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I'm Dolly — a Nashville based branding photographer for small business owners & a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with System, Workflows & Dubsado. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!

All of my blog posts are written to help the reader find clarity in the areas of branding photography, systems/workflow education, and I even have peppered some of my own personal life in several blogs so you can get to know me! The most important thing is: I want you to walk away with tangible next step resources! Thank you again for being here!

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How to Use Dubsado for Invoices as a Family Photographer | Nashville Family Photographer & Dubsado Educator Dolly DeLong Photography Today’s post is about a not-so-fun, but definitely important, a topic for family photographers: money. Let’s be real. This isn’t the sexy or exciting part about owning a business. And really, no one wants to […]

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3 reasons why Family Photographers Need To Use Dubsado In Their Business Today Even if you are in your first year of business, you need to have some sort of streamlined workflow when you are onboarding your family photography clients. Dubsado is a great CRM tool (Client Relationship Management Tool) that can help you get […]

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Family Photos | Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography As a family photographer here in Nashville, I’ve had the chance to work with so many incredible families. We’ve had sessions in some of my favorite spots and I always walk away grinning because we just have fun. While I […]

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The 5 Essential Forms You Will Need To Use In Dubsado For Your Family Photography Business When I first started out with my family photography business in 2008 (okay okay it was mostly a side-hobby because I treated it like one) I was not treating photography like a business, and I was always so “shocked” […]

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4 Reasons Family Photographers Should Use Client Style Guides | Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography When photographers hear the term “style guide”, they immediately go to an engagement style guide or wedding day prep, am I right?! Today, I’m here to tell you that family photographers should ALSO be using a style guide with […]

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Why Canned Emails Are a Game-Changer in Dubsado Dubsado is my favorite CRM tool – by far. It helps me manage my invoices, contracts, and all the nitty-gritty parts of my business that can sometimes be, well, not very fun.  I’ve heard Dubsado described as your personal VA because it takes so much off your plate […]

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 Starting a family photography business is hard and can be exhausting (not only because there are so many steps to take-but the #comparison game is SO REAL) but there are some smart steps you can take to avoid burnout.  Burnout is real. Anyone who has built a successful business has had to deal with and […]

7 ways to avoid burnout as a family photographer by nashville family photographer and educator dolly delong photography
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How To Show Graciousness And Professionalism In Photography Sessions Nashville family photographer, Dolly DeLong, shares tips in how to be gracious towards children when serving families in photography sessions Missed out on Tips #1-#9? Read Tip #1 HERE, Tip #2 HERE,  Tip #3 HERE, Tip #4 HERE,  Tip #5 HERE,  tip #6 HERE, tip #7  HERE,  tip #8 HERE , and finally tip […]

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Week 6 is here you all, and this tip is a funny one, or at least I hope it makes you laugh especially if you have a favorite memory about the weirdest bribe you have ever had to use as a hook to get your child’s attention! Before you dive in, don’t forget to catch […]

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Nashville family photographer, Dolly DeLong photography LLC, shares her best tips and secrets on how to joyfully work with children for family photography sessions (read below for tip #4) Tip #4 is pretty short and sweet, but it’s to the point and has been an incredible tip in preventing some meltdowns for photo sessions. Also, […]

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