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The Ali Rae Haney Blog

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As a prior English teacher, I love telling each of my couple's love story. Each story is unique and in a culmination of love and a little planning, the wedding day brings that love to life in front of family and friends. As a lover of heirlooms and legacies, it's a joy to be alongside each of my couples as they create memories that will last forever for their children and grandchildren!

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I am actually rather embarrassed how haphazardly I started my business. I learned through trial and error. Some major parts of my business were lacking or non-existent.

How I Started My Business with Less than $2,000


February 21, 2023

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Pricing. It’s a touchy subject. I see it in ever. It seems like everyone always wants to know what everyone else is charging. And I am no exception to that rule…of course I am curious! But it comes down to two things: Comparison –> We equate high prices to success. Cost of Doing Business […]

But They’re Only Charging…

February 8, 2022

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Calculating the cost of doing business (CODB) is so important in order to run a profitable business. There are some very obvious items that will be calculated into your cost of doing business–equipment costs, insurance costs, etc. But what about those costs that are easy to overlook? Today is the day we pinpoint them to […]

Three Things You Probably Overlooked When Calculating Your CODB


November 24, 2020

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I don’t know whether to be embarrassed about this or not… When I first began my business, I was really struggling with how to get contracts to my clients (mind you, the contract had a ton of legal holes in it, but that was, unfortunately, not my main concern…). In the 20th century I wasn’t […]

The #1 Purchase I Regret Making at the Start of my Business

August 25, 2020

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The Photography Framework aims to equip new and newly established photographers with the knowledge and systems necessary to create efficient and profitable businesses and ultimately sustain a long-term business. The Photography Framework has broken down all the moving parts and logistics of a photography business start-up into ten consumable parts, or “frameworks.” Each of those […]

The Photography Framework: Explained


August 10, 2020

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I remember the first time a client told me I was too expensive for their wedding photography and asked me if I would reconsider my pricing. Initially, the pang of fear that I wasn’t going to be accepted or I wasn’t going to earn more money plagued my mind. And I caved. Yep, you read […]

How I Deal with Haggling Clients

August 1, 2020