I cannot believe the two things that I’ve been wanting for so long are finally here … and it’s not lost on me that the things I’ve been dreaming and planning are coming true in the middle of a pandemic. Even though the timing is not ideal, I know it’s the right time for me. And … I’m so excited to finally share them with you!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to live in Fairhope, for the past two years, I’ve been dreaming of expanding my business to help other photographers across the country learn how to create a business they are proud of and excited to be a part of; and for the last few months, I’ve been working with the incredibly talented Kelsea Buddo with Kindly by Kelsea to rebrand my business for this next chapter!
Well, as of a few weeks ago, all of those things are a reality!
THE NEW FOCUS BIRMINGHAM
FOCUS CREATIVE CO.
AND MY NEW BRANDING!
Wow! I cannot believe I’m actually getting to say it out loud. This has been a labor of love, prayer, and hard work, and I’m so excited to roll it out.
Here’s how it all breaks down:
I’ll be moving my photography business from Birmingham, Alabama to the Gulf Coast serving Fairhope, Daphne, Mobile, and the rest of the Eastern Shore. I’m so excited to be able to do what I love in the town where I’ve always wanted to be.
We’ll be close to family (which is our favorite thing), the water (which is our favorite place), and we could not be more thankful.
I’m now accepting clients in the Fairhope area and only have two spots left for my recurring monthly packages. I’m so excited to start helping area businesses build a library of images that tell their story and reach their audience.
If you’re interested in photography for your business, please take some time to look around my new site and you can reach out here, so we can set up a time to talk about your photography needs. I can’t wait to see how I can help.
There are some big changes coming to Focus Birmingham. I’ll keep working with my existing clients, but there is someone new that will assume the Birmingham market. Most of you know him on social as the creator of @cotton_state – showcasing the amazing views across our wonderful State of Alabama.
Introducing Stuart Franco as the first Focus Creative Licensed Photographer. I am so excited for him and even more excited for all the businesses he will soon help. Not only is Stuart an amazing photographer, he understands the Focus framework – where it’s more about why images engage an audience and how it’s making an impact for your business instead of just a pretty picture.
He’s now accepting clients as part of our monthly photography package! If you’re in the Birmingham market and looking to up your social media and content game, reach out to Stuart at www.focusbham.com and on Facebook & Instagram.
I’ve been mentoring him (which I know he’ll have this thing running better than me in no time), and I cannot wait for you all to see his work. He’s so talented, now offering commercial photography, and will soon offer aerial photography and video options as well.
Focus Creative Co.
Okay … now for the big one! Two years ago, I came up with the idea of creating a business model implementing all the things I’ve learned during my photography career that would not only help businesses use the photos I was taking better, but to also empower photographers who were just starting out – more than likely spending all their time doing projects for little pay during times they should be spending with their family.
Introducing the Focus Creative Licensed Photographer program.
So many photographers struggle to have a sustainable business, so I created a program that will give them the branding and business resources they need to be successful. I am thrilled to have Stuart as our first licensed photographer and cannot wait to see where it takes his new business. He’s an incredible photographer and now he has the marketing tools and business resources to get him on the ground running in the commercial photography and videography space.
The Focus Creative Licensed Photographer Program includes:
Exclusive rights for each market area
Initial and on-going business & photography training
Access to the Focus Creative Roadmap & Framework
Access to the Focus Creative Licensed Photographer Community
If you’re interested in learning how you can become a Focus Creative Licensed Photographer in your area, visit www.focuscreativeco.com to find out more.
And, let’s not forget to talk branding
I am blown away by my new logo and branding materials Kelsea created! They are just what my business needs to move into this new chapter.
And I think my absolute favorite part of the rebranding is how Kelsea did the submark with my tagline! Thank you Kelsea for all of your hard work, and for being a part in helping my vision come to life. You pulled things out of me that I didn’t even know was there.
You can find her at kindlybykelsea.com.