Episode 30

Published on:

29th Apr 2019

Nate Peterson – A Photographer Podcast Interview

Another incredible podcast from SYNC with Matt and Nate Peterson. Nate is a photographer in Wisconsin, with his home, wife, and french bulldog in the same commercial building as his studio. Nate is also a speaker, teaching about business mostly. You don’t want to miss Nate’s hockey reflection trick. Nate tells us about his all inclusive album collection that works so well with his senior clients. You’ll want to hear his story about how life changing what we do can be. He’s optimistic about the level of professionalism coming back. What held Nate back from becoming a full time photographer was not being certain he could make a living. He’s proof that you can and you’ll want to hear what he recommends you spend that money you’re making on. Stay away from the “as seen on TV” products. Nate highly recommends understanding pricing and not undercutting the market or yourself.

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[00:01] This is Nate Peterson and you are listening to from nothing to profit.

[00:04] Welcome to from nothing to profit a photographer’s podcast with Matt and Kayak where each week they talk to photographers about what is working in their business now so you can swipe those ideas and grow your business faster.

[00:21] Hey everybody. So this is Matt with another interview from sync and I’m sitting down with Nate Peterson right now and Nate and I actually met at after dark. I know that was like, I don’t know, a year ago. It wasn’t a year ago, it was like a couple months ago. I don’t know, I can’t remember. It all bleeds in all ways to go. We were in Wisconsin in the middle of nowhere and Nate was speaking at after dark and I sat down with them for awhile and talk to him about what he was doing with his sports and volume and all that stuff. And I was really inspired and he has some really amazing stuff going on. So give us a little introduction about who you are and what you do and all that stuff. So, so I don’t butcher it. All right. Well I’m Nate Peterson. I’m a portrait photographer from new Richmond, Wisconsin.

[01:03] Um, we specialize in high school seniors and their families. And then as you mentioned, I also do volume sports and then some corporate work as well. And my wife Teresa and I live in our studio. It’s kind of a commercial building that we built an apartment with and we have our French bulldog curly there and that’s awesome. I, so I’ve always wanted an English bulldog, but, um, I would take any bulldog right now to be honest with you. So is there anything in particular that you would want us to know about you? You know, it would be maybe just spent not looking at your website or whatever. Sure. With my clients are in my area, I guess I’m known for Edgy sports images, but I think more so what I’m finding out is we’re really known for telling the story of every senior we work with.

[01:47] So we take it to a deep level, not just create pretty pictures of them but kind of put their legacy and do an album. Um, on a business level or on a photographer to photographer level. I’m a big proponent of projection sales and sustainable business practices. So if you’re seeing me speaking somewhere, that’s usually what it’s about. Yeah. That’s awesome. Cause I know you spoke at imaging last year. Well I guess it would whatever a couple of yeah and we can’t keep track of dates now like 14 months ago or whatever. And I heard really good things about that and that’s one of the reasons why I sat down with you. I’m at after dark cause I just want to pick your brain. So I’m going to take you on a tangent real quick cause he does this really cool thing you guys should, maybe the image is on his website.

[02:25] So he does. So you live in, in Minnesota, in new Richmond, Wisconsin. But it’s just across the border from southern Minnesota, north of us, north of North America. It feels like. Yes, you do a lot of hockey players and you show this technique, which probably to hockey photographers is really cool. But um, to get the reflection on the ice, you said like that you wet the ice. Yeah. Shoot two 50 gallon pails of water. Is that what they were? Five Gallon Pail, whatever, whatever the big bucket, that bird seed or stuff that comes in five gallon buckets, five gallon. So you uh, you put put them all there and then you just like spray with water and then it reflects pour, pour out the bucket from each side and you’ve got a nice reflection and it looks so good. And I was just blown away and I was like, this guy is about details.

