Ep 4 – Melissa Cabral – Your Guide to a Successful Shoot

Hey Photogs! Today we bring you Melissa Cabral to sit down and talk about her five step process to being prepared and having a great shoot with your client. Mike and Melissa break down each step to help you understand what it takes to make the experience great for you and your client. These steps will not only make your session a great one, but leave your client wowed and ready for their next shoot. So tune in and learn how you can raise the bar and rake in the profits.


More about the guest speaker: Melissa is an Executive Producer and Creative Project manager. Her job is to take you, the client, and create the vision that you see, from production plans, to assembling the team, all the way to it being delivered to you on time and how you envisioned.

Her company, It’s A Production, was envisioned ever since she was 2 years old (there’s a video to prove it!). She looks forward to joining your team and helping make your project truly shine!

Discussion Summary:

  • Learn how communication with your client is a paramount part of every photo session.
  • How does planning have so much to do with photography?
  • Find out why it’s important to be able to think on your feet.
  • Things can and will go wrong, but find out what to do when things do fall apart.


If you have any questions about this episode or want to give me some feedback (I love all feedback) you can email me here: mike@photogsunite.com


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About the Author Mike Lloyd

Mike is the Tim Burton of photography. He tells powerful, imaginative stories with cinematic photography. He specializes in dramatic, film-noir style boudoir and epic cinematic portraits. He's also the creative force behind Photogs Unite! which focuses on learning from professionals outside the photography industry to learn marketing, sales, branding, and everything else you need to know to build a thriving photography business. And burritos are the key to his happiness.

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