FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tools You Can Use

Whether you’re a new or budding elopement and couples photographer, here are some of our favorite tools that can help make your business run a lot smoother.

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TOOLS

FOR YOUR WEBSITE

We have used WordPress for almost all the time we have been in business. It’s really great with SEO and pretty easy to use once you understand the backend. There’s lots of other options, but we have found this to be the best for us over the years.

CLOUDWAYS

This is the best hosting company we have used in a long time and we have had many different ones over the years.

The pricing, speed and space available is great. They are also super helpful and have great options for staging (if you need to build a site while one is live).

STYLECLOUD

We love the design and ease of using stylecloud and they have amazing pricing for what they offer.

They are great at helping too, which is super helpful if you need a little support here and there. They also offer custom designs, which are amazing!

KADENCE

Kadence is a great option for designing your website. It’s easy to learn and use. We have Kadence on our site and how we use Stylecloud.

Kadence Pro offers way more options and is a great tool for building the site you want.

TOOLS

FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Pic-Time

GALLERY + PRINT SHOP

Pic-Time is a beautiful gallery software that our clients love! They can download images, order prints/albums and share with their loved ones.

It’s clean, modern and easy to use!

Dubsado

CRM/CLIENT RELATIONS

We love how Dubsado works for client management. All of our inquiries are organized in a way that just makes sense. It is super easy to navigate too! It works with our website and email perfectly also.

Amazon

THINGS WE LOVE

Check out our storefront, which is a collection of items we love for photography, home/gardening and adventuring!

Where to buy gear

There are many places where we get our gear, but here is just a few spots.

KEH

They have a great used gear inventory and they also do trade-ins. Super easy to send your gear in and super trustworthy. You don’t have to spend a ton on new gear. They have lots of used gear for great prices.


Green Toe

You can bid on new camera gear and we have gotten some great deals from there (drone included).


Amazon

It’s always convenient, but make sure you are buying from a reputable retailer. We try to only buy through the stores we know, like sandisk, sony, etc.

WHAT WE USE TO EDIT + SHARE IMAGES

We have different tools we use to edit and share our images with our clients, but mostly use Adobe software.

LIGHTROOM

This is the software we use the most. We have certain editing styles that we use to keep our work consistent and it’s just a really clean process.


PHOTOSHOP

This is a great tool to edit anything needed. Sometimes we are in a busier place and there are other people around. We will use photoshop for that, but we don’t change how people look. We also use it for gifs and it works amazingly well for that!


STORYTAILOR

This is a great tool to use for organizing blog images for your posts. It’s pretty quick and easy to use too!

BRIDGE

This software helps us organize and rename the files in a quick manner, which is super helpful with lots of files. We love it!


BLOGSTOMP

This software helps us resize the images for our blogs and sharing. You can create new styles too, which is helpful for different needs. It’s super quick too so we love it!


ALBUM STOMP

This software helps us design albums for our clients. It’s really easy and they have all different size designs for all your needs.