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The Scoop on SEO: Basic Elements

The Scoop on SEO: Basic Elements

In today’s article for “The Scoop on SEO” series, we are sharing the basic components of SEO used on your website! Check out the elements you need to be aware of to be successful in the SEO world! Note: Be aware that every content management system has a...

How to Be a Boss at the Bookkeeping Game

How to Be a Boss at the Bookkeeping Game

As we have said in previous articles (and will continue to say!), there is much more to photography than standing behind a camera all day. The same principle applies to event coordinators; to be a successful event planner requires more than having an eye for detail...

Using Miilu to Collaborate With Florists

Using Miilu to Collaborate With Florists

From chrysanthemums to carnations, roses to ranunculus, daisies to daffodils…no matter the type of flower, the floral arrangements are a significant part of a wedding day! As an event coordinator, you want to be sure that all of the flowers, from the bridal bouquet to...

The Scoop on SEO: Creating Content

The Scoop on SEO: Creating Content

In the last article in our SEO Series, The Scoop on SEO for Your Business, we broke down the basics of SEO (aka search engine optimization). We looked at why SEO is important, how search engines decide which content is a good match for a specific search and why SEO...

From Sweet Peas to Peonies: Shooting Fabulous Floral Shots

From Sweet Peas to Peonies: Shooting Fabulous Floral Shots

Cover photo by LaJoy Cox (@lajoyphotographyllc) Red roses. Pretty peonies. Beautiful buttercups. Captivating carnations. Everyone has a preference for their favorite wedding flower, but no matter one’s choice, there is a common denominator with weddings and...

Advice From Pro Photogs: Shooting Wedding Day Portraits

Advice From Pro Photogs: Shooting Wedding Day Portraits

Cover photo by Anesha Collins (@unashamedimaging) The difference between being a good photographer and a great photographer is GROWTH — being intentional about taking lessons learned along your photography journey and applying them to become the best you can be! In...

Working With Facebook Ads Experts

Working With Facebook Ads Experts

In our last Facebook ads series article, we talked about how you can set up your Facebook Business Manager account, so that you can get started managing your ad accounts, business tools and Facebook business pages! Now, if you’re ready to hand off your Facebook Ads to...

How to Use Miilu’s Messenger Feature

How to Use Miilu’s Messenger Feature

Whether you need to be in contact with florists, clients, makeup artists or anyone in between, Miilu’s Messenger features makes the process easy! Instead of keeping track of Google docs, text messages and emails, all communication takes place in the Miilu app itself —...

The Scoop on SEO for Your Business

The Scoop on SEO for Your Business

“Search engine optimization.” The words may sound a little foreign if you haven’t used SEO for your business before — but no worries! We are going to break down the basics of what SEO is, and how you can use SEO to drive potential consumers to view what you have to...

How Miilu Helps Event Planners Communicate Well With Clients

How Miilu Helps Event Planners Communicate Well With Clients

It’s three months before the wedding, and you are working hard with your bride to nail down all the details of her big day, big and small, to make sure everything is absolutely AMAZING! Needless to say, if the bride is like 95% of women in the world, she has been...

Step-by-Step: Setting up Facebook Business Manager

Step-by-Step: Setting up Facebook Business Manager

Our first article in the “Facebook Ads” series covered why Facebook advertising is vital in the technology-driven world we live in. Next, we are summarizing how to set up Facebook Business Manager so you can get started creating ads! Facebook Business Manager is a...

Tips and Tricks for Shooting on Rainy Wedding Days

Tips and Tricks for Shooting on Rainy Wedding Days

Sometimes, Mother Nature will decide that she wants to be a guest at the weddings you are shooting — and the rain just comes pouring down! However, rain should not stop you from getting beautiful shots for your clients. Here are Miilu’s tips and tricks for how to make...

Using Miilu to Collaborate With Caterers

Using Miilu to Collaborate With Caterers

It’s the day of the wedding — the day that Sarah has been dreaming about her entire life. Everything is going off without a hitch, and you — the event coordinator — have loved playing a part in watching sweet Sarah’s dreams come true. The ceremony goes by, the...

