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Engagement Session in Palm Beach| Palm Beach Engagement Session | Worth Avenue

Rachel contacted me a few months ago about doing her engagement session somewhere in West Palm Beach where she is located at, and I immediately knew where I wanted to take her! I sent her some sample photos I found online of the amazing location and she fell in love right away. The location is on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, it is a beautiful strip of streets with little spots with a gorgeous scenery and little gardens hidden in almost every corner. We had so many beautiful elements around us and we tried to take advantage of them all!

 

Here is a peek into their gorgeous engagement session!

 

 

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      Faye's Faith Photography is a wedding and Engagement photographer located in the Treasure Coast, serving Palm Beach, North Florida, and is available for Travel.

 

 

Faye's Faith Photography is a wedding and Engagement photographer located in the Treasure Coast, serving Palm Beach, North Florida, and is available for Travel.

Wedding Day Timeline | Florida Wedding Photographer | Treasure Coast Photographer | Port Saint Lucie Photographer

I get it. You don't want to stress on the big day about being punctual for the biggest day of your life. I mean, it takes time for hair and makeup and then your there with all your family and you might be seeing family members you haven't seen in years and then things take longer when you add all that up. Trust me, I am the queen of "going with the flow". However, this one time, I am a stickler for for time, I need a timeline and I need you to follow it! If you do this one thing, it will set your day up for success.

I have had a few brides where the time came for  a timeline, they gave me a few things that are happening around a certain time and then they say they just want to go with the flow or they aren't mindful on the day of about time and then it leaves us with no time to take bridal portraits. 

Wedding's run late. All the wedding's that I have been to, almost always run late. The few that haven't, is because the bride was a stickler for their timeline. They were meticulous in the planning process and created a bullet proof timeline that even had wiggle room. They ASSUMED their guests would be late, they ASSUMED their hair and makeup would take longer and so they took all these things into account and created a timeline to ensure, that they had time for the MOST important thing on your wedding day. THE BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAITS.

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There are a lot of ways you can cut costs on a wedding day but having a good photographer shouldn't be it. But that's for a different post. The point of this post, is your timeline. You spend so much money on this big day and your awesome photographer will capture every single moment and every single detail. If you put money into, I am capturing it. I am looking for things that are engraved, I am shooting your dress, I am shooting the rings, and I am even shooting your wedding invitation if you leave one out for me! All the months of details I am capturing and when you leave me with time to do it, I can ensure that I can get it all done. A timeline helps me with this to. I want to be able to capture the work into your reception area before the guests arrive and start sitting. I want to be able to capture your beautiful dinner tables before your guests sit down to eat. 

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Sometimes a bride is running late and time starts running into portrait time and the bride and groom are insistent on taking pictures with all their guests and then that leaves no room for the bride and groom alone. They want to take a picture with Aunt Sally, and Uncle bob, and cousin Mary who flew all the way in from Utah just for the big day, and I get it. These people are here to celebrate you and you want to show your appreciation but there is SO MUCH time during the reception to stop by tables and take pictures with your guests, there is so much time after dinner to go around and ask your guests to take a picture with you. I know there is a lot going on but I also will ask you before I leave if you want to take any pictures with guests, and at that time you can grab people and take pictures with them.

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Your timeline is IMPORTANT. It let's all your vendors know what's going on next and tells me where I need to be and when I need to be there. Once my brides book with me, they receive a timeline sample but it's just general guidelines. Take the time to remember your timeline. Give one to all your vendors. Be mindful on the day of with your timeline. Set alarms on your phone if you have to. Don't miss out on AMAZING pictures with your groom because you didn't have the time!

5 Tips that Helped Me Grow My Business.

Can we talk about something real for a second?

If you had come to me a few years ago and said to me that I would be my OWN business owner, working my own hours, and running a business how I see fit, I would have laughed in your face. I lacked self confidence and in many ways still do. BUT, I know that when you work hard, you can achieve your dreams, and I believe this to be true about so many things.

I get asked all the time different questions on facebook about how I do different things in my business. The answer: Hustle. No, not the Jay - Z rap kind of hustle. Hustle in the way where you truly believe in yourself and your working every single day for your business. Hustle in the way where you are looking for new ways to grow your business and gain new clients.  Hustle, and set your self realistic goals so that when you achieve them you are one step closer to your dreams.

When I decided that I wanted to become a wedding photographer, I set myself 3 goals for the year, realistic goals. Here were my goals: 1. I wanted to start second shooting for other wedding photographers to gain experience and knowledge, 2. Set myself up a website that I was proud of and 3. Shoot at least one of my own weddings. I not only achieved every single one of those goals, but I exceeded expectations. I booked over a dozen weddings for myself that year, I got myself a functioning website that I am proud of, and I got to shoot along side an amazing talented photographer and I learned a ton of things. 

I secretly had other goals. Like my 3 year goal was to get published, and my 5 year goal was to travel for my photography, and I got to achieve both those goals barely in my second year of running my business. 

My business today, is not where I want it to be, I am not at the price point I want to be, and I want more for my business but, I believe in myself. I am setting myself up with new goals this year and I know I can achieve them.

Here is the answer to achieving your goals; you have to go after them. Don't sit around and wait for a potential client to come and check out your jewelry shop because you created a facebook page for your new business. Chances are slim to none that you announce on FB you started a business and the clients come pouring in. No, YOU have to work, go out there, and SHOW people your jewelry. My first Fall Season in photography I printed out a ton of pages of a simple flyer I made for "fall sessions" and I drove out in my car and gave one to a bunch of neighbors and just stuck it in their mailbox. Some may call it desperate, I call it chasing after my dreams. How will people know if you don't tell them?

