LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E068 Julie Klaasmeyer

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Julie Klaasmeyer, child and senior portrait photographer.


Bill Crawford, publisher of (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Julie Klaasmeyer, child and senior portrait photographer.

Julie Klaasmeyer Portrait Design

Julie Klaasmeyer Photos

LightSource Episode 68 (Interview Series) [40:45 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Julie Klaasmeyer discusses:

  • Running a boutique photo studio
  • Costumes and props to build branding
  • Working out vision with clients
  • Shooting in a large one room studio
  • Making sure all client sessions are not the same
  • Finding inspiration for creative portraits
  • Keeping a natural flow during a session
  • Keeping the attention of children
  • Dealing with parents of subjects
  • Giving clients a large selection
  • Album selling strategy
  • Pricing structure
  • Using professional album templates to sell more albums
  • Design Revolution templates and props
  • Matching clothing and template colors
  • Clothing selection for sessions
  • Using angel wings in portraits
  • Shooting available light with north facing windows
  • Studio light setup as a backup plan
  • Choosing a wall color for the studio
  • Location photography with high school seniors
  • Helping seniors choose outfits
  • Advice for new portrait photographers

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One thought on “E068 Julie Klaasmeyer

  1. Tommy Peterson

    I really really enjoyed the show. I wish there would be more portrait photographers on your show. I love the commercial guys, but this is what really interests me the most! thanks again for the awesome content guys!!!