is an EXCITING day! I get to announcing a little something new AND I get to give away a free set of templates from tuesday’s post! So, first things first! Drum roll pleaseeeeee!!! The recipient of the FREE T4P Album Templates is…… AMANDA GERLING!! Woohoo!! I’ll be emailing ya girl! And now on to more exciting news…. I have been pondering this idea for a WHILE… like MONTHS… maybe even a year! I wish that I could host workshops every month and connect with all of the awesome photographers than email me with questions but that’s just impossible. Workshops are only offered twice a year during my off season and that’s how
it’s going to stay, at least for a while. Workshops are awesome because we cover SO MUCH information in such a short amount of time. It’s tough sometimes to squeeze it all in but what I offer workshop attendees is my knowledge that I have spent almost 4 years gaining. I’ve attended workshops of my own over the last four years and I’ve shot over 80 weddings and so workshops are my chance to allow other photographers to get a HEADSTART. By sharing information that took me 4 years to learn, these attendees are making HUGE strides in their businesses at a rapid pace. Workshops are WORTH IT…. and I’m going to continue to offer them. However, there are somethings that just cannot happen at a 8 hour workshop with 18 attendees… and that’s one on one time with each photographer. I’m so busy making the WORKSHOP happen, I can’t sit down with everyone and coach them on their next steps and give them individual advice. That’s not what a workshop is for….and I realize that some photographers would benefit MORE from a more intimate setting where I can critique and coach….so..without further adue….I’m introducing COACHING SESSIONS! What is this you say? Well let me explain….
I know several photographers that offer mentoring sessions and while my COACHING SESSIONS are going to be very similar, I don’t think the name “Mentoring” is the best description for what I’m offering. I dont’ want other photographers to be mini “Katelyn James”s or even approach business EXACTLY the same way I do….. I want to help COACH other photographers to be the BEST version of themselves! Something that I have really LOVED helping people with in the past is what I enjoy most about MY business… and that’s BRANDING, MARKETING and creating a STYLE of my own. So whether you’re a photographer that’s struggling with your image style/quality, or your branding… or your online presence… a coaching session may be ideal for you! Now, instead of meeting one-on-one…. I’ve added a little spin to this. I will actually be meeting with two photographers at a time….. and there is a good reason for this…. 1. It breaks down the cost, 2. I will be able to teach and shoot head shots simultaneously and 3. You’ll be able to learn from one another’s strengths and weaknesses. Here’s the break down of a coaching session:
What I love MOST about hosting workshops and TEACHING are the relationships I get to build with other photographers in the industry. Coaching sessions will allow me to get to know two individuals on a personal level once a month and I’m SO EXCITED about this!! If you’re thinking about investing in this, here are somethings to consider! :
– This will be FUN…. but it’s not a hangout sesh… we’re going to WORK… HARD!! You’re investing money and time into this and so I want you to walk away with as many proactive steps as possible!!
– You’ll need to take time to prepare before hand. Gather branding materials you already have or ideas of what you are dreaming of. This is NOT a design session. I won’t be re-branding your business and designing logos:)… but I will be helping you cast a VISION for your business and what the next steps should be to get to the next level.
– Those interested in a coaching session are most likely going to be the go-getters… the photographers that REALLY want to see a change happen in their business…. so if you’re sitting on the fence, decide to jump off:)
Coaching dates for JUNE, JULY and AUGUST are now up for grabs! I have no idea how quickly these will book. It could take a few days.. or WEEKS! Who knows!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!