10 Books Every Photographer Needs On Her Book Shelf

I’ve always loved to read.

Even as a little girl I remember getting in trouble for reading too much. Haha! Let me rephrase that. Mom would fuss at me because I literally could not put a book down to walk across the house. She was always worried I was going to trip or run into a wall :)

Back then it was Little House On The Prairie and Nancy Drew mysteries, but today it is mostly business books. They fascinate me. I love learning and growing. Honestly, I think that’s what has helped my photography business more than anything over the years.


Stretching myself, growing as a leader, learning from leaders outside of my industry has challenged me in more ways that I could ever count. I am eternally grateful to the authors who have poured their heart and soul into these amazing books for entrepreneurs like me and you.

If you are a photographer, creative entrepreneur or business owner of any kind really, be sure to set aside some time each week for some professional development by diving into some of these books!

Here are 10 books I believe every entrepreneur should have on her book shelf:

People Over Profit



Who Moved My Cheese


Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business

The 4 Hour Workweek

Leaders Eat Last

Make It Happen

Getting Things Done

Now, get to reading girl!

Set yourself a goal and get those read next year. One a month with a little wiggle room. You will be amazed at how much you will change as a person and business owner.

Don’t like to read? How about listening?

I hear ya! With my busy schedule it is tough to sit down to read like I used to. That’s why I love Audible. I can get through a book in half the time it would take me to read it. Sometimes I’ll even put one on if I’m going for a run. But mostly I just listen to 90’s rap. Just sayin.

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