Mindset is everything, in life and yes, in business. Because of this, it will be at the core of everything you learn in this mentorship. Last week, you got to hear from our amazing mindset guest speaker, and this week will be focused on giving you even more tools to support a thriving mindset.
As artists, the business side being a photographer can feel gross or like the exact opposite of why we do what we do. Yet, it is such an important part of creating a thriving career. This week, we will discover our cost of doing business, our baseline for charging our clients and how to make sure we are profiting from all of our hard work.
Creativity is at the heart of what we do. Most of us didn't jump into photography as a way to make a boat-load of money, but to fulfill that side of us that wants to support our lifestyle while doing something that we love. This week, we will be going over, as a group, our "homework" from last week. Diving into our individual creative minds can be repeated as often as we'd like, as it helps us confirm that we are being true to ourselves.
As artists, we all want our heart to shine through in our work, but it's easy for the lines to blur when your art becomes your livelihood. Let's deep dive into what sets your creative soul on fire and empower you to do it on purpose every single session.
Now is the time to sit with everything you have learned + discovered about yourself and your business in the last 5 weeks. You should have already been implementing many of the tools into your daily/weekly lives, but this week is meant to allow you to process and dial in even more on what you are working towards! Re-evaluate your goals and make sure you are still aligned with the path you are on.
This week, you will develop a flow to your sessions, so you can show up fully and make sure your client gets every image they desire. You will also learn to hold space for your clients to be authentic and relaxed at their session, plus some of my favorite prompts and "unposing" tips.
This week, I will walk you through how I cull each session, choose which images are worthy of a full edit + all of my favorite editing tips and tricks I've collected over the years. My goal is not to teach you to edit like me, but give you tools to make your vision shine. This week you will also be able to ask for CC on your own images and hear from the group on any tips or tricks they have!
This week's training will cover organization. How to organize your LR import folders, your sessions on your computer and on your hard drive. We will also cover backing up to a hard drive + online service, CRM programs, tax prep & so much more!
Marketing and sales can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. This week we will learn and practice together, so that when it comes time to show up for your soul clients, you will have what you need to be authentic and serve them in a way that feels good for you both.
"Since I started staying home in October of 2021, I really wanted to start bettering myself and my business. I knew I need to take some steps to get where I needed to be. I had so many ideas and so many thing I HAD to do in order to run a successful business, but I was stuck. I had been trying to figure everything out, and I couldn't get my thoughts together.
That same day, I saw Emily's post. I felt like it was a sign from God, and I jumped on it. Emily has helped in so many ways. I was nervous that she was going to be judgy and she was going to think poorly of how unorganized I am. I was so wrong. She helped me overcome my fears and realize that even she has been where I am as a photographer and business woman. When we had our meetings, I felt like I was talking to a friend, while at the same time I would learn something and she would boost my knowledge and confidence. I am so thankful I signed up for coaching and got to know her as a person."
"Can I just say WOW!!! I have been through a couple coaching sessions with Emily and each one is even more rewarding than the last. In just a short period I feel like I gain so much more knowledge. Not only is she knowledgeable when it comes to photography, but she is so knowledgeable about the whole business aspect of it as well. I have already improved my business and photography just with the 4 hours that I have spent with her. I am so excited to continue working with her to see just how far she is able to help me go. If you get the opportunity I would jump 1000%. You will not regret working with the beautiful and talented Emily."
"I am so thankful for Emily. She’s been amazing mentor to me along my journey to bring my photography to another level. Her passion for photography and business shines through her mentorship, Her patience, for me as a single mom via video, has meant the world to me. She is one of my biggest cheer leaders; constantly telling me I’m valuable and worthy of making big changes."