032: DARING to Shift Your Business and Excel in Senior Photography with Melissa Goodland Photography

October 21, 2020

Today on Dare to Develop we’re welcoming our friend Mel of Melissa Goodland Photography. We love the passion that Mel brings to her photography niche, which is senior photography. Not only does she capture amazing photos for her seniors, but she helps them build their community through her spokesmodel program. No matter what your creative endeavor is, Mel has got some great tips that you can use right away!


I dare you to be completely confident in what you’re doing and find your mission statement for your business. So that when your client is asking you what you can give them, exactly what you want to give them. And just get used to talking about yourself and get used to like telling your story


What do you shoot with?

Canon 5D MarkIV 

What’s your favorite wedding/creative pump up jam?

I’m usually not playing any music on my way to a shoot. It’s pretty quiet in my car because I want to mentally prepare myself for what I’m going to be doing. 

What is your favorite thing to do outside of your business?

My husband and I are huge foodies and we are just fortunate enough to be in the farm to fork capital of Sacramento. 

What is one daring the leap you’ve taken in your business?

Getting my own studio. I used to have people come to my house for in-person sales but I felt like a needed studio space. So I got a studio and I’ve actually had two studios in the matter of a year. I found my forever after like about six months or nine months later and moved into that one.

What is one thing you feel like you’re really great at in your business?

Selling myself! I know what my clients need and I know what I can provide for them. I’m able to really be confident in the services I’m providing and the products I’m trying to sell to them. 

Where can our listeners find you?

Website: https://www.melissagoodlandphotography.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissagoodlandphoto/

Do you have any special announcements/offers for our listeners?

If you book your senior for the next coming year, I’m giving away a mother-daughter mini photoshoot with their senior portrait session.



We dare you to check out the other Dare to Develop Podcast episodes including 000: Welcome to Dare to Develop where you get to meet your hosts Kristine Herman and Ashley Baumgartner.