Last week the Atlanta SMUG group hosted a panel focusing on established wedding photographers answering questions about how they got to where they are and how they’ll grow going forward.  Jamie and I were included on that panel along with Ashley and Graham Scobey and Jeremy Harwell.  Even though all three of our studios are active in the Atlanta market we all work differently and manage our businesses differently, so I think you’ll enjoy the varied perspectives on what it takes to be successful.  This is a recording of that discussion – check it out and let us know what you agree with and if you have any other questions you’d like us to address (maybe on a future podcast or livestream?)

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As a side note I’m continually impressed at how much effort Smugmug puts into supporting these monthly meetings without turning them into a commercial.  They say that are trying to foster community amongst local photographers and their actions are proving that they mean it.  I’m not affiliated with Smug in any way, or compensated to say that, I just think it is cool and worth pointing out.  Thanks to Smug and the other sponsors of the event – Think Tank Photo and PPA.

I’m proud to be on this panel with my wife and 3 other photographers that are not only successful in their craft but also people I consider friends.  Thanks to Ashley and Graham for asking us to be a part.


– trr


For the audiophiles – this is an impromptu recording without a professional sound system. We just dropped a Zoom audio recorder in the room and let it fly.  As such the sound won’t be perfect and the levels on audience members asking questions will probably be lower than the speakers.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy the discussion.