Are you a hybrid photographer like me?! Or are you predominantly shooting with film?! 📸 Guess what?! There’s A LOT of liability that comes with that. I mean... what happens if you lose the film rolls? Or just a couple important ones—like the first kiss or family photos or first dance?! What about if your film gets stolen in the mail?! What if your carry on luggage somehow goes missing when you’re traveling and your films in it?! What about if the film goes bad during scanning and they don’t turn out how you want!? What if something weird is going on with your camera and nothing is in focus?! 😮 It’s so weird to talk about the “what if’s”, but that’s my job to think about as an attorney each and every day. These are just possibilities, but I NEVER like to think of them as impossibilities. Because I’ve personally dealt with all of these situations as an attorney. And they’re no fun. 😢 But there is always a silver lining. And that’s your photography contract! You want to ensure that any of these crummy situations I mentioned above are covered under the terms and conditions of your photography services. You should of course try to have digital backups if you’re a hybrid shooter, but you also need a crystal clear contract for unforeseen things like this. ✨ Best news of all... I’ve got these type of contracts and clause language JUST FOR YOU. If you’re reading these and even a little concerned about your photography contract, don’t sweat it any longer. I’m here for you and that’s the entire reason I do what I do. You shouldn’t worry about this! You need to get back to creating the business of your dreams and perfecting those stunning film photos. ⚖️ I’ve got the perfect template contract for you coming this week to the contract shop OR I am available to personally review your contract and have a 1-on-1 consult to ensure all your particular needs are met! Feel free to DM me right now! I’m here to listen, friend! 〰️ (P.S. This is a film shot I took in Maui for @beeshaynee and @sullyfingers while second shooting with my good friend @jennyvargasphotography ! Ahhhh I’m in love!)
Who here knows that I’m not only an attorney, but also a photographer?! 🙋🏼♀️ Well if you didn’t, now you do! The entire reason why I created The Legal Paige was to merge my two passions into one. I love photographing my clients and I also love entrepreneurship. Pair that with the legal stuff, my JD, and .... VOILA.... The Legal Paige was born! 🥂 I yearn to help budding entrepreneurs who are just starting out get legal and protected at the BEGINNING so they don’t run into issue later on. It’s so darn important to be proactive instead of reactive. I also love helping people who’ve been in biz for a while, but need a contract refresh with a custom review by an attorney who GETS THEM, or needs some trademark or copyright help. I’m here for ya friends! 🌸 As I gear up for my 7th wedding season in Montana, I am so proud of what my contract looks like now. I’m going into each wedding feeling more and more confident that if anything were to happen, that document we all signed a year ago has my back! ✨ Do you feel that way?! Or is it time to sit down and really ensure you’re protected for anything that may come your way?!
Have you ever thought about the phrase “Find the Niche, Fill the Niche, Kill the Niche”?!?!?! ✨ Well it’s my big biz motto and I’m obsessed with it. I’m all about niching down and ensuring that whatever business Im working on (photography or legal) I’m serving only a small segment of that universe. ✨ I mean, we’ve all heard the tale “if you’re serving everyone you’re serving no one.” This is so true! You can’t be an expert in everything. That’s why doctors have a specialty, lawyers have a specialty, nurses have a specialty, architects have a specialty, veterinarians have specialties, engineers have specialties.... you get my point! 💕 This week on @thelegalpaigepodcast I’m sharing all about how I found my photography niche, filled the niche, and killed the niche. And then I explain how I utilized this motto in my new virtual law firm! It’s a GREAT episode (I mean I’m biased but I swear it is)! It pertains to literally every type of business so I hope you tune in! Go listen right meow in the link in bio.
