a business whose success depends on just that. Let’s face it, pretty photos will only get you so far. Without steady leads and bookings coming in, your photography business ends up […]

March 24, 2024

How to use Facebook Ads for Your Photography Business


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Have you been wondering how to take heirloom portraits of children and add this offering to your business? This traditional style of children’s portraiture has made quite the comeback in recent years. Many families, particularly in the southeast, have multiple generations of these vignetted portraits in their homes. It’s important as photographers and artists to […]

October 14, 2023

How to Take Heirloom Portraits | For Professional Photographers

How to take heirloom portraits for professional photographers

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I’ll admit, I was skeptical when I first came across the Swaddle Pro. As a 10 year experienced Nashville newborn photographer and former l&d nurse, swaddling isn’t all that challenging for me. However, I am all about anything that makes life easier so I was curious. So, I invested in my first Swaddle Pro over […]

April 22, 2023

The Swaddle Pro Review

The Swaddle Pro

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As a mom of 3 myself, I know how important it is to capture beautiful photos of the day to day. Whether it’s their first steps, a family vacation, or just everyday moments…having beautiful photos to tell your family’s story is invaluable. Maybe you’ve recently bought your first DSLR or received one as a gift. […]

April 8, 2023

How to shoot in Manual Mode | for Nashville Moms

The exposure triangle

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Lifestyle newborn sessions are my favorite way to capture those first sweet memories for families. These are done in the comfort of a client’s home and can be so beautiful and intimate. For lifestyle newborn photographers, however, they sure can be tricky to learn. I’ve put together my top 3 tips to help you get […]

January 5, 2023

3 Tips for Lifestyle Newborn Photographers

Mother lays on the bed with her newborn baby

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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 […]

October 3, 2022

Photography Business Tools | My Favorites

Flodesk email marketing for photography business owners

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