Do you feel like your workflow takes forever? That you have piles and piles of work to do but have nothing to help you? Do you constantly wish there was something out there to make your life easier? Well photographer friends, today’s Tip Tuesday is all about workflow savers!
I am going to share three programs that have really saved my behind when it comes to running my business efficiently! These are programs that have worked for me & I hope they might work for you too!
1. Photo Mechanic
I used to sort my photos after a wedding or portrait session in Adobe Bridge and then Lightroom. The rendering took FOREVER & I would end up taking a few hours and sometimes multiple days to cull a full wedding day! Then Hope Taylor Photography introduced me to Photo Mechanic during my mentoring session with her and it changed my life! This program lets me start to sort my images the minute they show up in the program! And they render SUPER quickly. Allowing me to cull a full wedding in under 30 minutes. YEP, under 30 minutes!!! It’s crazy fast and I can’t imagine my workflow without it! You can purchase it HERE!
2. Client Management System
This is a serious game changer. After I purchased and invested time into setting up my client management system my whole entire client experience has been upgraded! I can now send invoices, questionnaires, emails, galleries, put notes, addresses, documents about the client all in one place. I can even set up reminders for payments and for sessions! I am currently using this one : Dubsado, but I have tried: Honeybook and 17hats as well, which are both GREAT options for people looking to begin with a client management system!
I keep saying this but this seriously changed my work life. PASS is a digital image gallery delivery site. This is how I deliver 100% of my client galleries! PASS makes it simple to add, organize, send to your clients AND let’s your clients download, purchase prints, and instantly share to their social media outlets! No more CDs and trying to track down my clients, it is one simple upload, some simple email, and BOOM! My clients are hand delivered their images. Need more convincing? PASS stores your galleries for 10 years! That is 10 years of unlimited backup of your client’s precious memories and your hard work! How cool is that? You can snag PASS right HERE!
I hope this helps you streamline a little bit of your work life so you can get back to doing what is most important to you. For me, that is spending time with my family and being present without having my phone or computer in hand!
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