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The  coaching program for heart led photographers who want to ignite their impact and innovate their business to embody their whole multi-passionate self while successfully leading an empowered team.

Yes! I'm ready!

Innovate your photography business to embody your whole multi-passionate self!

ignite your impact

 Between the admin tasks, website, taxes, book-keeping, Instagram, invoicing, sales calls, and everything else, you're a busy one-woman army — running on fumes and on the verge of burnout. You have zero time to focus on scaling your business because it’s a dang miracle you can even keep going at the current pace! You wonder, “Will this ever get easier or am I just going to collapse one day?”

Fo’ real. You’re drowning in busy work!

You’re just not sure what it looks like. Sure, the current business model (providing 1 great service for your clients) has been working so far — but what now?! You’re uninspired and bored thinking about doing the same thing for the rest of your life. You know something better exists, but you have no idea about what that business model could be, how you can pivot and how you can do it without burning all the boats! You’d love to figure it out, but you’re maxed out and too exhausted to do it all alone!

you know there’s gotta be a next level for you

You’ve been making a solid income and you enjoy your clients. The problem? You're capped with your income, and that’s despite the fact that you’re always working. If you don’t work, you don’t get paid. So naturally, you find yourself thinking: “Ok this is cool, but where do we go from here!?”

you're a successful photographer solopreneur

Does any of this sound familiar

You don’t know how to go about hiring the right way. You’re worried that it’ll be too expensive, eat into your profits, or be super time-consuming. Maybe you’ve even burned your fingers with contractors before, so you say “This is pointless — I’m wasting so much time just fixing their mistakes. I could just do it on my own instead!”

You know that hiring people could be a good idea for the next level,

If so, you'll want to keep reading ... 

Did I just read your mind?

Going to work everyday as a leader + visionary, with supportive systems and potentially a dream team that’s excited and passionate about showing up and supporting your clients everyday! HECK YEA. 

Running a heart on fire business - that attracts your champagne clients, cultivates a powerful community, and creates mega impact

Building systems + skillset within your company - so your clients can be taken care of, even when you’re on vacation. 

Enjoying a more balanced life, with time and space to enjoy the money you’re making without sacrificing your relationships or mental health. (Can we get an amen!?)

Excited to book new clients and work for them at high 4-figure or 5-figure rates. You love your clients, your clients adore you, and they trust you to do an amazing job. Well, duh!

you're right.
You should be ... 

If you're feeling like you should be more on fire for your business by now,

apply today!

this can absolutely be you!

Picking the best clients to work with, and saying NO to everyone else confidently, because you know there will always be more leads coming in! It's called #BossStatus

Waking up to people knocking on your (digital) door and asking how they can hire you in your DMs. Every single day. HECK YEAH.

Smiling at your bank account at the end of each month. You know that all your bills will be paid, you can save for a rainy day, AND you can support your partner/family the way they deserve to be supported. YAAAS!

Enjoying a more balanced life, with time and space to enjoy the money you’re making without sacrificing your relationships or mental health. (Can we get an amen!?)

Excited to book new clients and work for them at high 4-figure or 5-figure rates. You love your clients, your clients adore you, and they trust you to do an amazing job. Well, duh!

you're right. You should be ... 

If you're feeling like you should be further along in your business by now,

You don’t have a clear, coherent + effective plan to scale your business beyond yourself as a solopreneur. You have no idea how to NOT be a solopreneur!

The solopreneur mindset is limiting you from reaching your full potential as a leader, making more money and serving more clients. 

You've lost your spark for your business and you are feeling 'surface level' with your work and desire to ignite that fire within you again!

You’ve not yet stepped into the systemized - where you can focus on creating a your creativity and impact.

You don’t have a scalable business model and back-end processes that support you. This leads to unnecessary overwhelm and a barrage of busywork that burns you out or makes you want to quit (been there).

but here's why you're not there yet

You deserve scalable success,

APPLY NOW!

