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
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.