[03:08] I liked this guy a lot. And so that’s really, really, actually one of the coaches taught me that. So really that was, that isn’t even a photography tip. That’s uh, the coach told me. Yeah. Cause it’s like you’re like your own Zamboni machine for like small portion of the eyes. You can tell those kids a thousand times, don’t skate out in front of the bench and somebody doesn’t hear it, they go cut it up and yeah. But yeah, that’s kind of a little secret sauce. Yeah. That’s awesome. Okay, so kind of the theme of the podcast is what’s working now. So tell us a little bit of story, like what’s working now for you and what you can share with us. Okay. Well, what brought me to imaging and what brought me to sync is kind of a little, I guess it’s my original idea whether there’s other people out there doing it.

[03:48] I, I looked at the wedding industry and came up with, I looked at how they had an all-inclusive album in their package. Like I, I don’t photograph your wedding without giving you an album in the package and therefore my baseline prices are higher to get in the door. Right? So, so we, we took that into the senior market. And so we call that the grand experience. And our base package is every senior gets a three hour session with hair and makeup and then, uh, at minimum 10 spread hardcover album. Yeah, that’s awesome. And so like they’re getting, so I, you’re, they’re getting products are coming to you for that and you know, upfront they’re investing this much was, makes a lot of sense. Yeah. And, and the, the downside, I mean it’s, we call it the grand experience. It’s $1,000. So naturally there’s going to be some phone calls saying how much her senior pictures and when you throw out a number like that, they’re expecting a hundred, 150, something like that.

[04:44] And then they have the option to buy whatever. This is just being pretty straightforward that you’re at least going to spend this. And fact is the people that come through the door at that usually spend two to three times more than that. Sure. That makes it, that makes a lot of sense. And so how long, so how long have you been doing that as well? It seemed like a little while. Yeah, we started it. We morphed or uh, what’s my word for that? We moved up from, we had a session like, I think my senior session was a three hour session with hair and makeup for like two 50 and then our album was a little over a thousand and we made like a precommitment bundle, just made it a pre pre offer. So when we were doing the consultation meeting, we would say if you will commit to an album, we’ll knock this certain price off and knock it down to $1,000 plus we’ll give you 20% off everything else.

[05:33] So everybody was that, that was very little barrier there. Everybody was in on that right away. So that we did about six, six or seven years ago and two years later we made it mandatory because if you had enough clients that we’re doing it, why not just like this is who we are and this is what we do. Cause that’s outside of your building. That’s probably what they were talking about anyways. Right, right. They’re talking about like, hey you can go, you can go to Nate and get this thing for a grant. And it’s awesome. And so why not just like make it part of your branding? Yeah. Yup. That’s awesome. So let’s talk a little bit about the industry. Um, if there, if there’s nothing else that you want to share about what’s working now, I could go back on one story. Go ahead.

[06:10] Go ahead. You one story about this, and this is just kind of where it’s where it was to where it is. Um, a few years ago I had a dad come in with the pre consult meeting. We do, we have the parents and the senior come in and get to know them and we’re going over what we say we’re going to go over goals and pricing and investment and everything. And he picked up the eight inch album and he was shaking it at me yelling at thousand dollars for this. And then he threw it on the coffee table in between us and mom was looking just morbid and angry and she finally, she lashes out at him and says like, you didn’t have a problem spending $1,000 on your speakers or something like that. This is your son. And the message was sent and received. Uh, so we did the whole session.

[06:53] Everything went great. He came back two years later with their second son and he entered, when he came back into the meeting, he said, I don’t know if you remember me, but, uh, I, I kind of treated you a little rough last time we were here and, but I just want to thank you for teaching us about experience as a family together and enjoying things together. And it isn’t all material. Um, that changed our whole life. And so holding the line on what you do when, when I say this, like you just said, this is, you know what you do, this is what you do. And on the outside, people know you do it. When you hold the line on that, people can learn to appreciate that and you get known for it. And, but he actually came back and thanked me for changing the way they go on family vacations.

