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Tax Write-Off Series: Bank Charges and Continuing Education

Feb 21, 2024

I have a question for you. What is your favorite course, conference, or piece of education you learned from in 2023?  In this industry, things are ALWAYS changing, and so I never want to stop learning. I would love to hear your favorites in case it is something I haven’t taken/could be helpful for my […]

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Tax Write-Off Series: Client Gifts and Cost of Goods

Feb 14, 2024

Have your ever read the “Five Love Languages” book? The book walks you through the five different love languages and then provides a quiz for you to figure out which one you are. It is a great way to understand and connect with your spouse. To love them in the way they receive it best! […]

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Tax Write-Off Series: Legal and Professional Fees, Dues and Subscriptions

Feb 7, 2024

For many of us, right now is off- season!  *All those in that situation take a big sigh of relief. This is the time we get a break from the editing queue and constant client emails. Which means, we finally have time to update our systems and make sure we can provide an even better […]

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Tax Write-Off Series: Insurance and Retirement Contributions

Feb 1, 2024

Wow! What a week it has been over here! I just got home from hosting Round 2 of Conquer Live in beautiful Rosemary Beach! It was incredible to see so many businesses impacted and ah-ha moments had. I will be on a high for a very long time! But, one of the top highlights of […]

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engaged couple holding hands and walking towards camera at sunset at the white cliffs of conoy

White Cliffs of Conoy Winter Engagement

Jan 15, 2024

“Oh, the places you will go!” For me, it’s “Oh, the people you will meet!” Since starting my business six years ago, I couldn’t even tell you how many people I have met. Couples, seniors, families, bridal parties. The list goes on and on. There is one thing that is my favorite when meeting someone. […]

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Tax Write-Offs for Photographers

Jan 10, 2024

I am so excited for this blog post because I am doing something brand new on my YouTube channel. This week will be the first week in a series of episodes all on one topic. Tax Write-Offs for Photographers. This topic alone can save your business a lot of money when it comes to your […]

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2023 Tax Year Update

Jan 4, 2024

Can you believe we are in 2024! Where did 2023 go? I hope you had the most memory-filled holiday season and are ready to hit the ground running in the new year. With every new year also brings the dreaded realization that tax season is coming soon. I hope you have been tracking your numbers […]

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Breaking Down an EIN

Dec 27, 2023

Is 2024 the year that you take your photography from a hobby to a legit business? If so, in this weeks episode I am sharing with you one of the first three things you should do for your business. Setting up your business’s EIN. Honestly, your business is not official until you have this. I […]

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Income Percentage for Taxes

Dec 19, 2023

Today, I’m sharing my process on setting money aside throughout the year for taxes. Tax season can be stressful if you are not prepared for it. Using the system that I break down on income percentage for taxes in this week’s YouTube video will set you up for a less stressful tax season and potentially […]

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Paying Tax on Retainers

Dec 12, 2023

Retainers are a common piece to a photography contract. Whether it is a family session, senior session, or wedding, most contracts require a client to pay a retainer to officially lock in their date with you and block off your calendar from any other inquiries. But what happens if the retainer is paid during a […]

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