Megan Lee Photography: Fueling Your Creativity
In episode 29, I'm chatting with Megan Lee Photography. Megan Lee and I connected while on a photography panel at DC Wedding Week. This girl is killing it in her business serving the luxury markets in DC and Pittsburgh. During our discussion, Megan and I talk all about fueling your creativity, whether you’re just starting out or if you’ve been in business for years.
It can be so easy to fall into the trap of hustle and grind during the wedding season, but in order to serve our clients well, we have to remain inspired as photographers and artists.
During the off-season, Megan invests in education to refine her skills, whether it’s learning more about off-camera flash, flatlays, or posing. She also isn’t afraid to work for free! So often we hear people say, “Don’t leave your house if you’re not making the coin!” But we’re here to tell you that it’s okay to shoot for free if it’s something that you love, that inspires you, and that might help attract more of your ideal clients.
Megan is also the master of client experience and ensuring that from initial booking to final delivery you provide a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for your couples. More than investing money, investing time and energy into your clients is what will set you apart throughout the process.
For the quick, down-and-dirty details, check out these highlights:
5:25 - Breaking into the luxury market: tips and tricks
6:50 - How do you overcome your fear of stepping into a new market?
9:34 - High fashion & bridal fashion - fueling creativity in the off season
11:58 - How do you plan a styled shoot?
13:37 - Fueling your creativity
16:38 - Maintaining your creativity throughout the hustle of wedding season
21:35 - Showing confidence and positioning yourself as the expert
27:10 - Educating your clients & elevating the photography experience
31:14 - What keeps you inspired?
31:53 - Content creation & behind-the-scenes marketing
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