Epic Artworks: The Business of Sports Photography

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Sports photography is all about freezing action and capturing an unforgettable, blink-of-an-eye moment—something Andrew and Karen Bourne of Epic Artwork & Photo have a natural talent for!

Epic Artworks is a husband-wife photography team passionate about capturing great emotion and energy in their images. Their skill and style of shooting easily transition to any type of photography. Although, their specialty is shooting live action events, such as rock ‘n roll concerts, aviation shows, tattoo conventions, and, now, sports too!

Business is Business—Even with Art

Although sports photography is in high demand, Epic Artworks still needed a well-constructed marketing plan to build meaningful client relationships, promote their business, and set the stage for future growth. Marketing is an essential component of building a successful photography business, particularly when it comes to reaching new clients.

Sun Sign Designs worked closely with Epic Artworks to establish their brand and develop a strong digital presence through these proven digital marketing tactics.


Every photographer needs an online presence. It is not only an essential digital touchpoint for clients to preview a photographer’s work, but it is critical for photography businesses to establish a professional presence clients can trust. A professional website establishes the credibility needed to begin building client relationships with school administrations, their sports teams, and parents.

A photography website is needed for much more than displaying impressive images. A website is the best place to share your brand’s story and build personal connections with visitors. In fact, studies show that approximately 50% of first-time website visitors will look at the About Us page to learn “who you are” and the business’s vision. Building out content that is personal to a brand’s story and background is not only pivotal to engaging and interesting visitors, but also establishing trust.

Read Epic Artworks personal brand story here.

Digital Portfolio

Incredible action shots are the bread-and-butter of sports photography. Prospective clients expect to see an extensive portfolio of these types of shots to signal a photographer’s experience and credibility. As a result, photographers like Epic Artworks need a digital space to display their collection of live-action sports photography.

In a digital world, online portfolio displays are a must. The digital portfolio takes on the role of displaying the photographer’s creative range, showing their specialties, and demonstrating their professional skill to clients. When deciding on how best to showcase their work online, it is important to carefully select the best images, curate an engaging visual narrative, and present their portfolio of work in a professional yet attractive manner.

Check out Epic Artworks’ sports photography portfolio here.

Social Media

Fostering authentic connections is the best way for businesses to market themselves to their target audience. Where’s the best place to do that? Social media.

Social media is an integral part of every business’s marketing plan, regardless of the industry. Why? It’s a proven marketing tool that provides endless organic opportunity to connect with your target audience and grow your following. Social media provides an easy, accessible way for photographer’s to showcase their work, reach a wider audience, and create genuine connections with prospective clients.

After all, photographers like Epic Artworks already have loads of amazing content to share (i.e. their photography!). As a result, social media provides the perfect platform for photographers to engage their audience with what they do best. Check out Epic Artworks Instagram here, Facebook here, and Twitter here for a look at their social media strategy.

Blog Presence

Social media is a great place to start a conversation with your audience, but where do you go to deepen those conversations? To the blog!

Although visuals are the heart and soul of photography, words do wonders too! Not only do blogs strengthen SEO to drive traffic to your website and work, but it is also a great opportunity for visitors and prospective clients to gain insight into your skills, connect with your brand story, and understand what your business can offer them. Blogs are a highly effective way to engage your audience, educate or interest them, and attract them to keep them coming to your brand.

Visit Epic Artworks blog here, where they share behind-the-scenes looks at their photography services, best practices, and other topics important to their brand.

Final Thoughts

A well-designed website and marketing plan are essential to building the meaningful client relationships that allow your business to thrive. Are you ready to take your business to the next level of growth? Schedule a FREE 30 minute strategy session with us today!

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