Posts tagged bittersweet design boutique
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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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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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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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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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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Squarespace Website Design: Amy Anahory Photography

It is always exciting to see how photographers are able to transform a template entirely and create something truly unique to their brand. What started off as a light and airy website template for boudoir photographers is a site geared for family sessions that is full of color and laughter.

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Instagram Stories Templates are Here!

Our Instagram Stories templates give you a fun way to let followers know what you're up to, what projects you're working on, and to share inspiration & behind-the-scenes snippets throughout your day. The thing we love the most about it is its authenticity - it's much more relaxed than the 9-grid (if you're OCD about your feed, like us, you know what we're talking about).

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Free Wedding Photography Education from Retrospect Images

In this FREE 50 minute webinar, you'll get the inside scoop on how to transform your photography business into your dream job - a sustainable business where you attract your target clients and book your dream weddings! Determine how to price your unique services with confidence, and earn what you are truly worth!

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5 Reasons to Switch to Squarespace

With the launch of our newest Squarespace templates, we've received quite a few questions asking if we are planning on designing for other platforms. Currently, the answer is NO, and here are a few reasons why we are choosing to design exclusively for Squarespace:

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Quit Your Day Job: Our Journey to Financial Freedom

Ten years ago, I was making $400 a month working at my "dream job" as a graphic designer. I showed up early and stayed late to make pennies on the dollar while Thomas spent 12-14 hours a day as an adult babysitter (AKA restaurant manager). I waited tables in the evenings and worked as a leasing agent on the weekends at a Section 8 apartment complex.

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The Photo Session That Almost Didn't Happen

If only you could see how hectic our lives have been over the last month. From losing my voice a few days before our first big talk to getting pooped on right before heading out the door, this last month has been kind of shitty (literally).

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