Website Tips for Photographers & Creatives

If you DIY-ed your first set of branding materials or are interested in stepping up your website game, we’ve got your back! As someone who had to learn all of this the hard way, the best thing you can do is invest in your business & invest in yourself!

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Marketing Tips for Creatives

It’s taken TEN long years and a LOT of trial and error for Bittersweet to become something sustainable for the two of us and our daughter, Griffin. When I filed for an LLC a decade ago, I had a few hundred dollars in the bank and zero experience in being an entrepreneur.

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See How Grace & Style Used Our Aspen Squarespace Template

One of the things we love most about designing websites for creatives is seeing how photographers, wedding planners, and other small businesses take a template & truly make it their own. It’s like having a baby and seeing your child grow into a beautiful little being outside the womb.

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How to Decide Between Squarespace and Showit

One of the first things you need as a small business owner is a website. From purchasing a domain name to deciding on the best website platform, there are a lot of factors that go into setting up a site. We want to make this process a little less overwhelming for you by sharing our thoughts on two popular website platforms: Squarespace & Showit.

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Squarespace Templates for Photographers: Whit Meza's New Website Design

We love how Whitney Meza used our Elm website template for her wedding & portrait photography business. Between Squarespace’s easy-to-use content builder and our fully customizable templates that are styled to look & function in a way that hasn’t been seen elsewhere, it’s a website match made in heaven.

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Wedding Photographer Magazine Template Examples

A few years ago, I dreamt about starting my own online magazine, which lead me to designing beautiful spreads + getting quotes from various printers to see if it would be possible to offer a printed publication as well.

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Advice for New Business Owners

When it comes to starting a business, having a brilliant idea is one small piece of the entrepreneurial pie. More and more people want a little taste of this so-called dream life as a small business owner, but there are a lot of steps that are required before you quit your 9-5.

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Meet Elm: Squarespace Website Templates for Creatives

If your website isn’t serving you and your clients well, this should be a #1 priority for 2019. I’m not just saying this because we design websites (although we DO have new sites in the shop, wink, wink…).

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Money-Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

I used to think of our phone bill as just another tax write-off. It didn’t make much of a difference whether or not we spent $20 or $200 each month, because a good portion of this expense would be deducted from our taxes each year, or so I thought.

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New Client Packaging Ideas for Photographers

As a self-proclaimed minimalist, there aren’t a lot of tangible goods that take up permanent residence in our home, but this custom collection is something I’d hold onto forever.

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How to Protect Your Photography Business From Difficult Clients

Every business out there needs a solid game plan, and it’s impossible to do this without solid protection from nightmare clients. This contract collection has everything from a model release section to session pricing & client expectations to help you & your clients sleep better at night.

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Pinterest Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

As a graphic designer and small business owner, Pinterest has helped us to share ideas while promoting our photography templates to millions of photographers & creatives. We started actively using Pinterest about five years ago and have gained a lot of insight about what works and what doesn’t work within this powerful platform. With over 1.5 million views per month, we want to share some of our tips so you can market your business effectively on Pinterest.

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Photographer Business Card Inspiration

Your client gives their friends the name of your business, but it is quickly forgotten after the couple returns home. In a perfect world, your client would have given you credit as their photographer on social media, but, as you know, this doesn’t always happen. Make sure potential & existing clients remember your name by creating a unique business card for your business.

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Finding Balance as a Working Mom

Not everyone was made to be a stay at home parent. I wasn’t, and you might not be, either. MAJOR kudos and all the mad props to all the moms and dads who are rockin' this role, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all title. Mommy dates make some people crazy. For some, the idea of playing with a room full (or park full) of strangers' kids is about as terrible and stress-provoking as going to the dentist.

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5 Reasons to Use a Magazine Template for Your Business

Our magazine templates will save you a boatload of time - from not having to design your own pages from scratch to being able to use our pre-written wording that took hours and hours for us to come up with, all you have to do is plug in your own images and make a few updates to the text before you're all set to show off your custom magazine design.

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Squarespace Website Design Examples: Lauren F. Photography

Lauren Fontenot is a Texas-born photographer who is currently creating a beautiful life with her husband, two boys, and golden retriever in Southwest Louisiana. When she's not shooting weddings, Lauren loves spending time watching Bravo and HGTV, where she finds inspiration for decorating her adorable white farmhouse. See how Lauren customized our Aspen website template with her own beautiful style + images.

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