DIY Product Photography for Handmade Sellers

because better photos leads to better sales

DIY Product Photography For Handmade Sellers

Because better photos leads to better sales

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Picture Profit Academy

Courses for handmade and Etsy sellers who want to learn how to take their product photography (and in turn, their sales) to a whole new level of awesome.

Join over 450 students already enrolled and learn to create gorgeous product photos for your Etsy shop that will have customers swooning over your products and hitting that add-to-cart button faster than you can say cha-ching. Because better photos leads to better sales!

Enroll in courses that cover the three most important aspects of product photography –  lighting, editing, and styling – to master the most challenging areas of DIY product photography and never dread “photo day” again. Heck, you might even find yourself enjoying taking photos of your stuff!

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Why learn from me?

As a product photographer, I’ve worked with handmade and product-based businesses from across the globe, shooting their awesome products in my own studio and helping them grow their sales through killer photos. I have also had the pleasure of providing education to handmade sellers on how to DIY their own product photography through in-person workshops, my blog, Facebook groups, webinars, and now, online courses.

I'm a product photographer by trade and a handmade business cheerleader by heart. As a lover of all things handmade and small biz, I’ve seen the all-too-real struggle when you’re trying to figure out how to create images that look like they were taken by a pro, while avoiding the hefty price tag of professional photography. I’ve seen and felt the void of this kind of education in the handmade community. And I’m so stoked to be able to fill it.

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My Story

I'm a small-town East Coast girl recently returned to my roots in Nova Scotia, Canada, from working as a product photographer in the big city of Toronto. Even though I love being a photographer, something was missing. I wanted to help people. And, being a bit of a free spirited, go-where-I-want kind of girl, I also wanted to build a business that would allow me to work from anywhere I chose to live – specifically, my tiny, rural, ocean-hugged province of Nova Scotia. My journey has led me to build Picture Profit Academy, an online photography school for awesome handmade sellers who create beautiful things and just want to take great photos of their stuff so they can find success doing what they love. To date, Picture Profit Academy has enrolled 450 students who are now ROCKING IT with their product photography. 

And as for me, I'm living my best life in a place that looks like it was painted by Bob Ross with my beautiful son, two awesome dogs, and one phenomenally supportive husband. You can learn more about me by clicking below.

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On another note, can you believe it already June?? I can't believe how quickly this year  is flying by. June is one of my favourite months. Everything's in bloom, the weather is gorgeous, and it's my birthday month! What's your favourite month?
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Today I photographed this bracelet from @po.int_beads. Isn't it beautiful? Snowflake obsidian, smoky quartz, clear quartz, black tourmaline, and labradorite for all you stone lovers out there.
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  • I took this almost a year ago now. I can't believe how much our lives have transformed in the last year. Becoming parents, moving to Nova Scotia, I started my online business teaching product photography to handmade sellers a mere 9 months ago... Can't wait to see where we'll be this time next year. 😊 What are your big goals this year?
  • I'm in pre-launch mode over here, getting ready for a 5 day challenge and the subsequent launch of my program Snap, Sell, Succeed (for the third time). My brainspace is maxed out trying to think up new and exciting ways to let people know about SSS. I want this launch to be wildly successful (okay, I want them all to be wildly successful) because the first two have been AH-mazing. The pressure to keep the momentum is reeeal. There are two real reasons I want this launch to be an out of the park homerun. One - I legit love helping handmade sellers rock their product photos. I've seen my students' businesses transform and its the best feeling ever to know I helped play a part in that. And two - I'm working on building a business that will allow my husband to eventually leave his full-time job and start his own business (and take care of the baby - because working a full-time business with a 1 year old is tough). That won't be happening right away, but the goal is there and I'm ready to smash it. 😊 So, what's your why?
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