[07:34] They do all this stuff now that’s experienced based rather than materialistic. So yeah. And what’s so interesting too is I think sometimes he was obviously having a bad day, right? And you don’t know why her, I had nothing to do with you. If I had nothing to do with thousand dollars, it probably had something that we would never understand. And sometimes I think we make decisions in our business just because somebody came to our business on a bad day and they said something that they didn’t even really mean or they, you know, is escalated way past what they thought it should be. And then you just like start making changes in your business. Like, well this one person mentioned this and then you go somewhere and you should just probably hold true to where you are because either that one person is an outlier or they’re just having a bad day, right? If it’s not for them, it’s not for them.

[08:13] And a lot of the time it’s just lack of education or appreciation for it and a little massaging, some salesmanship, and you can get people to, you’re not fooling them into believing it. You’re being authentic about it. And I know that 80 to 100 families a year, love what I do. So they’re not wrong. So one every now and then. Yeah, no, of course you can’t please everybody, you know, and some people truly can’t afford $1,000 and other people, you know, just don’t value photography for you. So you never know why, but you should. You say, this is what I want to do for 80 to 100 families a year and you just stick to it. That makes a lot of sense. Yeah. So let’s move on and let’s talk about the industry real quick. So the question is like what does one thing that has you fired up about the industry, but maybe fired up isn’t the best word, but like when you think about industry, what do you think about?

[08:56] Well, I’ve been, this is my 10th year as a professional in the industry. I did it for about five years on the side before that. Um, but I’m, I’m very optimistic, I think. I think the whole, I think more than 50% of the industry is starting to believe this, but I think we’re past the neighbor with a camera era. I think the appreciation for professionals is back even even when somebody owns, I have a lot of clients that do photography on the side, but they say, but I know this is my son’s senior portraits and I’m coming to the professional for this. And I see that more and more. And in the corporate world as well, the giant photography budgets of the past are probably gone, but I have a lot of clients that the 10 years ago we’re doing things themselves or on the side and now they’re, they’re hiring full rate professionals again.

[09:45] Yeah, I think some of it probably is the economy, but also I just think, yeah, our industry has been flattened a little bit and the professional didn’t get pushed out. You know, everybody was worried for a long time as the, as you know, as the industry is getting flattened, all the photographer, the professional’s going to get pushed out and what’s going to be left as these neighbor photographers. And that’s not what happened in the neighborhood. People got pushed out, you know, by professionals and by, you know, iPhone photographers and kind of, um, claps in it. And I just think, yeah, I think it’s back, it feels good. Like peep, peep, images are so relevant in their life now online and stuff like that, that people value what we do again. For sure. Yeah. You know, I think a lot of that too is embracing the new people that are coming into this rather than shunning them away and keeping them as that neighbor photographer, embracing them and helping them rise up to the professional level.

[10:31] Um, what’s the line about all ships and tides rising together, but that’s [inaudible] I’m the president of our local guild and the TCPA and we, that is our stern belief that we, we all, we want to be open armed and help everybody rise to a level so that mediocrity doesn’t become the norm. Yeah, exactly. And I think for a while there we were worried that was going to happen. You know, that media rocker, he was going to be the norm. But it doesn’t seem like that. It seems like a lot of people grew out of it. Everyone’s a lot more people using lighting and doing better in sales and stuff like that. And I just think what the economy is getting better and unemployment being like below 4% or whatever it is now to a lot of people that truly didn’t do it because they want to do it for living.

[11:09] They just did it for to make, to make, to make money. They went back and got jobs now because there’s just so many jobs that are available. So that, I think that helped helped as well. I think. Let me tell you this real quick. One of the bad parts, I think about consolidation in our industry with people going back to work and leaving our industry. As for a while there we had a lot of photographers and the competition was really fierce, but it also, there was a lot of marketing about photography and so somebody may spend $1,000 to market to a group of people and then they may know you or know of you. So they came to you. So you got to benefit from some of those marketing dollars. So I don’t see as many marketing dollars from photographers out. Right. They’re out there now.

