Proven success as a photographer
Since 2005 I've been a full time photographer and have moved my business through three different geographic and economic markets. During this time, I've topped six figures in earned revenue as a full time photographer. My national reputation, built through client and photographer referrals is based on art and personal service. My work has been published in The Knot, Brides Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, and PDN, without any advertising dollars invested. I've received Bride's Choice Awards from The Knot and WeddingWire without an incentive to refer program, and I was the first professional wedding vendor nominated by brides and editors to be a featured wedding professional on Wedding Bee Pro.
Dedication to the photography industry
For the last 15 years, I've dedicated myself to learning and practicing the art and technical sides of photography. I've been invited to teach workshops for Pictage Users Groups, OSP Indy, Mystic, Inspire Boston, PictageU, Cultural Organization of Lowell, Hartland's Cromaine Public Library, and Boys & Girls Club. Much of what I've learned along the way I've also contributed freely to PhotoLovecat.com and by mentoring photographers through Thirst Relief fundraisers. In the past two years I've mentored four up and coming photographers through my own in-studio internship program and am regularly hired to consult for other professional photography businesses.
Commitment to your sustainable success
I believe that you can be successful and make a decent living doing what you love, in a way that fuels your soul and adds joy to your life. I've been in business long enough to know what it feels like to get burned out and want to quit- and I've learned how to take control of my business so that it adds joy rather than stress to my life. I've made mistakes, overcome economic and personal challenges, and am successful as a photographer, mentor, and social and business entrepreneur. I'll help you identify smarter business solutions that will work for you and your individual working style, which will make your business more successful and sustainable. I'll share many different working solutions that I've already tested on my own business, to help you overcome the obstacles that could make or break your business now and in the future. I want you to be successful for the health and sustainability of our industry as a whole.