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NYC Branded Lifestyle Portrait Photography Blog | Hi, I'm John DeMato, and I collaborate with thought leaders to create powerful, purposeful and authentic images. This is my blog where I talk all about the magic behind the portraits we create.

(Not SPAM, I swear) Want to know the secret to attracting more clients?


Want to know the secret to attracting more clients?


Get yourself some magical testimonials.


Recently, I worked with a podcast host who is leveraging his interview skills to create a wonderful product around testimonials.

Now, I’ve been a huge proponent of testimonials for a long time. 

Once upon a time, I used to produce and shoot video testimonials for clients before I ditched the video camera and focused on portraits full-time.

Testimonials come in all shapes and sizes - written, video, audio-only - and are wonderful assets for you to leverage when looking to create a connection and trust with those you serve. 

But, many of the testimonials that I come in contact with online are simply blab sessions about how amazing the person is and how wonderful s/he is to work with. 

That’s not enough, folks.

Creating a valuable testimonial that validates your effort and shares that customer’s journey from stuck to soaring (sounds like I’m selling something right now, but I’m not, I swear, lol) is not rocket science, but there is something to it.

In a recent article I wrote for the C-Suite Network, I talk about the importance of creating questions prior to requesting a testimonial from one of your clients in order to have them tell the story you want potential clients to read.

You can check out the article here.

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