[11:46] Um, so I think you’ve got to up up your marketing a little bit, but when people do decide to use photography, it’s nice that there’s not as many people to choose from. Sure. You know, it doesn’t make sense. Awesome. Okay, so the next section is called our lightning round and to just have some quick questions and we can take definitely, you know, a couple of minutes to, uh, um, to talk about these. We don’t have to go through them super fast. So when you were first starting, what was holding you back from being a photographer? Um, I would definitely say because I didn’t come out of school and go into this, I had already had an established career. I worked for a printing company and was kind of the director of technology. So basically an it job, money would be what, what was the belief in what you could make a year in this?

[12:29] Was it a starving artist thing or was it a real thing? And you mentioned after dark in 2009 I went to my first after dark, the very first after dark there was, and I remember seeing a guy, I’ll pull up in his range rover and get out and back then he had the uh, the sparkly genes on that nobody had yet. And that was way before everybody was wearing them. And I thought, wait a second, you’re a photographer, you’re an artist. Hold on. I, my whole conception of her perception of, um, artists was, it was a crafty thing you did on weekends and made a little money. But all of the sudden I started hearing about million dollar studios and that you could actually make some money in this industry. And then through whatever fate plan you want to call it, uh, my, my job started to disintegrate.

[13:14] So the company I worked for had a very narrow mind and they were not advancing with technology. And eventually we got to a point where they were giving 10% paid the deductions and then 10% hours decreases. And I got down to two days, two full days off a week with 20% less pay plus all that lack of hours. Um, so in all my free time, every night, every weekend, and those two days I built my business to the, to a point where it was a small, rather than taking a big leap of faith, it was just a quick step across a little crick into a new career. So yeah, that’s, that’s really awesome. So there was like kind of a transition. I did something similar. Alison ran our business straight out of college and did it for a while, but when I was, I was teaching when we first built it so we could pay our bills and um, and I was able to go from full time to part time teaching, so I wasn’t asked for a 10 for a 10% decrease in pay and hours like I had made the choice.

[14:11] So I actually went from full time and three quarter time to half time, and then I was like, I’m done. And that worked pretty good for us too. So yeah, it’s like, you know, there’s this fear, can you make money? But if you can find some kind of transition to definitely move towards it. So yeah. So just in case you guys here, there’s a little bit of a lightning storm behind us. Like Nate can look, he’s, he’s worried about weather, but there’s actually no, there’s actually no like visible weather, but we can hear it. So if you guys hear some rumbling, it’s not because we haven’t had lunch, it’s just enlightening. So, so if I could give you, if I gave you $1,000 right now and you had to buy something like photo Biz, like photo industry related, what would you spend that thousand dollars on? No question.

[14:48] I would, uh, pull out another six or 700 out of my own wallet. Send it to your thousand and buy myself another pro photo B, 10 light. Okay. So cause yeah, so talk to, so lighting is important to you. I mean, obviously you have great lights. I mean, we saw these at after dark as well, but I mean that, that’s your thing, Huh? Yeah. I have my whole studio y converted to pro photo a couple of years ago and the B 10 is my highest recommendation because I’d finally got a pair of them this past year and they have a modeling lamp in them that’s led super bright and you can change the color temperature. So there are constant light and a strobe. So, and they’re the size of a 24 to 70 lens? Yeah, no, I’ve saw the size of them. Like there’s like two of them that come in a case now.

[15:30] Right? Like there’s like you buy a case for them that they come to, they come in a backpack. If you’d get the kid of two, that’s plenty of money. But just one is nice to have because I throw it right in my camera bag and ripped it just in one of the lens slots. And that way I’ll have my be the ones with me and use those. But if I want to pop a third lighter, some an effect light in there that I didn’t expect to use, it’s just sitting there ready to go. That’s awesome. Um, okay. So then I gave you the thousand dollars, but then what would you not buy in the photo industry? Like what do you think? Would it be like just a waste of money? Well, I’m not a, I try and stay away from anything negative, so, okay, fair. But I kind of came up with a generic answer for that.

