Give-away #2!

Today’s give-away is a $30 gift credit towards Marketing and Props for Photographers, a newborn prop shoppe.
I love the look of their natural wood bowls for newborns. Here’s a couple images of mine using their Distressed Bowl with Handles:
I also just purchased this Primitive Bowl (for only $38–that’s a steal!) for when my little guy is born. Can’t wait to try it out!
Marketing and Props for Photographers is also offering a secret sale for all of my readers to get 10% off for the next week!  
To enter:
Leave a comment answering this question:  What is your biggest frustration in running a photography business?

To earn 6 additional entries, leave a separate comment for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, we will not be able to include them.  Entries must be entered here, not on the Facebook Fan Page.

  1. Become a fan of  Francypants Academy on Facebook.
  2. Become a fan of France Photography on Facebook.
  3. Follow @kellifrance on Twitter.
  4. Tweet the following “@kellifrance is giving away a newborn bowl credit.  Enter today!”
  5. Subscribe to the Francypants Academy Blog —>
  6. Subscribe to The Francypants Academy newsletter —>
This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced here on Tuesday, August 9th.

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  1. Danielle says:

    follow Kelli France on twitter!

  2. Danielle says:

    My biggest frustration because I just started is wanting every prop, camera, lens, backdrop, etc etc I see 🙂

  3. Danielle says:

    subscribe to blog

  4. Danielle says:

    subscribed to newsletter

  5. Erika says:

    Pricing is my biggest frustration right now:)

  6. Erika says:

    I like Fancypants Academy on fb! Thanks!

  7. My biggest frustration is that people don’t understand that I am a working MOM. My mom job comes first and if I don’t answer your phone call on the first ring, it’s probably because I’m wiping someone’s dirty bum!
    It’s great to organize our lives for work flow but it’s difficult when clients don’t get that I don’t go to a separate workspace from 9 to 5 Mon to Fri.

  8. Christineb says:

    I am a fan of FP on FB

  9. Christineb says:

    I am following kellifrance on twitter

  10. Christineb says:

    I am subscribed to the newsletter

  11. Christineb says:

    I am subscribe dot the FP blog

  12. Christineb says:

    Hi Kelly, I think this tweet is wrong…

  13. Christineb says:

    I have not started a business yet so that can be frustrating. Some day…some day…

  14. Maryrose says:

    My biggest frustration right now is pricing and people wanting it for cheap!

  15. Maryrose says:

    I’m a Francypants FB fan!

  16. Jennifer Hampton says:

    I am a FB fan of the Academy

  17. Jennifer Hampton says:

    I am a FB fan of the France Photography

  18. Jennifer Hampton says:

    I follow @kellifrance on twitter

  19. Jennifer Hampton says:

    I tweeted!

  20. Sally Manlove says:

    I am a fan of francypants on FB

  21. My biggest frustration is a lot of computer time and where to fit it in.

  22. We are a fan on Francypants Photo on FB

  23. Have have subscribed to blog.

  24. We subscribe to the newsletter!

  25. natalie grounds says:

    I am a fb fan.

  26. Valerie says:

    Wanting to price higher for my work, but too scared I won’t get clients if I do

  27. kimi says:

    My biggest frustration is not having enough time. Would love to have 5 extra hours each day to get everything done & still have quality family time. =)

  28. Jamie says:

    I have a hard time with clients wanting something for nothing! Always wanting a disk of images so they can go print them themselves…. or asking “fishing” questions towards getting discounts or free prints. How do you handle that?

  29. Mandy E says:

    Just getting everything done that needs to be done in a timely fashion!

  30. Mandy E says:

    I’m a fan of the Francypants Academy on FB!

  31. Nicole Voth says:

    Finding the time to do it and still be a mom and housekeeper and cook!

  32. Nicole Voth says:

    I am a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook!

  33. Nicole Voth says:

    I am a fan of France Photography on Facebook!

  34. Nicole Voth says:

    I follow @kellifrance on Twitter!@nicolevothphoto

  35. Nicole Voth says:

    I subscribe to The Francypants Academy newsletter!

  36. LIz Campbell says:

    I only do outside shots right now, so not being able to control the weather!

