Here is a recap of a few of my favorite things in 2015!! I included a few free download, coupon codes and other discount opportunities for everybody. Feel free to visit each website and learn a little bit about why I’ve chosen them to be an integral part of my business in 2015! Quick recap of all the website links, but feel free to see more information on each product below;
One of the best ways to provide our clients a consistent experience is through our email templates. After being in business since 2009, I have developed a proven email workflow system that has allowed my business to grow exponentially. In my previous life as an architect for a large corporation, I learned to write emails that are personable, succinct, and professional. My clients appreciate the clarity and continuity of service the emails provide. All three volumes are on sale right now, 50% off, for a limited time!
Mastin Labs. That’s pretty much all I need to say. It has revolutionized my business and my photography. I am a film lover and I’ve always struggled to find a happy medium between digital & film. It was not until I became a beta tester for Mastin Labs two years ago that I realized it IS possible to have both. I am able to achieve unparalleled consistency with my work for both film & digital, and be seamless in the transition. My studio uses Mastin Labs Presets exclusively and it has been a game changer for me. They also just introduced bundle pricing. The more you purchase, the more you save!
I can’t believe I haven’t come across this guide earlier. I started my business shooting family sessions, and there’s always a special place in my heart for families. I always followed a formula during my sessions but the new Ohana Family Guide literally breaks it down into simple steps that anybody can follow. If you are thinking about getting into family sessions you MUST have this guide. In addition to showing you how to pose & interact with clients, it also shows you Jonathan Canlas’ system in setting up the online proofing system to make it convenient for your clients, and easier to sell more prints from a professional lab!
If you use code “JEREMYCHOU” from now until December 31st, you will receive an additional 50% off the regular price!!!
I am always looking for ways to simplify my workflow. And one of the biggest pitfalls is that since I’m such a visual person, if I don’t have it right in front me, I tend to lose track of what I need to work on. Prioritizing what’s needed and what can wait can also get lost in the shuffle. I came up with a wallpaper that can easily help to divide up icons, shortcuts & stickies to show what needs to be done! I can honestly say my productivity has gone way up since I implemented this system. I’ve made the Photoshop file FREE to download for anybody that wants it. You can customize it to create whatever category that will fit your needs. The wallpaper is optimized for 27″ iMAC monitor.
What can I say about Align Album Design other than amazing, convenient, saves me time and make me money? It’s my favorite album design company, and their design sensibility fits perfectly with my brand of images. Clean, timeless, and not fussy at all. I love the clean and straight forward design that really showcases the images! The owner Melissa Jill is a super talented photographer as well, and she just ‘gets’ it. Their turn around time is an unbelievable 48 hours, and customer service is top notch. Give them a try!
I absolutely love the Apple Watch! It has become an integral part of my team on a wedding day. I am able to send quick text/voice messages through my Apple Watch instead of taking out my phone. It could look very unprofessional to guests or clients if they don’t realize I’m actually trying to contact my team member. It also allows turn by turn instructions when I’m trying to find a venue. A trick I have is to put in the timeline of the day on my iCalendar, and it automatically shows up on my Apple Watch as an alert. No more printing out timeline on a sheet of paper!
Photo mechanic has sped up my culling process ten folds. I am able to cull through an entire wedding in less than an hour. For portrait sessions, I can cull through in about 15 minutes. Photo Mechanic pulls up a JPG preview instead of RAW files; and it allows instantaneous preview of the images. Saves so much time for culling. No more waiting for the previews to show up! You can read more about my culling method by CLICKING HERE.
The FIND Lab
I have been with The FIND lab for a few years now, and they are an integral part of my studio. I honestly believe they are as big a part of my craft as the images I take. Each image is hand edited by the amazing editors at The FIND Lab, and I rarely have to do additional editing to my photos. They are super responsive to my requests and do whatever they can to make sure I love my images. I can’t say enough about how much I love them. The best part is they offer 1st roll scanning free to anybody that wants to try them out!
***Jeremy Chou Photography is an affiliate with Mastin Labs, Ohana Family Guide, and Align Album Design. As much as we love those products & services, their perspective owners have graciously offered us a small referral fee if a purchase is made through our affiliate link***