I sat down with family photographer and educator, Jodi Lynn Buckles of Jodi Lynn Photography. Jodi and I had a wonderful discussion about the business side of family photography- an area that can feel overwhelming when your heart beats for capturing connection (not figuring out how to book out your calendar or avoid customer service issues).
We chatted about the legal clauses you should have in your family photography contract, sticky situations you want to avoid when having families as your main clientele, pricing your family photography competitively and how to upsell to your clients without feeling icky. It’s a must-listen episode if you are pursuing family photography and I know you’ll leave feeling inspired by Jodi Lynn’s knack for meeting other artists on their journey and helping them find their unique voice.
Meet Jodi Lynn
Jodi Lynn is a mother to four precious souls, wife to a loving mountain man, daughter, Emotive Family + Motherhood Photographer, and Mentor in beautiful Sonoma County, California, soon to be North Idaho.
She is passionate about creating living poetry with her imagery and nothing fills her heart more than producing meaningful art that truly tells unique, tangible stories of connection, beauty, and truth. Photography has been a way for her to foster and share love with others and to be genuine with her craft. Seeing that true human connection and significance in her work, and with those whom she teaches, makes her heart sing. She hopes to inspire others to do some soul searching and to find their true why.
Jodi mentors other Photographers in creating the business of their dreams, setting them up for success, supporting them in attracting their ideal client, providing excellent client communication and a true experience. All while producing meaningful work that is representative of the unique, heartfelt stories we tell.
More From This Episode
Tune into Episode 130 and you’ll get answers to some of your top family photography business questions:
“What are some of the things you WISH you had in your family photography contract when you first started?”
“What should family photographers do when clients ask for photos 1-2 years after their shoot?”
“How do you price your family sessions competitively in the market but also clients that are in love with your work + vision?”
“How has your family session pricing evolved throughout the years and how do you upsell without feeling salesy?”
“What is one piece of hard-won advice you have to offer family photographers?”
Be sure to follow along with Jodi Lynn + all the meaning and connection she offers through her work:
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