Deep breath in....⠀ ⠀ Deep breath out...⠀ ⠀ This is a shot from January's #peachieportraitday where, in addition to the normal fun portraits we always take, I had each woman take a few minutes to set and envision her intention for the year ahead. ⠀ ⠀ It's one of my favorite things I've ever done in a session and I'm sharing more about it on the blog today <3⠀ ⠀ Linked in my bio!
Do your people know what you do?⠀ ⠀ Like reaaaaally know what you do?⠀ ⠀ I'm here to burst your bubble - they barely do.⠀ ⠀ No one has any idea how in-depth your talents and services are. How hard you work on and off the clock. How beyond you go for your clients. ⠀ ⠀ And most importantly - WHAT ALL THAT LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE!⠀ ⠀ This is a shot from one of my brand sessions for Tessa of @handletheheat , and the beautiful, talented human at her feet is Risa of @ristyle_consulting and she is a stylist but that one word doesn't BEGIN to tell you ALL THE THINGS she does for clients and vendor partners. ⠀ ⠀ Don't assume your followers and clients know the steps of your service or the depth of your service. SHOW THEM!⠀ ⠀ If you're not sharing behind the scenes photos, you're missing out on showing off. And this is the kind of showing off that makes you money. You showcase your expertise. You showcase your personality. You showcase how you make your clients FEEL. LOOK AT TESSA!⠀ ⠀ Don't just tell people what you do, SHOW THEM! Hair by the lovely @believing_in_beauty with makeup by @makeupartistazure
✅ IMAGE CHECK⠀ ⠀ Let's do a quick image audit:⠀ ⠀ 1️⃣ Do you have a photo of yourself on your homepage and your about page on your website?⠀ ⠀ - Is that photo less than a year old? 2️⃣ Do you have up-to-date profile photos on all your social media channels? - Are those photos reflective of your current brand?⠀ ⠀ We are visual creatures. We form opinions and thoughts based on what we see. Your social profiles and website are your best chance at setting the first impression with potential clients. Are you making the impression you want to?⠀ ⠀ If you're skinnier/chunkier or your hair is longer/shorter - it really does matter. Your photos should LOOK.LIKE.YOU. Like what you look like today. This is so that when you meet that potential client (in person or on Facetime) they are seeing and meeting someone they (feel like they) know. They've seen you. They've seen your smile. They are COMFORTABLE WITH YOU.⠀ ⠀ People commit their time and money to people that they: KNOW, LIKE, and TRUST.⠀ ⠀ When your online persona matches your real-life persona, you're stepping into the know and trust categories and increasing your chance of connecting with your ideal clients while making an awesome impression. Shot of @smalldogmedia from a past #peachieportraitday
In the immortal words of one DJ Khaled, “another one." The work is never done. There is no finish line. There is no final summit. There is always, “what’s next?” and “…oh that needs to be improved” or “…how can that be better?” This is the life of running a business (and being a human, TBH) and it can be immensely daunting. Even if you check every box on your to-do list you know there’s more where that came from. That’s how ambition works. How drive works. How striving for greatness works. Because you never actually arrive at greatness. You hop on the greatness train and choo-choo, you on a journey, baby. I’ve been feeling immensely SWAMPED in terms of being BIGGER BETTER IMPROVING GROWING and taking my work and my business to the next level. But while sitting today and working on a big “next level” type project I realized, there is not just this level and the next level. There is a ton of baby levels in between and you can’t skip. You have to beat each level before you move on to the next and that’s how you get ready for the next level. By working hard and winning the level that you’re at right now. So don’t sweat if you’re feeling out of your league or frustrated because you want to be out of your league. There is no such thing. You are in the exact league you need to be in and you’ll get called up as soon as you’re ready. There’s a real mix of video games and baseball references in the above sooo TLDR: don’t panic about what you want to become, focus on being the best at who you are right now and the becoming will happen on its own (if you do the work) Shot of myself inside my happy #peachiestudio
“Basically I’m going to pose you like twin sisters having a senior session.” - Me, walking @_lindseyholt and @coleyarnold through poses Yesterday I shot 20 amazing women at @thefound.ress happy hour! Including these two beauties. And it was A GD DELIGHT! I’ve been asked to do events like this in the past and was so reluctant because...what if no one wanted a headshot?! But I love Lindsey and Coley so I said yes and prepared to stare at an empty backdrop for three hours and then the craziest thing happened... When I showed up early to setup, someone was already waiting! And a few minutes later someone else was waiting! And before I knew it I had been shooting for two hours non-stop and desperately needed water 😂 Once AGAIN the women of @thefound.ress blew me away with their kindness, professionalism and warmth. Just the MOST supportive people, truly. Seriously, the BEST way to connect with fellow female entrepreneurs is through @thefound.ress 🙌🏻 I just can’t say enough good things about it AND it’s founders. If you don’t already follow them, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? They just opened the awesome @thevintagearcadia with @chestnutaz INSIDE 🤯 So yeah, I’m in love (with The Foundress) and I don’t care who knows it!
**LAST CALL** Galentine’s Day #peachieportraitday is THIS Thursday and I’m closing signups tomorrow afternoon so we have time to get all the special details in place! This month’s backdrop is flamingo pink (featured here) and we’ll have balloons and confetti! I’m super excited for the lady photo party we’ll be having! Not sure what #peachieportraitday is? #peachieportraitday is a once-a-month event we host at the studio where we do quickie portrait sessions on a colored backdrop – it’s different every month! We created this event to make having updated portraits as approachable and fun as possible. We believe everyone deserves to be seen and think it’s easier to market yourself and your business when you have photos you love and are excited to show off. #peachieportraitday is perfect for a gal looking for a fresh headshot, a blogger who needs fresh content regularly and a woman looking to document a milestone! LINK IN BIO TO RSVP !