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Simple Strategies: Ugly Day

Posted by on November 19, 2012 with 12 Comments
Today I’m sharing one of my own simple strategies…    This is a busy week – Thanksgiving is only days away – Cooking needs to commence, and Black Friday is looming. Thank goodness it’s UGLY DAY! Cleaning the house Every Monday is UGLY DAY for me.  Yes, that is actually how I refer to it in our house.  I really should have come up with a more attractive name! But all the same, every Monday – (and my family knows it) – I’m getting work done. No makeup, no hair product, no cute clothes.  I don’t plan to leave the house (or even answer the door). It’s my roll-up-my-sleeves-and-barrel-through-the-trenches day.   I need UGLY DAY.  After incredibly full weekends… Ugly Day takes the pressure off and gives me one whole day to get everything back on track. What do you think?  Want to give UGLY DAY a try? Just please don’t come knocking on Ugly Day… because I’ll be the one hiding behind the furniture – pretending not to be home.   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Are you ready for more?  I’m determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.  I create six-figure photographers, and I’d love to teach you, step-by-step, how it’s done.  This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you.  Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be! If you’re ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it’s free).
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

How to juggle motherhood and photography

Posted by on November 16, 2012 with 10 Comments
I received an email last week… And it broke my heart. Trying to balance kids, spouse, grocery shopping, laundry, car pool, class projects, dinner, more laundry and cleaning the toilet is HARD ENOUGH.  Add a business to that and it can be downright exasperating. Especially if you feel that other women seem to be able to do it all…  And. you. just. can’t.  If you’ve ever felt that way, today’s video is for you!  In today’s video Kelli France and I will discuss:
  • How to find balance and “freakish focus”
  • When and how to work from home
  • How to create to-do lists that really get done
  • How to juggle motherhood and photography

 Kelli and I are each committed to helping you find your happy place! Check out Kelli’s Bonjourganization Boot Camp starting in January

or my program, The Thriving Photographer where I walk you through exactly how to make a lot more money while having a lot more time for the rest of your life.

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Are you ready for more?  I’m determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.  I create six-figure photographers, and I’d love to teach you, step-by-step, how it’s done.  This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you.  Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be! If you’re ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it’s free).
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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

Creative Family Pose Inspiration for Christmas Pictures

Posted by on November 14, 2012 with 0 Comments

We just had our own family  christmas pictures done last week.  Oh, my word – I can’t wait to show you!!  Anyways… I was getting a little inspiration on Pinterest and had to show you a few of my favorites.  And soon, I’ll be showing you our own family session and taking you behind the scenes so you can see what it was like for me to be on the other side of the camera!

 

Created by Haley Sheffield (Check her out… This whole session is amazing!!)

Adorable Family Christmas Portraits

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Cute picture for a Christmas card

Source: Brown Dress with White Dots (Photographer Unknown)

so darling for a christmas picture

No Source: From Pinterest (I think it’s Gap)

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Are you ready for more?  I’m determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.  I create six-figure photographers, and I’d love to teach you, step-by-step, how it’s done.  This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you.  Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be! If you’re ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it’s free).
Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

Thank you for making the impossible possible.

Posted by on November 12, 2012 with 0 Comments

You can be anything you want to be.  I can be anything I want to be.  

It is not only a possibility; it’s my reality.

We can say, and dream, and work for what we believe in.

No one’s going to hand it to us… But we’re not asking for handouts.

We want to earn it.  

We’re not afraid of hard work. 

And we have the privilege to do what we do… Because they have the courage to do what they do. 

Thank you. 

Photography by one of my amazing Thrivers, Chelsea Humphreys of CMH-Designs out of Honolulu, HI. 

This image says it all. Thank you for letting me share it, Chelsea!

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Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

The Thriving Photographer’s Retreat – SOLD OUT

Posted by on November 9, 2012 with 10 Comments

I was driving by myself… which, as every mom knows, almost never happens.  So there I was with a 3-hour drive in front of me that I was actually looking forward to.  I had been eager to get on the road because I was finally going to have time to think.  And I had only one thought on my mind…

How can I prove to more women that they can do this?

How can I reach more photographer’s and show them what really and truly is possible?

My mind reeled through my own personal memory clips.  I’d picked up a camera only a few years earlier.  Back then I didn’t have a clue – not one – when it came to becoming a professional photographer.  I’d never even picked up a DSLR before.  Heck… I didn’t even know the term “DSLR” yet.

But I had an idea.  And it was crazy.

