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Author Archives: Jess Robertson

TogTools Update // July 2015

TogTools Update // July 2015

Hello! Long time no blog…

Some of you have been contacting us, wondering what we’ve been up to. First, we want to apologize for not communicating clearly about our plans moving forward. You see, I (Jess) was very pregnant as we were wrapping up podcast interviews last year. Meet Ryan!

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We fully intended on taking a brief hiatus and starting back up with the podcast as soon as Ryan was a couple of months old. And then life happened. You know, when a bunch of unexpected things just hit you left and right. We had some major plumbing issues. Our nanny found out she needed rotator cuff surgery and was going to be out for at least 6 months. We had a terrible loss in the family. We were all sick…a lot. And the weeks and months kept passing by very quickly.

Stephen and I have had quite a few heart-to-heart chats during this time away. We agreed on a couple of things:

  1. A New FYP – we are refining First Year Photographer to provide you with an even better program as you start your photography business! We are so thankful for each and every one of our students that has been through the program so far! We have heard amazing feedback from them, but we still know there are ways we can improve. Be sure to sign up here to be the first to know when we relaunch: Add me to the FYP List!

  2. Farewell to the TogTools Podcast – this one is a little bittersweet for us. We initially thought about changing the format, but decided that we wanted to focus our energy elsewhere. For now, we will leave our podcast archive available online, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. We also encourage you to check out our friend Bryan Caporicci over at Sprouting Photographer Podcast!

Stay tuned for the next phase of TogTools!

xo

Jess & Stephen

TT048 Don’t Just Survive the Slow Season. With Zach & Jody Gray

TT048 Don’t Just Survive the Slow Season. With Zach & Jody Gray

Today we are excited to welcome Zach & Jody Gray to the show! Zach and Jody ran a highly successful wedding photography brand out of Nashville, TN for 7 years and now educate photographers full-time. They are international speakers on business and shooting and have personally instructed over 1,200 photographers at their IN-CAMERA workshops. They are… Continue Reading

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TT047 What Do You Do When You’ve Built a Photography Business You Hate. With Mimika Cooney

TT047 What Do You Do When You’ve Built a Photography Business You Hate. With Mimika Cooney

Last week, we had the honor of being interviewed on MimikaTV with Mimika Cooney. This week, the tables have turned, and we are excited to welcome Mimika to the TogTools Podcast! Mimika is an international award winning photographer, TV Host, published author, speaker and small business marketing expert. She owns a residential photography studio specializing in… Continue Reading

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TT046 How to Build a Portfolio That Does Its Job. With Amanda Sosa Stone

TT046 How to Build a Portfolio That Does Its Job. With Amanda Sosa Stone

Today, we are excited to welcome Amanda Sosa Stone to the podcast! Amanda is the Chief Product Officer at Agency Access & has been sought after from clients all around the world. Her role is to make new and evolve current Agency Access products to ensure they are always strong and deliver results and help artists get… Continue Reading

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TT045 Building a Relationship-based Photography Business. With Patrick Hall

TT045 Building a Relationship-based Photography Business. With Patrick Hall

Wow. We can’t believe today is the final session of our Fstoppers series! And we have to say, it’s very bittersweet. We seriously can’t thank everyone enough for being a part of this amazing series. We’ve heard many great things about how these sessions have helped you all! And we have learned so much ourselves. We… Continue Reading

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TT041 Developing Photography Education Products and Services. With Zach Sutton

TT041 Developing Photography Education Products and Services. With Zach Sutton

We are so excited to welcome you to another session of our Fstoppers series, where we are featuring some of the very talented FStoppers contributors & founders. Today, we talk about How to develop photography education products & services with Zach Sutton. Zach is an Albuquerque photographer specializing in Headshot photography, Portraits, Events, and Wedding… Continue Reading

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TT038 The Business of Food Photography. With Taylor Mathis

TT038 The Business of Food Photography. With Taylor Mathis

Warning: Today’s episode may make you hungry! Today, we talk about The Business of Food Photography with Taylor Mathis. Taylor is a food and lifestyle photographer based out of Charlotte, NC. He is the author of the Southern Tailgating Cookbook, blogger at Taylor Takes A Taste, and he teaches food photography through photographingfood.com. He is… Continue Reading

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Introducing First Year Photographer

Introducing First Year Photographer

Hey everyone! We are so excited for the launch of our First Year Photographer program today! We have an awesome group of new photographers getting started with us and can’t wait to get to know them better and help them develop their businesses over the next year! We just wanted to take a few moments… Continue Reading

3 Tips for Marketing Yourself

3 Tips for Marketing Yourself

full disclosure:  i do not have a degree in marketing. i didn’t even take more than one class on it in college.  however, i started and ran my own non-profit organization for 5 years, and i have now run my photography business for 4 years, so i have learned a few things along the way!… Continue Reading

Vendor Spotlight: Kraft & Jute {Photographer Packaging & Wedding Invitations}

Vendor Spotlight: Kraft & Jute {Photographer Packaging & Wedding Invitations}

Happy Monday!!! We’re so excited to feature another AMAZING vendor for today’s Vendor Spotlight, Kraft & Jute!   When it comes to looking for a vendor for any product, we not only look for amazing quality & reasonable pricing, but customer service is definitely at the top of our list. And the ladies at Kraft & Jute are… Continue Reading

The Seller’s Permit

The Seller’s Permit

one of the things i’m so excited about with our upcoming First Year Photographer course is helping people do it right the first time around! i have to admit, i had to work backwards in a few areas since starting my photography business.  when i had the realization that this was what i wanted to… Continue Reading

Vendor Spotlight: Colorati {Photography Post Production Editing Service}

Vendor Spotlight: Colorati {Photography Post Production Editing Service}

happy Tuesday! i hope you all had a great holiday weekend! we are so excited to introduce our Vendor Spotlight posts today! we will be showcasing some of our favorite vendors here each month. deciding on who to work with as a photographer is like putting together a kick-ass team for your business. it’s so important!… Continue Reading

Are You Insured? {Insurance for Photographers}

Are You Insured? {Insurance for Photographers}

today i wanted to just talk real briefly about INSURANCE!  these days we have to have insurance for just about everything: cars, health, vision, dental, life, earthquake, fire, etc.  there’s even pet insurance now.  which i laughed at initially…until my dog started costing me $100 every time he got sick.  ugh.  so, i shouldn’t have… Continue Reading

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Intuitive Business Tools for #Togs

Intuitive Business Tools for #Togs

Packed with easy-to-use business tools, TogTools Premium  is packed to gills with as much value as we can sustain.

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