About Suzi Pratt

Suzi Pratt is an event and food photographer based in Seattle. She is also a web designer and blogger who aims to inspire and teach others how to start a photography business. View her at photography portfolio, or her web design portfolio.

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 | 2017-03-01T19:48:15+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)

How to Make Money Selling Stock Photos

If you're wondering how to make money from photography, one of the easiest ways is to sell stock photos! While stock photography definitely is not as profitable as it once was, it is still arguably the easiest way to make money from photography. As a contributing entertainment photographer for Getty Images, stock photography does indeed

By | 2017-02-10T21:41:32+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Make Money Selling Stock Photos

Monthly Highlights: January 2017

Hard to believe we're already one month into 2017, isn't it? I don't know about you, but for me, the month of January flew by incredibly fast. January 2017 Photography Business Stats Monthly Highlights Series 13 Photo shoots completed *3 less than December 55.3 Business miles driven *78.8 less than

By | 2017-02-03T17:16:07+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Monthly Highlights: January 2017

5 Tips for Photographing a Protest

Photographing protests and civil disobedience is a unique challenge with opportunities abound thanks to the current political climate in the United States and around the world. Protest photography is especially captivating as it allows you to practice street photography skills while also getting a taste for very raw, real human emotion. However, photographing a protest

By | 2017-01-26T15:29:49+00:00 January 26th, 2017|4 Comments

How Much Money I Made from Photography in 2016

How much money does a photographer make? When I first contemplated leaving my corporate job to start a photography business, this was my number one question. I scoured Google and set up as many coffee dates as possible with local professional photographers to pick their brains over their experiences. Still, no one had a direct answer to this

By | 2017-01-18T00:15:46+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on How Much Money I Made from Photography in 2016

How to Find Consumer Photography Clients

Finding photography clients is among the biggest challenges for those starting a photography business. If you're struggling to get clients knocking on your door, it could be due to not properly targeting your ideal clients. The very first step to getting more clients is to determine what type of photography you are pursuing. If commercial photography

By | 2017-01-09T16:36:35+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Find Consumer Photography Clients
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