I OFFER EDUCATION AND CONSULTING TO other mom-bosses and couples in business together TO HELP THEM LEAD A LIFE THEY LOVE.
Someone once told me that a candle is not extinguished by lighting another, and I absolutely agree. I LOVE lighting candles (especially cinnamon or lemon scented ones ...) but I also LOVE empowering women, couples, creatives, other photographers and business owners even more!!!
When I first opened my business as a photographer in 2010, I had no idea what I was doing as business a creative who worked a lot and had four little babies and husband at home: I just knew I loved people and loved photography. Since then, I have learned so much - everything from the creative side of my business (natural lighting, white balance, off camera flash, guiding poses, etc.) to the business side of my creativity (client management, automation, bookkeeping, and more) and marketing? Shoot, let's talk about social media, marketing and targeting your ideal couple just like I do!
When I first opened up my business in 2010, I had no idea what I was doing. I was blindly accepting any inquiry that showed up in my inbox, I had no idea how to price myself in order to make not just a profit, but a living ... and I certainly had no idea how to run a business. I was just a mom with a camera who wanted to make a little extra cash for my family.
I learned early on that it is so important to invest in myself with education. Not only just on the technical bits of photography, but in the other parts of being a successful and thriving business: marketing, SEO, client management and communication, and so much more. After realizing I was busting my butt and actually making $2.15 an hour as a CEO of my own business I quickly realized that the key to being a successful photography business didn't necessarily fall under my talent behind the lens - but in actually knowing how to run a business.
I pride myself on being a complete open book, and always willing to help a friend out. And when you ask me to be your mentor or hop on a coaching call with me? We're friends - don't make me start belting out the song by REM, but ... 🎶 I'll be there for you. 🎶
As an open book, I invite you to come to me with whatever it is that you are struggling with on your way to success. What will we talk about? Whatever you need to talk about! Anything from client management to managing client communications, pricing and package, social media marketing, how to move your business to a new location, how I use automation to get my time back, or anything else you are struggling with. You aren't alone, friend. Not with me in your corner!
Let's hop on the phone together for a 90 minute coaching call; this investment for your business is $250.
I once heard that a smart person learns from their own mistakes, but a wise person? They learn from the mistakes of others.
I made so many mistakes and had no idea what I was doing - everything from A to Z was completely learned through trial and error. I didn't know what automation or batching was, I knew I wanted to give my clients an incredible experience but didn't know exactly what that meant, I had no idea how to actually run a business or market myself, either.
Here's some honesty for you: I want to be the person FOR YOU that I wish I'd had when I first opened up my business. With that in mind, I've created a 12 week one-on-one mentoring intensive that is meant to literally help your grow your business, develop your skills and it is entirely tailored to YOU.
So tell me, are you smart or are you wise?
I'm honored to be able to help you grow your business and become your new friend, ally and cheerleader!
Ashley has given me creative criticism, valuable shooting tips and pushed me to become who I am as a photographer. She has reassured me when I didn’t think I would succeed. She is one of the best mentors and friend a gal could have! She’s all about building others and training the photographers of the future!
- WENDY DUPRE PHOTOGRAPHY -
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