Hair of the dog Podcast

Weekly conversations to help pet photographers excel

Welcome to the hair of the dog podcast

I’m all about helping pet photographers achieve their wildest dreams – whether that’s honing their craft or building a thriving, six-figure+ business. From tried-and-true strategies and practical tips, to digging deep into the often-overlooked aspects of success, like mindset and personal growth.

Join me for actionable advice and fun, candid conversations that will inspire you to take your pet photography to the next level!  Scroll down to check out our latest podcasts, or click the button to listen on Apple Podcasts.

Most Recent Podcasts

Below you’ll find our most recent podcasts, starting with the most recently launched.

The Offline Photographer Ep. 3

The Offline Photographer Ep. 3

We’re diving deep into the heart of in-person marketing with our special series, “The Offline Photographer.” Hosted by Heather Lahtinen, today’s episode is all about the art of the pivot.

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Our Quantum Leap Adventure

Our Quantum Leap Adventure

Buckle up for an action-packed adventure with Nicole Begley and Heather Lahtinen, where we dive into the superhero transformation of everyday photographers into unstoppable business heroes, all thanks to theProgress Lab!

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The Four Levels of Commercial Photography

The Four Levels of Commercial Photography

In this innovative episode of the Freedom Focus Photography podcast, Nicole Begley introduces a compelling new series titled “The Creative Freedom Rebellion,” featuring regular guest J.Nichole Smith. This series is dedicated to emphasizing the importance of defining personal freedom and success on one’s own terms.

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The Offline Photographer Ep. 2

The Offline Photographer Ep. 2

In today’s episode, we’re talking with Laura Wombwell, who shares her experience in building a valuable partnership with a local veterinary clinic. You’ll discover a deeper understanding of the importance of in-person engagement and learn strategies to cultivate relationships that can significantly benefit your photography businesses.

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Wanna see our whole list of podcasts?

See all the episodes we’ve created to date. Spoiler alert- there are a lot of them!

“Invaluable resource for pet photographers!”

The Hair of the Dog Podcast is just another one of the amazing resources that Nicole Begley has created for pet photographers! Running a photography business is so much more than taking pretty pictures. Nicole and her guests share so much more on the HOD podcast, the information is truly invaluable!


Looking for a certain podcast topic?

Check out our special pet photography podcast topics below, to get the information you need now.


Dog and horse photography skill-building tips


Photoshop and Lightroom tips and tricks

Pricing & Sales

Pricing sessions & products, and selling both


Starting up, workflow, copyright and more


How to find clients and get your calendar booked


Mindset strategies for a successful business


Searching for something super specific?

Search our podasts (and YouTube videos!) for topics like:

best lens locations video collections SEO copyright

“Informative and very useful”

This podcast shares a wealth of useful and practical information for all photographers. I listen to many of the Podcasts several times and take notes.I highly recommend it for all photographers, not just pet photographers.


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Are you ready to connect with pet photographers from all over the world?  Join us in the Hair of the Dog Community – a community created for working and aspiring professional pet photographers.


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