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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