My journey as a photographer has gone in the direction it has because I placed a high value on WHO I would let influence and inspire HOW I was going to run my own business. It looks different for everyone, trust me.
There are many ways to be educated incorrectly. I feel that it is very important to have the same values and intentions when it comes to who you learn from. You wouldn’t go ask a pastry chef how to cook a filet mignon because that is not the field that they are a master in, right? Same goes for photography. I get that there are THOUSANDS of photographers offering education, but that doesn’t mean it was meant for everyone.
One thing that is extremely important about mentorship is understanding what chapter you are in because you want to figure out how to get from chapter 2 to chapter 5 and not stay stuck in chapter 3.
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Basically the backbone of my business right here. I truly don’t know what I did before HoneyBook. It’s a workflow client relations management tool that will save you so much time, uplevel your client experience and give you time back. Some of the features include: email templates, contracts, proposals, invoices, client portals, online calendar, send pdfs, referrals, connects to quickbooks and so much more!
If you hate taxes, you need this. This will completely free up the stress of organizing receipts and figuring out where your expenses and income came from each year. Some of the amazing tools include: mileage tracking, business vs. personal, shows what you owe in taxes, links to bank accounts, credit cards. All the things you need to know at tax time.
Online photo gallery that allows you to easily organize your photos and share with clients. Online photo gallery with: Easy to navigate features for clients, Customizable pricing for prints, canvases, and albums that can bring you some profits! Workflow to have clients choose images for blogs, or albums. Amazing print quality and packaging. Clients have rights to print photos right from their gallery which means you don’t have to do a thing.
If you want professionally branded content then you need Canva for literally ALL of your needs. It's a game changer and elevates your client experience. You will be covered from Instagram stories, pricing guides, Facebook announcements, creative post features and a place to store all of your branding elements then you NEED this application. It's also super easy to have a team working on multiple projects in here with a central hub to hold all of your designs.
Where do I begin! Emily Is AMAZING! It’s Intimidating at first asking for help but Emily made It easy to ask all the questions I had! I went to one of her teachings and the Information she gives you isn’t just coming from someone talking out of a textbook. She makes It relatable and lets you know that your never alone and that we all struggle and she’s 100% here for YOU and your needs! She gives very Informational and thoughtful answers and makes It so you understand exactly what Is being said! I have learned and retained so much from Emily! She helped teach how to make the most out of sessions and how to take your business to the next level as a business owner and for clients! She’s the go to If you want easy to understand and a memorable personable experience! She’s also very funny and has some jokes which Is a nice Icebreaker! I’ve gone back to Emily because of the experiences I had. I definitely reccomend her hands down!
WHERE TO BEGIN? Emily is the most welcoming, accepting, loving, hard working woman I know. The first time meeting her feels like the 200th time meeting her because of how personable she is. That's just her as a human. Now imagine how that overlaps as a photographer...? INCREDIBLY SO! I got to watch her in her element and first hand saw how she brought these shy couples to life. She is so creative in how she gets natural and genuine shots. She taught me those prompts she used so that couples don't look so staged and a few other tricks I'll save for her to share. After learning these prompts and tricks my photos started becoming more and more of what I had dreamed them to be! The best part is too is that her knowledge doesn't end at the fun part, this girl is amazing at the behind the scenes work. I mean really, in a short amount of time she has become one of the best. You know that means HARD work and dedication went into where she is today, and how lucky are we that she's willing to share that? God has gifted her big time. She is a true gift to the photo industry and even more so to this planet!
Mentoring with Emily has been one of my favorite experiences of starting my business so far. She is direct when you have questions, and helps out in any way she can. She has become a mentor of mine for life. Not only is she someone I love learning from, she is someone I respect and look up too and has become a role model of mine. She is the sweetest human, she is very intentional and never makes you feel forgotten. While doing a mentored shoot with Emily, she thoroughly walked me through her process of how she does things and answered questions. She is a bold leader without intimidating anyone. She checked in with me throughout the shoot, and helped me adjust my camera to make sure I was getting the best possible shots. She is a incredible mentor and awesome hype gal.
From the moment you meet Emily you want to be her friend. She has a way of drawing you in and making you feel safe and loved in a way that is unique to her. And that shows in her teaching! She has an "old soul" feel about her that makes you want to learn everything she is capable of teaching. Almost as if she is your grandma who is passing down her many years of wisdom. She truly has a passion for not just teaching or her career (though it's clear she loves both immensely) but she has a true passion for people! And making connections with her students and those around her. The vulnerability in her words, and the actions that back them up; Emily is an absolute joy to be around and learn form. She is a professional in every sense, but can still make you feel like you've known each other since middle school. So if you're looking for a compassionate, well rounded, bold, knowledgable, passionate teacher/mentor/friend... then look no further! Emily is all of that and so much more!