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Setting Up Workflows for Your Mini Sessions: The Magic of Workflows | Dubsado Educator Dolly DeLong Photography

Setting Up Workflows for Your Mini Sessions: The Magic of Workflows | Dubsado Educator Dolly DeLong Photography


It’s no secret that I wish I was a wizard some days. I mean, come on – who wouldn’t want a magic wand for a little extra help around the house some days? While I’m not the next Hermione Granger, I DO believe in the magic that Dubsado provides me as a family photographer. Dubsado allows me to plan ahead and create systems that make my everyday life a little bit easier. And, that sounds pretty magical to me. If you’ve been around here for a while, you also know that I believe in being intentional in your business and your content. By being intentional and planning ahead, you can change the course of each day you work. Today, I want to really talk about how you can be intentional when it comes to planning mini sessions as a family photographer. 

One easy way that you can be intentional when planning out your mini sessions is to set aside one day where you set up your Dubsado workflows! I know it feels like a huge time suck BUT it’s important. Setting up workflows in Dubsado for mini sessions can be a huge time saver in the end – and that’s not all! Today, let’s talk about exactly why having a workflow for mini sessions in Dubsado is a huge benefit for your business. 

Why to consider setting up workflows in Dubsado for mini sessions

Why you should set up workflows for mini sessions! 

When you have a workflow in place, you’re going to save time. It’s as simple as that. With workflows that help your clients schedule their sessions and pay, you won’t have to go back and forth with each and every client who books a mini session. Additionally, once you’ve made up the initial templates and workflows, the next time you offer mini sessions, all you have to do is go in and tweak the dates. It’s super easy and another way to save time year after year. Dubsado also makes your job easier! Because you can automate payment reminders and session reminders, you’re going to (hopefully!) see fewer no-shows. I know that’s been the case for me personally. Once people pay, they’re less likely to bail on their session with you! 

Having an automated workflow that ensures every client gets the same reminders, links, and emails leading up to your session also helps you look professional. And can you imagine how much brain space you’ll get back by not having to worry about whether or not everyone got what they needed?! Finally, and probably my favorite thing is that once you build a workflow that starts, you have ONE link to share anywhere you want people to be signing up. That’s amazing! No more chasing down three or four links for sign-ups. I told you, magic! 

why you should set up workflows for mini sessions in Dubsado

Setting up workflows for mini sessions may not be for you if…. 

  1. You don’t want to take the time to actually map out your client’s journey for the mini session
  2. You don’t want to take the time to actually put all the puzzle pieces together 
  3. You’d rather go back and forth and back and forth with clients

When it comes down to it, Dubsado is probably the closest thing to magic on this side of Hogwarts. So, if you haven’t started using it for your business, now’s the time!

Need more help? Check out my latest mini-course, the Dubsado Toolkit for Family photographers! I have an entire section of this mini-course showing you how to set up your workflows for mini sessions in Dubsado! 


Once you’ve got your Dubsado setup taken care of, check out Rebecca Rice’s course about mini sessions! She’ll help you make sure you can fully book out each and every slot of your mini sessions!! 


Still want more help with Dubsado? Check out more information about my Dubsado VIP days here! Dubsado-VIP-Day-for-family-photographers

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Meet Your Friendly Nashville Family Photographer/Family Photographer Educator & Systems + Workflow Educator

a dad mom and toddler son are all smiling at eachother at a lavender farm by Erin Fox photography in Nashville

Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & branding photographer and a creative business owner who educates other family photographers on how to best streamline their family photography business by using powerful automation tools in order to find the JOY in workflows and systems.  Dolly loves serving families, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography.  And, she also loves educating other business owners on how to set up systems and workflows that will ultimately help them save time in their business.

She has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Dubsado, Email Marketing, and Business Systems with new creative business owners & family photographers in an encouraging and supportive way because she believes that anyone can find joy in automation! Plus BONUS: Systems is where the MAGIC happens!

Dolly’s faith and love for her family motivate her to help other business owners find the joy and freedom she’s found in running a successful small business.

Whenever she has a spare moment, she enjoys watching TV (i.e. Survivor), loves eating way too many sweets, and listens to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography LLC, fill out her contact form here.

Interested in learning how to best automate a part of your business but you have no clue where to begin? Check out www.systemsandworkflowmagic.com/automate to begin your automation journey today!

Resources for Family Photographers To Automate Your Business

(*Click on the banners to get started! It’s super easy to work with Dolly DeLong & it’s super easy to automate your business today!) 

Learn how to start growing out your email list as a family photographer

The Master Lead Magnet Idea List blog link

Learn why it’s important to know the customer journey (your ideal client’s customer journey) so that you, the family photographer, can create content that speaks to them! 


Learn how to streamline & track your finances for your family photography business with ease! 

The Bookkeeping Template For Creatives by Dolly DeLong Education

Learn the magic of saving time by batching out your content so that you can focus on other areas of your family photography business! 

The Content Creation Batching Masterclass by Dolly DeLong Education

Learn the foundations of Workflows for your family photography business



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