[16:08] Like the gimmicky stuff, the flash in the pan, the something that just seems too good to be true or maybe some flashy person is selling it and it just doesn’t seem proven yet. Those are what I stay away from. I want it. I want to see a process. Jessica Robinson you’ve had on here recently or Robertson, I apologize. Um, she, she has a like a business in a book template ready to go. She’s working that system that are, or that’s, it works for her and you can, it’s a lot of work to get to that point that she has. So that’s fast forward, buy it, own it. You’re all set to save you tons of time. That’s a great purchase. Some of the, there’s a lot of things that new people come out with and they’re just kind of like as seen on TV products, so not slamming hers.

[16:54] Hers is awesome thing, highly recommending it. But yeah, there’s a lot of things you got to watch out for. Well, it’s so interesting, it’s like in life, and I’ve never thought about this until you just brought this up in life. I’m an early adopter, right? Like something new comes out. I tend to want to buy it pretty early. I’ve been really last couple of years have been trying really not to do that. But you know, like a product comes out, especially in technology and I’m like, yeah, buy it. But in our industry I do not do that. And I think it’s because there’s so much gimmicky stuff out there that I look at it and I’m like, man, like I want, I want tried and trued and tested in the studio to see if it actually works. Yeah. Which makes a lot of sense. So, um, that’s awesome.

[17:29] Okay. What’s the best advice that you’ve ever received? While there’s a quote somebody told me and it said, if you, if you doubled your prices and lofts lost half of your clients, you would still be making the same amount of money doing half of the work. So I, that’s, I’ve had a lot of people throw that back and say, yeah, but if you doubled them, you could lose everybody, not just half. Yeah, I doubt it. I doubt your word, but, and I know what you mean. Yeah. Uh, but basically to anybody new out there don’t be undercutting the market. There’s, there’s a lot of costs. You’re not thinking about a lot of overhead. It’s easy to look and think like you just bought this camera and you’re going to buy some prince from a lab and sell them to your client for double what you paid for the print.

[18:10] Well, there’s a lot more that goes into it. So understand pricing is the biggest thing I can tell people. And, and don’t undercut yourself. There’s a lot of risk at dedicating your life to this and never making enough to actually get out of the hole you’ve created for yourself. So, um, talk to an expert and set your prices were two of you should be at, and I wish I could describe this on the podcast, but it’s a really bad example, but I’ve seen this pricing model where there’s like three hills and the up and down of the hill is like how much demand there is. And then so on the very far left of the graph would be like free. So the bottom of the graph is like price, you know as you go from left to right, more expensive and then up and down is like how much demand is.

[18:50] So there’s this huge demand for free, but then it falls off very quickly as soon as you move away from free and goes almost down to nothing. And then it works its way back up the hill towards like a normal market price. And I think a lot of people actually charge, don’t charge enough and they get stuck dealing with the people that want free and pay a little versus like being in the middle of the market where you just have like the majority of people, you know. So, yeah, I had a, I hit my dream vehicle was a Cadillac Escalade and I’m from a small town and there was a lot of perception on what, a lot of lot in between my ears on what would happen to the perception if I got that, oh, who’s he think he is and this and that. And a very successful photographer looked me square in the eye and said, you’re worried about the people that aren’t coming to you now what they would think, what about or you’re worried about the people you don’t really want to come to you.