The 7-month coaching program for heart led photographerswho want to ignite their impact  and innovate their business to embody their whole multi-passionate self while successfully leading an empowered team.

The next level of growth you’re seeking is not going to come from you taking on more clients. It’s going to come from you changing the ROLE you play in your business.

It means - becoming the heart on fire CEO you’re meant to be - instead of being the “technician” who’s doing the work for clients. It means - getting the systems you need in place, clarifying your vision and impact, and be prepared to scale confidently to the next level you!

Which is why we created....

I'll let you in on a little secret.

psssst

What if you had simple, effective systems that got sh*t done, automatically? (Yep, I’ll show you how!)

You have shaved off 10+ hours of busy work from your calendar each week

who can spend their time visioning, ideating and working on growth - while fully being supported with execution by an empowered team who wakes up in the morning and is excited to go to work! 

picture being an impactful leader

and allow an incredible, aligned, passionate team to support you in execution of all the client projects? 

What would it be like to finally stop being a one-person team

Imagine with me for a moment ... 

yeah, there's a lot of these

But don't just take our word

“I’ve already tried hiring contractors and employees before - it was a total dumpster fire. How will it be different this time?” 

“I can’t possibly do more now - I’ve got zero time! I’m already swamped as it is! Please don’t tell me I’ve to take time to systemize now!” 

What if I do all the work and I still don't get where I want to be?

"I fear after all this work my spark still won't be there like it used to!"

"Can't I wait and take the slow road to reach my big goals and dreams - I'm not in a hurry. (ok, I’m gonna say that’s BS.)

Good for them — but will it work for me?

The good news is: the whole purpose of you stepping into the role of a CEO by streamlining & systemizing - is to make your business and your cash flow less dependent on YOU. Yes, we want to ensure that your business can grow, thrive and prosper - even if you can’t show up to work. Listen, it’s the reality of life that we can’t work 24/7. As a solopreneur with little systems, your business is 100% dependent on you - which means that if you want to take a break, have a baby, happen to get sick or need to tend to your family, your business will come to a grinding halt. 

The best part of making the transition? Once you do, you don’t HAVE TO do more! 

We’re all about helping you strategize, streamline, and systemize, so when you are ready you can hire, delegate and empower other people to support you in your mission - so that you can do LESS and earn MORE.


You’re overwhelmed by what it takes to scale to the next level

I totally get it

immerse your whole multi-passionate self into your business to keep that fire ignited within you!

ENJOY THE PROCESS OF BUILDING AUTHORITY + COMMUNITY THAT CONTRIBUTES TO LONG-TERM RESULTS!

STEP INTO THE CEO ROLE AND LET OTHER PEOPLE SUPPORT THEIR GROWTH. 

CREATE ROCK-SOLID BACK-END SYSTEMS + A SCALABLE BUSINESS MODEL THAT FREES UP MORE TIME FOR VACATIONS, PUPPY CUDDLES OR DATE NIGHT!

KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO NEXT AND TAKE ACTION WITH LESS OVERWHELM.

WATCH THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS SOAR WITHOUT BURNING OUT IN THE PROCESS!

the most extensive 7-month coaching program for photographers who want to…

That’s why I created Ascend Together Academy

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If you’ve read this far, there’s a good chance that you’re a passionate, sincere small business owner who wants to provide the best experience for your clients.

Someone who is sincere, reliable, authentic - and someone who truly cares about their clients as PEOPLE, not just a transaction or a paycheck. 

If that’s you - you’re in luck. Your best clients are sensitive, discerning people who actively seek out premium service providers, because they don’t just want a deliverable. They want an experience that’s better than what’s out there - and they deserve to have it. 

The thing is: if you continue to be a solopreneur - you’re limiting the number of people who can get access to your magic.

By hiring a team, teaching them the ropes, and letting them support you - you’re making your magic accessible to more people.

The more people you serve, the more impact you make. The more impact you make, the more referrals you get. The more referrals you get, the wider your circle of impact becomes.

