Cultivate Workshop is a retreat-style workshop led by myself and Emily Magers for girlboss photographers looking to better their business, build community, and be inspired. So far we've held workshops in Portland and Palm Springs. We're excited for our next one in Nashville and will be announcing our fourth workshop in March which will take place Fall 2018!
A hands on, one-on-one, immersive experience, hosted in Oregon. Catered especially for you. Personal workshops run about 6 hours.
A live shoot with models where we focus on shooting, posing techniques and prompts, getting clients comfortable, lighting, tips and tricks, etc.
- post processing
We'll cover everything from work flow, editing, finding your style, backup, etc.
- Q&A Anything you want to cover from social media to pricing to contracts to taxes, you name it.
For those who aren't able to make it to Oregon. We'll spend time skyping and diving into your business goals and biggest questions. Skype sessions run about 2 hours.
Topics we cover may include (but aren't limited to):
- marketing / social media
- discovering your brand
- how to attract and book your dream client
- client interactions / posing
- pricing strategies
What's In My Bag
HoneyBook is the platform I use for all of my client management. I can easily create and send contracts, receive payments, send questionnaires, invoices, and anything else you can think of! It is all automated, doesn't let you double book and sends clients reminders for you! Everything is in one place and organized. It has completely changed my business and I could not recommend it more! Sign up for a free trial, and get 50% off your first year below!
Taxes & Bookkeeping
If you are self employed, you need this! I used to dread tax season. Just thinking about it gave me anxiety. But using QuickBooks Self Employed changed.my.life.! It links to your card or bank account and auto categorizes a lot of your transactions for you! It can even track your mileage and remind you when quarterly payments are due. And in April, you just give your password to your CPA or print out a report and you're good.to.go! It has seriously saved my butt and taxes are no longer scary! Here's a link for a 50% off your first year (only $5/month!)
Getting Clients Comfortable
I always play music at my portrait sessions. It breaks the silence, helps everyone feel more comfortable, is a conversation starter, and most importantly - since I'm always giving my clients actions, it gives them a song to move to! Feel free to use the PHOTOSHOOT playlist I created on your shoot, or just listen to it while editing!
I like to send my clients wardrobe inspiration before their portrait session so that they feel prepared with some ideas, and I know they'll choose something that works great in photos (neutral colors, flowy, easy to move in, etc.) Click here for the board I send them if you'd like to pull ideas from it for your clients!