The Beginner Photography Podcast

459: Julie Christie - Capturing Connection: Harnessing Your Unique Personality in Photography

March 28, 2024 Raymond Hatfield
459: Julie Christie - Capturing Connection: Harnessing Your Unique Personality in Photography
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The Beginner Photography Podcast
459: Julie Christie - Capturing Connection: Harnessing Your Unique Personality in Photography
Mar 28, 2024
Raymond Hatfield

In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with Julie Christie about creating engaging content, especially for family photographers. We discuss the impact of connection content, building trust with the audience, and the value of authority content. You'll learn how to develop a photography brand with a personality, appeal to introverts in business, and strategically navigate the balance between connection and sales content in your marketing efforts.

The Big Ideas:

  • Connection Content: Share glimpses of your values and personality without revealing private details to build trust and likability with your audience.
  • Brand Personality: Create a photography brand that reflects your values and personality, emphasizing connection with the audience over price or quality.
  • Introverts in Business: Market with integrity, emphasize empathy, and cater to like-minded introverts in your marketing to build trust and loyalty.
  • Authority Content: Utilize website for authority content to address buyer's questions and concerns, efficiently converting them into customers.

Implementation Plan:
1: Create Connection Content:

Julie emphasizes the power of showing your personality and values through connection content to engage your audience, especially for family photographers. This approach helps clients feel like they know you, which can be a strong factor in their decision to book your services. Photographers can harness this insight by showcasing behind-the-scenes snippets of their work life, sharing personal but not private anecdotes, or even their philosophy on capturing precious family moments.
Exercise: Share a brief story or insight on your social media that relates to why you love capturing family moments. It could be a throwback to your childhood family photos, a recent warm interaction with a client, or why you cherish the candid in-between moments. This helps potential clients see the person behind the lens and fosters a sense of familiarity and trust.

2: Showcase Authority:
As per Julie's experience, authority content might not rake in high engagement but is crucial for conversion. It establishes you as a knowledgeable expert, which can be especially persuasive when potential clients are considering who to trust with their memories.
Exercise: Write a blog post or create an infographic for your website that answers a common photography-related question you've encountered, such as "How to prepare your kids for a photo session" or "The best time of day for outdoor family photos." Include helpful tips that showcase your expertise and experience.

3: Embrace the Learning Curve: 
There are so many advantages to the mistakes you make in the journey of growth as a photographer

Grab your free 52 Lightroom Presets at
http://freephotographypresets.com/

Transform your Love for Photography into Profit for FREE with CloudSpot Studio.
And get my Wedding and Portrait Contract and Questionnaires, at no cost!
Sign up now at http://deliverphotos.com/

Watch the Free Maximizing Mini Sessions Video training and start earning money with your camera!
https://beginnerphotopod.com/minis

Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

Show Notes

In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with Julie Christie about creating engaging content, especially for family photographers. We discuss the impact of connection content, building trust with the audience, and the value of authority content. You'll learn how to develop a photography brand with a personality, appeal to introverts in business, and strategically navigate the balance between connection and sales content in your marketing efforts.

The Big Ideas:

  • Connection Content: Share glimpses of your values and personality without revealing private details to build trust and likability with your audience.
  • Brand Personality: Create a photography brand that reflects your values and personality, emphasizing connection with the audience over price or quality.
  • Introverts in Business: Market with integrity, emphasize empathy, and cater to like-minded introverts in your marketing to build trust and loyalty.
  • Authority Content: Utilize website for authority content to address buyer's questions and concerns, efficiently converting them into customers.

Implementation Plan:
1: Create Connection Content:

Julie emphasizes the power of showing your personality and values through connection content to engage your audience, especially for family photographers. This approach helps clients feel like they know you, which can be a strong factor in their decision to book your services. Photographers can harness this insight by showcasing behind-the-scenes snippets of their work life, sharing personal but not private anecdotes, or even their philosophy on capturing precious family moments.
Exercise: Share a brief story or insight on your social media that relates to why you love capturing family moments. It could be a throwback to your childhood family photos, a recent warm interaction with a client, or why you cherish the candid in-between moments. This helps potential clients see the person behind the lens and fosters a sense of familiarity and trust.

2: Showcase Authority:
As per Julie's experience, authority content might not rake in high engagement but is crucial for conversion. It establishes you as a knowledgeable expert, which can be especially persuasive when potential clients are considering who to trust with their memories.
Exercise: Write a blog post or create an infographic for your website that answers a common photography-related question you've encountered, such as "How to prepare your kids for a photo session" or "The best time of day for outdoor family photos." Include helpful tips that showcase your expertise and experience.

3: Embrace the Learning Curve: 
There are so many advantages to the mistakes you make in the journey of growth as a photographer

Grab your free 52 Lightroom Presets at
http://freephotographypresets.com/

Transform your Love for Photography into Profit for FREE with CloudSpot Studio.
And get my Wedding and Portrait Contract and Questionnaires, at no cost!
Sign up now at http://deliverphotos.com/

Watch the Free Maximizing Mini Sessions Video training and start earning money with your camera!
https://beginnerphotopod.com/minis

Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


Thanks for listening & keep shooting!