Guides for the elopement photographer

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Take a look through each guide offered and see which ones are a perfect fit for you and your business. From questionaires to a variety of guides. Stay tuned on Instagram for 3 new guides coming this year! Have a guide that would be helpful for you? Message me, I want to hear your struggles.


THE QUESTIONNAIRES

As photographers, we often serve an additional role for our clients: Wedding Planner. Couples without an official planner will look to you as the expert in how their wedding/elopement day will go. Nervous? Don't be. Grab this guide and we will go through it all together.


Once you are done with this guide you will, 

- Feel more confident in timelines

- Leave with a new way to communicate with your clients

- Learn the ins and outs of my timeline-building process

- Take a look at real life examples including my own lol

- Walk into every wedding/elopement day moving forward with confidence

THE QUESTIONNAIRES

Timelines can be tricky and daunting. Not Anymore.

TIMELINE 101

GRAB TIMELINE 101

Not knowing how to respond to certain things is seriously so normal. We all go through it. For instance, do these ring any bells? 


*Client Asks About Travel Fees*

*Social Media Re-Edits With a Handy Dandy Filter*

*Turning Away a Client For Someone Who Would Fit Them Better*

*Client Wants to Book Your Lodging/Flight*


Having no idea what to say to certain scenarios is apart of the journey. These Email Responses are straight to the point and easy to implement. Each of these scenarios are things I have personally been asked as a photographer or was inspired by past Mentor Sessions. 


What you'll find within the guide:


- 10 Easy to Implement Email Templates 
- How to Implement (Video Tutorial Included)  
-Bonus Pages (ONE BEING HOW I PERSONALLY CHARGE FOR TRAVEL)
- Q&A

THE QUESTIONNAIRES

EMAIL RESPONSES

Ditching the Awkward and communicating with confidence instead.

GRAB IT HERE

GIF GUIDE

Making Photoshop Less Scary

When you scroll through Instagram, you may see little animated images and think,

"How did they do that?"

Let's create one together so you can be well on your way to creating memorable GIFs for your clients every time you shoot. 


What you'll find within the guide:

- Things you should know before you even open Photoshop to create your GIF

- How to create your GIF within the photoshop platform (PDF version)

- The exact export settings I use for both social media and blog sharing

- The video walkthrough! Yes - you will get the 20+ page guide as well as a video walking you through the entire GIF process. Use this video as a resource when you need guidance or clarification on a specific step.

THE QUESTIONNAIRES

GIF CREATING STARTS HERE

In my shop I have two main questionnaires, The Final Questionnaire as well as the Get to Know Questionnaire. The Final Questionnaire is my BEST SELLER out of all my guides. The Get to Know is a close second. 

If your Workflow needs a little facelift, do that with these two questionnaires. Learn more about each guide on the Etsy Shop but for now, 


WHAT'S INSDIE THE FINAL QUESTIONNAIRE?

- The exact wedding questionnaire that I send to ALL of my wedding and elopement clients

- How exactly to implement the questionnaire TODAY

- BONUS template emails

- Quick Q&A including when I send out the questionnaire within my workflow

The QUESTIONNAIRES

The Questionnaires

The photographer's ULTIMATE questionnaires to a successful Workflow

PURCHASE

If you are looking into jumpstarting yourself into the mentoring world, let's get you started! Mentorships can be a really big grey area. Do these ring any bells?


How do you start?
When should you start?
Are you ready to do Mentorships?
How do I even get my first paying mentee?
What do I have to offer?
Who would really pay me to teach them?


All the questions and concerns with no answers and nowhere to turn. So you do the obvious and avoid it. This guide is bringing all of those concerns and questions to the forefront.  


What you'll find within the guide: 

- General Information about being a Mentor 
- Mentor Myths
- How to Get Started
- Building Trust 
- Mentorship Topics
- My Exact Process + Questionnaire
- Even More 


THE QUESTIONNAIRES

Teach with confidence and realize you have something unique to offer

Mentorship Guide

START OFFERING MENTORSHIPS

email responses

YALLLLLL!!! This guide is so incredibly helpful for all the emails you receive but don’t know how to respond to! 

YALLLLLL!!! This guide is so incredibly helpful for all the emails you receive but don’t know how to respond to! Stephanie really made this guide so easy to use & understand. Even if you have email templates already, these ones are so amazing to have. Other guides I have don’t include responses like these, so worth the purchase. I have all her guides now and I recommend all of them!!

Claire

mentorship Guide

The Mentorship Guide was EXACTLY what I was looking for and confidence boost I needed to start offering my own mentorship’s. 

I won Stephanie’s Timeline 101 Guide in a giveaway and after reading the guide I knew I wanted to learn more from her. I now own 3 of Stephanie’s guides!! The Mentorship Guide was EXACTLY what I was looking for and confidence boost I needed to start offering my own mentorship’s. I’ve complemented the idea for a while now, but honestly just didn’t know where, how, or when to start. I’m so excited to use what I learned in this guide!!

Erika

get to know questionnaire

100000% RECOMMEND!! I honestly didn’t realize how badly I needed these questionnaire guides until I got them and I have ZERO regrets!!!!! 

