For the past month my head has been all over the place and I’ll be honest, it’s been all about how I run this business of mine.
For the past few months I’ve been doing something that I swore that I would never do. As hard as it would be for me especially as a small business owner to never do. When I started my studio I heard from two very good friends Justin & Mary that they don’t accept every single client that they receive. They’re wedding photographers, they love to photograph love and they wont do anything less because they wont love it. And if a photographer doesn’t love it then the photographs wont turn out great…trust me. They learned this early on in their business structure and tried to tell me about it. I listened and thought I would follow but when a good friend of mine needed photos for his event or for their birthday, I would jump on it and say yes.
I’m mentioning events specifically because for me that’s something that I don’t want to be photographing. I love weddings, portraits, and people. Events for me are a little repetitive when it comes to photographing them. Like I said, if the photographer doesn’t love it, the photos are going to show it.
The good news is, is that there are people out there who love to photograph events and do it brilliantly. I always tell anybody who requests me that if I can’t do it, or if I don’t feel like we’re the perfect match that I’ll do my best to find somebody who is. I mean that too.
So I’m going to take this time to tell you that I’m refocusing on my foundation of my studio. Providing the best personal experience for my clients out there because they deserve nothing less…This is the thing I’ve been struggling with: To just say NO sometimes. Today that all changes. It’ll provide my clients with a better experience and be a better experience for me as a business owner.
What are you doing for your studio now that you’d like to share?