February 5, 2017

After 2 Sundays in a row of a coaching session and then a Manual Shooting workshop yesterday, this post is SO timely! The truth is, when I began my business, I had no idea what to invest in, how to do it with a newborn, and eventually 2 young babies, and how to decide where to put my money in the start of my business to grow the quickest but also set the best foundation for my business.  But now, looking back, it is quite easy to see. When I meet with newer photographers, I see all that they stand to gain by investing early, and when I meet with photographers that have been in business for years, I see on their face what I feel about the 2 years it took me to invest in education for my business– why didn’t I do this sooner?!   I am sharing what I would have changed if I could go back in time four years in my business, and I also am sharing some options for you if you are really ANYWHERE in your business journey and wondering about learning more about your camera or running your business more effectively and efficiently.  Looking to save more time so you can spend it with your family? Want to streamline your workflow? Want to have a workflow in the first place?  Are you wading through the options…coaching sessions, workshops, conferences, unsure of the benefits of each? This video blog is for you!  It is a little lengthy (if you know me, that’s shocking, right ;-)), but worth it I think!

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  1. Jesi

    February 6th, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I completely agree with this! Education is so important! I have grown so much since I started making my photography education a priority!!

  2. Jill

    February 7th, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I love hearing this!!! So happy you are seeing such growth!!

  3. Karen

    February 6th, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    This is great! I learned so much from local workshops and the Academy! Always learning 🙂

  4. Jill

    February 7th, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Love to hear that, Karen!

  5. Marquette LaRee

    February 7th, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Education has been the best investment so far! I still have so much to learn, but I know this is taking me in the right direction!

  6. Jill

    February 7th, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    So glad to hear this!!

  7. Stella Throop

    February 7th, 2017 at 11:46 am

    LOVE THIS. Education is so so sooo important!

  8. Jill

    February 7th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks!! It really is!

  9. Misty

    February 7th, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I wish I would have invested sooner than I did!! It helped me SO much!!

  10. Jill

    February 7th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Better late than never though!! So glad it helped!!! 🙂

  11. Mahlia - Ivory Door Studio

    February 9th, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Great photography education! Running your business is about more than simply picking up a camera. There is so much that goes into it!

  12. veronica

    February 9th, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    my biggest advice to beginner photographers is always educate yourself. Love this post so much!

  13. Jill

    February 16th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you!!!

  14. Holly

    February 14th, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Oh my gosh, Jill, you and your office are just the cutest! Education, education, education! More important than a lot of people may imagine. Invest in your business by investing in yourself!

  15. Jill

    February 16th, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you, Holly!!!

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