100000% RECOMMEND!! I honestly didn’t realize how badly I needed these questionnaire guides until I got them and I have ZERO regrets!!!!! Stephanie made them so easy to implement and it has seriously taken my client experience to a whole other level. Everything is perfect. If you’re on the edge about buying them- buy them right now. Do itttttttttt!!!

TORRI

Timeline 101

HOLY COW THIS GUIDE IS JAM PACKED WITH JUST SOLID INFO! I always felt like I knew things, but didn't KNOW them, and holy cow. Best guide ever.

My dudes. Whether you are new to weddings, or have been doing this for years HOLY COW THIS GUIDE IS JAM PACKED WITH JUST SOLID INFO! I always felt like I knew things, but didn't KNOW them, and holy cow. Best guide ever.

Danielle

Timeline 101

This guide is GOLLDDDDD!!!! So many things I didn’t even think about that my mind has been opened to! This guide is WELL worth over the $27 investment

This guide is GOLLDDDDD!!!! So many things I didn’t even think about that my mind has been opened to! This guide is WELL worth over the $27 investment Steph has placed on it, but much like this guide, her heart is made of gold and I so appreciate her willingness to help fellow photogs! RUN and get it NOW! Your biz (and brain) will thank you!

Ashley

Final Questionnaire

WOWOWOWOW!!!! what were we doing before this questionnaire was released?!! so happy i have this to implement into my workflow now.

WOWOWOWOW!!!! what were we doing before this questionnaire was released?!! so happy i have this to implement into my workflow now & it's seriously SO helpful! This questionnaire is a MUST!

Tiffany

Timeline 101

Stephanie breaks down each section that happens at most weddings and goes into detail about the expectations.

If you are new to the wedding photography game, this guide will be your best friend! Stephanie breaks down each section that happens at most weddings and goes into detail about the expectations. She even includes a great questionnaire to send to your clients to easily gather more information on their day to help plan out their timeline! Not to mention, this guide is loaded with tons of tips & tricks! 10/10 RECOMMEND!!!

Shania

The Final Questionnaire is something I personally send 2 months before a Wedding/Elopement to gather ALL DETAILS (Numbers, Locations, Timeline etc). The Get to Know Questionnaire I send a week after a client books with me to get to know them a bit better. I use this for Engagement Sessions and to dive into their relationship a bit more.

What is the difference between the Final Questionnaire and the Get to Know?

Is Timeline 101 only for beginners?

Does the GIF Guide have a video walkthrough?

How many questionnaires do you send within your Workflow?

Where can I get the Timeline Questionnaire?

Can I send questionnaires earlier than you do?

Big Heck No. I think no matter where you are in the business you can always learn from the next person. Take it from this review; "Even as someone who's shot 15 or so weddings, I found plenty of helpful tips and suggestions that definitely made it worth it. I love that Steph always goes above and beyond – not just the timeline questionnaire, but a walkthrough of the day, her favorite tips for spicing up wedding galleries, additional email templates, and a full 5 example wedding timelines."

What is the difference between the Final Questionnaire and the Get to Know?

Is Timeline 101 only for beginners?

Does the GIF Guide have a video walkthrough?

How many questionnaires do you send within your Workflow?

Where can I get the Timeline Questionnaire?

Can I send questionnaires earlier than you do?

Of course! Every business owner is going to do their business differently! You can send questionnaires earlier or later. I recommend sending the Final Wedding Questionnaire AT LEAST 2 months before to give your couples ample time to fill it out. 

What is the difference between the Final Questionnaire and the Get to Know?

Is Timeline 101 only for beginners?

Does the GIF Guide have a video walkthrough?

How many questionnaires do you send within your Workflow?

Where can I get the Timeline Questionnaire?

Can I send questionnaires earlier than you do?

ETSY shop FAq's

The Final Questionnaire is something I personally send 2 months before a Wedding/Elopement to gather ALL DETAILS (Numbers, Locations, Timeline etc). The Get to Know Questionnaire I send a week after a client books with me to get to know them a bit better. I use this for Engagement Sessions and to dive into their relationship a bit more.

ANSWER:

Big Heck No. I think no matter where you are in the business you can always learn from the next person. Take it from this review; "Even as someone who's shot 15 or so weddings, I found plenty of helpful tips and suggestions that definitely made it worth it. I love that Steph always goes above and beyond – not just the timeline questionnaire, but a walkthrough of the day, her favorite tips for spicing up wedding galleries, additional email templates, and a full 5 example wedding timelines."

ANSWER:

Yes it does! You will get the full guide walking you through from beginning to end as well as watching me create one. For all my visual learners out there! 

ANSWER:

I send 3! The Final Questionnaire (2 Months Before the Big Day), Get to Know Questionnaire (1 Week After Booking), and the Timeline Questionnaire (3 Months Before the Big Day)

ANSWER:

That is within the Timeline 101 Guide as a Bonus! 

ANSWER:

Of course! Every business owner is going to do their business differently! You can send questionnaires earlier or later. I recommend sending the Final Wedding Questionnaire AT LEAST 2 months before to give your couples ample time to fill it out. 

ANSWER:

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