  37. Fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook.:-)

  38. Fan of France Photography on Facebook:-)

  39. Christineb says:

    tweeted : )!/cblayloc/status/98834531171319808

  40. Blanca Dockery says:

    My biggest frustarting is getting new clients. Also when they call or email, it’s hard to get them to book.

  41. kim owen says:

    i’m a tweeted kelli france twitter FB follower! 🙂

  42. Blanca Dockery says:

    fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook.

  43. Blanca Dockery says:

    France Photography on Facebook.

  44. Blanca Dockery says:

    blog follower

  45. Blanca Dockery says:

    subscribed to newsletter

  46. Chelsea Horne says:

    I am just breaking into the photography business and I can’t do much right now as far as building a clientele because my husband is in the Army and we are getting ready to move.. AGAIN! Hopefully we will be in our next location for a while and I can actually build my business. I’m very excited!

  47. Chelsea Horne says:

    I am a fan of Francypants Academy on FB <3 🙂

  48. Chelsea Horne says:

    i am a fan of France Photography on FB!!!

  49. Melissa says:

    I’m a fani’m a fan

  50. Sarah Hannes says:

    My biggest frustration is not having enought time!!!!!!!

  51. Sarah Hannes says:

    Fan of your academy of FB

  52. Sarah Hannes says:

    Fan of your photography on FB

  53. Sarah Hannes says:

    follow you on Twitter!

  54. Jen wyeth says:

    I am a fan of francy pants on fb

  55. Jen wyeth says:

    I’m a fan of France photography on fb. Of course!!!

  56. Jen wyeth says:

    I am subscribed to the blog!

  57. Jen wyeth says:

    Subscribed to the news letter.

  58. Kendra Miller says:

    The biggest frustration for me is getting started. I have spent my own money on a camera and lenses including props and workshops, however I have not started charging and want to be sure this is somthing I can truly do before opening a business. My question is… If I spend $ now and open a business next year…Can I write off all my purchases from the previous year? yes, frustrating : )

  59. Kendra Miller says:

    Hello, new fan here of your Francypants Academy! I like ya!

  60. Kendra Miller says:

    Hello, new fan of France Photography on Facebook! Love your work!

  61. Michele says:

    with the business side – I feel like my biggest frustration is figuring what I am really worth and getting clients to believe it!

  62. Michele says:

    I am a FB fan 🙂

  63. Michele says:

    subscribed to the academy newsletter : )

  64. Michele says:

    fan of the FP academy 🙂

  65. My biggest frustration is finding time to do it all, along with my teaching job and raising 2 kiddos!

  66. Fan of Francypants Academy!

  67. Catherine says:

    My biggest frustration is just being so young! Although I’m seventeen, I’m trying to jump-start my business and get ahead of my future competition. Many people don’t trust my quality or integrity because I’m a teenager, but I have worked very hard. A lot of people think that they’re doing me a favor and expect me to provide a lot of my photography services for free. Frustrating!

  68. I like your Photography FB 🙂

  69. Betty S. says:

    I prefer to do outdoor portraits and the weather can be very frustrating. It’s been in the 100s for a month or more which means it’s hot in the morning and evening. It makes every session feel like a mini-session.

  70. Betty S. says:

    I became a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook.

  71. Betty S. says:

    I became a fan of France Photography on Facebook.

  72. Chelsea Bevans says:

    I am a fan of francypants academy on facebook

  73. Chelsea Bevans says:

    I am a fan of france photography on facebook

  74. Chelsea Bevans says:

    I subscribed to the blog.

  75. Chelsea Bevans says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter

  76. Betina Lyons says:

    My biggest frustration would have to be pricing.

  77. Betina Lyons says:

    I liked Francypants Academy!!

  78. Betina Lyons says:

    I liked France photography!

  79. Betina Lyons says:

    Now a follower on twitter!

  80. Betina Lyons says:

    i Tweeted @kellifrance is giving away a newborn bowl credit. Enter today!

  81. Sarah says:

    Learning the not-so-fun part of the business: taxes and records…

  82. Sarah says:

    I “liked” Francypants Academy on Facebook!

  83. Sarah says:

    I also subscribed to the Francypants Academy newsletter.