Who here is a boss babe?! 🙋🏼♀️ Whenever I work with my legal clients (which are mostly females), I always have to start out the conversation with how they would like to handle the situation. It’s usually some sticky legal debacle that’s got them all frantic and worried. But the best part about working with females in our online industry is that they see the bigger picture. ✨ Instead of rushing to sue or send a threatening legal letter, they are willing to try and work out a solution with the other party that is fair. 👄 Those are the type of #bossbabes that make it. The ones that understand business enough to not let the little things get to them. The ones that put emotions aside and realize that business relationship and reputations matter more. The ones that will put up a GOOD fight, but not a horrible temper tantrum. The ones that are ready to stand up for themselves and their businesses—even if that means taking responsibility or their actions. 💕 I’m all about these types of boss babes. They are the ones who succeed! 👇 Tag a fellow boss babe below that you absolutely adore so we can spread some love around today for our femalepreneur friends!
Happy Happy Happy Mother’s Day to this incredible woman right here @pmgrif !!! 🌸 Mom, you’re my favorite human in the whole entire world and I’m so darn glad that not only are we mother-daughter, but also BEST FRIENDS! 💕 You will forever be my favorite adventure buddy, shopping buddy, travel buddy, makeup buddy, hiking buddy, photo buddy, decor buddy, running buddy, drinking buddy, and wine tasting buddy! I’m obsessed with you and cannot wait until the next time I get to see you. 🍷 You’ve been the best support system for me and shoulder to lean on in times of need. You’re always there and ALWAYS care! Even if sometimes you think you care too much, I promise you it’s NEVER too much! Never stop caring because that’s what makes you Melanie and the best mom ever. 😘 I hope you have a fabulous Mother’s Day. Cheers to you mamma!
Have you ever invested into your business and THEN got a huge ROI?! 🙋🏼♀️ Not only is attending conferences one of the best things I’ve ever done to educate myself more about photography and learn how to build a better creative business, but it’s been the absolute best way to NETWORK! 💃🏼 After 20+ conferences, I can now say that building those relationships has been pivotal in growing The Legal Paige! Many of my networking friends became legal clients, podcast guests, and life long besties. ✨ As I’ve been speaking at various conferences this year, I’ve continued to harness that amazing networking power. I don’t just come to speak, I come to hang out with the attendees, make sure I’m hearing their needs, listening to their wins and struggles, and developing new friendships. I’m always beyond excited to meet new creatives and hear their stories. 😊 So, make sure the next time you invest into yourself and go to a conference, that you don’t just sit there in your seat and take it all in. Make sure you talk to people around you, go out to dinner with someone new, and build that network! 📸 Thank you so much to @thehybridco for having me come and speak at your amazing film photography conference this week. I loved teaching your attendees about being better business owners by ensuring they’re legal and protected! I am leaving with tons of new friends and Legal Paigers!
ME + NASHVILLE! 🦋 To say I was EXCITED to get a picture with these @taylorswift wings would be a massive understatement! I found out that they were taking them down after this weekend and then proceeded to be massively thanking my lucky stars that I was here in Nashville this weekend with @josephinekiyomi ! We stood in line for over an hour because I wanted this picture so badly! 💕 Alas, all went well, even though I panicked a little bit when I got up there and forgot to take my sunglasses off! And everyone in line was commenting how the wings fit Jo and I so well because we’re so tall... so finally #tallgirlproblems #forthewin ! ✨ We had the best time ever hanging out in Nashvegas this weekend! From Broadway, to Pinewood Social, to Biscuit Love, to hot chicken, to the Gulch, to Midtown, to good 🎶 EVERYWHERE, this was definitely a weekend to remember! I’m so glad I now have an employee that can travel with me and enjoys getting out and about as much as I do. 🌸 Now I’m at the @thehybridco conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and am getting ready to speak tomorrow! This photography conference is for those that shoot film + digital and I’m beyond excited to witness some phenomenal (and famous) photogs speak. Now while I’m also a hybrid photographer, I’m here as The Legal Paige to get these biz owners legal and protected for yeArs to come! ⚖️ My breakout session tomorrow morning is all about doing an advanced legal audit on your biz! Im bringing the heat and giving my all to ensure you’re legally legit before you walk out the door. So if you’re here at the conference, you should DEFINITELY be there! 9am in the Davidson B room.