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.

196: Callie Gates – I Attempted Suicide but Photography Saved Me

Callie Gates of CameraCallie tried to commit suicide and photography has been her saviour. I read a post inside the Looks Like Film Facebook group (which you can read below) after her set portrait caught my attention as I scrolled quickly through the feed. After reading her post, I invited Callie to be interviewed about a subject that affects many in the photography community but rarely talked about - depression. Although there is less "actionable business content" in this [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Podcast|2 Comments

195: Dan Waters – Do You Want a Successful Business or To Look Good Online

Dan Waters of describes himself as 'The World's Most Helpful Photographer.' On his about page, Dan says, I'm running a project to do something nice for someone from every country on earth. With a marketing background, Dan has built a successful photography business in a low income city in the UK, doesn't have a studio and believes if he can do it, anyone can! After some research and before asking Dan onto the show, I wanted to make sure [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Podcast|9 Comments

194: Meredith Adelaide – Forget Making a Living and Focus on Making a Life

Meredith Adelaide of utilises Instagram (at the moment) to share her work with the world and her 30,000+ followers.  At a time when financial security seems to be the farthest thing from her mind, this interview skirts the edges when it comes to talking about the business of photography. At the same time, the approach Meredith takes to life, photography, social media and creativity might be the bright beacon of freedom you've been searching for in regard to your photography business. You just [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Podcast|5 Comments

193: Matt Druin – Back Up Strategies and Living Debt Free as a Photographer

Matt Druin of is a returning guest and one of the most helpful photographers you'll ever know. It's not unusual to find Matt happily sharing and helping, in detail, anything he can to answer questions, give advice and share his experiences to see other members advance their business or solve issues. In this interview, Matt shares his back up strategies and how you can live debt free as a photographer. It was a discussion inside the Members Facebook group that [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Podcast|3 Comments

192: Jake Olson – When Things Go Bad for a Successful Photographer

Jake Olson of found himself in the midst of a s#@t storm earlier this year. Things blew up into a monumental mess for Jake after a series of social media posts went viral and he's been pretty quiet since then. In this candid interview, Jake shares what it's like when things go bad for a successful photographer. Really bad... really fast! Before that, Jake was named by The Huffington Post as one of the Top 30 Most Socially [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Podcast|12 Comments

191: Fuel Your Photos – How To Get Found by Your Perfect Photography Clients

Corey Potter and Ben Turner from Fuel Your Photos and Turner Web Services are SEO experts who specialise in helping photographers get found by the right clients and plenty of them. Corey has a background in wedding photography where he and his wife Ashley built up and still shoot at Ablaze Photography in Columbia, South Carolina. His main focus now is marketing and SEO for photographers. Ben is a Texas based web developer and a former professor of web [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Podcast|5 Comments

TPX13: Donato Di Camillo – Reaching for The Holy Grail of Photography

Donato Di Camillo of is on his way to reaching the holy grail of photographers and artists alike... having his photography recognised as his own. In my opinion, Donato is developing into one of the photographers of our time. I discovered his work via Instagram and was immediately drawn to his up close and environmental style and the people he was photographing. His work is based in and around the streets and beaches of New York and it's as [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Xperiments|2 Comments

190: Jamie Pfister – Mastering Boudoir Photography, Business and Women

Jamie Pfister of  The Adore Girls is the owner and one of the photographers at the Nashville based boudoir photography studio. She is completely self taught as a photographer and was named Photographer of the Year in 2015 by the Association of International Boudoir Photographers. After visiting The Adore Girls website I knew I had to try and get Jamie on the show; the photography, the studio, the videos, the information, layout and navigation - it's all there. It was [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Podcast|11 Comments

189: Kristen Cook – Design a Photography Business Lifestyle Around your Family

Kristen Cook of is a multi-award winning Melbourne based photographer specialising in newborn, baby and wedding photography. She gave up work as a Lawyer after her daughter was born 9 years ago and was drawn to photography. Since then, her business and photography have both evolved into something very special. The real beauty is Kristen operates this successful business around her family's needs with plenty of time to be the perfect mum. She describes herself as a love [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Podcast|5 Comments

TPX12: CJ Chilvers – You are not just a Photographer, You Need to Be a Publisher

CJ Chilvers of is a writer, blogger and photographer. CJ appeared in episode 119 of PhotoBizX Podcast right after I read his thought provoking book, "A lesser Photographer - escaping the gear trap to focus on what matters" Since then, CJ has started blogging daily and I look forward to his email notifications above all others in regard to photography. Not only does he fly in the face of the recommendations Google makes to bloggers about long pillar type blog posts, he [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Xperiments|2 Comments