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March 2022 Star Students hope taylor education

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I am so excited to introduce you to my March 2022 Star Students!! I LOVE my online course students, and this is such a fun way for them to humbly brag about all the amazing things they are doing!! This month, I’ve got 3 students to tell you about: Casey, Taylor and Samantha. It’s my hope that you’ll be encouraged and inspired by all they are doing in their senior photography businesses!!

 

Before I took this course, I felt… I wasn’t gaining traction with my seniors, even though I quite busy, I felt like my word wasn’t getting put out in the high school world as much.

Since completing the course… I am only part time {I have a full time job in ministry} but last year before I launched my Spokesmodel Program I raised my prices. At business end year I had to let a lot of sessions slip by because I was simply at capacity and I doubled my income! I focused on nothing but seniors which is my true joy!

I was interested in this course specifically because… I am not good at marketing myself and often feel ‘arrogant’ when I do – but having the team really push that for me was HUGE for my personality and business 🙂

If someone asked me about this course, I would tell them… The Spokesmodel Course has absolutely allowed my business to take off – even to the point that I feel I can’t grow due to the time constraints of my full time job. Hope is so thorough in her teaching and guided practices that it truly made it a breeze. My income doubled and I had the chance to narrow down my work to what I love which is seniors. The Spokesmodel Program has been the best decision EVER. It was the first year, I learned a lot, but I can’t imagine another year without it.

If I had to list my 3 biggest tangible WINS since completing the course, they would be… Increased pricing, increased bookings and my images have never been move true to life!

Which Hope Taylor courses are you a student in? Spokesmodel 101

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Before I took this course… I simply told others that I liked taking photos. At that time, the photos I captured/edited had zero consistency, I didn’t have any experience, and I simply just hoped for some luck when it came to light. Remember the days of making teeth brighter than a white board, changing eyes to match marbles, and making faces look like a doll? Yep, that was me! I also sent out a text before the day of the session just to make sure we were still on for our senior shoot! There was NO communication. When it came to lighting, oh boy, that was a nightmare. I just hoped for a cloudy day, so I didn’t have to face the difficulties of the sun. If the sun popped out, I frantically looked for a huge building to help me out. Life before Hope’s courses was a mess.

Since completing the course… I can confidently say that I am a senior photographer! Whether it being advertising for senior portraits, booking, to sending emails for seniors to prepare for their session, their actual session, to editing, and sending out galleries, I feel confident. Hope Taylor has given me confidence in the senior portrait world. Four years ago, I booked 2-3 senior sessions at about $150 a piece. I now am booking over 25 sessions at $425 a session. Let me tell you something, I am a teacher, so I only open up senior sessions in June, July, and August! Think about all of the possibilities if I had more of an open schedule!

I was interested in this course specifically because… I wanted more senior inquiries. After seeing such success, I was hooked!

If someone asked me about this course, I would tell them… If you are ready to commit to becoming a more in depth senior photographer, if you want more consistency in your work, or you want to feel more confident, these courses are for you! You will make your money back so quickly that you’ll be purchasing the next course before you know it!

If I had to list my 3 biggest tangible WINS since completing the course, they would be…

1. My biggest tangible win is confidence. I went from hoping senior sessions would work out to holding my head held high the entire senior process.
2. My second win after taking Hope Taylor’s courses is consistency. When people see my images, they know they are from Taylor Anne Photography.
3. My third and final win is an experience. From social media, bookings, educating my seniors, the day of the session, editing, to the delivery, I have a rock solid experience.

Which Hope Taylor course are you a student in? Spokesmodel 101 & The Senior Scoop

Follow Taylor: Website | Instagram


 

Before I took this course, I felt… a spokesmodel group was something that I had always dreamed of! Aside from envisioning different photoshoot ideas, I did not know how to manage a large group of high school seniors in a way that helped market my business and provided a great experience for them.

Since completing the course, I have… I am honestly just so happy with my work. After completing her course last winter, I got started with a spokesmodel team of 11 girls in spring of 2021. They have been nothing but wonderful and I now understand how to give them an experience of a lifetime while also benefiting my business. Not only has it been incredibly rewarding watching how their confidence and friendships have grown throughout the year, but I have grown my business through so many of their referrals.

I was interested in this course specifically because… I have always loved seniors and wanted to gear my business specifically towards them, but I struggled to reach the volume of seniors that I wanted.

If someone asked me about this course, I would tell them… Don’t waste any time! It is well worth the investment! Hope explains her process in such an organized manner you will have step by step instructions to success! As a photographer, I am a very visual learner. She provides both words and content to help you grow as a person, photographer, and business owner.

If I had to list my 3 biggest tangible WINS since completing the course, they would be… I have booked so many more senior sessions, I have more confidence in my work and overall I am so much happier with my business!

Which Hope Taylor course are you a student in? Spokesmodel 101

Follow Samantha: Website | Instagram

 

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