[19:40] What about the people that aren’t coming to you because you don’t have that. Yeah, exactly. And that was a big eye opener. Yeah. And we would design some of that’s really interesting. Like a couple of years in our business, we bought a BMW and a lot of people in town and talked about it and I’m just finding it ended up being like the worst car ever. I’m sure BMW will sue me for this, but um, w but it was fine. Um, but yeah, it kind of was this perception. I think it actually helped our business a little bit. And then re then after that car, my wife wanted something really simple and she was like, I want a Subaru. And I was just so worried like, oh Whoa, like you know, we have an image now and, and, and we, we worked through it cause it’s not about the car, but it was, it was, I think it was a confidence boost for us to like, and people said, oh well they’re obviously doing well.

[20:22] You know, we were just breaking in the market. They’re doing well cause she drives a BMW. So like, and then, you know, lots of perception around that. It’s really interesting. So that’s really cool. So do you have an Escalade now that you drank? Did get one for Christmas and that’s awesome. That’s awesome. What’s a personal habit you think contributes to your success? If you ask my wife that there are so many bad habits I have, my office is a mess. Everything’s uh, I blame it on being creative I guess, but not so much a habit. Just a belief. I hate redundancy. So that’s like redundancy is my enemy. So it’s really nice to work with different people and find what’s different about them all the time. So I’m not going out to the same spot, the same column, the same rock pile, the same thing every time I do, people ask, so where do we want to do your pictures?

[21:08] Um, do you got some cool spots? And I don’t, most of the coolest spots are in your life that I don’t even know about yet. Let me come find them cause I don’t want to go back to the same place. Yeah. Now that is not, that’s kind of antibusiness because systems are a good thing. Yeah. And it’s nice to know that at four o’clock the sun’s going to be there and this place works for families. We locate more spots or locations. But for seniors, the, the fact that I get to go out and find their property and what their life is all about is just ideal for my state of mind. For creativity. Like it’s spurs creativity cause you’re like, you look at a tree and you’re like, oh that tree is really cool. And that there may be a similar tree in park you go to all the time and you just don’t want to shoot there because yeah, yeah, it makes sense.

[21:51] And they’ll still, like when we travel a lot, I look like I’m here, we’re here at [inaudible] and I’m looking around the hotel and I’m like, I could shoot there and I could shoot there. And we have hotels in our, where we live and I just don’t shoot at them because I’m like, yeah, but this one I’m like, oh, you know, it just is different. So the creativity really gets going when you’re in a different way when is different. That makes sense. But yeah, I liked the idea of like with families you’re a little bit more careful with that. Like, I’m going to have 17 people. I’m not going to take them to someplace I’ve never been. We’re going to go to a place that I know I can, you know, just work with those 17 people and get the shot kind of thing. And we’ll go to their place.

[22:20] But I’ll go scout it out beforehand. It’s not quite as spur of the moment. But the other thing with the seniors too, when it’s their location, the sentimental value is way higher. So they can look back on that. And it’s their story again. Yeah, that’s awesome. Sharon Internet resource with us that you got that you use. Um, I like I, I’m at, we’re at sync right now and I go to imaging, I’m, it was telling you earlier, I’m a convention junkie, so I believe in, in person education. But the best I could come up with for an internet resource is to tide Rgg Edu, which is now called Pro Edu. I believe they changed their name, something like that. It’s an online, um, big, big tutorials. So, and back when they started, they were more than double what they cost. Now they’ve kind of gone more of a volume method, but lower prices, I own most of those.

[23:09] And then front row is actually a new product out there. Um, similar but more in depth. But, uh, my friends at WHCC are, or the backing on that. So I think those, those, I’m not a big fan of, uh, creative live or youtube or some of the things that are bigger short snippets or whatever. These very in depth ones where you get the entire story out of it. Yeah. Very well put together, beautifully produced, things like that. They’re very enjoyable to watch. So. Well, and I think you and I are both on our pointing at our career where we need like the backstory, right? Because we’re like, we don’t want to go down this road of something that’s not tested, tied, like tried and true tested and we want to know the backstory. Like, okay, why is that working for you? Or why, how do you actually do that in this situation?

