Andrew Hellmich

About Andrew Hellmich

Andrew Hellmich is the owner and principal photographer of Impact Images - the leading wedding and portrait studio of the Central Coast. A frequent blogger and podcaster on all things weddings. Andrew has written an eBook/wedding guide for brides looking for hints, tips and advice to have the best wedding day possible.

286: Iain Sim – Messenger Marketing For Photographers

Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area. Iain Sim of put together his messenger marketing for photographers course out of necessity. After running multiple Facebook Ad campaigns for both his wedding and portrait photography businesses in Melbourne, screening applicants was killing his business. Ian and Jo, his wife and businesses partner were looking for ways to minimise the time spent on making calls to find the best possible prospects to photograph after a successful advertising campaign. That's [...]

By |2018-10-22T12:10:59+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

Audio Diary 6 – Peterborough Portrait and Wedding Photographer Dan Waters

Dan Waters of and agreed to record this interview while driving fr0m Peterborough to Cambridge for me to play tourist for a day and for Dan to reminisce and play tour guide to the university town he grew up in. Once we got past the topic of Bobby, his incredibly loved dog who lives a life better than most children, we moved on to business and life as a photographer in Peterborough. In the conversation, Dan shares his ideals on [...]

By |2018-10-11T12:17:07+00:00October 13th, 2018|Xperiments|0 Comments

285: Nick and Tom – I wish I knew this when starting my photography business

Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area. Something different for this episode of the podcast with an in-person conversation with two photographers in the early stages of their careers where I share the things I wish I'd known when starting my business - over 20 years ago. From generating leads, making sales, offering discounts to friends and family plus some gear and equipment talk and more. Here's how the interview came about... Nicholas Varady-Szabo [...]

By |2018-10-09T14:10:18+00:00October 8th, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

Why do you charge for PhotoBizX Podcasts when other podcasts are free?

I received the following email from John (not his real name) via the contact form on this website: Subject:  Membership Message: Not good that you are splitting the interviews into two parts.....paid and not paid. Disappointing to say the least.   There's no question associated with the email but if it were a question, it'd be a fair one if John had of asked: Why do you charge listeners to hear the full interviews each week? I took John's email as a [...]

By |2018-09-25T09:58:26+00:00September 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Audio Diary 5 – London Documentary Wedding Photographer Mark Seymour

Mark Seymour of hosted an industry dinner that coincided with my time in London and I was lucky enough to be invited along. There were photographers, high-end function coordinators, a photography business coach, an album company representative, a wedding marketing startup sales person and an incredible meal hosted by Mark and Karen at their lovely home. The idea of these dinners/get-togethers (this is the second time Mark has hosted a dinner like this) is to network, make friends and meet [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:00:41+00:00September 25th, 2018|Xperiments|0 Comments

284: Sonya Keenan – Digital marketing is so much more than a Facebook Ad

Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area. Sonya Keenan of started her professional life as a photographer 30 odd years ago! Although a hobbyist photographer today, those early skills have been instrumental in setting up her content and publishing business. In this interview, Sonya shares what it means to be a photographer who embraces digital marketing and how you can embrace the different channels to reach your perfect target client and generate more bookings. You'll [...]

By |2018-09-25T12:19:58+00:00September 24th, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

James became a PhotoBizX Premium Member, should you?

You probably don't want a list of reasons why you should join the membership from me. Instead... here's an email from Hunter Valley wedding photographer James White. An email he sent after I asked how everything was going with his membership. He says: Hey Andrew Always happy to share my successes and failures with you mate! Like I have said time and time again, I owe a lot of my success to PBX and what it has done for my business [...]

By |2018-09-24T15:44:39+00:00September 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Audio Diary 4 – London Street and Wedding Photographer Darren Lehane

Darren Lehane of has some pretty strong feelings on what is and what isn't street photography. It's the same with gear, especially new photography gear and the clamour for photographers to get hold of it to make them a better photographer or somehow improve their photography business. After spending a few days with Darren while visiting the UK, it was very cool to hear his thoughts on all things photography - from street, weddings, personal projects, books, the masters and skills of today's photographers. Not [...]

By |2018-10-09T20:26:13+00:00September 19th, 2018|Xperiments|0 Comments

283: Jo Menneer – How to run a truly successful studio based photography business

Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area. Jo Menneer of Divine Divas boudoir photography studio AND Spirit Studios family photography business is based in Bath UK and was happy to record an impromptu interview where she shares the ins and outs of marketing two separate photography businesses operating under the one amazing roof while managing multiple photographers and staff. Jo and her photographer husband Neill operate their incredibly successful business from a converted Methodist Church in the stunning city [...]

By |2018-09-17T15:36:04+00:00September 17th, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

What I learned from my first podcast interview with Andrew on PhotoBizX

The following post was submitted by documentary newborn and family photographer Jenna Christina after being interviewed for episode 251 of the podcast where she went into detail on utilising email marketing to better connect and go on to book your perfect target client. Although Jenna was nervous about coming on the show with no prepared questions, she did a beautiful job of sharing her thoughts. Here are some of her tips for when you get called up for an interview on this or another photography podcast. [...]

By |2018-09-24T15:49:09+00:00September 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments