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PHOTOGRAPHERS!! It’s time for a GIVEAWAY!! {Photographer’s Business Guide}

Sooooo when the owner of Lemongrass Photography approached me a while back about reading her new e-book and reviewing it, I was psyched. I like to think I’m pretty versed in most business stuff at this point, but there is ALWAYS something to learn- not to mention I’ve been a big fan of Jessica’s photography for quite a while! For those of you not familiar with her, (what’s WRONG with you?!?! Just kidding…) here are links to her Website and Facebook page (click the words).

It’s formally titled, The Photographer’s Guide To Business Success in 2013. You can read more about it here, and also purchase it for yourself! But keep reading, because there’s a discount code coming further down:)


So, my thoughts. Are you ready for this?

This…book….rocks. Seriously! Jessica talks about business plans, types of business setups (LLC’s, Corporations, etc), taxes, insurance, profiting, accounting, and so much more. It’s clearly laid out, spoken to you in laymen’s terms, and kept interesting, and fun. She talks to you like a friend asking professional advice. She keeps it real. She knows her stuff, and can help even an experienced photographer in their business-related areas of uncertainty. And if you are a newer photographer at all- you NEED this. No, really. You need this. She helps you get set up, get legit, and learn how to price yourself to make a profit. Yes, a PROFIT. That’s why we are here folks! Money is NOT a dirty word- it’s how we support ourselves and any good business needs to profit!! Okay okay, off my soapbox.


This week I’m hosting a giveaway. TWO lucky winners will receive a copy of Jessica’s new e-book abso-frickin-lutely FREE. That’s a 200-smacker value, FREE. How do you enter?

1. Like myself and Jessica. Why? Why not? Because we are awesome, fun people. And we’re giving you something free. It’s the nice thing to do.

This is me- Amy Cook Photography, LLC on Facebook 

And Jessica- Lemongrassphotography on Facebook

2. Post a comment on this blog- and include one area of your business that you think you could use help with. Taxes? Pricing for profit? Marketing? Make sure the email address you submit is correct. Or you know…I can’t contact you if you win.

OH- and make sure you add to your address book so that IF you win, your email from me doesn’t go to spam! Folks, it’s happened- and while I give people a few days to claim, I’m not a babysitter and will draw a new name. So add it:)Or make sure you check your spam regularly!

3. Share this giveaway! (extra entry anyone?!)- Come back and comment A SECOND TIME simply stating that you shared it, and receive a bonus entry:)

So not only do I have TWO chances to win (because there are 2 winners) but you are telling me Amy, that I can also post TWO separately entries for myself too?!

That’s correct my loves.

Entry #1- you, commenting with what you would like to have help with in your business.

Entry #2- you sharing this giveaway on Facebook, and commenting on this blog AGAIN (so two times total!) that you shared the giveaway:)


That’s it!!

I’ll draw 2 winners on Wednesday, March 27th at 10am! Thats 1 week. For the next TWO weeks, Jessica is offering a discount on the book for my fans, friends, anyone that stumbles upon this giveaway! The code is AMYCOOKROCKS (I know, right?!) and is good for 50 smackers off the price (so $150, which is a steal!). This code will expire on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. You can use it here to purchase the book. **IF YOU WIN the giveaway, you can be refunded for your purchase, or receive a second copy for a friend, whatever you want:)

THANKS for being here!!!


Amy Cook Photography – Amy Cook

Lemongrass Photography – Jessica Limeberry



WINNERS announced 3/27/13!

Numbers 21 and 36!

Jenni Smith

Leah Harms

You have both been emailed. Congratulations!!


Everyone else: Remember that you can also buy Jessica’s guide and get a $50 discount with code AMYCOOKROCKS for another week!



March 19, 2013 - 11:41 pm

Stefania Bowler - I need some major help in marketing and pricing :/ i am working between two cities and im trying to find my happy medium on pricing and reaching out to my potential clients.

Love you for doing this give away! its amazing! <3

Stefania –

March 19, 2013 - 11:42 pm

Sondra Stinson - Comment #1: I need help with Marketing, badly!

