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.

206: Edwina Robertson – Doing Good, Being Good and Really Living Life as a Photographer

Aussie country girl,  Edwina Robertson of is all personality and an inspiring entrepreneur who happens to have found photography... first weddings, now family portraits. 'Eddy' is doing good, being good and really living life as a photographer. On her about page she starts off with... "Hi, I'm Eddy. You can call me Edwina if you must but by the time your wedding comes, we'll be like sisters.... Or at least good friends! Eddy is a country girl who was born and [...]

By | 2017-02-08T09:48:43+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Podcast|2 Comments

How To Approach A Photographer or Photography Studio For Work

I recorded the video below a few years ago and stand by the content as much as the day I recorded it. The video was made in response to all the BAD requests I was receiving to work with Impact Images. These applications were usually via email for paid work, shooting, assisting, carrying bags, work experience, anything. The quality of enquiry was ridiculously bad. From generic emails addressed to no-one, addressed to the wrong studio altogether (yes, I've had job [...]

By | 2017-02-04T15:12:54+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

205: Daniel Usenko – Is SmartSlides Finally the Answer to Building Slideshows for Photographers

Daniel Usenko of Pixellu, the company behind SmartAlbums and now SmartSlides has been shooting weddings for over 10 years and and co-founded Pixellu to build SmartAlbums in 2012. He continues to shoot today and I'm rapt to be able to interview him for this bonus episode prior to the release of the latest and hopefully the greatest slideshow software for working photographers. The average time to make a slideshow with SmartSlides from start to finish is only 12 minutes! [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:48:29+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

204: Richie Schwartz – Pet Photography Business The Right Way

Richie Schwartz of is America's most experienced pet photographer. He founded and owns Pets Photography Studio, one of the largest pet photography companies in the U.S and things took off after partnering with other pet related businesses. His work is studio-based but mobile so he can be where the pets are. I contacted Richie immediately after receiving two separate messages from a premium listener: I'm a member of a Pet Photography Group on Facebook run by the incomparable Richie Schwartz. [...]

By | 2017-02-02T12:22:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

203: Neale James – The Business of PhotoFilms for Photographers

Neale James of is a former BBC Radio 1 broadcaster and his background in sound, combined with his documentary photography style has seen him become the pioneer of wedding Photofilms. Neale was recently a guest on the Photography Xperiment Podcast where we explored Neale’s work, in particular, Photofilms and how they have played a major role in his life and business. If you're unfamiliar with the term Photofilm - it's a combination of stills and sound, recorded on the [...]

By | 2017-01-23T17:23:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Podcast|12 Comments

202: Jen Swedhin – Dudoir Photography and Outsourcing for Multiple Income Streams

Jen Sweden of specialises in "dudoir photography" - that's correct, dudoir - boudoir style photography for men. After shooting general portraits for over 7 years, Jen made the leap to focus on mens portraiture in 2015 and she's committed to making it work, despite the infancy of this genre of photography. Not only did she change her business and creative focus to men, she moved to a new city and is now based in Denver, Colorado in the USA. Most of her [...]

By | 2017-01-25T12:44:42+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Podcast|1 Comment

TPX16: Neale James – Photofilms and Bringing Photography to Life with Audio

Neale James of is a former BBC Radio 1 broadcaster and his background in sound alongside his documentary photographic style has seen him become the pioneer of wedding photo films. If you're unfamiliar with the term Photofilm - it's a combination of stills and sound, recorded on the wedding day at an event or on a shoot. Think, cinematography meets stills photography where you see the images captured by Neale with the voices and sounds [...]

By | 2017-01-18T13:42:49+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Xperiments|0 Comments

201: Jean-Laurent Gaudy – How To Start Over with Your Photography Business from Scratch

Jean-Laurent Gaudy of and is a French photographer now based in the USA. After building a successful wedding photography business in France, JL was offered the chance to move anywhere in the USA. To do so, would mean leaving everything behind and starting over... from scratch. In this interview, learn exactly what JL did before leaving France and since arriving in New York to build the kind of photography business I know any listener would be proud to call theirs. JL relied heavily [...]

By | 2017-01-09T14:01:56+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

200: Alan Moyle – Goal Setting, Weight Loss and a New Year

Alan Moyle of is Mr. Nice Guy in the photography world and todays guest for this New Years special episode of the podcast where we focus on goal setting, weight loss and a New Year. Alan is a terrifically talented photographe, now based in Melbourne Victoria and before that Tasmania - where he still travels to photograph clients. Alan focuses on weddings, portraits and headshots plus personal projects, most notably, his work with comedians and his "Behind The Curtain" [...]

By | 2017-02-13T14:22:43+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Podcast|3 Comments

199: Andrew Hellmich – The Interviewer Gets Interviewed

In this Christmas special, Andrew Hellmich of Impact Images is interviewed by listener, premium member and friend, Paul Pennell. There was no real "brief" for Paul so this interview walks the line between serious and fun. I hope you get something from it and at the very least, learn a little more about Andrew, the regular host and interviewer for PhotoBizX and principal photographer at Impact Images. Here’s some of what we cover in this interview: What type [...]

By | 2017-02-13T14:23:12+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Podcast|13 Comments