Located in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania US
Learn your camera, learn the rules of photography, but even more importantly, learn how to run a profitable business!!!
Tell us about yourself. What do you love doing in your spare time? What inspired you to newborn photography and do you photograph other genre’s in your business?
My spare time is spent as much as possible with my family! We do fun trips and fun activities. My older daughter wants to become a photographer and even sets up her baby dolls with backdrops to photograph them. My husband is a roller skater and we do that together as a hobby when we can fit it in. I do photograph other genres besides newborn. My business is set up to bring joy to growing families – maternity through birthdays, but I sometimes stretch outside of those areas as well!
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting a newborn photography business?
Start it the right way! Anyone can pick up a camera a snap a picture, in fact most of us started that way. But starting like that also means it often takes longer to grow, can make it harder to change, and harder to bring in people that love and appreciate what you do. Do your homework! Learn your camera, learn the rules of photography, but even more importantly, learn how to run a profitable business!!!
Tell us about starting your business, and what played a key role in developing a profitable income.
I started my business by picking up a camera, but I did it the right way with my legal set up. I never wanted to run my business any other way, other than legit. But I was having babies the first 5 years of my business so I didn’t put the time into it that I do now. Since then I have learned, studied, grown, and changed the way I do business and am so much happier where my business stands now! The main thing for me was focusing on my business and learning how to photograph correctly. I joined a mastermind, studied in person with a mentor, and changed my pricing, and I have done nothing but grow ever since! I can’t recommend it enough.
Growing pains: tell us about some of your challenges you have faced in your business, and how you overcame them.
I believe at some point in business, every photographer has to face the dreaded price hike. I am currently in my second phase of this and it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in business, it is always hard to weather the storm. The main thing to remember is that if you believe in it, it is probably right, you just have to give it time to work!
What should clients expect when working with you?
For me to take care of them every step of the way. I love my clients and I love being able to give them what they want and enjoy the experience along the way. I’m here to make their life easier and provide something they can enjoy long past the time their child has grown out of their arms.