Introducing Coaching Sessions

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December 30, 2015

Over the summer, I sat down with a new-ish photographer for lunch.  She had sent me an email a few weeks prior, wanting some advice about breaking into the wedding industry here in Charleston.  Over nachos + margaritas, we chatted about all things photography + I happily answered every question that she had during our two hour meeting.  I left that lunch feeling good, knowing that I was helping someone who is at the very beginning of their photography journey.  I remember what it felt like to be just starting out.  The uncertainty, the fear, the self-doubt.  Having someone to talk to who has been there and who can speak from experience is so valuable to someone at the beginning of their journey.

I also felt a bit unsettled because I really wish I had the time to sit down with newer photographers and chat about business more often.  I really am a teacher at my very core!  Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time or resources to meet with every single photographer who reaches out to me because I have to reserve what little free time I have for myself, my family + my clients.  If only there were more hours in the day!

(C) Dana Cubbage Weddings 2015

This meeting got me thinking, though.  I’ve been throwing around the idea of offering coaching sessions for a long time now and, if there really is a true demand for my time + knowledge, then maybe – just maybe – I could help more people if I made things more “official” and start charging for my time – which would allow me to justify giving up my free time to help others grow!  Armed with an educational background in business and the entrepreneurial spirit of my father, I have built myself a fabulous wedding photography business here in Charleston – and I want to help others fulfill their dreams – whatever they may be!  I love sharing knowledge and helping others… and after this summer lunch meeting, I realized that I actually have a LOT to share!  Through a lot of trial and error, hours upon hours of reading, hours of practice, and a ton of practical experience, I feel like I can really help others by sharing what has – and hasn’t – worked for me!  So, I decided to go ahead and jump right in… I’m so excited to announce that I’m going to start offering coaching sessions in 2016!

What is a coaching session, you ask?  Well, coaching sessions will be tailored to you – which means no two coaching sessions will ever be the same!  We’ll get together and discuss whatever you’d like – I’m an open book!  Topic ideas include marketing, website design, branding, editing, workflow, creating efficiency within your business, technical aspects of shooting, albums, pricing, social media or anything else you want to chat about… no topic is off-limits!  We’ll spend 3 hours together and hopefully you’ll leave inspired and armed with some new knowledge and ideas that will get you moving in the right direction with your own business.

Coaching sessions are $600 and will include 3 hours of face time with me.  We will meet up for coffee or lunch (it’s on me!) and we’ll hang out together, talking about your business, your hopes, your dreams, and anything else you want to know from someone who has been there and done that.  I’m so excited to give back to the Charleston wedding photography community in this way and can’t wait to help + inspire newer photographers!  If you’re interested in booking a coaching session in the future, simply email me at info{at}danacubbageweddings{dot}com!  I can’t wait to hear from you!

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