The cold is my warm friend

Two weeks ago I underwent the most mind-blowing experience of my life as I participated at the 3-day Wim Hof Method workshop, lead by Bart Dankers and his wife Tjally Dankers at the Training Center in Kaatsheuvel. The Wim Hof Method? In this blog I will tell you more about what that is and what it did for me.

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Why Meditation Grows Your Business

In a fast paced world where there is barely time to think, let alone become one with the deepest parts of yourself, we attempt to thrive on the processes of who we are conditioned to be.
Until we begin to see the potential for who we decide to become, we are bound by limitations and beliefs that hinder our growth.
As an entrepreneur, this has the potential to have detrimental effects on our success. And, as each person has their own story, many of which has shaped who we have become as adults, it’s easy to see how our limitations mold us to stay safe, instead of evolving into the developed, creative and passionate individuals we are.

As Jessi Risley explains regarding her new Entrepreneur’s Meditation Mastery course, a developed understanding of how meditation eases the process of generational healing for business success, that meditation isn’t only about learning to live peacefully and become more mindful, yet creating a reality that you desire.


Free Training: Be Your Own Superhero with Monique Aipassa

Be Your Own Superhero: Free Training with our Mindset and Wellness Coach Monique Aipassa OUR FREE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT FOR YOU! 🥰 ENJOY THIS FREE PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT FROM US 🥰: take a sneak peak in our Studio Sessions guest training with…… our very own PCA’s Mindset and Wellness Coach Monique Aipassa! Monique is a…

This photographer has an income for the first time in her 10 year-long career

Client Love: An Interview with documentary photographer Sandra Stokmans

What is your life like now at the end of the program?

Who knew 2020 would turn out the way it did. So maybe it didn’t turn out quite the way I expected, especially on the family photography side of things, but there is nothing I can do about that. It’s the way things are right now in the world.

I want documentary family photography, the Day in the Life approach to be more known to the general public here in the Netherlands. I hope hospitals and other caregivers will take to healthcare sessions, because I have found that this is what really makes my heart burst. It is just so beautiful to do.

The biggest benefit for me so far, is the personal feedback on everything. And a major benefit is that my work process / my business has been streamlined. I still have some -catch up- work to do, because there is still so much I can share what I have done J – but I’m getting there!

My biggest compliment was that a potential branding client, a communication manager, told me during our introductory meeting “You really feel like a brand!” And that the branding clients that have booked me really resonated with my (documentary family) photographs and my motto “Real is more fun than Perfect. Real is Perfect!”, and that is why they booked me.
Last month I was able to provide our household with €2.000, for the first time since I started working as a fulltime photographer (2016). But it is still far from my goal – but I’m trying to be hopeful and have the confidence I will get there with a sane heart and mind so I can finally get a grip on workable time and relaxation!

The 6 biggest reasons why photography businesses fail

6 of the Main Reasons Why Photography Businesses Fail

When you start out as a photographer you are filled with excitement and enthusiasm, because you can FINALLY start doing the work you LOVE and make clients HAPPY! Right? Well, that is an aspect of the business that is true. And that’s why I started my own photography business over 10 years ago. But running…

Marielle Spijkers van Hamont Testimonial Studio Sessions

Interview met een klant: ontmoet Marielle Spijkers-van Hamont

Voor wie is het programma Studio Sessions het meest geschikt in jouw ogen?
Voor wie niet! Ow ja voor diegene die blij zijn met een minimum inkomen en een werkweek van 60+ uren hahahaha.
Nee even serieus. Ik raad het iedereen aan die zijn fotografiebedrijf (maar ik denk zelfs ook andere bedrijven) naar een hoger leven wil tillen. Je leert zo onwijs veel en het is zo waardevol. Of je nou startende bent of al een oude rot in het vak. Een carrière switch wilt maken of gewoon wilt bijleren het is echt een top programma. Wat ik nieuwe cursisten wel aanraad is dat als ze voor Studio Sessions kiezen er ook wel echt de tijd en energie in moeten steken en er voor de volle 110% voor moeten gaan. Yvonne is zo toegewijd aan haar cursisten en geeft zich ook voor de volle 110% dus dan is het wel fijn als ze dat ook terug kan verwachten.

