Have you ever wondered what it would be like to peek inside the doors of one of the country's most successful portrait studios? The Heidi Hope Photography studio in Cranston, Rhode Island has grown to produce millions of dollars in sales, employ a team of talented artists, and gain international recognition for its creative style of baby photography.
Hey there, I'm Heidi, the owner of Photographer Rising and the Heidi Hope Photography Studio. These 2018 workshops are the last workshops we're teaching out of our studio, so if you want to come meet us in person, here's your chance! I hope to meet you!
Our In-Person Workshop is for you if:
- You are looking to improve your technical photography, posing skills and creativity. We'll talk about manual exposure and exactly how I achieve the light-filled, colorful images we're known for. You'll learn set design, posing, lighting, and camera settings.
- You are seeking the ability to turn your photography skills into a profitable business. Business practice is the foundation of our success and longevity here, so if you want to keep doing this in the years to come, you'll find no shortage of learning the business side of things.
You learn better with hands-on experiences and 1-on-1, individualized feedback on your work. While I love teaching online for
it'sconvenience, there is nothing like learning in person to immerse yourself in the experience with individualized feedback, real timeQ&A, and seeingexactly how we do what we do! Plus, you walk away with life-long friends. Sorry, you can't get rid of us!
- You are ready for your art to feel inspired and to make a greater impact. Staying inspired is a huge part of creating art the resonates in the hearts of consumers and making your brand stand out. We'll talk about what I do to stay inspired after 9 years in the business and seeing 400+ sessions a year at our studio.
You want to understand how to turn your love of photography into something that actually pays the bills or even supports your entire family. Heidi Hope Photography is the sole income source
ofour family and has been for 9 years while also supporting the families of our staff members. We understand the intricacies of that better than most and we want to share our methods with you. Our goal is that you become more proficient in your work and your ability to profit from it. Whether you have a spouse that wants to join the business,or are looking to take on an associate, or you just want to start seeing more profit from the hours you are devoting, we can help you with your business plan.
You want to grow, but don't know where to start. One of my favorite things about mentoring other photographers is helping them to zero in on their unique skills while identifying the areas that need to grow and change. During your 1-on-1
timewe can talk about any challenges you are facing with your business and how to grow from there!
You are burnt out from the way you've been running your business and you know there must be a better way.
I understand firsthand how burnout can occur in our industry. From creative
burnout,to feeling overworked and underpaid, I'll share how I overcome burnout inherent in being an entrepreneur.
“Heidi’s workshop was hands-down the BEST workshop I’ve ever attended. Heidi and Shaun have an answer for every business question/situation/problem you’ve ever had and are so business savvy, have a great handle on marketing, client relations, not to mention the actual photography. She just “gets” how to work with people, clients and photographers alike, and has that rare knack of being able to zero in on the trouble areas and come up with a solution. I’m thankful that Heidi kicked my butt into shape because I actually TOPPED my best month from last year and have raised my monthly average by nearly a $1000/month. And it was the perfect timing, too, because unfortunately my husband was laid off last month, but my income is meeting all our needs, and then some. It’s crazy to think that I went from being excited about someone paying a whole hundred dollars for a CD of images to something of this magnitude, providing for our family and paying an entire mortgage. That’s just
2 Day Baby Photography Workshop
The photography industry is a crowded place. It takes more than just beautiful photography for your work to be seen and your business to be successful. While our colorful, whimsical photography is recognized around the world, it is actually our business foundation that has grown and sustained Heidi Hope Photography in an ever-changing market over the past decade. That business foundation provides us with the time and security to allow creativity and innovation to flow through all of our work.
By continuing to re-invent our business model we have been able to change our passion for photography from making a little extra grocery money on the side into a multi-million dollar business that supports our family and our employees.
The Heidi Hope 2-Day Baby Photography Workshop is a photography and business workshop that will help you improve your technical skills as a photographer and encourage creativity while focusing on growing a successful baby's first year (and beyond) portrait business in a crowded marketplace.
We'll go over the foundations of Business Plans, Pricing
We'll also discuss how the photography market has changed over the past 5 years and what you can do to evolve with these new technologies and ways of doing business.
Each workshop ends with 1 on 1 personalized feedback and Q&A time with Heidi so that you can get individualized help with the direction of your work from both an artistic and business standpoint.
Join us in our beautiful 3,000 square foot studio by the bay and see exactly how we pose and photograph our favorite subjects! Our 2-Day workshop intensive is designed to give you the most important technical and business aspects to setting up a successful baby's first year business model.
Heidi will demonstrate styling and posing the sessions our studio has become internationally recognized for including: Newborn, 6month/Sitter and Cakesmash and you will be able to take photos with 1 on 1 assistance and feedback from Heidi during each set.
We'll talk about ways to expand and diversify your business outside of Baby's First Year and how we've grown through associates.
In addition to styling creative sets and session planning with clients, you will learn how to calculate profitable pricing, scheduling to achieve balance in your life, finding your style to set yourself apart from competitors, and exactly how to set up a successful baby's first year plan.
To get the most out of our time together, our 2018 Workshops are limited to 10 photographers.
January 2018 (SOLD OUT!)
February 8th- 9th, 2018 (SOLD OUT!)
April 5th- 6th, 2018 (Only 2 seats left!)
June 2018 (SOLD OUT!)
8am: Breakfast and Business Planning
10am-2pm: Newborn Posing (2 models)
Bean Bag flow
Birds Eye Compositions
2 pm: Lunch & Session Planning
(Scheduling, Client Prep, Pre-Session Consultations, Prop selection, Customization)
* * Get our client contract and questionnaire * *
3 pm: 6 Month "Sitter" posing with 2 models
4-5pm: Q&A with Heidi
8am: Breakfast and Branding
9am: Cakesmash Styling and Set Up (favorite materials and techniques)
9:30am: Cakesmash Session
10am: Profitable Pricing & Baby's First Year Plans
11am-1pm: Lunch and 1 on 1's with Heidi
Q&A with team
All of our workshop attendees leave with the Heidi Hope Photography Boutique Baby Business Guide: a comprehensive guide to building a successful baby plan and boutique baby business. Our guide includes Pricing Calculator, Business Plan, Branding Worksheets, Baby Plan Guide, contracts & questionnaires and bonus templates!
All of the topics we introduce during the workshop, you can take home and continue to work on more in depth in the years to come. Don’t forget to let us know about your results!
Invitation to our private online group of workshop alumni.