I'm Dolly — a Nashville based branding photographer for small business owners & a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with Systems, Workflows & Dubsado. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!
One of my FAVORITE offerings as a family photography mentor is my 1:1 Family Photography VIP Days! These days are meant for family photographers who are ready to uplevel their business but aren’t sure where to start. VIP Days are really about breaking down all of the parts of running a business that aren’t photography so that you can scale a profitable business that doesn’t consume your life. Honestly, 70% of running a photography business ISN’T about photographing clients. That’s why these days are so meaningful to me. I literally want to peel back the curtain and help share the reality of what it takes to run a successful family photography business!
During our Family Photography VIP Days, we focus on five 5️⃣ key areas for you as a business owner. The goal of these days is really for you to walk away with a better understanding of your systems, finances, and schedule and the confidence that you CAN chase those dreams. One of the first things we talk about is your schedule. I never want my clients to feel like all they do is work! Work-life balance is SO important. We’ll set your schedule up for success so that you can move forward knowing you won’t lose all of your personal life along the way.
The next two aspects of our VIP Days are super important! The first is understanding your finances. This is one of the places photographers often feel fear when it comes to running their business. We’ll take a deep dive into the finances of running a business so that you can understand what everything means and build a better relationship with money. I even have an awesome system I share with my students to help them manage their finances. Additionally, we’ll talk about your business foundations. This will include how to set up your business legally so that you can treat and run your business the way it should be treated.
➡️ If you are curious about one of the tools I use with my VIP students, check it out here:
The next two things we focus on help my students create strong client relationships and experience. We’ll sit down and review the key parts of client relationships – and how you can build your business to focus on these. I truly believe a strong client experience can build clients for life! Next, we’ll get you set up on Dubsado! I LOVE Dubsado – it’s a great CRM and my tool of choice. (If you don’t use Dubsado, that’s okay – I have some other tools I can share!)
If you come in person for your 1:1 Family Photography VIP Day, you’ll even get a mini branding session! This will help provide you with images you can use online and on your website to share more of your story.
🧐 Want a tour of a REAL VIP student’s branding session? Check out Haley’s session here!
As you can tell, these VIP Days are JAM PACKED. And I love it that way! My students have the option to break these VIP days up into multiple days if needed, but all of them will have action-based homework leading up to their days with me. My goal is truly for you to walk away with a foundational knowledge of systems and workflows that will help you run your business efficiently. As you probably know by now, I truly believe that systems and workflows are important to the success of your family photography business!
My VIP Family Photography Days are meant for ambitious photographers who want to uplevel their business. These days are action-packed so that you walk away knowing exactly how to move your business forward. A clear plan and your determination can take you SO far if you know which direction to go! If you’re ready to change your business (and your life), let’s talk!
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & branding photographer and a creative business owner who educates on all things Pinterest & Dubsado (and how to use these platforms as systems in your business)! Dolly loves serving families, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography. And, she also loves educating other business owners on how to set up systems and workflows that will ultimately help them save time in their business.
She has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Pinterest, Dubsado, Email Marketing, and Business Systems with new creative business owners & family photographers in an encouraging and supportive way because she believes that even muggles can become automating wizards!
Dolly’s faith and love for her family motivate her to help other business owners find the joy and freedom she’s found in running a successful small business.
Whenever she has a spare moment, she enjoys watching TV (i.e. Survivor), loves eating way too many sweets, and listens to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography LLC, fill out her contact form here.
Interested in learning how to best automate a part of your business but you have no clue where to begin? Check out www.dollydelongphotography.com/automate to begin your automation journey today!
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