Louise delivered a fantastic seminar this afternoon to a packed room. It was a very inspirational seminar that was delivered with passion and honesty and was so helpful to me as someone about to launch a full time photography business. I have attended four days of classes at the convention this week, but I can confidently say it is yours that has provided the most help.
I help photographers breakthrough the six figure ceiling in 90 days without overwhelm, frustration or competing on price.
My name is Louise Beattie, founder of the Prosperous Photographer's Club. I help people like you fill your diary with high quality clients who spend more so that you can create the business you dream of and live your perfect life.
You see I understand how you feel, I have been where you are.
Before I started my photography business I had a varied career ending up spending 15 years in the oil industry working around the world on subsea construction ships. But I always wanted my own business – in my early twenties I wanted to start a photography business but I didn't have the confidence or self belief to think that I could do it.
Eventually, as I approached my 40's it reached a point where it was now or never if I was going to leave the oil industry and do something I loved. That and the realisation, whilst researching my own wedding photographer, that wedding photography had become a beautiful art, led me to make the big jump to running my own photography business for 5 years. It was an amazing experience that took me to Rome, Madrid and Portugal with many highlights along the way – photographing Prince Charles, photographing world championship motorcycle racer Scott Redding twice (and yes I admit it, I am a fan) to presenting well received masterclasses on the business of photography at Europe's largest photography convention in London (SWPP) as well as being published and featured in magazines and winning the Women Ahead Rising Star Award in 2011.
A few of my favourite images (you can see more here):
I began to realise that I loved the business side of things more than I did social photography (travel photography had always been my first love). That, combined with the fact that I was so tired of giving it my all to just stand still made me take the difficult decision to close my photography business.
I knew that there had to be a better way of running a business without having to sacrifice your personal life. I had worked so hard at growing my photography business – I had trained with some of the best photographers in the world – Jerry Ghionis, Joe Buissink, been to some of the best photography training schools in the UK such as Aspire, and even worked with a marketing consultant. But I ended up running around like a headless chicken to stay stood still even though I was doing everything right.
I knew that there a missing piece to the puzzle and spent the next two years on a search for what wasn't being taught to photographers.
I have been lucky to study and mentor with some amazing six and seven figure business owners along the way. People who go about building amazing business and sharing their knowledge and experience. Their down to earth attitude and no nonsense approach to business has been massively inspiring and helped me make many breakthroughs in my own business, whilst enabling me to create the life I want.
I have taken that knowledge and adapted it for photographers and the unique challenges they face, creating The Prosperous Photographer's Blueprint.
I've figured out all the marketing and want to share proven and tested strategies with you, in a way that is easy to understand and simple to apply, so that you can start building the business you dreamed of.
Before my session with Louise I wasn’t quite sure about what I would gain from a business coaching call. The result far exceeded my expectations. Louise helped me to look at my business with a fresh eye so that I could identify key areas for growth and improvement. She also gave me a unique insight into some of the aspects that were holding me back. I am now a convert! If you are looking to gain clarity and a leading edge in your business I would highly recommend Louise as the go-to person in this field.
I live with my husband Jeff on the North East Coast of Scotland and we enjoy a quiet life in the countryside with our dog Duke. I love motorbikes, although recently sold mine as I just wasn't getting out on it enough and priorities shifted when Duke came into our life. I love to travel, especially Italy, and there are plenty more places on the bucket list!