When I first started my photography business, I had ZERO clue what I was doing. However, I found so much great information online about what types of software, apps, and tools professional wedding photographers use. It’s crazy and exciting now, years later, that I’m sharing with you my favorite tools that I have used to […]

Business, Featured

My Essential Photography Business Tools

Ruby Chocolate Wedding at Westin St. Francis San Francisco| Diamonds and ruby chocolate| Photographed by Shannon May Brown

You are interested in adding IGTV videos to your Instagram marketing plan! YAY! Video content is becoming more and more important. Many of my social media consulting clients find that it’s a great way to stand out amongst other businesses in their area and to create better connections with their audience. This post contains affiliate […]

Business, IGTV, Instagram, Social Media

Everything You Need to Create IGTV Videos

A couple kisses with San Francisco City Hall in the background

Pinterest is one of the social media platforms that often gets overlooked. However, it is SO powerful. Pinterest is essentially a search engine, and for any business owner, this is a great FREE way to get your content in front of millions! In the past year, I have grown my visibility on Pinterest to nearly […]

Business, Pinterest, Social Media

Five Pinterest Profile Mistakes You Are Making

Pinterest profile mistakes you are making

Second shooting weddings¬†is¬†often considered a right of passage and an entry point into the competitive world of wedding photography. As a second shooter, you support a primary photographer throughout the wedding day. Second shooters are often hired to capture unique angles, cover different parts of the event, help set up lighting/gear and be ready to […]

Business, Education

How to Succeed as a Second/Assistant Wedding Photographer

How to succeed as a second photographer at weddings | Shannon May Brown

Often, I am asked if you need a DSLR camera in order to have a successful blog with beautiful images. The recipe to create a beautiful photo is much more complicated than the type of camera you use. While a DSLR can provide you with a lot of flexibility in the look of photos that […]

Business, Education

Do You Really Need a DSLR As a Blogger?

Do You Really Need a DSLR Camera As a Blogger? Informative guide that will help you make the best decision! From Shannon May Brown

Instagram is an incredibly powerful social media platform–especially for photographers and bloggers. However, it is easy to get frustrated with the ever-changing algorithms, the “shadow-banning” and the sheer amount of content that is being posted every day. I always used to worry that people would mindfully scroll past my photo without even taking a look. […]

Business, Education, Instagram, Social Media

5 Reasons People are Scrolling Past Your Instagram Photo

5 REASONS FOLLOWERS ARE SCROLLING PAST YOUR INSTAGRAM PHOTOS | Increase engagement and followers on Instagram with Shannon May Brown