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Wed. Dec 10, 2014 by Mary    The Latest

Featured: The Shoot Dot Edit Recharge Your Business Guide

Well this is fun! We have been SO excited for this to come out & now it's here!!

We are so honored to be included in the latest marketing guide from the amazing folks at Shoot Dot Edit, Recharge Your Business: The Wedding Photographer's Off Season Checklist! This is such an amazing resource on everything we as business owners should be doing in these quieter months (y'know besides drinking a ton of hot cocoa & watching Elf, which are obviously at the top of the list! :) to set ourselves up for success next year! It covers everything from marketing, social media, systems, SEO, blogging & workflow. And the best part? It's absolutely FREE! All you have to do is click over HERE to grab your copy!

For our part of the Recharge book, we have listed out four things you can do to market your business & reposition yourself to attract your most ideal clients right now! And if you want to read more about our entire strategy for how we went from getting clients who saw us as merely transactions to getting our name out there & booking a calendar full of people we absolutely love & who love us in return, you can read the full story & our step by step marketing plan in our e-book The Guide. Head on over HERE to purchase your copy and get set up to make 2015 your best year yet!

xo
M:)



We just got some emails from people who grabbed The Guide recently & it's been amazing to read what they had to say about what it's doing for their business!

From Sarah Beth:

"I just finished reading the Guide...my goodness, what a WEALTH of information! I'm not a huge reader, but I couldn't put it down! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!"

From Laura:

"I purchased The Guide a few weeks ago and not until a few days ago did I get the chance to actually started reading it. I haven't been able to stop and we've already started implanting the NEW ways we interview clients. PLUS, making website changes, even home changes, to reflect more of US. What an ah-ha moment!"

Click HERE to grab your copy of The Guide too!













Fri. Dec 5, 2014 by Mary    The Latest

Friday Announcements!!

Happy Friday!

We are hard at work filming a super secret project with some amazing friends and our awesome live audience, the J&M Secret Six as they've dubbed themselves! We are about to start Day 2 of the filming and after talking all day yesterday on Day 1 & then being up til around 1am last night, my voice is almost gone! It will be tea & honey for this girl all day! I like whispering too!!

But before we hop off to do that, we just had a few quick Friday announcements!

**Us with the #jmsecretsix yesterday as we were about to get started! Follow along on Instagram



The biggest announcement that we have is the WINNER of our Clic Conference giveaway!! Drumroll please.....a HUGE congrats to our winner, Miss Sarah Pascutti!!! Sarah just shoot us an email to justin@justinmarantz.com & we'll get you all set up!!

And don't forget for all of you North & South Carolina photographers, we have just ONE mentoring session left for March 25th when we're down that way! If you're ready to sit down & come up with a real next action plan on how to make those big HAIRY audacious goals happen in 2015, then THIS is for you! Just click on the link to grab our last spot!

Sign up for the March 25th AM session (on location in Chapel Hill, NC)



And finally, we are SO excited about 2015 because it has us speaking at all of these awesome new conferences including the amazing BLINK Conference in Texas next November! This conference is put on by our friends Ike & Tash (we just LOVE those guys!) and it has already been such a HUGE success in just their last few years of putting it on! And this year's lineup is incredible...I can't wait to hear all of these awesome speakers! So we are super excited to get to go experience it in person!

The conference nearly sold out in just the first few days of registration being open & now there are just 15 spots left! So you don't want to miss this! And they even have a payment plan option available where you can lock in your seat right now for just $295!! So if you want to join us there, click on over HERE to check it all out! We can't wait to see you there!



Happy Friday friends!
xo
m:)











Tue. Dec 2, 2014 by Mary    The Latest

Clic Conference Giveaway- Win a FREE Seat!!

We are SO excited to be joining some of our all time favorites to speak at the Clic Conference in Chapel Hill next March!! We have heard nothing but INCREDIBLE things about this conference the past few years from all of our friends who have gone & we can't wait to not only teach there, but also to listen to all of the other amazing speakers who will be there & learn as much as we can from these incredible business owners & creatives!

And the REALLY good news is that we have a FREE seat to give away to one lucky winner (a $750 value!!), so that you can come & learn from them too!

There are 3 ways for you to get entered (and you can & should do all 3 to TRIPLE your chances of winning!):

1) Leave us a comment below!
2) Follow @marymarantz on Instagram & leave a comment on our Clic Conference post over there
3) Follow @justinmarantz on Instagram & leave a comment on our Clic Conference post over there

We will be announcing the winner on Friday!


Also, if you know for sure you want to come to Clic (and you SHOULD!) & don't want to risk it selling out, you can go ahead & sign up using the code "JMCH15" to lock in your seat for $50 off AND lock in the Early Bird price! FINALLY, as an extra piece of exciting news, we have decided to stay an extra day in Chapel Hill following the conference on March 25th and we have two mentoring session spots open for anyone either at the conference or in the NC area who wants to get some more intensive one on one help with jump starting your business in 2015!! There are only TWO SPOTS available though so be sure to grab em while you can!

