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Moving to a new location is hard enough, but when it comes to moving your photography business, it is especially challenging.

We just moved to a new state about 400 miles away from our old town, which means we get to completely re-start our photography business in a brand new place with no word-of-mouth or brand recognition.

In some ways, it feels a lot like starting from scratch. But instead of being discouraging, I’m really excited about it. This gives us a chance to re-define who we are and to do things “right” from the very beginning.

So I thought I’d share the process we’re going through as we move our business. So let’s jump in. Click to Continue –>

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