This photographer has an income for the first time in her 10 year-long career

What is your life like now at the end of the program?

Who knew 2020 would turn out the way it did. So maybe it didn’t turn out quite the way I expected, especially on the family photography side of things, but there is nothing I can do about that. It’s the way things are right now in the world.

I want documentary family photography, the Day in the Life approach to be more known to the general public here in the Netherlands. I hope hospitals and other caregivers will take to healthcare sessions, because I have found that this is what really makes my heart burst. It is just so beautiful to do.

The biggest benefit for me so far, is the personal feedback on everything. And a major benefit is that my work process / my business has been streamlined. I still have some -catch up- work to do, because there is still so much I can share what I have done J – but I’m getting there!

My biggest compliment was that a potential branding client, a communication manager, told me during our introductory meeting “You really feel like a brand!” And that the branding clients that have booked me really resonated with my (documentary family) photographs and my motto “Real is more fun than Perfect. Real is Perfect!”, and that is why they booked me.
Last month I was able to provide our household with €2.000, for the first time since I started working as a fulltime photographer (2016). But it is still far from my goal – but I’m trying to be hopeful and have the confidence I will get there with a sane heart and mind so I can finally get a grip on workable time and relaxation!

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Marielle Spijkers van Hamont Testimonial Studio Sessions

Voor wie is het programma Studio Sessions het meest geschikt in jouw ogen?
Voor wie niet! Ow ja voor diegene die blij zijn met een minimum inkomen en een werkweek van 60+ uren hahahaha.
Nee even serieus. Ik raad het iedereen aan die zijn fotografiebedrijf (maar ik denk zelfs ook andere bedrijven) naar een hoger leven wil tillen. Je leert zo onwijs veel en het is zo waardevol. Of je nou startende bent of al een oude rot in het vak. Een carrière switch wilt maken of gewoon wilt bijleren het is echt een top programma. Wat ik nieuwe cursisten wel aanraad is dat als ze voor Studio Sessions kiezen er ook wel echt de tijd en energie in moeten steken en er voor de volle 110% voor moeten gaan. Yvonne is zo toegewijd aan haar cursisten en geeft zich ook voor de volle 110% dus dan is het wel fijn als ze dat ook terug kan verwachten.

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Tackle Your Imposter Syndrome In Your Business featured image

We all have our good and bad days, but being your own boss can really be challenging as you don’t have a manager to point the finger at when things get tough. You have to be able to face all demons that come up, all insecurities that come along the way, so you don’t stay stuck but move your business forward. One of the main things that come up when growing your business is the Imposter Syndrome. Feeling like a fraud, a fake, ready to be “caught” at any time. But there’s a cure. In this blog I’m going to help you with tips on how to battle this Gremlin of a feeling and show you how you can embrace it to help yourself and your business thrive even more.

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Danielle Garber is the founder of Be More You branding and marketing

Danielle Garber is the founder of Be More You branding and marketing. She is a brand and content marketer who spent 16 years, working with some of the UK’s best-known brands including Apple, Amazon, John Lewis, B&Q, Barratt Homes & PC World. 

She’s worked with six-figure marketing budgets, agencies and large teams but has also worked with TINY budgets and a marketing department of ONE. Working with her husband’s Financial Services business she took their monthly web traffic from 400 to 17,000 visits a month – in under 12 months.

Danielle knows how to create successful brands and content that stands out from the crowd and believes that the key to that success is sharing more of what makes your business unique – you! Be More You was created to help passionate small businesses stand out from the crowd, increase their impact and charge their worth. 

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The 6 biggest reasons why photography businesses fail

When you start out as a photographer you are filled with excitement and enthusiasm, because you can FINALLY start doing the work you LOVE and make clients HAPPY! Right? Well, that is an aspect of the business that is true. And that’s why I started my own photography business over 10 years ago. But running…

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Jessi Risley is an NLP practitioner, relationship coach, author, public speaker and entrepreneur.  
From overwhelmed entrepreneur to passionate coach; Jessi knows how you feel. She took control of her life by implementing self-transformation and has made it her mission to teach others the art of self-healing.
Jessi teaches NLP techniques to transform the mindset: releasing limiting beliefs, past traumas and reprogramming your mind for your desired future. As an expert in Reprogramming, she teaches clients how EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) relieves anxiety and stress, replenishes confidence and helps them realign with their goals.

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Cheryl Oliver is a guest trainer in Studio Sessions and talks about The Power of Funnels

Cheryl will be covering how to create an automated system that is going to help you attract people, nurture those relationships and convert that into sales.

She will talk about:
– What a sales funnel is
– Why you need one
– The goals of a funnel
– and the different types of funnels

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In this video (FB live recording) I’m talking about something that made me REALLY nervous! Wanna know what? I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with the Business of Photography by Bryan Caporicci from Sprout Studio (Sprout Studio is a Studio management suite built for photographers by photographers and basically THE all-in-one solution for all your business maganagement).

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An Interview with Bryan Caporicci on Taking Ownership and Beating Fear

Check out my latest podcast interview and free 5-day video training giveaway (!) on the “Business of Photography Podcast” with Bryan Caporicci CEO and Founder at Sprout Studio.

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