back from the business retreat in texas and feeling refreshed and ready to keep refining and tweaking for the upcoming months! I often get asked what I do during the months when I'm not photographing weddings and there are actually so many things that happen behind the scenes to make a successful wedding season!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think it's super important to revisit a couple of things each year as a business owner! here's my list of what I refresh annually:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - my website & portfolio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - the messaging on each page⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - my offerings, making sure each is packed with value⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - content and marketing strategy using what worked well in the past⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - evaluating where my leads came from to better focus my time and energy ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - the entire client experience! were there pain points that I could have solved for my couples last year? I really think we are in charge of educating our couples on the process throughout their experience to help the wedding day go smoothly
as you start out as a photographer building your business, you're scrappy, the master of Googling and DIY-ing your approach and this definitely serves people for a time. but I think only for a time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i’ve learned over the past years that there’s a HUGE advantage to learning when the information is in a consolidated and organized manner. and that the ability to ask the presenter questions that pertain directly to your OWN business is SO vital rather than immediately implementing what you see in a blog post and running with it without considering how to best tweak the advice for how you operate as a business owner and what works best for you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ no two businesses are alike and a strategy that works for one creative and has brought them growth may not necessarily fit your own business as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m breaking down on the blog exactly why I think it’s a smart decision to invest in photography education earlier than you might think, how to figure out which educational offers will help you the most and some other questions to consider as you figure out where you’re pouring your hard earned dollars this year to grow your photography business!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're looking for a personalized plan of action to takes you from overwhelmed & stressed for time to running a systemized business that you love & allows time for what matters most, feel free to reach out over DM! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’d love to get to know you and your business a little bit better! I’m starting a waitlist for customized one-on-one mentoring sessions that includes a two-hour call or in-person coffee date with a personalized blueprint of action items to help solve your biggest pain point to help take you from stressed for inquiries to booked in 2020!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
packing up to hop on a plane to TEXAS for the first time in my life! if you've been to waco, you'll have to let me know the best coffee shops & places to grab a quick bite! Ialways love exploring a new city via its food :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i'll be spending with the week with @bonniejoymarie and the other ladies in the heartfelt brand society group coaching program! i'm excited to take the time to rest, refresh and map out some fun new business endeavors for 2020!
secret's finally out: I'M MOVING TO CHARLOTTESVILLE IN 2020!!!!! I've been dreaming about moving back for over a year and a half and I'm so excited that Spring 2020 it will ACTUALLY be happening!! I have my name down on an apartment priority list and I'm just waiting for the perfect one to open up! I'm excited to decorate a space of my own, working on the downtown mall out of new (and old!) coffee shops, anddd maybe even having the space to add a little furry friend to the fam (new #MPMascot 🐾) with my big move I only have 4 dates left in my 2020 wedding calendar to fill out and am already starting to book 2021 weddings! if you or anyone you know is getting married in the charlottesville or surrounding areas, have them reach out!!
If your holiday season was the sweetest yet & you're rocking some new bling, congrats on saying YES! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have 4 wedding dates left in 2020 & I'd love to work alongside you and your fiancé to make sure your wedding photography experience is one to remember! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ all wedding details can be found clicking over to my website from the main profile page! happy planning friends!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ workshop host: @hopetaylorphotography⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ styling: @dearsweetheartevents⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ florals: @courtneyinghram ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ venue & decor: @paisleyandjade ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @ilovebombshellbridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