Quick note: JGP is an affiliate for some of the resources on this page, which means I get a small commission when you purchase using these links, or anywhere else on our site. It doesn’t cost you extra-- in fact, in many cases, it actually costs you less, because I was able to grab a discount on your behalf! I only ever promote products and services that I have vetted, used and love, and I hope these resources are so helpful for you!
The Free Resources
When I began my business, there was so much to learn-- and so many different opinions to wade through! I wanted to create a one-stop-easy-shop for you to find all my absolute go-to's in my business...the freebies I have made with you in mind, my favorite online tools and programs, the gear I have used and loved for years, and my favorite books! I hope this makes your life (and your time on google!) so much easier!
Want to learn to take better pictures of your kids?!! Maybe you have just a cell phone, or a "fancy" camera that you aren't sure how to use? Grab my FREE E-Book, "3 Simple Steps to get Great Photos of your Kids!".
Lightroom Mobile is a free app that works on all phones and is a powerful editing app...but it's hard to use without a little introduction! Don't worry my friend, I've got you covered!
After way.too.many dark, blurry, or bad photos, I mastered using my camera phone to capture my kids, family, and travels, and now I've got a FREE quick video to teach you my TOP 5 TIPS to take better phone photos today
My Engagement Session Style Guide Template is one of the tools I use in my business to serve and provide value to my couples (and help create amazing engagement sessions that future clients will dream of!), and I am sharing it with you! Grab my E-Session Guide Template and customize for your couples today!
Lighting choices are an always-growing process in my work, and the part of each wedding day and session that I still have to think about the most! Grab this checklist that you can put into action TODAY to help remind you of the key topics when it comes to working with sunlight and shade while you are photographing!
Get INSTANT access to your guide teaching you how to Start Your Newsletter in 3 Easy Steps by signing up here!
Don't let social media be the only way you can contact your audience anymore!
I regularly only use THREE presets on my photos that I have developed over the years, and I am sharing them with you!
Grab these simple, light, and airy presets now!
Client experience is one of the biggest contributors to word of mouth marketing, which is the best FREE way to earn new business! Download this quick free guide for 3 steps to WOWING your clients during every part of your interaction with them!!
Get INSTANT access to your Creative Business Owner's Guide to Outsourcing by signing up here (in other words...get your LIFE back!!)!
Let me send you a FREE e-book on jumpstarting your blog, including 3 full pages of content idea! Grow your business with free marketing today!
(with 2+pages of content ideas)
Get 250 MB of bonus storage
Beautiful Client Photo Galleries with integrated Prints Shop
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Heirloom albums, press printed books, & styling accessories for
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Cloud storage for work and home.
Google Drive is by FAR my preferred option, and works on my computer and phone!
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A drag & drop website builder for photographers.
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This is my online Client Management System, booking software, coaching session scheduler, and so much more! It replaced my past excel spread sheets, printed/mailed contracts, and sticky notes system (that was horrible!) and allows me to invoice, do contracts, collect payments, and stay SUPER organized-- all accessible from desktop or mobile!
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Simply resize, pair, and add your logo to images for blog and social media sharing (and so much more!)!
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ShowIt + Wordpress website templates: beautiful, high end, easy to use, and affordable templates that I love and use! This Tools and Resources page is one of the Palm Shop Templates, in addition to multiple other pages on my site!
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Quality Photo Prints & Gifts. This is my #1 recommendation for pro-quality prints and wall art!
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#1 Password Manager + Vault App.
I use this to store all my passwords on computer+mobile so that I can have safe, complex passwords-- and remember them all!
Try trello for free
A FREE online organizational system that allows you to mark off those to-do's and collaborate with your team. It's like an online post it note bulletin board in the very best way (and did I mention free?)!
GET PHOTO MECHANIC
Use Photo Mechanic to quickly and efficiently cull through your photos! Photo Mechanic is a powerful organizational tool as well, and loads much quicker than culling in Lightroom!
Edit your photos with my go-to editing program, Adobe Lightroom! It is truly the easiest, most powerful editing software to use, and is purchased though a monthly membership to Adobe Cloud.
Create beautiful digital marketing tools for FREE with Canva's drag + drop editor! Photo collages, brochures, newsletters, and SO much more all for free.
Get a contract
Grab contract templates for your creative business from Paige, an attorney and creative to get you legally legit!
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Home Studio List is a platform of styled homes across 30+ states available to rent by the hour for photo shoots, film productions, and content creation.
Get $10 off your first reservation with code: JILLG4758
My favorite online storefront for courses, downloads, and digital products! This can be your one stop shop for a course platform, a shop, and hosting an educational community, and emailing your students. You can run memberships, sell products or downloads, and teach courses all on Podia!
My favorite email marketing system to create landing pages and stay connected with clients and customers in their inbox! Convertkit has extremely advanced funnel building capabilities that are unmatched in the industry, automations to take care of linking all your landing pages to your email lists, and beyond! It is such a powerful email marketing system.
A 6-module blueprint designed to transform your photography side-hustle into a profitable and sustainable business. From starting your business legally to pricing to finding your dream clients to BTS workflow and beyond: this course sets your photography business up for success...without all the guesswork.
Learn how to shoot like a 6-figure photographer and capture beautiful, bright, meaningful photos in any situation so you can build a successful business on your own terms in this 24 module signature program.
A 1.5-hour video course designed to transform your pics from “just a cell phone photo” to beautiful, bright, album-worthy pictures.
Edit your phone photos with just ONE click to either "fix" an issue or add beautiful "flair" and style
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Your Beginner's Guide to learning how to shoot in manual, find good light, and take beautiful photos with your DSLR or mirrorless camera.
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* While these are my favorite products, I do not own or manufacture any of these products. Please contact the manufacturer directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding these products.
Some of these lenses/memory cards only work with certain camera bodies, so make sure to check out compatibility with your gear or reach out with questions!