student raves


“First off, Emily and Melissa are so down to earth and easy to get along with. They not only are passionate about photography, they are passionate about sharing all the different experiences, whether they were successful or not. They were able to show me how to develop a plan that would allow me to work smarter, not harder so that in the end I would still love photography and get paid what I deserved that would enable me to continue my passion. When I ventured out into the photography world I wasn’t sure what to expect but soon realized that in order to build a successful business and not just have fun as a hobbyist I needed to take the time to really understand the basics. Of course I was spending hours and hours editing not knowing how I was doing except for the many online groups where getting constructive criticism was harsh and sometimes hurtful, I realized that I wanted to find a course that was local, because let’s face it, every market is different. I wanted to learn from specialists that have truly experienced and invested lots of time and effort into thriving businesses. Even though Melissa and Emily use different equipment, have different styles, and shoot different variations of clients, they still run the business the same. 

Spending two days with other photographers in our community who have different levels of experience we all came out of the course knowing how to run our business so that it can be the most profitable by doing less, but still enabling us to be creative in our own right! They taught us how to call our own shots and that by having a proper workflow and processes in place we can truly evaluate our businesses to make sure that we are tracking and creating an overall wonderful experience for our clients.

Since taking the course I have invested a lot of time and money into my business. I made a new website that has a stronger focus on SEO and that loads faster. (I made the last one and it was horribly slow and I got zero enquiries/ranked very low on Google), I bought another camera, more props specific to the style I wanted to put on my website, I completely re-organized and styled my studio, (a few times) to include a sales area. Clients are booking faster, they are paying up front, and I am actually seeing clients returning faster than I was before. I feel more confident in my photography style and goals.”

Bethany
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2016


“I loved this course. Best money can get!

Emily and Melissa taught me more than I thought I needed to know! Kicked me in the butt to get my prices more to where they should be. They helped me a lot with planning for taxes, knowing what I should be claiming and how to go about doing my taxes right! Thank you again ladies!”

Sandra
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2016


“I left this workshop full of inspiration and excitement, in addition to a new wealth of information and a clear process on how to improve my business.  The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable as well as supportive and encouraging.  It’s only been a week since the workshop and I’m already making significant changes to my business model and feeling more organized and prepared for tax season.  I have no doubt that all this knowledge will bring my business to the next level.”

Michelle
The Business of Photography Workshop
February 2017


“Melissa & Emily are wonderful instructors with a passion for what they do and a vast knowledge on subjects most of us entering into the business world have no clue about.  I had no idea how to handle my finances or how to do my taxes but with the help of these ladies I feel like I can get everything in order for this year.  Seeing my numbers in a tangible way has scared me, but it’s the kick in the butt I needed to get everything in order for the comings years.  I would definitely do follow-up classes with them!”

Sam
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2017


“I loved everything about this workshop.  The in-depth financial review will help me plan for the future of my business.

Melissa and Emily covered all of the essentials on understanding your business.  I feel MUCH more confident in the direction I plan to take with my business.

I think every business owner could benefit from taking this workshop.”

Julianna
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2017


“This workshop far exceeded my expectations.  I learned o much more about my business and even myself as a business owner than I was expecting.  The workshop, along with the tools provided really helps set up small businesses for success.”

Melissa
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2017


“Melissa and Emily are two girls that are passionate about the business side of photography and you can easily see this by attending one of their workshops.  The amount of information given throughout the course is accurate, helpful and will help anyone who is struggling in their business.  The course showed me that I was in the right direction and let me see another perspective on how to work some elements in my business.  Thanks again for sharing all your knowledge with others!”

Marie-Eve
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2017


“Melissa and Emily were a wealth of knowledge; they really helped take the mystery out of the business side of photography.  I learned way more with them about running a (profitable) business than I did at college for photography!”

Anonymous
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2017


This course was well worth every penny!  It saved me from making some crucial tax mistakes and set me up to simplify and significantly improve my process. I am so glad I took it!

Anonymous
The Business of Photography Workshop
March 2016


The Business of Photographer workshop with Emily and Melissa was such a valuable investment!  As photographers, so many of us (myself DEFINITELY included!) are artists first.  We are photographers because we love the art of photography, and working with people, and the creativity that our job affords us.  Not because we’re super jazzed to get intimate with tax preparation, fiscal forecasts, and business budgeting.  I’ve been bumbling along for years now in my business, never fully sure what the end of the year numbers would look like at tax time.  I’m embarrassed to say that it was always a surprise!  Not anymore…

After attending the workshop, not only do I have a solid workflow implemented for client progression from first inquiry through booking, post session, and delivery, I now have a PLAN for how to run my business on the money side!  I finally understand the hows and whys of what money needs to go where, how to ensure that I won’t have any surprised at tax time, and best of all, how to make sure that both my business AND my family gets paid!  Seriously.  I didn’t know just how much I didn’t know.

There are all kinds of workshops out there to tempt us as photographers, and it’s super important to keep nurturing and improving our skills, but before you do any of those, I urge you to commit to doing The Business of Photography with Emily and Melissa.  Your business, and your peace of mind will thank you!

Sarah
The Business of Photography
March 2017


Thank you for the wonderful workshop ladies.  It was truly eye-opening and very helpful.  It was the perfect kick in the butt I needed to get my business back on track.

Shanna
The Business of Photography
February 2017


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