Getting Started: The Importance of Facebook Ads

Getting Started: The Importance of Facebook Ads

40 years ago, advertising was primarily placed in newspapers, bulletins…even flyers on your neighborhood telephone pole. However, today we live in a technology-driven world — and that means that advertising is technology-driven too! You have probably been scrolling...

Capturing Every Element of an Event: The Art of Detail Shots

Capturing Every Element of an Event: The Art of Detail Shots

Photos by Susan Elizabeth Detail shots. Some may say they are an art form, some may say taking them is a science…but I guarantee you all would say they are delightful to capture on a wedding day — and are absolutely beautiful!! While the wedding photography is (and...

A Simple Solution to Shot List Planning With Your Clients

A Simple Solution to Shot List Planning With Your Clients

If you are a photographer who has been looking for an easy way to plan shot lists with clients, you have stumbled upon the right article! The solution to your planning problems? Miilu — the simplest way to manage your shot lists! Miilu allows the one behind the camera...

Six Steps to Set up a Successful Styled Shoot

Six Steps to Set up a Successful Styled Shoot

Having a styled shoot is a fun way to add to your portfolio, network and ultimately open doors and opportunities that may not have been available otherwise! A styled shoot is where a photographer (or photographers) creates visual concepts to be captured that are not...

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Photography Assistant

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Photography Assistant

When Bill Withers sang, “We all need somebody to lean on,” every wedding photographer said, “I FELT that!” Sometimes you need a second shooter by your side — someone to help you capture everything happening on the big day (What’s the Difference? Second Shooter vs....

The Importance of a Backup Plan

The Importance of a Backup Plan

Have you ever planned outdoor portraits for your client’s wedding…but didn’t plan for the unexpected stormy skies that showed up at the venue? Or, have you ever wanted to get golden hour shots of your clients, but the schedule was pushed back and toasts were...

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Second Shooter

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Second Shooter

Ahhh, a second shooter…aka, one of the bests gifts a photographer could ask for! For some weddings, you may need what is called a photography assistant. This is someone who assists you with administrative tasks and errands, who isn’t necessarily a photographer!...

The Feeling of Freedom With Elopements

The Feeling of Freedom With Elopements

Ever been interested in the elopement aspect of wedding photography, but just were not sure where to start? We got the inside scoop from one of our favorite elopement photographers in the biz — Ben Clifford — on how to shoot elopements, the differences between...

What’s the Difference? Second Shooter vs. Assistant

What’s the Difference? Second Shooter vs. Assistant

While they both are considered to be absolute ANGELS by a photographer on a wedding day, as they are both huge assets to a photographer, a second shooter and photography assistant are (plot twist!) NOT the same thing! In the photography world, these are actually two...

Podcasts for Planning Your Wedding Day Timelines

Podcasts for Planning Your Wedding Day Timelines

Our friends at Bokeh Podcast have created several episodes that can help you with creating and organizing your wedding day timelines smoothly! Check out the list and be sure to give these episodes a listen! Episode 295: A Purposeful Wedding Photography Timeline...

How Miilu Helps Event Planners Communicate Well With Vendors

How Miilu Helps Event Planners Communicate Well With Vendors

It’s four weeks before the wedding. You (the event coordinator) are talking on the phone with one of your wedding vendors (the baker). You are going over the final details for the wedding reception setup, and tell the baker to be ABSOLUTELY sure to be at the reception...

Lessons Photographers Learned in Business in 2019

Lessons Photographers Learned in Business in 2019

Photography is more than just the click of a camera; to be a successful photographer, you must also know how to successfully run a business! We asked six photographers what the biggest lessons they learned in business were in 2019. Then, we included info on how you...

How to Work On Your Business During Off-Season

How to Work On Your Business During Off-Season

Weddings on the weekends, constant editing throughout the week and portraits squeezed in between — “busy season” in the photography industry is real! Schedules are often tight in the summer and fall months for photographers, but getting to do what you love...