I get asked fairly often from newer photographers what are the tools that I use the most and what do I find most beneficial, so I decided to share this with the world today. Being a destination wedding photographer, and often working with couples and vendor teams that are from all parts of the world, it’s critical that I am organized, efficient, and have easy tech in place that keep our systems moving.
If you’ve been wondering what I think you should invest in for 2021 and beyond, here’s my list! I’m also happy to share that I now have a new resource tab that you can find here, and it houses all my favorite things – many that I’m able to pass off savings to you! Enjoy!
I could talk for days about how much Honeybook has streamlined my business. Honeybook is a client management tool that makes it so easy to keep track of every single client that walks through your door. You can house proposals, questionnaires, contracts, invoices and more here – and you can integrate your Quickbooks with it, making it so easy to keep track of your bookkeeping. There are also automated workflow systems that you can use that takes the pressure off of you having to do it all. I cannot recommend Honeybook more, and I’m happy to share 50% off with you all when you use my referral link to sign up!
Pic-Time has taking sharing photos to a new level! I’ve tried them all, and Pic-Time is hands down my favorite. The downloading and uploading process is super quick, including hi-res back-ups. I also love the modernized layout – no more being basic! Pic-Time has gorgeous, customizable layouts that fits your branding perfectly, and most importantly, I’ve made SO much more money off sales here than ever before, because the product offerings and layouts are just that dreamy. Clients have complete control of the store, and I’ve seen them create stunning calendar sets, matte prints, and more – and best part? I didn’t have to be involved at all. Pic-Time truly does it all! Join today and receive a free month when you upgrade to a paid plan, with code ALL6A2!
Are you ready to take your email marketing to the next level?! Flodesk is all about that! I have been using Flodesk for almost a year now, and every week I always get someone commenting on how gorgeous the email is designed. I wish I could take all the credit, but the Flodesk layouts are modern and absolutely stunning. They also make it so easy to create various audiences and segments, and the analytics make it exciting to grow your business! Try out Flodesk today and receive 50% off your subscription – a total steal!
Okay, I’m sharing with you my best kept secret, which is Goodlight Presets! I seriously LOVE using Goodlight on my images, and after running through the gamet of presets as a newer photographer, I can tell you that hands down, Goodlight is the best, and I recommend it to every photographer that comes through my mentoring and coaching services. Goodlight emulates film, but also is great if you want that dreamy, warm look to your light and airy images. The black and white pack also emulates film, and is seriously my favorite to use on my black and white images. Please remember, presets are not meant to just slap on like a filter, you’ll still need to have proper camera settings, good light, and of course know the tweaks you need to make for your signature style, but as a base, I could not recommend Goodlight more! Use code SACIAMATTHEWS today for 15% off your order!