I am in no way an expert. I am not a business guru and I still have so much learning in my own business, but I will share a few things that helped me grow my business.

1) Build relationships with other business owners. There are so many groups on facebook where you can meet other creative entrepreneurs. Notice how I said BUILD RELATIONSHIPS. Don't just message another jewelry shop owner on facebook and say "hey, I saw your amazing ring, where did you get that beautiful stone from? Where do your purchase your jewelry products from?" No, not cool. Not cool to just start asking another business owners all their tricks. But if you BUILD a RELATIONSHIP with someone, they are more likely to share some tips with you, and eventually you will learn things that could help them too.

2) Do your research. Anybody can get a camera, and then start a facebook business page, and then call themselves a photographer, and then start charging clients. Before I started my business, my camera was in my hand, every. Single. Day. I put my camera on Manual mode and never took it off. I figured out a photography style that I loved, and then I did everything I can to achieve that look with my camera. It use to take me about an hour to put my daughter to sleep and I would lay down with her on my bed nursing her and watching videos and workshops on having your camera on manual mode. I practiced in different lighting situations to ensure that I can handle them. I practiced getting "bokeh" (blurry background). I researched different lenses and figured out which ones I needed to achieve the look I was going for. Then, when I was comfortable enough to ask people, I asked if I can shoot their kids and their families for free. And every single time I practiced, I learn something new. I learned the best time of day to shoot for lighting purposes, I learned what posing works, I learned how to make people comfortable in front of the camera, I learned that it usually takes 15 minutes for people to get comfortable around the camera so start with boring poses and then get into the good stuff.

3) Give you your clients a 5 star experience. Remember the rule that the customer is always right, even when they are wrong. When you give your client a 5 star experience, they will be more excited to talk about you to their friends. Word of mouth is stronger than any kind of marketing technique you got up your sleeve. Word of mouth clients, are willing to pay and not haggle you for pricing. Word of mouth clients will build your business. Think of special things like cute or unique packaging, thank you cards, and welcome packets. Answer questions right away, go above and beyond for every client because when they love you, they will talk about you. When they talk about you, other people will hire you.

4) Try doing small giveaways to bring attention to your business, and your page. This is something I will probably keep doing. I love bringing attention to my page and my business by doing different giveaways. This year, I will probably be doing a free mini session giveaway, you never know if this person might end up being a potential client in the future, or if they have friends who will need your services. Don't be afraid to ask them to talk about you and your products and services on social media.

5) Attend local vendor events. Smaller local events are usually pretty affordable and even in some cases, free. You get the chance to sell products, to potential clients, talk to people about what you do, meet other local vendors and create new relationships, and if you do a giveaway you can collect emails and then start an email list. When you start an email list, you can keep in touch with them and let them know about special sales or giveaways that you will be having and can possibly make a few sales through email marketing. 

Have a dream? Believe in yourself, and go out there and achieve them. Chase after them, and don't expect for the clients to find you, go out there and find them! 

Port Saint Lucie Photographer | Palm Beach Photographer| Family Styled Session

I get to meet the most amazing people! I get to photograph them showing their love and appreciation for one another and it makes me so giddy inside!  I met Karla through facebook, she is also a small business owner and gives massages here in Port Saint Lucie. I got the chance to photograph her and her amazing family. They were just fun. Not only were they fun but they really were troopers. Not only was it scorching hot outside but we were dodging ant piles over at White City Park. But, we made it happen and got some really great photographs of them all together as a family, some of just their girls hanging out in a teepee, and some cute ones of Just Karla alone for her Facebook business page ;) .

 

Here is a peek into their awesome session!

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Faye's Faith Photography is a fine art portrait and wedding photographer. Faye's Faith Photography specializes in Weddings and engagements. Faye's Faith Photography is located in Port Saint Lucie, serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach, and Surrounding areas and is also available for travel.

 

 

Palm Beach Photographer | Styled Engagement Session | Palm Beach, Florida

A few months ago I had the absolute pleasure of being able to be a part of a styled shoot with some amazing photographers. As a photographer who specializes in weddings and engagements, I got super excited to find out we had an amazing engaged couple to work with. They did such an amazing job modeling for all of us, I am sure it wasn't easy to get comfortable in front of so many photographers, but they did an amazing job and they had such wonderful chemistry. It was also such a pleasure working and learning from other photographers in my area. I worked with so many talented photographers with each their own individual style and it was such a wonderful experience!

 

 I am excited to share a few peeks into their session with you all today!

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Faye's Faith Photography is a fine art photography that specializes in weddings and engagements. Faye's Faith photography is located in St. Lucie county, serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and Jupiter area and is available for travel.

 

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Palm Beach Photographer | Baby photography | Newborn Photography

Lindsay wanted to get some cute photographs done of her cute baby girl who is now turning 6 months old! We chose White City Park, in Fort Pierce Florida as the location to get our cute teepee set up and beautiful candid, natural shots. It was hot and muggy out, but despite the sticky weather, the both did a wonderful job! Here are a few peeks into this precious session of a momma and her sweet girl.

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Faye's Faith Photography is a Florida based photographer, specializing in weddings and engagements. Faye's Faith Photography is based out of St. Lucie County, Serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach, Jupiter, and is available for travel.