This is a virtuous cycle that allows your business to grow faster, become bigger than you, and reach its full potential on this planet. 

In this program, I show my clients how they can make the transition from one-woman army to impactful CEO - so that they can create the wealth, freedom and impact they want, without upper-limiting themselves or burning out. <

You're exactly where you should be. 

I'm so glad you're here.

apply now!

You're in the right place, at the right time

im so glad you're here

You’ll be well-rested and have the freedom + stability to enjoy your success - while your team takes care of business!

You’ll be able to grow your business without being chained to your desk!

You’ll be laser-focussed on the most important tasks (while automating/delegating everything else).

You’ll providing a heart led experience to clients who absolutely adore the genuine care your team can provide - and setting yourself up to scale your impact.

You’ll be implementing a clear, efficient plan for becoming the CEO you’re meant to be and hiring the team that can support you with execution.

Life                      the program

after

The only way you can grow your income is by taking on more clients - but you don’t have the time to do that, so you’re in a fix. 

The spark that was once ignited within you has burnt-out and you don't know how you are going to get it back.

You can’t take time off to rest, relax or hang with your family - because your business doesn’t make money when you don’t work. 

Even though you’re burning the candle at both ends, you’re not making any meaningful progress in your business.

You feel overwhelmed, confused, and exhausted with your business. You’re working too hard and not nearly making enough money!

before

Life                      the program

The spark within you pours from you into your community and team to spark greater impact.

Now, 5 years in - my business and family life is still thriving - and I am determined to help my clients create high-end service empires - that give them the financial freedom they want, without sabotaging their mental health or relationships.

These strategies work just as well for all kinds of PHOTOGRAPHERS

pssst....

I'm Dana

Hey there

Focus on creating multiple streams of income - so my business wasn’t just dependent on 1 service.

Automate all my back-end processes + marketing systems - so I wasn’t getting exhausted by busywork.

Hire a team and delegate like a pro - so I could be freed to enjoy my life with my husband and kids!

Spend most of my time being the CEO - creating growth plans, ideating and investing in long-term success - while letting my team work with clients.

Invest in the relationships in my life - with my clients, team, family and friends - so they could accelerate my growth and support my business.

I am the founder of Ascend Together, a Elopement Photography & Design company based in Sacramento, CA.

I am also a wife, mother of 5 little ones, and the creator of Ascend Together Academy.

A few years ago, I decided to grow my service business - and I jumped in head first!

When I say head first, I mean it. I’m talking 30 weeks pregnant with my third child, and doing 10+ portfolio shoots between San Francisco, Tahoe, and Yosemite in a matter of months. (It was...exhausting... to say the least!)

But what I did differently was: I owned the fact that I didn’t have the time to do *everything* on my own. I had a time constraint, and I decided to use it to my advantage.

As a mom of 5 kids - I learned very quickly that I needed to do these 5 things ASAP to get profitable and stay sane as a CEO.

7 MONTH ACCESS TO TRAININGS, TEMPLATES, COACHING, AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

You’ll be able to submit your work for specific milestones you hit! I'm talking constructive and valuable feedback that’ll help you get unstuck 10X faster!

HONEST CRITIQUES OF YOUR WORK

Detailed templates, checklists, and done-for-you documents that’ll blow your mind (We know, because all our clients tell us that!). We provide you with everything you need from email and blog templates to questionnaires, to processes, to Instagram captions, and everything in-between! Just tweak and plug it into your business, then watch the results roll in!

TEMPLATES & CHECKLISTS

In-depth modules and implementation resources to give you a straight and clear path to success, no matter where you're starting out!

FULL CURRICULUM & TRAININGS

Each member has their own personalized dashboard through our program. It’s organized, well-structured, and keeps everything visually tidy and easy to find for simple, seamless use. Everything you need and everything you work on is all in one beautiful, well-designed space. No need to worry about keeping track of documents and resources floating around in outer space! It’s all right here, rockstar. 

