Where do you do your best business planning? — @mojoephotos and I️ are preparing to head out west for ski season and will be hunkered down near Denver come this Day next month. — I’m excited, anxious and also a little worried now that I’ve gotten such a good routine here in Atlanta. I️ have an office and filming setup I️ adore, coworkers I️ love chatting with and we have at least 3 (!!) babies on the way @thegreenhousenorcross. — But I️ mean, who can resist this view? It’s so cheesy but so true Mr. Muir— the mountains are calling.
What are the little things that light you up? Don’t tell yourself it’s stupid or not good enough- do the brave thing and share below. — I keep finding myself in a trap of “when I have_______ I will _________.” The problem with this is that you miss out on a lot of life until you have that thing. — Rationally, I realize that right now is IT! It’s not the future that I daydream about, or the past that I’m overly nostalgic over, but just right now. — It’s a weird feeling- I’m not sure I’m describing it well. I’m two years in to running @thecontractshop and when I️ started, I️ thought, “when I️ speak on stage...” “when I️ make $—.—...” “when I️ hire out my work...” THEN I’ll be really happy. Ha. Hahaha. Ha. — It turns out none of those things brought any more happiness. Stress? Responsibility? And satisfaction? Yes. But not happiness. — Happy is something you get to choose today and every day you wish. It’s not for “someday.”
Where my lab (or labradoodle) lovers out there? 🙋🏻♀️Double tap if that’s you. — This was a dog I shot in my moonlight gig as a reluctant wedding photog- a vet was marrying a lawyer 👩🏽⚕️+👨🏻⚖️ and they couldn’t find a photographer. If you’re shocked, it happens a lot more than you think. Lawyers and vets have no clue our industry even exists 😂 they’re too busy living their lives. — About two months before this photo was taken, my Nikon D7200 was stolen with my 35mm prime lens. So at this wedding, I was shooting on manual with my YOUTUBE CAMERA which is a Canon 6d with an 18-35mm zoom lens🙄. — So I’m not a photographer, I don’t have the right equipment, I barely knew how to use this camera, I never even asked for this gig, and it all turned out okay. — What’s your excuse this week?
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been focused on improving my client service. It turns out there’s surprisingly few resources out there once you get past “client gifts.” — I’ve reframed my entire @thecontractshop offerings around creating the most happy, frictionless experience possible for clients from inquiry to final offering. It’s something I’m mildly obsessed with at this point. — It was so fun to speak with Lauren of @bosscation last month. This quote perfectly sums up about 9 months of research from me.
What will be your signature offering? What is the one service clients will keep coming back for each week, month or year? -- You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to start. Start with an offering and see what your clients like about it, and what they don’t. -- Keep improving your clients’ experience by getting feedback from them, either at the end of a session together (not the best way) or my personal favorite, by surveying them 1-2x per year via your newsletter. -- @lindseylaruephoto took this btw!!