March 19, 2013 - 11:42 pm

Melissa Ter Meer - Totaly LIKED you both and Would love a little help in the marketing area!!!! XOXO

March 19, 2013 - 11:43 pm

Amanda Ward - A) I love the way you write.
B) I could really use some better workflow tips, along with information on how to best work the social media facet of our business’.

March 19, 2013 - 11:44 pm

Dena - Marketing help would be awesome!

March 19, 2013 - 11:46 pm
March 19, 2013 - 11:48 pm

Veronica Elias - Pricing & Marketing

March 19, 2013 - 11:48 pm

Veronica Elias - Shared

March 19, 2013 - 11:50 pm

Diane White - I would absolutely love this guide! I am in the process of opening a studio in the center of town. I am always open to learning! This would help my business tremendously. I really hope that I win! This would be a blessing!

Much Love
Diane Lynn
Heartbreaker Photography

March 19, 2013 - 11:52 pm

Michelle Smith - Well my business is BRAND new, so I need help with it ALL! This would be amazing to have as it’s not yet in my budget to purchase. Thanks so much for offering a chance to win!!

March 19, 2013 - 11:53 pm

Amanda Ward - Commented and shared. Double done. Xo

March 19, 2013 - 11:54 pm

Briana Owen - I would love to win this! I completely need help with marketing. I have NO idea what I’m doing!

March 19, 2013 - 11:55 pm

Stefania Bowler - Shared it publicly on facebook 😀

March 19, 2013 - 11:55 pm

Briana Owen - Shared to FB. :)

March 19, 2013 - 11:55 pm

kara hilliard - Pricing for profit!! Thanks for this opportunity!

March 19, 2013 - 11:58 pm

Lauren Buettner - I would love to win this, as a newer photographer I would really like to learn more about pricing for a profit, definitely one of my weaker areas :) fingers crossed!!!!

March 20, 2013 - 12:00 am

Carey Busatto - Hello! I am just starting out and need as much help as I can get!! Marketing & pricing are the main stresses for me. Thank you!!

March 20, 2013 - 12:06 am

Lauren Buettner - Commented above & shared!!! 😀

March 20, 2013 - 12:06 am

Jenni Smith - I really need help figuring how to register, change to an LLC, taxes and get proper insurance! As a professional it is important that i do things correctly the FIRST time! This guide would help me do just that!

March 20, 2013 - 12:07 am

Tiffany Anderson-Murrell - Marketing & Pricing!

March 20, 2013 - 12:10 am

Jenni Smith - Shared on my page!!

March 20, 2013 - 12:16 am

Theresa - I want to start a business with my love for photography! Live in an area where everyone is into it. I want to learn how to get into it and market!

March 20, 2013 - 12:19 am

Theresa - I shared! :)

March 20, 2013 - 12:28 am

Sarah Baughman - Help with pricing and profit;)

March 20, 2013 - 12:31 am

Sarah Baughman - Shared;)

March 20, 2013 - 12:36 am

Kellie Agen - marketing and pricing to profit definitely! :)

March 20, 2013 - 12:38 am

Kellie Agen - shared on fb :)

March 20, 2013 - 12:40 am

Misti Yoder - Marketing and pricing definitely.

March 20, 2013 - 2:30 am

Vanessa Astudillo - Definitely could use help with taxes for sure! :)

March 20, 2013 - 2:43 am

Stephanie Samons - I’m a new photographer and I could use some help…especially with pricing and marketing :)

March 20, 2013 - 2:51 am

Stephanie Samons - Shared 😉

March 20, 2013 - 6:29 am

stefanie brewer - i need help with every topic you mentioned! i am a newbie and still desperately trying to figure this all out! the taxes part, marketing, pricing…you name it! thanks for offering this amazing opportunity!

March 20, 2013 - 6:39 am

Kimberly Bair - I would love to learn more about marketing my business.

March 20, 2013 - 6:40 am

Kimberly Bair - Shared :)

March 20, 2013 - 7:54 am

Lisa Milliron - Marketing for sure!!

