The Big Launch Giveaway!

ooooo… I am so stinkin’ excited! And you should be too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

January 17, 2013 - 10:58 am

Sandra M. - Awesome site! Looking forward to some great tips here..

January 17, 2013 - 11:01 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Thanks, Sandra! I have so many ideas already on my blog schedule, it’s hard keeping from posting them all at once. But that’s a good problem to have, right? Is there anything specific that you would love to read?

January 17, 2013 - 11:28 am

Jenn Repp - Gorgeous site and great idea! Thanks for including me!

January 17, 2013 - 11:49 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Thanks, Jenn! I was finding myself frustrated because I could never find what I was looking for, so then it was like.. um… so just do it yourself. So I did. I’m super excited and super glad to see so many wonderful photographers

January 17, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Jana L. - What a beautiful blog! Best business tip – Contracts and such are great, and a must in all businesses, but remember if you are running your own business, you can do things YOUR way – and that includes pleasing your clients. Customer Service is huge in winning clients over to be repeat customers again and again. :-)

January 17, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Megan | Being Boutique - Thanks, Jana! Can you tell I like white space?

That is a fantastic tip. Many times, we feel like we have to “stick to the rules” so much that we end up hurting rather than helping our business. Great share! I’ll be remembering that one ;)

January 17, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Megan | Being Boutique - I would love for you to win too!

January 17, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Monica Caughlin - Best business tip- be yourself, be kind & be awesome!! Success will follow!

January 17, 2013 - 9:00 pm

Desiree Walters - I would love to win! :)

January 18, 2013 - 12:38 am

Kasia - pampering your clients! your clients are with you not because you’re cheapest in the area but because you offer the best quality service and product. they don’t mind paying more because they get spoiled by you :)

January 18, 2013 - 1:49 am

Carrie Huntsman Ayres - Would love to win.

January 18, 2013 - 1:58 am

Amanda Bergantino - New fan!

January 18, 2013 - 2:58 am

Brittnay Holifield - Trying my luck at it ;) .

January 18, 2013 - 7:04 am

Sally Sosler - I am just starting out, but I definitely want to give the boutique feeling because I feel like it gives your business that personalized touch and that helps to gain repeat business.

January 18, 2013 - 7:16 am

Christine Long - Great site! business tip — provide great personalized customer service and get to truly know and care about your clients as you provide a wonderful warm and pampered experience.

January 18, 2013 - 7:18 am

Amy - Great giveaway! Thanks!!

January 18, 2013 - 7:20 am

Amy - My best business tip is, dont ever give up and never stop learning!

January 18, 2013 - 7:33 am

Teresa Garrett-Martin - What a wonderful giveaway! Your facebook page is wonderful and inspirational. Full of tips and tricks that will help all levels of photographers.

January 18, 2013 - 7:39 am

Anastasia - Great site! Thanks for the opportunity!

January 18, 2013 - 8:12 am

Karina Vaandering - Amazing giveaway!!

January 18, 2013 - 8:14 am

Karina Vaandering - The best thing is to treat your clients amazingly with high quality everything!!

January 18, 2013 - 9:02 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Yes! Never underestimate the power of kindness

January 18, 2013 - 9:02 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Thanks! I kind of want to win myself, hehe.

January 18, 2013 - 9:03 am

Megan | Being Boutique - oooOOOooo… that’s a good one!

January 18, 2013 - 9:03 am

Megan | Being Boutique - I’m so glad. If you think of something that can help even more, be sure to let me know!

January 18, 2013 - 9:03 am

Megan | Being Boutique - You are more than welcome

January 18, 2013 - 9:03 am

Megan | Being Boutique - You’re welcome!

January 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Now that tip is filled with all sorts of warm fuzzies! Thanks for sharing!

January 18, 2013 - 9:11 am

Megan | Being Boutique - The great thing about the boutique business model is that it really is designed for small businesses! Clients and customers alike enjoy that personal relationship that only a small business allows you to have. It doesn’t take much to implement boutique business practices, all the packaging and props and whatnot are helpful, but the true magic happens within your business practices and client interaction.

January 18, 2013 - 9:12 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Definitely, Robyn! By all means… pave the way and lead by example! The world will love you even more for it.

January 18, 2013 - 9:14 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Got to love those extra touches. Big name franchise owned studios don’t give chocolate to their clients or stay late to accommodate a busy client’s schedule. That is what makes the difference.

January 18, 2013 - 9:51 am

Deb McElhany - Its a great way to make clients feel special!

January 18, 2013 - 10:12 am

Megan | Being Boutique - Oh, absolutely!

