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From Nothing to Profit join Matt and Kia as they interview professional photographers and found out what is working now for their photography business


Kia Bondurant’s business plan for the Covid 19 virus
Mar 26 • 24 min
In today’s episode we cover what Kia is doing in her studio during the Covid 19 virus outbreak. See what she is doing to stay afloat and what plan she has put in place. If you are looking for help during this time this episode is for you.
What Matt Hoaglin’s Studio is doing during the Covid 19 virus
Mar 26 • 21 min
Matt Hoaglin and Kia Bondurant discuss what Matt’s studio (Allison Ragsdale Photography) is doing during the Covid 19 virus outbreak. Colorado is currently shut down. So what are Matt and Allison doing to make money, save money and stay focused on the…
Sarah Petty – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Nov 18, 2019 • 37 min
On this episode of From Nothing to Profit, Matt and Kia interview Sarah Petty, who is a huge name in the industry. Sarah also runs The Joy of Marketing. Sarah started as a marketer. You don’t want to miss how Sarah transitioned into being a high end…
Vickie Black – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Nov 13, 2019 • 36 min
On today’s podcast, Matt & Kia interview Vickie Black, who is the owner of Senior Style Guide. Vickie started out photographing everything, then fell in love with photographing seniors. Senior Style Guide started out as a blog in 2011. It grew into a…
Selessa – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Nov 4, 2019 • 44 min
Selessa is a senior portrait photographer in Michigan. Want to hear a great laugh? Listen to this podcast! She had her own advertising and design business before going full time photographer. She specializes in senior portraits and has great insight into…
Isaac Coffy – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Oct 28, 2019 • 49 min
Today’s awesome podcast is with Isaac Coffey, who specializes in senior portraits in a very small rural town. He is the only one in his area offering the full experience to his clients. He is also 25 years old. You’ll want to hear about Isaac’s mental…
Randy Coleman – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Oct 21, 2019 • 47 min
Today’s podcast is with Randy Coleman. Kia and Randy met via Instagram DM and Kia credits Randy with influencing her business in a positive, profitable way this past year. Randy says he’s known as the fun studio. He and his team keep their clients…
Christine Tremoulet – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Oct 14, 2019 • 39 min
On today’s podcast, Matt interviews Christine about her new project, Instalocal. They’ve known eachother for years, via FB blogger group, in which Matt claims they haven’t been kicked out yet because they behave themselves. Christine had been working as a…
Beth Teutschmann – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Oct 7, 2019 • 30 min
Matt has known Beth Teutschmann for years via the internet. Beth has a degree in geology but when her internship ended early, Beth went to work for her friend, and fellow photographer, Molly. She started retouching for Molly and now run an outsourcing…
Corey Potter – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Sep 30, 2019 • 31 min
Today’s podcast is an interview with Corey Potter. Corey photographed weddings for years and also worked with websites and SEO since he was 15. Once Corey had kids, he and his wife decided 40 weddings a year and homeschooling was too much. Corey says SEO…
Imagely – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Sep 23, 2019 • 26 min
Matt and Kia are officially in Season 2 of From Nothing to Profit!! And this episode is with Scott Wyden, who is this podcast’s first repeat guest too! Scott tells us that 35% of websites are powered by wordpress. NextGenPro is Imagely’s plugin for…
Justin Lofton – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Sep 16, 2019 • 27 min
On today’s podcast, Matt interviews Justin Lofton, who is not a photographer. Justin works in marketing, SEO, Facebook ad agencies and coaching. Justin’s passion lies in helping entrepreneurs skip some of the challenges we face. Listen in to see what he…
Work-Life Balance
Jul 8, 2019 • 25 min
Today, Matt and Kia discuss work life balance, specifically with a family/children. When Kia first started work as a photographer, she worked 60 hours a week and that didn’t stop when she had her first two children. You don’t want to miss Kia’s story…
Communicating Your Value
Jul 1, 2019 • 19 min
Today, Matt and Kia, talk about how to communicate your value to your potential clients. Kia suggests starting with yourself. Reflect on why you value photography. To Kia, it’s a matter of life and death. Photographers are often the first call when…
I learned so much from OFA
Jun 24, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, Matt tells Kia about something new he’s doing and basically just lets you in on their private conversation. Over the previous 30 days, Matt did (at Sam’s suggestion), Russell Brunson’s 30 day challenge, One Funnel Away. Matt explains what…
10 Must Read Books for Photographers
Jun 17, 2019 • 33 min
If you’re a regular listener, you already know some of Matt and Kia’s favorite books, as well as have a long list recommended by all of their guests. In this podcast, listen in to hear their all time top 5 must read books and why. Don’t miss Matt and…
Melanie Anderson – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Jun 10, 2019 • 65 min
Today’s podcast is with Melanie Anderson, who is constantly teaching and giving back to the industry. She has a retail studio space that is full service, including portrait work, extreme volume and commercial work. Listen in to hear Melanie talk about…
Shannon Atchley – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Jun 3, 2019 • 38 min
On this podcast, Kia and Matt interview Shannon Atchley, who is known for her lighting skills. She teaches lighting at the Modern Senior Imagine Conference and is teaching at SYNC next year. Shannon is a photographer in a very small town and says word of…
