In the wedding industry, winter is often referred to as “slow season” but if you’re a business owner, you know it’s anything but slow. Winter is the time of the year when we have to take care of all the back-end administrative tasks we don’t have a chance to do during busy wedding season. January is an especially […]

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January 18, 2022

The Small Business Owner “Slow Season” To Do List

The extended tax deadline is less than a month away! My biggest tip for making tax prep painless is to make sure your tax deductions are categorized correctly. Here’s a cheat sheet of some typical expenses you can write off as a photographer and how I recommend you categorize the transactions in your bookkeeping program […]

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April 20, 2020

Categorizing Your Photography Business Tax Deductions // Cheat Sheet!

Market shifts are inevitable. Whether it’s a recession or natural disaster or health crisis, our small businesses will always be tested, it just so happens that this COVID-19 crisis directly impacts the event industry and wedding professionals are being hit extra hard. On March 15th, the CDC recommended cancelling (or hopefully postponing) any gatherings with 50+ attendees for 8 […]

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March 16, 2020

Staying Productive & Successful Throughout COVID-19 Wedding & Event Cancellations

About a year ago, my boyfriend convinced me to get a smartwatch. At first, I was super hesitant because my mental image of a smartwatch was a techy, nerdy-looking, and not-very-classy gadget. However, when he showed me a picture of the Rose Gold Garmin Vivoactive 3, I was sold. After wearing the watch every day […]

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December 8, 2019

How I Use My Smartwatch as a Wedding Photographer & Videographer

Life is unpredictable. After you’ve set up your business as an LLC in one state, the day might come that you’ll have to move your business to a different state. I recently moved from Jersey City to Westchester County and had to figure out how to move my LLC from NJ to NY. It did involve some […]

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February 22, 2019

Moving an LLC from NJ to NY // Relocating Your Photography Business

If you’re a professional photographer in the state of NJ, chances are you might be required to collect sales tax for some of your products. Here’s a video explaining what types of sales are eligible, how to register to collect taxes, and how to remit your taxes to the state:       TIPS & RESOURCES: […]

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October 17, 2018

Collecting NJ Sales Tax as a Photographer

One of the most crucial tasks to do while scaling your wedding photography business is to collect data and stats about as many areas of your business as you can. The main document where I store all of my client information is my LTD (life-to-date) Excel Spreadsheet.     This is where I store ALL the data related […]

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April 11, 2018

Photography Client Spreadsheet // Free Template

  If you’ve decided that this is the year that you’re going to make your business official – hooray! After creating an LLC, the first step towards separating your personal and business finances is creating a Small Business Checking Account. Keeping your accounts separate is not only required in order to maintain your “corporate veil” and be […]

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January 30, 2018

Opening a Business Bank Account // Comparison Chart

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