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Tackle Your Imposter Syndrome In Your Business

We all have our good and bad days, but being your own boss can really be challenging as you don’t have a manager to point the finger at when things get tough. You have to be able to face all demons that come up, all insecurities that come along the way, so you don’t stay stuck but move your business forward. One of the main things that come up when growing your business is the Imposter Syndrome. Feeling like a fraud, a fake, ready to be “caught” at any time. But there’s a cure. In this blog I’m going to help you with tips on how to battle this Gremlin of a feeling and show you how you can embrace it to help yourself and your business thrive even more.

Danielle Garber is the founder of Be More You branding and marketing

Meet the Guest Trainers: Danielle Garber

Danielle Garber is the founder of Be More You branding and marketing. She is a brand and content marketer who spent 16 years, working with some of the UK’s best-known brands including Apple, Amazon, John Lewis, B&Q, Barratt Homes & PC World. 

She’s worked with six-figure marketing budgets, agencies and large teams but has also worked with TINY budgets and a marketing department of ONE. Working with her husband’s Financial Services business she took their monthly web traffic from 400 to 17,000 visits a month – in under 12 months.

Danielle knows how to create successful brands and content that stands out from the crowd and believes that the key to that success is sharing more of what makes your business unique – you! Be More You was created to help passionate small businesses stand out from the crowd, increase their impact and charge their worth. 


Breaking All Business Growth Barriers

Jessi Risley is an NLP practitioner, relationship coach, author, public speaker and entrepreneur.  
From overwhelmed entrepreneur to passionate coach; Jessi knows how you feel. She took control of her life by implementing self-transformation and has made it her mission to teach others the art of self-healing.
Jessi teaches NLP techniques to transform the mindset: releasing limiting beliefs, past traumas and reprogramming your mind for your desired future. As an expert in Reprogramming, she teaches clients how EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) relieves anxiety and stress, replenishes confidence and helps them realign with their goals.

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Avoid Down-Time: Back-up your precious photos and never loose work, sessions, Lightroom edits or your time again.

Avoid down-time in your photography business with this 3-step back-up system to never loose photos ever again! Every single minute that you can’t work (looking for photos you lost or your system breaking down) is loosing you money as a photographer. Make sure you fail-proof your back-up system, to optimize your business.

Cheryl Oliver is a guest trainer in Studio Sessions and talks about The Power of Funnels

The Power of Funnels: Meet Our Guest Trainer Cheryl Oliver

Cheryl will be covering how to create an automated system that is going to help you attract people, nurture those relationships and convert that into sales.

She will talk about:
– What a sales funnel is
– Why you need one
– The goals of a funnel
– and the different types of funnels


Thursday Tune-Up: My Coaching Love Child Is Born!

In this video (FB live recording) I’m talking about something that made me REALLY nervous! Wanna know what? I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with the Business of Photography by Bryan Caporicci from Sprout Studio (Sprout Studio is a Studio management suite built for photographers by photographers and basically THE all-in-one solution for all your business maganagement).

An Interview with Bryan Caporicci on Taking Ownership and Beating Fear

The Business Of Photography Podcast

Check out my latest podcast interview and free 5-day video training giveaway (!) on the “Business of Photography Podcast” with Bryan Caporicci CEO and Founder at Sprout Studio.

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Turn Group Members into Paying Leads and Customers

Convert New Facebook Group Members into Leads & Paying Customers (without Wasting Your Time & Money)
– Zapier Is Not Required
– Money-Back Guarantee
– Saves Time & Money
– Unlimited FB Groups
– Automate Lead Collection and Information Storage in Worksheet
– Say Goodbye To Expensive VAs
– Custom Welcome Message in inbox
– Custom Tags in Welcome Group Message

How to deal with overwhelm and push through fear

Move Through Overwhelm and Develop a Growth Mindset

Dealing with overwhelm? Need to develop a growth mindset? Remember that you feeling overwhelmed isn’t a focus issue, this is a commitment issue. This is a fear issue, and unless you push past this now it’s gonna keep coming up and keep coming up. And it keeps you from being successful because if fear is stopping you from investing in something that is going to change your success/your life/your business, that same fear is gonna rear its ugly head when you get tangled up in other challenges that come with being an entrepreneur. You’re not gonna get through them, because you’re not developing a habit of pushing through fear and committing on another level.


Are You A One-Trick Pony?

How have you been holding up? How are things at home? Are you rocking the pajamas and home office look? Or are you more a structured kind of girl? Talking about pajamas: as I was folding the laundry yesterday (what a glamorous email this is gonna be!), I looked at my daughter’s My Little Pony…


How does business make you feel?