Chris Scott – A Photographer Podcast Interview
May 27, 2019 • 42 min
Matt & Kia interview Chris Scott in this episode. He is based in Colorado Springs and he and his wife specialize in helping shoot and burn photographers transition to in person sales and printing. Chris and his wife started out as shoot and burn…
Brianna Gamble – A Photographer Podcast Interview
May 20, 2019 • 55 min
Matt and Brianna originally met at Seniors Ignite and just reconnected at SYNC. Brianna is in Northern California and is most well known for her destination sessions with her high school seniors and her model program. Last year, Brianna brought on 3…
Molly Keyser – A Photographer Podcast Interview
May 13, 2019 • 45 min
Matt’s pumped to interview Molly of Boudie Shorts with Kia on this episode of, From Nothing to Profit. To make a long story short: Molly started with photographing weddings, had a client request a boudoir session, she fell in love and switched to boudoir…
Carla Lynn – A Photographer Podcast Interview
May 6, 2019 • 35 min
Matt’s last interview from SYNC is with Carla Lynn and you need to listen to this one! Carla is bilingual and hearing impaired. She is from Bolivia and came to the US (Nashville, TN) at 18 years old with her new son. She worked 3 jobs and met her husband…
Nate Peterson – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Apr 29, 2019 • 27 min
Another incredible podcast from SYNC with Matt and Nate Peterson. Nate is a photographer in Wisconsin, with his home, wife, and french bulldog in the same commercial building as his studio. Nate is also a speaker, teaching about business mostly. You don’t…
Jessica Robertson – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Apr 22, 2019 • 35 min
Matt interviews Jessica Robertson while at SYNC 2019. Her first career was a high school teacher, which is something Matt and Jessica have in common. They both loved working with that age group and still do. And they both love teaching (and learning),…
Dan Frievalt – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Apr 15, 2019 • 43 min
Another awesome podcast from SYNC! Matt interviews Dan Frievalt, of Frievalt Photography. He photographs 40 seniors a year these days to make sure he and his clients are getting to do what they want. Listen in to hear how Dan found his sweet spot in terms…
David Beckham – Episode 027 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Apr 8, 2019 • 36 min
On this episode, Matt interviews David Beckham, while they attend and teach at SYNC. David talks about his senior focus and how he wants people to look at his work and ask, how did he light that? David talks about posting his best work, always. David gets…
True Moua – Episode 026 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Apr 1, 2019 • 45 min
This is a podcast episode you definitely want to hear! Matt and Kia interview True Moua, who is a photographer and educator, based in Wisconsin. She shoots only natural light and has a love for Iceland. You don’t want to miss True’s “all seasons session”…
Model Program Q and A– Episode 025 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Mar 25, 2019 • 31 min
Matt & Kia discuss high school senior model programs on this episode of the podcast. They compare the way they each do their programs and how they’ve changed the programs over the years. Seniors are busy these days and want to be part of something fun.…
Leslie Kerrigan – Episode 024 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Mar 18, 2019 • 36 min
Leslie Kerrigan is the creator of Seniorologie and also has her own podcast. Leslie has run her own senior portrait studio for 10 years and started Seniorologie to educate herself and also share what she is learning. Conference 12, put on by Seniorologie,…
Sam Marvin – Episode 023 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Mar 11, 2019 • 36 min
Today, Matt interviews Sam Marvin Photography, while in Idaho speaking at their convention. Sam is an amazing high school senior photographer in Boise, Idaho. Sam is all about encouraging self confidence and self worth. You don’t want to miss what is…
Allison Tyler Jones – Episode 022 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Mar 4, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode, Kia interviews Allison Tyler Jones (http://atjphoto.com), all by herself, while Matt teaches at PPA Idaho. This is Allison’s first podcast, but she’s a veteran speaker and has been a photographer for 14 years. Kia was blown away the first…
Gary Box – Episode 021 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Feb 25, 2019 • 34 min
This is an episode you do not want to miss. Gary Box is on the podcast today. Kia has known Gary since the first conference she attended. Gary is starting his 30th year of being a full time professional photographer. Matt says Gary’s Facebook group…
Matt Hoaglin Social Media Q and A – Episode 020 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Feb 18, 2019 • 31 min
You don’t want to miss this podcast! Matt is teaching at PPA Idaho in Boise, so he bounces ideas off of and asks for Kia’s perspective on social media so get prepared for his program. They start with goals, like brand awareness and how you measure that.…
Grant Andrew – Episode 019 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Feb 11, 2019 • 39 min
Ready to shake things up? Today, Matt and Kia interview Grant Andrew, Matt’s friend and business coach. Listen in to hear them talk about how important the message is you’re putting out to your ideal client. The person running the business, is the…
Kia Bondurant Instagram Q and A – Episode 018 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Feb 4, 2019 • 32 min
On this episode, Kia and Matt talk about social media strategies, specifically Instagram. Businesses are more accepted on Instagram than on other platforms. They talk about finding the best platform to connect with your clients. Kia did an experiment…
Teri Fode – Episode 017 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Jan 28, 2019 • 41 min
