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PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO

 

COLLABORATING WITH ASSOCIATES AND SECOND SHOOTERS

A Comprehensive Guide for Seamless Partnerships

Hiring an Associate Photographer is a smart move to maintain your business while alleviating the overwhelming workload.

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IT'S TIME TO GROW YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

MY STORY

I'm passionate about photography and have dedicated myself to what I love. However, as the years went by, I reached a point where I couldn't handle more clients. Burnout, a packed schedule, and a feeling of suffocation became all too familiar. Maybe you're able to relate? I desired growth for my business, but I also wanted to start a family. Recognizing the need for a change, I decided to hire an Associate Photographer. This strategic move allows me to retain existing clients who value my photography experience, even if I'm not the one behind the camera.

 

If you're similar to me, embracing the idea of "letting go" of control might be challenging. However, releasing some control creates space for personal and professional growth!

 

The business you built for yourself, through the tears and sleepless nights, is still yours and will always be yours. You have absolute control over this entire journey—always keep that in mind!

ABOUT THE GUIDE

WHAT'S INCLUDED

HOW TO HIRE TEAM MEMBERS AS CONTRACTORS 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE "RIGHT" PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR TEAM

W-9 INFORMATION

MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR CONTRACT

HOW TO SCHEDULE AND PLAN

ORGANIZATION TIPS

HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR RAW PHOTOS TO YOUR TEAM

HOW TO PAY YOUR TEAM

END OF YEAR LOGISTICS

1099 INFORMATION + VIDEO FROM MY PERSONAL TAX ACCOUNTANT

STEP BY STEP CHECKLIST

SECTION FOR NOTE TAKING

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WHY HIRE AN ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER?

Scalability: Associates allow you to handle a higher volume of clients and events, enabling business growth.

 

Time Management: Delegating tasks to associates frees up your time to focus on life outside of your business.

 

Diversification: Associates can bring different styles and perspectives, broadening the range of services your business can offer.

 

Extended Coverage: With associates, you can cover multiple events simultaneously or handle a more extensive geographical area.

 

Specialization: Associates can specialize in certain niches, allowing your business to cater to a broader range of client preferences.

 

Enhanced Creativity: A team of photographers brings varied creative inputs, enriching the overall artistic output of your business.

 

Client Retention: Associates help in retaining clients by ensuring consistent quality and availability.

 

Community Building: Building a team fosters a sense of community and collaboration within your business.

 

Personal Growth: Hiring associates provides opportunities for personal and professional growth as you manage and mentor a team.

Tori, P.

"KLee Photography's Photographer’s Guide to Collaborating with Associates and Second Shooters was so educational. There were tons of pages that included so much information that I would have never thought about when hiring an associate or second shooter. If you are a photographer I highly recommend purchasing this guide!"

FAQs

REFUND POLICY
Due to the digital nature of my products, no refunds or exchanges are allowed.

WHO IS IT FOR?
Ideal for any photographer (in the United States) wanting to expand their business by hiring Associates and Second Shooters as contractors to their team.

CAN I PURCHASE THE GUIDE IF I DON'T LIVE IN THE USA?
The tax information provided in the guide is applicable solely to United States laws and regulations. If you reside outside of the United States, all the information in the guide will be beneficial to you, with the exception of the tax section.
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