Challenging time aside, how do you generally feel when doing business? Are you totally and utterly in love with it? Or do you love or hate certain aspects of it? Are you stressed, happy, anxious, worried? What’s really going on in that brain of yours?


Studio Sandwiches: free 30-day business challenge

🎖Did you temporarily have to close your studio? Are you ready to make the most of this challenging time? Put on your Superwoman Power Suit and Join my Challenge Today! 🎖


Fun facts: about Yvonne

We can all get so official on our websites, social media. Putting out content that we “think” must be put out there, and we most definitely are right most of the times. Because we think about what content will help our clients with their desires, needs, problems.

But when did we forget to have fun and just be ourselves, without overcomplicating things?

So, that’s why I thought I’d come up with an article that’s just filled with fun facts about me, Yvonne, the face behind Photographers Coach. Maybe you would like to get to know me better?


Dear Photographer, I am angry

Dear Photographer,

I am ashamed of you. And I’m angry. Let me tell you why.

My name is Yvonne van Dalen and I’m a newborn and family photographer from the Netherlands. I have currently closed my studio due to the measures around the Corona Virus. Things have been a bit surrealistic here, as it has been absolutely quiet for the first time in my career. Shoots have been postponed, meetings are held online and every inquiry has been put on a waiting list. This feels like something out of a movie. But it’s reality.

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Props & Shops 2020: Exclusive Business Masterclasses

The fourth edition of Props & Shops is an event that is tailor-made for photographers in all genres. This weekend-long platforms hosts a large number of prop vendors, business masterclasses, photography workshops and a place to connect and brainstorm with your fellow photographers.


Timeless Newborn Workshop with Shan Fisher

Two-day intensive & comprehensive workshop will teach you the skills to create timeless & emotional storytelling photographs that your clients will love & help take your business to the next level.


Photo Proud: photography training for creative entrepreneurs by Ria Mishaal

Learn to take scroll-stopping photos of what you make so you can attract your dream clients and never be stuck for beautiful images again


Woman of Influence


I’ve been asked to do an exclusive interview and I have signed the paper work last week, but I can hardly believe this is going to happen know. It still needs to sink in as I type these words.


Meet the Guest Trainers: Marieke Anthonisse

In this online masterclass you will focus on your time and your life as a woman in business. In addition to your professional knowledge and passion, you need more to make your business a success. Your own definition of success of course. It’s about mindset, becoming the boss you need.


Perfectly Imperfect!

A client of mine said to me last week: Oh my gosh, I’m so glad you’re not perfect! Well, sure. Why would I be?

Are you perfect? I’m not! Thank God! Being perfect or striving to best sounds really exhausting and so surreal.

I have learned a long time ago to embrace my imperfections and just go ahead living.

Just this week I had a rather imperfect moment at the gym when my personal trainer made me do rope skipping. Know what happened?


Spread the Love

Do you know anyone who would benefit from this course to upgrade her business? And would you like to recommend Studio Sessions to that person? Then let me know in a DM or with a comment below and I will make you an affiliate / ambassador for Studio Sessions. What do you get in exchange for your recommendation if someone books the course with me? You get 10% of the total course amount, which is almost €400,-!


The one new year’s resolution you will ever need

A new year is coming. All of us are hopeful again. Making new year’s resolutions. And I am doing the same.

This year I’m wishing for a lot of things NOT to happening.


An interview with a client: meet Lieselot

Let me introduce you to my friend and coaching client Lieselot. Lieselot is the creative brain and mastermind behind her fine-art photography business LOT Photography.

Her business is doing AMAZING, and Lieselot was on the right track, but only really got things moving upwards when she started with the online coaching program Studio Sessions.

I thought I’d show you a real-life example of someone who’s going through the program. And what it has meant for them so far. So I interviewed Lieselot on her experience with Studio Sessions.


Meet the Guest Trainers: Monique Aipassa

“The less I do, the more I make” Can we learn from Einstein? Monique Aipassa explains the basic principle of T- F-A and gives you the “HPF method to MAGIC”.


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My whut??? Your ADB (a.k.a. Awesome Dream Business)! Yeah, you know what I mean: that photography business that brings in money and runs smoothly!

What would it feel like if you could run a business that makes you money for you to thrive on AND provide awesome customer service at the same time? You can reach this and MORE!


You can book your FREE 45-minute Discovery Call with Yvonne.

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