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WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 

KARA HANES

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I want to see you grow with

Education

I WANT TO SEE YOU GROW WITH

Learning shouldn't be hard. My hope is that you'll find ways to turn your dream into a reality and gain some insight on how to do it well. Everything I teach is based on experience and I want the very best for you too. Take a look around and see what you can use. 

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photography

free content for photographers

cameras and coffee podcast

Kara strives to teach others what she's learned and the best way to do this is by talking to others in the industry so you can learn from those just like you.

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MARKETING CHECKLIST

Know step by step ways to get your business started and reaching your ideal clients.

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MY PRESETS

THE PRESETS
I USE

A mix of golden light and soft skin tones to make it an elegant and beautiful portrait. All my presets are used with Lightroom Classic

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Professional Online

COACHING

In a virtual meeting Kara will help create a plan for you based on your needs and help get started. want to know about photography, running a business, or launching a podcast? schedule a 60 minute meeting with Kara and get the tools you need.

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$100/ HR

The Resources

I'm an affiliate for some of the resources on this page, which means I get a small commission whenever a purchase is made using one of the links or codes here. It doesn’t cost you extra. In fact, in many cases, it costs you less– so it’s a win-win! Plus, you can rest assured knowing that I only endorse products and services that I use and work for me. Enjoy these tools along the way!

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I'm so excited to share this list of my favorite every day items! From camera gear to home decor, Homeschooling materials to what is in my own closet. I hope you have fun shopping!

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WEBSITE AND BLOG

The simple, drag-and-drop software I use for MY website and blog. Get a free month with referral code: karahanescredit

Showit

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contracts and invoices

Client management, workflows, contracts, payments, galleries and more. I can't live without. get 20% off your first year with code: karahanescredit

Dubsado

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client galleries

Get one month free with this wonderful gallery platform that contains automations for selling print products.

Pic-Time

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Email Marketing

GET 50% off your first year of FLODESK by using code: KARAHANESCREDIT

Flodesk

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legal contracts

protect yourself with lawyer drafted contracts specific to photographers.

The Lawtog

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INCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

Get $50 off your course with my affiliate link and learn what it means to be an inclusive photographer.

The Capable Community

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AI Editing for Photographers

Get 500 extra edits by using my link when you sign up for your trial.

Imagen AI

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special partner offer

Dubsado

Get one full year of Dubsado for 20% off the annual price! Save $80 and streamline your client systems so you can focus on what YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB!

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Let's Get Technical

My Equipment and SOFTWARE

Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera Bodies
Canon RF 85mm 1.4L Lens
Canon RF 100mm Macro Lens
Canon RF 24-70mm Lens
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flashes
Dual Spider Holster
Kamrette Bag

MacBook Pro M2 Max 32 GB
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Dubsado for Client Management
CloudSpot for Gallery Delivery

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wedding workflow

Email templates, editing process, affiliate discount links and more

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