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I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family and branding photographer & a business systems educator for small biz owners who want to be more streamlined. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!
Today’s blog is super special because I’m sharing MY Family photo session! We worked with one of my dear friends, Grace Paul (Grace Paul Photography), to capture this year’s portraits. I’m so in love with them all! As a small business owner, I get so wrapped up in my work, my clients, and my own business that sometimes I forget WHY I started my own business. These portraits bring that back into focus (no pun intended). Blaise and Ty are my whole world and I’m so happy I have these portraits to document this sweet season of our lives together.
As a family photographer, it should come as no shock that I love, love, love family portraits. But I also know the reality of how these sessions go. My son is a toddler, so let’s be real: we were threatening to take away Halloween candy the entire session. But, Grace went above and beyond to capture our family. No matter how crazy this (or any other) session feels, I’ll always remember these sweet moments because of her. I can’t thank Grace enough for creating such beautiful portraits for our little family on her own in-laws’ farm.
At the end of the day, I know that years from now, I will look back on these portraits and smile. I will remember how grateful I am that God blessed me with these two men. I am not promised tomorrow and I want to be reminded of what matters the most. Thank you, Grace, for giving me that gift.
2021 was such an amazing year of growth, learning & refinement for my business, but the heartbeat of my business is my family. They are the WHY of WHY I show up day after day, week after week, so I pray that God continues to help shape our family to honor HIM and HIS kingdom! I also pray that I can continue to set a godly and kind example to everyone I interact with!
Thank you so much for reading, and I hope whatever time of year you are reading this, you are encouraged!
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & branding photographer and a creative business owner who educates other family photographers on how to best streamline their family photography business by using powerful automation tools in order to find the JOY in workflows and systems. 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 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 LLC, fill out her contact form here.
Interested in learning how to best automate a part of your family photography business (or creative business) but you have no clue where to begin? Check out www.dollydelongphotography.com/automate to begin your automation journey today! Or listen in to Dolly’s Podcast “The Systems & Workflow Magic Podcast” to learn more about systems and workflow magic for your creative business!