March 20, 2013 - 7:59 am

Leah Harms - Pricing and marketing!

March 20, 2013 - 8:08 am

Christina Hossler - Pricing…always pricing. Once I think I have it, I don’t, I think…lol I’m setting myself up for serious failure if I can’t get this figured out. Any help would be fantastic!

March 20, 2013 - 8:38 am

Jaime Backman - I could use help with everything but especially Marketing!

March 20, 2013 - 9:13 am

Natasha - I really need this book! I’m planning to launch my business very soon and any topic in the book would help me! The most important is how to make everything legit legal wise..;) thanks so much for the opportunity!

March 20, 2013 - 9:14 am

Natasha - I shared to my Facebook page!!
Natasha Meyer thanks gain for the opportunity!

March 20, 2013 - 9:57 am

Cortney - I need help in many business aspects. My training didn’t prepare me for the real world. :( learning slowly.

March 20, 2013 - 10:11 am

Christine - Id love help with pricing and taxes. Praying here, this would be a huge asset!

March 20, 2013 - 10:13 am

Christine - Shared!!!

March 20, 2013 - 10:15 am

Christina beaman - Thank u for this awesome giveaway. I really need help with marketing and taxes.

March 20, 2013 - 10:18 am

Christina beaman - Posted to Facebook

March 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

Tiffany Anderson-Murrell - Shared on my FB page :)

March 20, 2013 - 10:39 am

Monica Garcia - beginner!! very interested in photography!! would love the book!!!

March 20, 2013 - 10:48 am

Monica Garcia - Shared :-)

March 20, 2013 - 11:48 am

Brian Speice - I have liked both pages! Good luck to all the rest :)

March 20, 2013 - 11:50 am

Brian Speice - I have liked both pages! Definitely need help with pricing, and setting up a legitimate business. Good luck to all the rest :)

March 20, 2013 - 11:50 am

Brian Speice - Shared on facebook!

March 20, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Amanda - I’ve started building my portfolio and plan to officially launch my business later this year. :) I could use help with marketing and pricing.

March 20, 2013 - 12:26 pm

amanda howse - I think Marketing would be an area I need help the most on.

March 20, 2013 - 12:28 pm

amanda howse - I shared the love on facebook: @amandahowse

March 21, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Jess Weinstock - I need some pointers in marketing! :) <3

March 21, 2013 - 10:47 pm

Tania - Just getting it off the ground!;)But pricing is huge!

March 21, 2013 - 10:53 pm

Jenn Doran - Pricing & Marketing! And I love you guys!

March 21, 2013 - 10:54 pm

Jenn Doran - Shared

March 21, 2013 - 11:05 pm

Rachel Johnson - I need help with pricing…. Hard to charge what my time is really worth. Marketing…. Can you ever learn enough….. :)

March 21, 2013 - 11:08 pm

Rachel Johnson - Shared post :)

March 22, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Lena Messana - I need a bit of help with pricing for profit. I tend to feel bad when people cannot do a shoot becuz they don’t have enough money. :(. Help! I have been a fan of both pages for a bit already. :). LOVE!

March 23, 2013 - 5:58 am

David Hays - I for sure need help with marketing…

March 23, 2013 - 6:05 am
March 23, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Jennifer Gregg - I could use help with pricing and marketing. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

March 25, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Amy - I would LOVE help with pricing for profit and blogging, as I’m in the process of creating a blog right now.
Thank you so much Amy!

March 25, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Amy - Share the giveaway on my page :)
Thanks again!

March 25, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Michelle Johnstone - I could use a little more help and encouragement with pricing for profit!

I am a fan of both pages! :)

March 25, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Michelle Johnstone - Share the blog link on my facebook page!

March 25, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Aimee Lefever - I would love help with pricing for profit! Thanks!

March 25, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Karin O'Brien - Very exciting to see something like this all wrapped up in a nice pretty bow :) I know I need help with marketing and getting the right kind of clients!

March 25, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Karin O'Brien - Shared the giveaway :)

March 25, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Renee Koloc - Marketing!!!

March 25, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Nicole - I desperately need marketing help!

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