I hope you all are having a fantastic start to 2018! I know this time of year can feel overwhelming and daunting. We set goals, have BIG dreams and then scroll through Instagram and begin feeling inadequate. Maybe it’s just me!? I so quickly compare myself to what others are doing, how quickly they are growing and how beautifully written their goals are (anyone else have chicken scratch handwriting!?) I want to take just a minute to encourage you…you are not alone in the way that you are feeling. And you are more than enough, exactly where you are.
This new year is such a wonderful thing. It’s a clean slate, a new beginning and an invitation to become brand new. But sometimes it also leaves us feeling unworthy, overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead of scrolling through Instagram and wondering why you aren’t doing whatever she is doing…I want you to focus on the good that you are doing. Look how far you have come since last year. Look at the amazing things you want to accomplish in 2018. Then start with tiny, bite-size, baby steps to get there. I have a growing list of things I want and need to do this year…and I started to feel that weight of overwhelm very quickly yesterday. And yesterday was my FIRST day back at work after the holidays! Why do we let ourselves so quickly decide that we aren’t doing enough!? Sometimes we don’t even give ourselves a chance! I want you to continue your first week of 2018 knowing that I am cheering for you, praying for you and believing in you and BIG things for your life and business this year!
I also have an exciting announcement to share!! One of my favorite types of education that I have always offered is one-on-one business intensives. But, last year, I was in a season of transition and had to stop offering these in-person sessions without my studio space. But, this email is to let you know that…
BUSINESS INTENSIVES ARE BACK IN 2018!
And, even better…
THEY ARE TAKING PLACE IN MY BRAND NEW HOME!!!!
AH! These two hour, in person mentoring sessions will be taking place at my new home in downtown Fredericksburg, VA! They include two hours of intensive coaching tailored to your individual needs, brand new head shots, lunch, walk throughs of my workflows + editing, and access to anything you want to know. Absolutely nothing is off-limits at these sessions!
In the past, photographers have traveled in from all over the country to experience this one-on-one experience. It is unlike any other education that I offer. Workshops and speaking are huge passions of mine..but absolutely nothing compares to the personalized, one-on-one experience that business intensives bring! These new dates have been long awaited (for a whole YEAR!) and I can’t believe they are finally LIVE!
If you aren’t sold on the value of this experience…here’s what a handful of past alumni had to say:
“The session was exactly what my business needed, we went over everything; shooting, editing, marketing, taxes, and ended with new head shots. She gave me everything I needed to move my business across the country and thrive! Mentoring with Hope was the best decision I made for my business this year!” -Heather
“My mentoring session with Hope has spun my whole business around. I am branding, I am booking and best of all, I am working on cohesiveness and confidence and everything in between. When I walked in to our meeting, it was my “last hope” — I was literally considering dropping it all! And now, I’ve booked 10 weddings for next year in a city I’ve only lived in for 4 weeks!”” – Wendy
“During our mentoring session, Hope encouraged me to raise my prices, which I was nervous to do, and not even two weeks after I met with her I have already booked someone at my higher package! My experience in doing a mentoring session with Hope was very beneficial for me and I only wish I lived closer to her so that I could do all it again!!!” – Becky
Fingers crossed I’ll be seeing some of you in 2018!!!
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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Fredericksburg, VA. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!