January 18, 2013 - 11:48 am

Allison Shamrell - Awesome giveaway! I just heard about you today but I’m excited to see more from Being Boutique :)

January 18, 2013 - 12:41 pm

emily thompson - Always smile! New fan!

January 18, 2013 - 1:37 pm

beingboutique - That’s right! And you know someone can hear a smile in your voice, even over the phone.

January 18, 2013 - 1:37 pm

beingboutique - Well, I’m glad you’ve joined in!

January 18, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Elizabeth Dennis Campbell - I love when my clients hug me after they’ve finished unwrapping their order in their home. That pretty much sums up for me what being a boutique photographer is all about!

January 18, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Robyn Mumford - This is a fantastic giveaway! I love trying to set the standard in my little community of how the industry should be!

January 18, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Joanne Flood - Would love to win. My favourite thing about having a boutique business is being able to provide an amazing customer service experience to my clients. Something they cannot get from big name franchise owned studios.

January 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Tara Marchiori - Congrats!

January 18, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Anastasia Sperry - New Fan, Thanks for the opportunity!

January 18, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Jennifer Kelley Hawkins - I never win any of these things but it’s still fun to give it a try :)

January 18, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Christine Tilley Photography - My favorite part of being a boutique photographer is being able to customize each shoot to fit the clients needs/ wants. I want my images to be a combined vision, leaving both myself and the client extremely happy with the outcome :)

January 18, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Christina Sylvester Skinner - What I like best about being an aspiring boutique photographer is the ability to create custom sessions instead of cookie cutter ones. I think those memories are priceless.

January 18, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Kristen Klein - I don’t have a boutique photography business, but am in the process of re-branding and that is my goal so I would LOVE to win!

January 18, 2013 - 7:23 pm

Being Boutique - Thanks for sharing Christine! Do you find that the more you customize a session, the better your sale afterwards?

January 18, 2013 - 7:24 pm

Being Boutique - Haha! I’ve only won a random giveaway once but it was fabulous when I did!

January 18, 2013 - 7:24 pm

Being Boutique - Yay!

January 18, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Being Boutique - That’s where it starts, Kristen! I’ll be sharing on the blog in the coming weeks how I rebranded and made the shift to being a boutique business

January 18, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Being Boutique - cookie cutter = boring. We make delicious custom creations! ;)

January 18, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Being Boutique - Would love for you to win, too!

January 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Being Boutique - Thanks, sweetie!

January 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Being Boutique - Welcome!

January 18, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Being Boutique - Keeping our fingers crossed!

January 18, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Being Boutique - You are more than welcome!

January 18, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Being Boutique - I love that you don’t just say a great experience but instead you give an AMAZING experience!

January 18, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Charisma Howard - One of the best things I have heard from a client so far was actually today when I delivered her goodies. She said “my two year old doesn’t warm up and like anyone the way he just loves you!…I wish I could just go ahead and put you on retainer!” Well isn’t that just the best feeling ever!!
The comfortability that being a boutique business offers for making real connections between myself and my clients. I’m with them every step of the way and keep communications wide open and often. Even a client that has only met and had a session with me once so far has the sense of knowing me for years. It’s all about them and I make sure they know it! That’s what I love to bring to being a boutique business…and clients love it too! : )

Thanks for the giveaway! I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

January 18, 2013 - 8:22 pm

JellyBean Pictures - As a boutique photographer, everything must be premium. From your work, to your client interaction, to your packaging to your site. Happy to have another resource out there that caters to the boutique photography businesses!

January 18, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Being Boutique - Great tip! And just glad that I can help… I love the boutique business model and what it has done for my business and want to help others achieve the same

January 19, 2013 - 5:01 am

Molly Denson - Great site! Excited to see more articles!

January 19, 2013 - 5:27 am

J Photography - Love the idea of boutique businesses!

January 19, 2013 - 7:51 am

Kim Benesh - love the idea of hands on customer service and creating a unique experience for each client!

January 19, 2013 - 8:07 am

Ayla - I love being a boutique business because I can build a better relationship with my guests. They become friends rather than clients.

January 21, 2013 - 9:19 am

Melissa Carr McLemore - The best advice I can give is don’t try to do everything as a photographer or business owner. Find something you love and fine tune it. You and your customers deserve it!

February 14, 2013 - 3:40 am

Tammy Jackson Waida - My favorite part about being a boutique photographer is being able to really get to know my clients and meet their needs. Thanks for the opportunity!

February 14, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Christine Tonkin - So excited for you and your website!

June 1, 2013 - 11:00 pm

Being Boutique | Behind the Scenes: The Being Boutique Brand - [...] of that cute little shop around the corner, yet have a clean, modern vibe. Since the big launch (and giveaway!) last month I found that the design and brand were a little too modern and didn’t showcase [...]