You don’t want to miss this podcast when Kia and Matt interview Teri Fode (@terifode)! Teri has been a professional photographer for 15 years. She also owns and operates Voice Your Brand. Teri specializes in photographing seniors and their families.…
Money Talk – Episode 016 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Jan 21, 2019 • 37 min
On today’s episode of From Nothing to Profit, Kia and Matt talk about money. Listeners wanted to know how to choose what to sell and how to price those things, what to spend money on and what not too, and more, so Matt and Kia answer those questions in…
Everardo Keeme – Episode 015 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Jan 14, 2019 • 33 min
Make sure you listen in, as on this podcast, Matt interviews Everardo Keeme, who is a certified professional photographer and also a professional snorer. Everardo got into photography on accident. He was working a corporate job, loved it, won a trip to…
Jamie Swanson – Episode 014 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Jan 7, 2019 • 58 min
In this episode of from Nothing to Profit, A Photographer’s Podcast, Matt and Kia interview Jamie Swanson, who is really leading the personal brand photography market. Jamie is actually starting a new podcast about building a personal brand so make sure…
New Years Special – Episode 013 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Dec 31, 2018 • 22 min
If you love Kia Bondurant, you’ll love this podcast episode! Matt interviews Kia about her New Year’s tradition. Kia chooses a word of the year, every year. Kia tried it first with her best friend in 2011, then her husband, Andy and the first time was…
Jeff Richardson – Episode 012 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Dec 24, 2018 • 34 min
Today’s podcast features Jeff Richardson (@Richardsonstudios), who has been in the industry for 24 years and considers himself a maverick. Listen in to learn about Jeff’s upbringing and how that’s translated to his business, such as how being homeschooled…
Goal Setting – Episode 011 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Dec 17, 2018 • 34 min
In this podcast, Kia interviews Matt about goal setting. He compares goal setting to creating a road map so you know what opportunities to take throughout the year. He recommends brainstorming everything you want to accomplish for 5 minutes, dreaming huge…
Shalem Kitter – Episode 010 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Dec 10, 2018 • 37 min
Today’s podcast we talk with Shalem Kitter, who owns The Studio in Anchorage, Alaska. He and his husband, Mitch, also started, and are continuing, the Love is Love Project. Shalem specializes in senior portraits with fashion projects on the side. He tells…
Darty Hines – Episode 009 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Dec 3, 2018 • 44 min
This week, we talk to Darty Hines, co-owner of SYNC, Senior & Youth National Conference (See Below for a Discount Code). Both Kia & Matt attended Darty’s classes back when they were first starting their businesses. Darty has been in the industry for 25…
Vicki Taufer – Episode 008 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Nov 26, 2018 • 48 min
Today Vicki Taufer tells about what is working now in her business. Vicki has been in the industry almost 20 years now. She focuses on artistic portraiture, located in Morton, Illinois (pumpkin capital of the world). Vicki teaches internationally and…
Heather Bookout – Episode 007 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Nov 19, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, we talk to Heather Bookout. She specializes in story themed session experiences. You may have heard about the Santa experience but she does something similar to it all year long and at a whole other level. She has a really unique way of…
Lori Nordstrom – Episode 006 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Nov 12, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, we talk to Lori Nordstrom. Lori started her first business at 16 years old. She’s been a photographer for over 20 years and recently intentionally began to downsize her photography business and start teaching/coaching more. However, she…
Scott Wyden Kivowitz – Episode 005 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Nov 5, 2018 • 38 min
Today we interview Scott Wyden Kivowitz. Learn about his story of working full time at Imagely, the wordpress photography people (https://www.imagely.com/) and part time as a photographer. It is important for Scott to continue to love photography, which…
John Pyle – Episode 004 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Oct 29, 2018 • 59 min
Ever sold an iPhone picture in an album? Maybe you should. John Pyle explains why… In this episode, we talk to John Pyle. John Pyle specializes in senior portraits, lifestyle photos and model work. He’s been a photographer for over 10 years and recently…
Rose Coleman – Episode 003 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Oct 22, 2018 • 53 min
Today we interview Rose Coleman. Learn about her story of growing up in the industry and after years, switching from a boutique photography studio model to a volume studio based on club sports. She said no to overhead and yes to profit. It is important…
Matt Hoaglin – Episode 002 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Sep 21, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode Matt Hoaglin talks about how running paid instagram, Facebook and Snapchat ads is making a huge difference in his business. Tune in to learn how he is converting these ads into paying customers. Here is a free video on what he is doing:…
Kia Bondurant – Episode 001 – A Photographer Podcast Interview
Sep 21, 2018 • 34 min
In Episode 001 we interview Kia Bondurant. Kia Bondurant has been a full time professional portrait photographer for over 20 years. With her experience of owning a large successful business and recently starting a new portrait studio from scratch, she…
Welcome – Episode 000 – A Photographer Podcast
Sep 21, 2018 • 8 min
In this Episode, Matt and Kia tell you a little about why they started the podcast and what to expect.