Yesterday I spent another day at the studio. I spent most of my day working on excel. As I am learning running a photography business is a lot more than shooting portraits.
I spent my day on excel updating client lists and importing these contacts onto some new software to create a mailing list.
I sent reminder text messages to today's appointments to confirm they were still coming. I also helped Sarah go through the portraits ready to upload for the baby of the month competition.
As with previously I also organised more orders ready for collection.
Today was a very exciting day, as I assisted on a photo shoot.
The photo shoot was of a 4 month old boy and lasted 60 minutes. Before the family arrived we prepared he studio, by checking everything was clean and tidy. I also had to make a few photocopies, and Sarah made note of the names and ages ready to attach to the memory card once the shoot was finished.
During the shoot we discovered the boy wasn't quite able to sit up yet, so Sarah tailored the poses around his needs. Sarah used a number of different poses, using blankets, backdrops and props. Myself and other family members were asked kindly to stay out of eye sight as it would distract the little boy, and the mother was allowed to stand directly behind Sarah to keep him smiling.
At the end of the sitting the family was talked through the baby of the month competition and booked in for a viewing. Sarah also discussed her prices for prints and wall art.
Finally, I ended my day researching the software ready to use for creating a newsletter.
(The picture above is a shelf in the studio where Sarah has switched business cards with other business' to reach more customers)