ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD
This is our favorite way to have a constantly up to date version of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. The best news it that it just costs around 10 dollars a month. You can sign up two computers to the Creative Cloud and access your photos on the Lightroom phone app to edit images on the go for Instagram.
This is such a lifesaver when you are culling tons of images from weddings! You can upload thousands of photos and see thumbnails and previews of the images in literally seconds. If you've been culling in Lightroom try Photo Mechanic. You'll get hours of your life back trying to decide which images to keep and get rid of. The first thing I do after downloading my images off the cards I throw them in Photo Mechanic and cull them.
Squarespace is our preferred website hosting service. It's super simple to use, has wonderful customer service and you can create your own code for customizations as well.
Squaremuse creates beautiful clean templates for photographers to use for their Squarespace website. We used one of their templates for our latest website re-design and it saved so much time and brain power. All we had to do what choose what images to insert and the rest was a piece of cake!
Follow this link to receive 20% off your first year. If you want your client's information, contracts, shooting schedule and payments all in one place Honeybook is for you. We feel so good about the experience our clients are receiving. Another perk is it gives clients peace of mind to hop on their account and see when their next payments are due.
MailChimp is the best way to create email campaigns, keep track of subscribers and see the success rate of your emails. You can also customize the email templates to match your branding which is so important.
Pixieset is my favorite way to deliver my clients edited high res files! The platform is visually very clean and super easy to use. You can share the images via email or a direct link. Your clients can also order prints through the site with no extra work on your end! Click here to sign up for Pixieset through my referral link.
This the only app we use when setting up monthly posts. We love this app because you can see how your images look next to one another and tell the story of your brand. Through the app you are able batch edit your posts and save captions for when you are ready to post to Instagram! It also tells you the best times for you to post to your Insta.
This platform is so helpful. We love using this as the link in my bio on Instagram. We are able send our followers to specific areas of our site and to our email campaign. It's super helpful when you have a few different areas you want your followers to check out.
ADOBE SPARK POST
We lovvvveee Adobe Spark Post! This app helps us create branded model calls, ISO posts and text for Instagram Story's. Instead of spending tons of time in Photoshop creating a fancy Insta Story you can save so much time using this app. Spark Post gives you customization templates that you can insert your images, text and specific colors into.
You can install this app on your email account and respond to emails anytime but schedule sending them for a specific time. That way you can cross things off your to-do list long before anyone knows your working. This really helps set boundaries in your business.