I wanted to become a professional photographer.  Who does that?!?  Who decides to become a professional photographer when they’ve never even held anything better than a point and shoot in their hands?  Who decides that this is a good idea when they have a husband in graduate school and  3 kids under the age of 4?  What kind of crazy do you have to be in order to think that not only is this a good idea, but that it’s actually going to work?  But I wanted it so badly that I had to try.  And I knew somewhere deep inside, that I wasn’t the only one.

Four years later, as the darkness fell behind me, I considered how far I have come and where I am now – creating an experience for my clients that they just can’t get enough of, while averaging $2,000 sales and working with my dream rolodex in front of me.  And this has all happened in our current ‘less than optimal’ economy!  I could barley believe it, myself.  But there is one thing I knew unequivocally.

If I could do it, so can you.

I have been sharing my techniques and teaching my framework to photographers from all over the world, and the results are absolutely incredible.  But this fact has only served to make me even more committed to reaching even more photographers.

Especially women.

I drove through the darkness, trying to figure out how I could have a greater impact in the lives of women.  How I could prove to busy moms – those who often feel they are drowning as they try to balance home, kids, carpool and this dream that most of the time they experience guilt even having…  I had to show them that they could have passion, profit and enough time to be the wife and mother that God wants them to be.

And that’s when the idea sparked.  My mind raced, and my heart was pounding.  I recorded all of my thoughts through the voice memo app on my phone, and just kept spilling out my desires for what this program would be.  I didn’t want to leave anything out.  I wanted it to have absolutely everything a photographer would need to thrive.  And…

The Thriving Photographer™ was launched in March of this year.

Already more than two-hundred photographers from all over the world have begun this journey.  I am committed to these photographers.  I want them to succeed.  They deserve to feel confident as entrepreneurs and safe in their own ability to provide as women.  These women are not just my students, they are my friends.

We laugh together. We cry together. We celebrate success together.

And now we will join together in Florida to play, learn, grow and celebrate what they’ve accomplished.  What we’ve accomplished.  The Thriving Photographer’s Retreat is only available to members of The Thriving Photographer™ Program.  

And this retreat sold out in 2 days.

I can not wait!  This is truly something special.  We already know each other through the private Thriving Photographer Facebook Group.  We are friends, joined together with the common goal to thrive as creative entrepreneurs.  We will be flying in from all corners to spend one amazing weekend together in a 7,000+ sq foot mansion.  Learning, growing and planning for even bigger successes.

Additional retreats are in the works for 2013.  If you’re ready to see what’s really possible, we’d love to welcome you as a thriving photographer.

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Are you ready for more?  I’m determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.  I create six-figure photographers, and I’d love to teach you, step-by-step, how it’s done.  This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you.  Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be! If you’re ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it’s free).
Filed Under: Business, Inspiration
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

Photography Business Success as a Click’n Mom

Posted by on November 7, 2012 with 1 Comments
You will be enchanted by this busy mom, who was about to go on maternity leave from her photography business when she decided to embark on her journey with The Thriving Photographer™. Nadine  (Fotos by Nadine) is from Woodbridge, VA.  She’s restructured her pricing and followed the “thrive recipe” for her collections and is now making more on a MINI SESSION than she ever had before on a regular session! This is Nadine’s story…
Filed Under: Profits & Sales, Videos
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).

‘Increase Your Sales’ Giveaway – ENDED

Posted by on November 5, 2012 with 63 Comments
  Tis the season to be thankful, and I am just so thankful for you and your support for Go4ProPhotos, The Thriving Photographer™ and me!!  Really and truly… I want you to know that it means the world to me.  So thankful, in fact, that I’ve decided to do something a little crazy this month!  So instead of the usual monthly giveaway…. We’re having an ‘INCREASE YOUR SALES’ GIVEAWAY for one week!  I got some of my favorite photography sites (see below) to join me in the fun and help me make one incredible prize pack! We’re giving away an iPad + awesome tools that can definitely help you increase your cash-ola by making your business more professional and sales savvy! Are you ready to see what all we have inside the INCREASE MY SALES GIVEAWAY GIFT PACK?  

$400.00 Gift Card to Apple.com 

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A Leah Remillét Pricing & Sales One-on-One Success Coaching Session and the Product Pricing Guide Look Book  (Value $350.00)

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A $150.00 Gift Certificate to The Shoppe and the In Vogue Action Collection  (Value $230.00)

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Year Long Membership for  Sticky Albums Professional (Value $189)

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Lifetime Membership for Chic Critique Forum  (Value $195.00)

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GIVEAWAY RUNS FROM NOV 5th 12:01am TO NOV 13th 12:01am

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

If you're ready to take your business further, sign up for email updates (it's free).