ABOUTJanuary 25, 2008
Marmalade Photography has taken me, Marianne, on an amazing life journey. This workshop is truly a dream come true for me. Four years ago, after attending my first photography workshop, I was filled with a million AHA! moments. Moments where, for me, things just came together. I loved feeling those aha! moments and wanted to share them with everyone I knew. I felt enlightened and enriched by those nuggets of information that started me on the journey for photography success.
The problem was that the workshop I attended was geared towards the generalist photographer. It was wonderful and really spurred me to excel and was put on by some amazing photographers that wowed and awed me in every way, shape and form but much of it wasn’t applicable for the type of business model I had in mind. At the time there WERE NO workshops geared towards the niche of photography I chose to pursue. So I made due, pieced together thousands of bits of information, discovered new wonderful (and sometimes misinformed) resources, continued to prosper and grow and found out that I was onto something. A path of success and a path of client enrichment.
Soon after, I started my own personal workshop notebook filled with snippets of information, data and personal experiences. So for me, the workshop was three years in the making, I knew after that first workshop that I attended that I wanted to make a difference for child and family photographers everywhere. My notebook is overflowing with snippets of information that I have utilized (or not). Several years of tried & true business knowledge under my belt, direct client communication and feedback included,
I feel I can now finally bring this experience to you and give you the benefits of my aha! moments. Invaluable information will be presented to a small number of workshop attendees. I firmly believe that personalized attention is paramount for learning solid business and marketing skills.
As an attendee at the workshop you will benefit from:
• discussions regarding business policies
• marketing strategies that utilize resources without dipping into your financial nest egg
• building your business name and reputation
• creating a workable and usable workflow
• client presentation and well as presentation "fluff"
• branding strategies
• inspiration and how to create your own vision
• Photoshop retouch basics, building your ‘look’
• customer service and the importance of developing value
• personalized (optional) 1:1 portfolio critiques
• and much much more
This workshop is geared towards being a serious business owner as well as creative photographer. I will be presenting sound business information based on my own practice. This is meant to be an intense and fun learning experience based on my experiences as a children’s photographer in a growing industry. No topic or question will remain unanswered.