PERSONALIZED DASHBOARD

Each month you'll have the opportunity to attend a group coaching call specific to where you are at with your progress in the program. There you can mastermind with other members and get in on a hot seat 1-1 to ask your questions!

monthly coaching calls

Our clients tell us this is one of the BEST communities on the internet, and we’ve gotta agree! Come ask questions, resolve your struggles, and share your wins! Surround yourself with a group of go-getter service providers just like you who will cheer for you and hype you up along your journey!

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Get Member's only access

Program members receive exclusive access to our podcast: Ascend With Awareness. This podcast is curated specifically for creatives who are ready to ascend to new heights and embrace their best self via guided meditations, visualizations, and mindfulness tools. As we move toward our goals, we’re bound to encounter storms that may steer us down the wrong path or stall our progress. With awareness, we can overcome those storms and continue to grow with clarity. Ascend With Awareness is your tool to find the power within yourself to ascend higher and bring awareness to your personal and business journey!

ASCEND WITH AWARENESS EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM PODCAST

couples photographer

Jenni

I finally got to work with my dream clients! Now that I know they exist and aren’t just a dream of mine, I am way more confident in the experience I provide and the sessions I SHOULD be aiming for. Plus the Instagram and email templates have helped me SO much in upping my customer service game! I can’t wait to create my valuable offers and watch my business take off. 

I FELT LIKE I WAS RUNNING MY BUSINESS ALONE. I STILL AM, BUT KNOWING I HAVE A TEAM OF INCREDIBLE WOMEN CHEERING FOR ME AND GIVING ME ADVICE GIVES ME SO MUCH MOTIVATION

new born photographer

Mary Rose

I have so many wins since joining the program already I don’t know where to begin! I raised my rates immediately with her encouragement and confidence in me. Clients booked and are still booking and I am amazed to see how a shift in how I value myself has changed how my clients value me! I finally learned how to manage my daily tasks in a super effective way and honestly do not feel as overwhelmed as I once was before I started! 

I HAVE GROWN SO MUCH MORE CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF, GAINED MORE TECHNICAL SKILLS, AND AM JUST CONFIDENT THAT MY BUSINESS WILL ONLY KEEP IMPROVING FROM HERE!

APPLY NOW!

FEEL LIKE THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED? 

and we'll have fun along the way

As much as we’d love to support every successful entrepreneur on the planet, we have to be picky about who we accept into the program. Our #1 priority is to ensure that our existing community of clients are protected and supported in the best possible way - so we hold high standards around integrity, customer service and personal responsibility for new clients. We don’t want any bad apples in here, ya know?!So, here’s a basic list of requirements for our program. If you fit the bill, we’d love to have you join us!

OK, real talk: this program is NOT for everyone.

BUT HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M THE RIGHT FIT FOR THIS PROGRAM?”

"Okay... this is interesting...

We’re so excited to see if you’re a good fit to work with us inside Ascend Together Academy. 

If you’re ready to stop throwing spaghetti at the wall - and start following a simple, predictable framework for building a wildly-profitable, life-giving service business - We GOTCHU!

 Apply now and you’ll hear from our team within the next few days! We can’t wait to meet you! 

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You’re looking for a quick fix to solve all your problems.

You don’t care about delivering a high-value experience to clients!

You don’t want a community of smart, committed service providers on the same path as you.

You want a space where you can complain and moan about how nothing is working for you.

You don’t want to do the work to grow your business.

You are not willing to take responsibility for your results.

You does not have a validated service

You’re brand new in your business and have zero experience.

wrong

this program is
         for you if...

You’re willing to be valuable for the community, bring positive energy and a spirit of community over competition.

You’re ready to invest time, money, and energy into our business and you’re serious about building an empowered team.

You’re willing to take personal responsibility for your results in this program (and we won’t be your babysitter in this process). Sorry, not sorry!

You’re making at least $30,000/year in your business right now.

You WANT to deliver a high-value, luxury experience to clients that lights both your hearts on fire!

