How to Thrive During Busy Season: 3 Tools Every Photographer Needs

3 Tools Every Photographer Needs

Phew, so the fall busy season for us photographers is almost behind us! A serious question for you…did you survive or did you thrive?

I admit that busy season can feel chaotic but it does not have to be overwhelming with the proper planning, organization and the right tools in place.

I don’t mean to brag but I truly felt like I thrived this busy season. However, I couldn’t have done it without these 3 tools every photographer needs.

Sprout Studio

Automation and organization are your friends, my friend! I don’t know how I would have survived without it to be honest. And I’m not trying to be dramatic. Sprout Studio was a workhorse behind the scenes for me.

Sprout Studio allowed me to track and manage leads with ease. It kept me organized and on task at all times with custom workflows.

This is just the tip of it too. Sprout Studio has a powerful email marketing module, a gallery delivery system (with lab integrations coming soon) and so many amazing features. It is truly one of the best all-in-one studio management systems for photographers.

Try a free 7-day trial and save 20% over a subscription and check it out for yourself here –>

Photographers Edit

As an artist, I struggled with the thought of outsourcing my editing. It made me cringe actually and I quickly dismissed the thought any time it came to mind. But let me tell you…. I found the perfect partner to help edit my galleries but still give me full creative control over the images before delivering them to my clients.

As a premium member, I can schedule my orders, have a dedicated team of editors that I work with on every project and I have my photos back within 2-3 days.

With their help, I am able to schedule more sessions and free up more time to do what I love most, which is taking beautiful photos of my clients!

Save 50% off your first order with this link:


Social Media can feel like a burden depending on the day. From finding the perfect image, writing the perfect caption and applying the right hashtags, social media can be time-consuming. And that’s not even counting the mindless trap of distraction in browsing the feed and stories.

Save an enormous amount of valuable time by batching your Instagram posts and scheduling them with the Planoly App.

Try out Planoly for yourself here:

Although the busy season is almost behind us, another one is just around the corner. New systems like mentioned take time to set up and integrate into your workflow. Take the time during these next few slower months to check out the 3 tools every photographer needs. You won’t regret it!

Thrive in your next busy season by working smarter, not harder.

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about Danielle Blewitt

Hi, I’m Danielle. I’m a Pittsburgh, based family photographer and marketing expert. I help family photographers build and grow successful businesses using simple, organic marketing strategies. This space is designed to give you some of my best practical tips to implement in your business.

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