In this episode, Scott speaks with portrait and personal brand photographer, Ashley Jean, about her photographic and photography business workflows.Ashley Jean is a self-taught traveling professional photographer and public speaker based in the Northern Virginia area. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 2018. The plan was to begin Doctor of Physical Therapy School the following year, however, her plans changed quickly after she was in high-demand for photography services upon graduating. In 2020, she made the ultimate decision to pursue photography full-time. Ashley first discovered her passion for photography when her mother gifted her with a camera for Christmas in 2016. Since then, she has been capturing photos of brands, couples, families, events, and more. It brings her absolute delight to experience people’s true personalities and authentic emotions while capturing their photos. Her ultimate dream is to inspire and mentor others on what she’s learned throughout her journey in entrepreneurship and to travel the world, bringing joy to others in the form of photography.
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(03:14) - What is one thing that you do for the photographic process that has saved you time?
(04:29) - What is one thing that you do for the business that saves you time or money?
(08:42) - What is one thing that you do for editing that has saved you time?
(10:49) - What is one thing that you do after a session that has increased business?
(17:23) - Can you share an outlined breakdown of your workflow from lead to delivery?
(26:33) - What does the future of AI in photography look like to you?
(31:17) - How did Imagen impact your life?
Discussed in this episode
Creative Strategy Calls
Client Expectations and Mood Boards
Time-Saving Editing Techniques for Photographers
Organizational Strategies for Enhancing Photography Workflow
Exploring the Process of Personal Brand Photography
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