I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family & branding photographer AND a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with Systems, Workflows & SOPS to better impact the backend of their businesses. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!
Working with Ben and Lizzy, the owners of Crieve Hall Bagel Co., was a dream come true! They run a mom-and-pop sourdough bagel shop in Nashville, TN and after starting up during the pandemic, they knew they were ready to up their marketing game. That’s where I come in! Together, we planned their Nashville branding photography session to highlight what makes Crieve Hall Bagel Co. so special. And let me tell you: they really are special!
Ben and Lizzy started their bagel company during COVID-19 as a home bakery. Things progressed from there, and now they’re running a shop right down the street from where they live. As the only fully sourdough bagels in the city, they’ve left their mark already – with tasty bagels, that is! When I asked them why they wanted to start their company, they told me: “Nashville was a bagel desert! People love it, especially all the people who moved here from Chicago and the coasts, but there hadn’t been many options beyond Proper Bagel. Now we’re another positive, fun, delicious choice near the city.” Seriously… if you haven’t tried one of their bagels, go do it now!
My job was all about capturing what Crieve Hall Bagel Co. is about: authenticity, hustle, teamwork, and joy. Ben and Lizzy made me laugh our entire session and were up for everything I suggested. As a result, we got some beautiful and playful portraits for their marketing and shop. One of the other big projects while I was there was to photograph every flavor bagel and cream cheese they offer. These will be used online and on their ordering boards. I love that Ben and Lizzy really think through the best way to make their shop flow easily and they offer great customer service. And I have to admit: this was definitely one of my tastiest branding sessions to date!
Congratulations on all of your hard work, Ben and Lizzy! I’m so happy you asked me to help with your branding portraits. It was SO much fun!! Enjoy a look into their Nashville branding photography session today – I hope they make you smile. And seriously: GO TRY THESE BAGELS!
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based branding photographer for small business owners and a creative business owner who educates other creative business owners on all things systems + workflows. Dolly loves serving business owners with her bold, elevated, and radiant photography. And, she also loves educating other creative business owners on how to set up systems and workflows that will ultimately help them save time in their business-she does this by producing weekly blog posts and weekly podcast episodes on The Systems & Workflow Magic Podcast.
She has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Dubsado, Email Marketing, and Business Systems with new creative business owners & family photographers in an encouraging and supportive way because she believes that anyone can find joy in automation! Plus BONUS: Systems is where the MAGIC happens!
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 for a branding photography session, fill out her contact form here.
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