Why hit that subscribe button?

You know there’s a zillion photography or business newsletters out there, but here’s why this one’s different:

First off, this isn’t just about aperture settings or which lens to splurge on next. It’s about growing – like, really growing your photography gig into something you can’t wait to jump out of bed for. I’ve been at this full-time since 2010, so there are tons of stories, tips, and a couple of facepalms along the way I’m gonna share.

I’m Natalie, the person behind the newsletters and mic at PBH.

Subscribing is like getting a backstage pass to all that experience. You’ll get the real talk on what works (and what doesn’t) in lifestyle photography. Plus, there’s the whole personal growth jazz. Because let’s face it, taking care of your mindset is just as crucial as everything else.

So, if you’re all about building a photography business that’s as authentic as your creative vision, subscribe!

You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.

What do you get?

- My Experience: Dive into straightforward advice from over 14 years in the photography biz.

- Grow Your Business, Grow Yourself: Discover how personal development fuels your business success.

-Weekly Podcast: From solo episodes to interviews with industry experts and my favorite colleagues, the Photo Business Help podcast is a wealth of info

- Exclusive Content: Get access to subscriber-only podcast episodes, Q&As, and 1:1 coaching with me (for paid supporters).

- Personalized Feedback: Get unstuck with custom advice tailored to your photography challenges. Once a month I’ll open my inbox to Q&A from paid supporters.

For more details on what you get, check out the FAQ & Start Here pages in the menu above.

Who’s Natalie?

Hi, I’m Natalie. I’m the host of the Photo Business Help podcast and the person writing this newsletter.

After a masters in education from Hamline, and a few years as a high school English teacher, I started Jennings Photo in 2010 and have been full-time since.

To date I’ve shot around 250 weddings, well over 1,000 family sessions, and over 1,000 headshot sessions, too. There’s a lot of other random stuff from documentary travel, live music, and editorial food pieces sprinkled in there.

I love photos that have movement and emotion, not so much the super-posed stuff (unless it's a headshot thing).

I'd definitely describe myself as a plant and animal nut, too.

Oh, and I’m a professional tarot reader. You can check out my other stack called Capricorn Born.

Why this Substack?

I started helping people grow lifestyle photography businesses for one main reason: Photography gave me the freedom and lifestyle I loved (hello no alarm clock!). I’ve traveled all over the world and broken away from the traditional nine to five.

For some folks, that structure is helpful. No judgement here! It’s just what made me happiest. So much so that my autonomy has been my “why” since starting this whole journey.

I wanted to show other folks how to live the dream, too.

My vibe

I believe that all of us have something different to offer the world. Sometimes people I love say things I don’t agree with. And sometimes I’m sure I do the same.

But being able to be different and hold different opinions is what I think makes life interesting.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone else, you do you.

I say this because you might not agree with everything I say here. And that’s okay. Maybe it makes you change your mind, or maybe it makes you believe what you believe harder.


At the end of the day, I know that business growth starts with personal growth.

So if you’re ready to learn (from my many mistakes!), explore, and grow your photo biz, you’re in the right place.


PS: If you want to learn more about me, check out this blog post or head over to this page on my photo website.

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📸Photographer & host of the Photo Business Help podcast here https://photobizhelp.substack.com/