The Wise Photographer Podcast

Getting the word out about your new photography business can feel like a giant hurdle. There are so many places to share online: Facebook Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Stories, Facebook groups, Instagram stories, Instagram reels, IG TV, Snapchat, TicTock, Twitter, LinkedIn, the list goes on.  Then add in adds on Facebook Instagram and Pinterest and it […]

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with Chelsy Weisz. (pronounced wise) Each week I'm bringing you the best tips and tricks to help you create a joyful, profitable, purpose filled photography business without neglecting your family and friends. Chelsy is a wife and mom of two who as built a thriving photography business in her tiny hometown in North Dakota.  

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5 Things Your Photography Website Needs to Book Clients

Getting started with building a  website can feel totally overwhelming.  Choosing fonts, picking out colors, The way the design looks is super important, but the content it contains is where the magic happens. Whether you are hiring a designer or doing it yourself, there are things you need to think through before you even begin. […]

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Start a Photography Business on a Budget

Starting a photography business can be expensive when you really start to look at the cost of things like equipment, advertising, and education.  It’s crazy how fast things can add up, $12 monthly subscription here, new lens there, oh, and you probably need some new props right.  Before you know it, you’ve spent more money […]

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5 Things I got Right When Starting My Photography Business

Starting a photography business can seem so overwhelming.  There are a million things to do and learn equipment and editing techniques to master. Then you step back and wonder if you’re even doing any of it right, or are you wasting time and money on things that don’t matter in the long run.  I get […]

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The Biggest Secret to Strategic Portfolio Photoshoots

You just booked one of your first clients. You pull up to your session only to find your clients are wearing miss-matched clothing with big logos. One of them is in bright neon pink, throwing some seriously scary color casts on everyone’s skin. You had been so excited about these images to be the face […]

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A Forced Sabbatical is What I Needed

Welcome back, my friend! How are you! I’ve missed you guys.  I know things kind of abruptly stopped for the wise photographer podcast, and I’m sorry for that.  But I had to take a step back for my mental health.  This spring, when COVID 19 hit, I suddenly had a lot on my plate. Between […]

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Marketing Tips for PreSchool Photographers with Emily Davis and KiddiClicks Photography | Wise Photographer Podcast

Join host Chelsy Weisz and Emily Davis of KiddieClicks Photography as they walk through marketing tips for preschool photographers, how to get your foot in the door with preschool directors, and build a relationship that creates repeat schools season after season.  Emily is also offering listeners an exclusive offer for 20% off her premiere preschool […]

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Kicking Imposter Syndrome to the Curb with Dr. Tiffany Eurich

Welcome to episode 25 of The Wise Photographer Podcast. Researchers say that imposter syndrome has a tendency to affect women more often than men. Today I’m sitting down with Tiffany Eurich to share 10 ways you can kick imposter syndrome to the curb! Dr. Tiffany Eurich is passionate about helping entrepreneurs stand out in saturated […]

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Bookkeeping for New Photographers | The Wise Photographer Podcast

Stephanie Thacker is the founder and CEO of Steadfast Bookkeeping Company. After seven years in small businesses and corporate, Stephanie started Steadfast Bookkeeping in 2011, because of her passion for helping business owners achieve their dreams. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs as well as running a few businesses herself, she realized that bookkeeper […]

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I'm chelsy


a small town
farmwife from western
North Dakota.

I built an elegant wedding photography business in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a camera and a google search bar. When my husband's one heart surgery turned in to a three-year-long battle, it turned everything on its head. I vowed to help other small business owners put systems into place to ensure the business can still run even if you have to step away.

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