Moving your photography business to a new state or city?


 Moving to a new city and don’t know where to get started on finding new photography clients?





Being a military brat I’ve moved over 21 times in my life and I can tell you that each time is definitely a pain in the butt!




But now with the Internet we get to have a lot easier time moving businesses, making contacts and finding clients




Here are the best simple steps to get your photography business started back up in a new place. 





Step one:

change over your LLC paperwork with your state SCC and change over your business license to your local city 





Step two:

Start getting a tribe 

Get on Facebook groups like your life depended on it. Don’t just get some photo groups, but request access to local groups I your niche- soccer moms, homeschool groups, religious groups, yoga groups, business women, rising tide societies and more! 

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Step three:

Start doing SEO work in your location

Start blogging in titles and wording in your location 

Like “Baltimore family photographer”

Start writing the new location on every single post, blog and on the bottom of your website



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Step four- yes, you can play for google ads for AdWords in your location and keywords- like “Baltimore family photographer”

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Step five- meet real people! 

Get involved with some local classes, meetups, mom groups, yoga groups and bring your camera everywhere. Bring your business cards, where a shoot with your business name in it. 

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Set up a table at various showcases, marketing events or meet ups - or run a photobooth! You’ll meet people, pass out your card and get people to sign up on your mailing list 





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Step 6 

Start posting daily, making “friends” in groups and Facebook- 




Start blogging helpful content weekly (by helpful, I mean, “5 Locations in Baltimore for Family photos” or “What to ear for your Baltimore Family Fall Christmas Photos”




Start using local hashtags in your market “#Baltimore” “#baltimoreadventures” 




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Start doing helpful videos or content  on your instagram and Facebook weekly 

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Hopefully that gets you started on getting settled in your new place, find new clients and get your business going! 

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Christal Marshall is the owner of Virginia Photos and Films, www.virginiaphotosandfilms.com. Virginia Marketing and Media www.virginiamarketingandmedia.com and Virginia Beach Photobooth Company www.virginiabeachphotoboothcompany.com and Be a marketing genius www.beamarketinggenius.com

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She lives, breathes and does media and marketing pretty much 24-7 for over 14 local business through social media management, website design, photo, video or media coverage or graphic design. 

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She is a homeschool mom of three, cat lover, sushi eater and poke fan! She started her business in 2011 with nothing but a $400 camera from Amazon, now she is has been published in over 60 different blogs and websites for her media work and rank top Wedding Photographers in Virginia

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