Sign up for the March 25th AM session (on location in Chapel Hill, NC)
Sign up for the March 25th PM session (on location in Chapel Hill, NC)

We can't WAIT to see you there!
xo
M:)













Thu. Nov 27, 2014 by Mary    The Latest

The Black Friday Sale is LIVE!!!

Annnnnnnd the Black Friday Sale is LIVE!!!! We can't WAIT to have you join us in 2015 & we are SO excited for what's in store!

xo
M:)



Our Walk Through a Wedding One Day workshops will be coming to Dallas, TX on April 2nd & Nashville, TN on April 20th!!


Use the code "BlackFriday" to get $250 off your seat!! And... GO!!

Sign up for the Dallas, TX Walk Through One Day-April 2nd (SOLD OUT)
Sign up for the Nashville, TN Walk Through One Day-April 20th


What is a Walk Through One Day workshop ?

Our Walk Through a Wedding "One Day" Workshop is twelve full hours of what it takes to shoot a wedding, including every tricky situation that comes with it. We will be walking through each step of the wedding day, as if we were actually shooting it. But y'know, with better vendor meals.We'll cover lighting, posing, timelines, shooting in a time crunch, dark churches, shooting reception details to get published, sparkler exits & more! We'll have a bride & groom to model for us and a whole spread of gorgeous details! Because we know what you know: shooting a wedding can be tricky business. And we're here to help you with all of those toughest parts of the day! **Note that our One Day workshops focus in solely on the shooting part of our normal Walk Through a Wedding workshop. If you are also interested in the business side of things (marketing, branding, pricing, workflow, getting booked, getting your name out there, getting your life back) then our two day Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M workshop in February is for you!



For those of you who are looking to come to the FULL two day J&M workshop experience where everything we teach is all in one place with over 20 hours of content, our Feb 11-12th "Burberry & Brass" Walk Through a Wedding is for you! This is the perfect workshop for anyone looking to go full time or kick start their photography business!

And at $250 off, this is the lowest this seat will ever be! Just enter the code "BlackFriday" to grab your seat! AND the first 5 people to sign up are also going to get a copy of our ebook The Guide for FREE ($150 value!)

Sign up for the Feb 11-12th "Burberry & Brass" Walk Through a Wedding



Next up are our J&M Mentoring Sessions! Each mentoring sessions includes up to 3 hours of mentoring and a mini headshot shoot, as well as a 10 step next action plan on where to go next! Each mentoring date only has TWO spots available, so be sure to grab them fast! AND for anyone who signs up on Black Friday, you will get $100 off when you use the code "Turkey" !

Sign up for the January 14th AM session
Sign up for the January 14th PM session
Sign up for the February 18th AM session
Sign up for the February 18th PM session (SOLD OUT)
Sign up for the March 25th AM session (on location in Chapel Hill, NC)
Sign up for the March 25th PM session (on location in Chapel Hill, NC)
Sign up for the April 21st AM session (on location in Nashville, TN)
Sign up for the April 21st PM session (on location in Nashville, TN)




Our anniversary sessions have been one of the highlights of our year in 2014! We just love marriage & we love celebrating with couples beyond the wedding day! This is the chance for you & the love of your life to get dressed up, go somewhere amazing & have iconic photos of you guys taken right where you are at this stage of life! Go all out with them & do something once in a lifetime worthy! Like next year when we're heading to Rome with an amazing couple to do one over there! They can be used as either an anniversary session or maternity shoot.

For everyone who signs up today using the code "BlackFriday" you will get $250 off a $1500 session! We only have TWO sessions left!

Sign up for a J&M Anniversary Shoot



Our e-book The Guide has over 60 pages of insight from the past 10 years on business, marketing, pricing, and how we went from our "job interview days" to picking & choosing every couple that we work with! It is essentially everything in our business brains & our story of exactly what we did to build this business from the ground up put together in one place. And for anyone who grabs their copy TODAY, it will be 50% off! ($150 reg price) Just click the Buy Now button below to grab your copy & the discount will already be applied!

**Note that after checkout, you will be re-directed to a download link where you can download your copy! If you have any trouble, just shoot us an email!
























Tue. Nov 25, 2014 by Mary    The Latest

Announcing: The J&M Black Friday Sale!!

Happy Tuesday!

Today we are SO excited to announce our line up for our annual Black Friday sale!! All of these seats are not open yet & will go on sale midnight on Friday morning (12am EST), but we like to announce them a couple of days early so that everyone has a chance check their calendars, look at flights, etc! And that is especially true since we are announcing two BRAND NEW workshop dates today for our Walk Through One Days coming to two amazing cities hopefully near you, as well as some new cities that we're coming to for our mentoring sessions!

In addition to that, we are also going to be running one-day ONLY specials on our February 11-12th two day Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M "Burberry & Brass" themed workshop right here at our home in New Haven, CT, as well as our anniversary sessions and our ebook The Guide!! Whew!! It's going to be amazing! :)

So if you have been thinking about signing up for a workshop or session with us, this is the perfect time because they will never be lower than this! Mark your calendars & iPhone reminders, tell Siri to have your back, because at 12am Friday morning all of these spots will go on sale! And if our past Black Friday sales are any indication, they will go FAST!! We also have some extra special savings for the first few people to sign up for things, so read on for all the info on that!

