Hey! welcome to we shoot roses!
Let’s get this straight before we begin – I’m not an ‘expert’ in photography.
In fact, if you look hard enough, you’ll see a whole ton of mistakes right here on this site, from bad typos to some dodgy lighting and editing. Heck, I even use stock photos right here on this site for some posts.
Heinous! But sadly, I haven’t shot every object or person in the world, and sometimes my personal lil library of images just isn’t enough.
So, why are you here to learn from me? Well, it’s precisely for that reason. You most likely don’t give a damn about ‘expert status’ either.
You’re probably here loving photography for the same reasons I do – for the chance to be creative, tell people’s stories, because you love photography, and because you want to build a successful business that supports your family doing work you love.
Well, I can definitely help with that, because that’s what matters to me too.
Not ‘expert status’. But – building a successful business that supported my family doing work I love. Creating work for people, not awards and ceremonies.
So sure, I find it relatively easy to receive high-paying clients and get fully booked doing work I love, and staying in love with my work.
Ok fine, here comes the experience bit. I do have some experience!
My work has been featured in magazines, I’ve been flown around the world to shoot, and I studied for four hard years at Uni to learn about photographic arts, I’ve been a photographer for over a decade, I was fully booked two years in advance, I built a whole site for photographers previously, and I’ve written over 5 books for photographers. Some which you’ll find here on this site.
And I’m now a business coach and writer helping other photographers and creatives grow their businesses.
The best thing about photography is that you don’t have to just build your business around ‘shooting for paid clients’! You can be a photography blogger, writer, instagrammer, podcaster, lecturer, some people I know even make a six figure income just from PINNING beautiful images over on Pinterest! (see this post right here for more on that).
But for me, and this site right here –
I realised there are few good sites out there specifically about the business of photography, and even fewer that understand the demands of being a parent alongside running a business.
Hello, fellow 1am edit-slaves.
So I built We Shoot Roses for others who love photography, the mama hustlers (and papas too) aspiring to build a thriving business around babies and kids.
You’ll be able to able to take away solid, actionable strategy to implement in your photography + business to help you stay consistently passionate about your work,
+ get clear about what you need to do in order to keep growing and moving forward.
We are business owners, artists, storytellers and raising families at the same time as growing a business.
This site will help make you confident, empowered, and knowledgeable about how to make it happen, without stress.
I built it for you, to help you grow in confidence in your business, and for me, to share what I’ve learned after a decade in business as a photographer, coach, and creative.
Welcome to We Shoot Roses.