Yes, that’s right. I’m about to give you a dose of tough love, so just take it. Now that I’m doing personal branding photography, I can’t begin to tell how much fast-talking I have to do to convince women that are reaching out to ME that they need a session for their business.
Listen, I’m a business owner too. I get it that you LOVE certain parts of what you do, while scratching your eyes out at the thought of having to do other parts. I looooooooooooove shooting, but the administrative, tedious tasks I have to engage in to keep the machine rolling is enough to make me want to scream sometimes. So, I feel ya. But you know what? We do it. We perform those tasks and then reap the fruits of our labors and we do this because our business is our baby.
So, you and I both know how important it is to have a constant flow of up-to-date photographs ALL the time for our sites, blogs and most importantly, social media.
Stop right there. Yes, you. The one groaning, sitting all slumped in your chair calling me all kinds of fun expletives.
Quit complaining. If the worst thing you have to do is peruse Pinterest for fashion ideas, shop for outfits that look amazing on you, research a bit on your brand and the photography that will support it, come into my studio for a gorgeous makeover and be a model for a day, then….yes, you got it.
“I am SO un-photogenic!!!!” ” I HATE getting my photo taken!!!” “I would rather eat glass than be photographed!!!”
I’ve heard it all. Save it. I’ve been doing this for 12 years. If I sucked at it, I would’ve been out of business years ago. And I can’t even lie about my work! It’s ALL OVER THE INTERNET for you to see!
So let’s recap: You own your own business and want to be successful and maintain that success. In order to do that, you have to remain constant with, and even ahead of, the trends, stay relevant, be findable and stay ahead of your competition. In order to do that, you must be consistent with social media so that you are on everyone’s lips, while being interesting, unique and visually present. I am a photographer that is trained to help you do all of that, all of the time, and I don’t suck. Not only do I not suck, I’m actually good at what I do and specialize in pain and agony-free photography.
Your daily dose of Tough Love has been delivered. ‘Nuff said.Makeovers by At Home Beauty.