And we are now SO excited to announce the winners of our Two-Day LIVE audience giveaway for December 4th & 5th!! We spent HOURS going through all of the amazing entries and were truly blown away by what everyone wrote & the stories you shared! We went through ROUNDS & ROUNDS of elimination just to get it down to a small enough group & when all was said & done, there were 7 (not 6!) stories we just couldn't shake. So we decided, there is ALWAYS room for one more at the table! :) So in no particular order, here are the seven

Maggie Trice
Rachel Brewer
Casey Edwards
Josh (nominated by Erica Loewenguth)
Banefsheh Saifollahi (nominated by Katie DeLorme)
Lanie Coulter
Meagan Fisher

Congrats everyone!! And we'll see you in December! And a HUGE thanks to everyone else who entered...you guys stay tuned, b/c we may or may not have some more giveaways up our sleeves! :)

xo
M:)



First up, we are super excited to announce that we are coming to the following two cities to put on our Walk Through a Wedding One Day workshops because we have gotten SO many people asking us to come to both of them this past year! We aren't always able to come to every area that people ask for, but with both of these everything just worked out & lined up so perfectly that we'll be able to make it happen! So without further ado, we are so happy to announce that we will be coming to.....

Dallas, TX on April 2nd &
Nashville, TN on April 20th


Our "One Day workshops " workshops are normally $1000, but for one day only on Black Friday they will be $200 off. AND as an extra special bonus, the first 5 people who sign up in each city are going to get an extra $50 off for a total of $250 off!

What is a Walk ThroughOne Day workshop ?

Our Walk Through a Wedding "One Day" Workshop is twelve full hours of what it takes to shoot a wedding, including every tricky situation that comes with it. We will be walking through each step of the wedding day, as if we were actually shooting it. But y'know, with better vendor meals.We'll cover lighting, posing, timelines, shooting in a time crunch, dark churches, shooting reception details to get published, sparkler exits & more! We'll have a bride & groom to model for us and a whole spread of gorgeous details! Because we know what you know: shooting a wedding can be tricky business. And we're here to help you with all of those toughest parts of the day! **Note that our One Day workshops focus in solely on the shooting part of our normal Walk Through a Wedding workshop. If you are also interested in the business side of things (marketing, branding, pricing, workflow, getting booked, getting your name out there, getting your life back) then our two day Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M workshop in February is for you!



Next up, is our full two day Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M workshop taking place from Feb 11-12th at our home in New Haven, CT and including over 20 hours of teaching content! This is our biggest workshop & the one stop shop for everything you want to learn from us. We not only cover all of the shooting side of things like in our One Day's, we also dig deep into the business side and everything that comes after the wedding day and actually making a successful business out of this thing you love. This is perfect for people who are just looking to get their businesses started OR for people who have been doing this a while but the bookings just aren't where they need to be and/or you are trying to break into the high end of your market and keep feeling stuck. AND we are working with two AMAZING planners, Stacie & Erica from Stacie Shea Events to make this the prettiest workshop yet, including the extra added bonuses of a styled welcome dinner for all the attendees on the 10th & a SECOND styled shoot on Day 2!! Don't miss it!

For everyone who signs up on Black Friday we are going to be doing $250 off, AND the first 5 people to sign up are also going to get a copy of our ebook The Guide ($150 value!) With our two-part payment plan, that means you can lock in your seat on Friday for just $625!



Our anniversary sessions have been one of the highlights of our year in 2014! We just love marriage & we love celebrating with couples beyond the wedding day! This is the chance for you & the love of your life to get dressed up, go somewhere amazing & have iconic photos of you guys taken right where you are at this stage of life! Go all out with them & do something once in a lifetime worthy! Like next year when we're heading to Rome with an amazing couple to do one over there! They can be used as either an anniversary session or maternity shoot.

For everyone who signs up on Black Friday, you will get $250 off a $1500 session! We only have THREE sessions available so be sure to sign up as soon as they go live!



We have also made a few quick adjustments to our Spring mentoring dates to be able to line up with some cities that we're coming to! In addition to our January 14th & February 18th dates at our home in CT, we will also be bringing our mentoring sessions on the road for March & April!! We will be in...

Chapel Hill, NC on March 25th to line up with us speaking at the Clic Conference (so if you're coming to that this is a great chance to add on a mentoring session!) and
Nashville, TN on April 21st following our Walk Through One Day down there (so that's a great chance to stay an extra day & get help with the business side!)


Each mentoring date only has TWO spots available, so be sure to grab them fast! AND for anyone who signs up on Black Friday, you will get $100 off the $750 session that includes up to three hours of mentoring & mini head shots!



Our e-book The Guide with over 60 pages of insight from the past 10 years on business, marketing, pricing, and how we went from our "job interview days" to picking & choosing every couple that we work with!

For anyone who grabs their copy on Black Friday, it will be 50% off!

Happy Tuesday you guys!
xo
M:)










 
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