You’re offers are validated and you have a successful business model

You’re a service provider who wants to go from being a solopreneur to a heart led CEO.

right

this program is
         for you if...

APPLY NOW!

FEEL LIKE THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED?

pretty amazing, right

Perfectionism is one of the biggest issues I see with service providers. They think that they need everything to be “just right” before they can start charging premium rates. This is NOT true!

As long as you have the ability to get the job done - you can go ahead, design high-end experiences and start profiting from delivering it. 

If you choose to invest in adding advanced systems and tools at a later stage, that’s totally fine, but you don’t need it right now. Stay focused on what actually moves you forward. 

“I DON’T HAVE ALL MY DUCKS IN A ROW YET..."

The thing about confidence is: you don’t get it by sitting at home and meditating on it. Confidence comes from action. 

That’s why we have weekly support systems in place to show you exactly what you need to work on - and give you guidance when you’re stuck.

By getting started and seeing initial results, you’ll feel confident right away - and that positive momentum builds on itself and delivers compounding effects. 

The key is to get started now - knowing that confidence will follow shortly!

“I DON’T FEEL CONFIDENT IN MYSELF to lead” 

I hear ya! That’s exactly why the program is set-up to help you get a full ROI on the program investment - with just 2 new clients. (YES!) 

Most of our clients are able to accomplish this within the first 60 days of the program - so they’re well on their way to make 10X the investment (or more) within 1 year in the program!

“I’M SCARED OF MAKING THE INVESTMENT”

I've heard it all before

I totally get it - most of our clients are busy and overwhelmed when they come to us. 

The good news is: we’re all about doing LESS of the right things - and automating/delegating everything else. With our done-for-you templates and resources - you’ll be reducing your workload AND increasing your income! Talk about a win-win!

“I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME..”

No one is ever “ready” when they’re taking a big-dang-leap to change for the better. They jump in with their heart because they know they need to jump. They know that staying in the same place and doing the same things will only lead to the same results.

Yes, you can start next year, but after a year in the pandemic, are you guaranteed that you’ll be in a better place next year? No, none of us are.

YOU WILL NEVER BE "READY.”

let's be clear

If you wait, you’ll remain in the same place you're in now. In 3, 6, 12 months, you’ll wish you had started today!

or

→ Have a photography business you love, running in a profitable and sustainable way by this time next year!

→ Form meaningful connections with your clients that make them want to rave about you to all their friends and family!

→ Lead an empowered team on a mission to make greater impact...like CEO BIG!

→ Skyrocket your income without increasing your workload.

Starting now means that you’ll be able to:

- mary Rose

This course is filled with so much valuable information and the community is so supportive"

Listen Now! * Listen Now! *

You have questions,
we have answers

FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT PER WEEK?

01

This is a 7 month program with milestone deadlines every month to move you through the program. The weekly workload will depend on the phase you are in. The more work you put in the less workload you will have down the road!

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

02

Yes, we only accept clients who pass our minimum requirements listed above. If you don’t qualify, we’ll let you know once we review your application. 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER MATERIAL OR EQUIPMENT COSTS BESIDES THE ENROLLMENT COST OF THE COURSE?

03

All other investments in your business are optional. We understand that people have different starting points and financial constraints - so we make sure you can get started making money with what you DO have. You may choose to invest more to scale your business - but you don’t need any expensive investments to get started!

DO I GET SUPPORT, COMMUNITY OR 1:1 ACCESS TO YOU?

04

Yes, you get direct access to me on our weekly group coaching calls and amazing success coach team via our Critiques, 1-1 Milestone Calls. You’ll also have 24/7 access to the peer community and team on the Facebook group.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

05

We do not offer any refunds on this program -as we only want the most committed people who are willing to do the work. If you’re willing to do the work, you’ll be able to earn back everything you invest with 2-4 new clients!

APPLY NOW!

we cannot wait to work with you!

let's step into an empowered ceo role...together!

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