[23:55] And you, you want, we want more depth than we want with, you know. And so that’s why I like coming to sink as well as like, it really is a deep dive into just into things instead of just like this overarching idea. So just more polished and professional. Yeah, I agree. What is a book that you would recommend to our audience? Um, years ago, uh, they gave away a White House, gave away a book that Sarah Petty wrote, called worth every penny. That’s a great one. Yeah. I’m not a big reader, which if I could fix or change one thing about me and if there was a magic pill to swallow and all of a sudden tomorrow I’m a great reader, that would be the best. But I’m actually, that’s my bucket list or my personal goal to achieve in the next year or two. But that one’s a nice, easy read small book, but just totally drives it through that you need to take care of yourself and charge the appropriate pricing in night.

[24:46] Yeah. I mean it’s obviously the title is worth every penny, but it also just tells you like how important the work that we do in our industry is the people. And you have to remember that and you can charge for it because it’s sometimes the most important thing in their lives at that moment. You know, and we forget that sometimes. So you can do this and either, either way you can give your party in the guidance and, um, our tell people where to connect. It doesn’t matter what order you do, start with how to connect with you, and then we’ll, we’ll end with the parting guidance. Okay. Well, I don’t have a store or anything. I don’t sell anything. I just kind of give back out of the kindness of my heart. For now. This industry is given me a lot and gotten me to where I am and basically replaced not only my career, but my wife as well.

[25:25] So, um, I just got my craftsman, so we’re about even, so pretty quick, we might start up with a little side side Gig on this or just start really focusing on our studio again, but you can find me on Instagram at NP design photo or Facebook. Just look up Nate Peterson or if you just, uh, the URL is Nate Peterson. 78 will take you right to me. And then my business is NP design and photography on Facebook. And then the website is NP design, photography.com. Awesome. So Party and guidance, uh, just, you know, what do you have for our audience just to wrap it up? Um, one talking about how important we are. The the worth, every penny thing. I hope that message is getting out there to everybody. But I had a bad day last year and somebody told me and I, I wake up every day to this, no matter how tired you are, no matter what you’re going through.

[26:15] We, I have some early morning sessions and I’m not much of a morning guy, but the piece of advice I live by now is no matter how tired you are or what you’re going through on a given day, it’s not about you. That day is the one day that that senior is with you and it means everything to them. They’re counting on you to deliver. Yeah, that’s so true. And I, I wish I had, you know, a better perspective every day about that. You know, cause I just, I get worn out in my office checking my emails and stuff like that. So that’s awesome for sharing that because I think it is so important that this is our one moment to, you know, they look forward to this for so long and we get, we have a big obligation to make it awesome for them. So yeah. Awesome. Well, thanks so much for being on the podcast. You know, like I said, the weather’s blown in so we’ll have to figure out how to get you back to the conference dry, but I figured it out. Um, so, but thanks so much everybody, Nate Peterson, check him out online. He’s awesome. I’ve now met him a couple times and really class act in our industry and I, um, I hope you the best of success so that I appreciate it. All right guys, we’ll see you next week.

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From Nothing to Profit
From Nothing to Profit join Matt and Kia as they interview professional photographers and found out what is working now for their photography business
Welcome to “From nothing to Profit, a photographers podcast”. Every week Matt Hoaglin and Kia Bondurant interview successful photographers that own profitable portrait studios. The goal is to find out what is working in their business now and see what is making them so profitable. From marketing tips to business secrets, Matt and Kia will ask all the difficult questions so you can take your business from nothing to profit. If you listen to this every week, not only will you have an action plan to grow your business but you will know what the best photographers in the world are thinking about right now. Your competition will have no idea what hit them. You will steal market share and have a list of amazing marketing ideas to use all year long. If you want your portrait studio to supply for your family this is the podcast for you. Stay tuned as we interview the very best photographers in the industry so you can swipe their marketing ideas and business practices.
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