About Suzi Pratt

Suzi Pratt is an event, food, and concert photographer based in Seattle. She started Intrepid Freelancer to inspire and teach others how to start a photography business. View her at photography portfolio, and subscribe to herYouTube channel.

Monthly Highlights – Most of 2017

Greetings, Friends! Apologies for the long radio silence. The last Monthly Highlights post I did was in February 2017, so this is a very long overdue post. When you see the stats below (at the end of the blog), maybe that will explain part of my absence. It's been a crazy 8 months full of

By | 2017-11-08T12:32:01+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Monthly Highlights – Most of 2017

How to Setup a Google My Business Account

As a business owner, one of the best ways to get more photography clients is through Google. When everything is working well, a prospective client Google your business name and see your website pop up in the top search results. But if your website isn't ranking high or at all in Google search, you're missing

By | 2017-11-07T15:51:49+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Setup a Google My Business Account

Gift Ideas for Photographers

Gift shopping for a photographer can be tough. It's hard to know what gadgets a shutterbug already has in their huge toolkit. Worse yet, you may not even know what half of the gear is if you aren't familiar with photography. If you're looking for a unique yet useful photo-related present, here are some gift

By | 2017-11-07T12:25:29+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Gift Ideas for Photographers

Smartphone Video 101: Recommended Accessories

It's a reality that smartphone cameras are getting better and better with each release. Some photographers are even speculating that DSLRs will soon be replaced with smartphones. One way that photographers can start to set themselves apart in terms of skill is to learn video. It's not as complicated as it sounds, thanks largely to advancing

By | 2017-11-05T11:43:06+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Smartphone Video 101: Recommended Accessories

Instagram for Photographers: How to Grow Followers and Engagement

Ever wonder how you can get more followers on Instagram? Interaction on Instagram is something that even professional photographers struggle with. But as the photography industry evolves, it's more important than ever before to have a steady presence on Instagram. Here are a few simple tips that helped me more than double my followers in

By | 2017-10-31T22:35:55+00:00 October 31st, 2017|2 Comments

Tax Preparing Guide for Photographers

It's the most dreaded time of year for photographers: tax season! One of the most vital parts to starting a photography business is making sure your finances are squared away, which means paying taxes. Whether you hire a professional accountant to do your taxes for you or take on the role for yourself, it's important

By | 2017-03-15T20:29:08+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Tax Preparing Guide for Photographers

Monthly Highlights: February 2017

Hey there! Checking in for the month of February with an on-time publishing of the monthly highlights report. This month was a little light in terms of the total number of photo shoots and overall blogging project. But it was largely successful on a personal level as I reigned in some important things such as

By | 2017-10-30T22:46:42+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Monthly Highlights: February 2017

Are you Ready for a Photography Agent?

Many photographers dream of the day they can focus solely on shooting and not worry about hustling to get new clients. This is where photography agents or reps can come into play and generously boost your photo business. Similar to real estate agents and talent agents, a photography agent exists to help you manage certain

By | 2017-02-24T14:32:43+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Are you Ready for a Photography Agent?

Networking Mistakes We Often Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Networking is one of the best ways to get more clients and increase sales. Unless you do it wrong. Then networking can feel incredibly awkward and actually work against you by reflecting poorly on your business. In this post, I'll share some tips for making networking less painful and more likely to pay off. Some cases will

By | 2017-02-15T23:41:55+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Networking Mistakes We Often Make (and How to Avoid Them)
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