An expert of boutique photography business education, lover of all things Bravo & spicy foods, Momma to a 10 year old silly, stinky, hilarious boys’ boy, daughter & wife to Police Officers, and forever a curiously ambitious woman... a rebel if you will.
I'm Amanda Holloway.
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"I fully believe that every single person in this industry has the right to make an incredible income and be the bread winner in their family."
My business jam is just that... BUSINESS. The money, the legal, the formulas, the psychology. It all makes me so freaking hype and I start to get all loud and excited... just ask the thousands of photographers and business owners I've taught in the past decade. I start to yell and talk really fast (and I may even spit a little - but that's what happens when you sit in the splash zone at a conference) when I preach on something I love.
I fully believe that every single person in this industry has the right to make an incredible income and be the bread winner in their family. I've done it... I went from making $36,000 a year in law enforcement to seven figures y'all. I've driven that struggle bus and I got off it. I took a budding business and created the dream career that I never thought I'd have and as clichè as it may sound, I can teach you how to get off the struggle bus too. That's what being subscribed to this newsletter is all about. I'm going to send you education, resources, tools, and methods to GET OFF THAT BUS. So, let's freaking do this! Are you ready?!?
"We can choose to chase the changes in our industry or we can choose to BE the changes. I, personally, refuse to chase."
Time to start checking things off!
01 Take my Mom to Paris
02 Stay in Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World
03 Go on an Alaskan cruise with the whole fam
04 Travel Europe for three months straight
05 Build a modern lodge-style home on 10 acres
06 Sponsor Special Education advocacy for district families
07 Spend a white Christmas in Colorado
08 Read all of the Harry Potter books with my son
09 Learn to speak French fluently
10 Write a book about our battle with Web’s school called “Unmovable Mountains”
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Amanda's Top 6 Business Resources
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Get 50% OFF your first year of service! Between new clients, product orders, client timelines, e-mails, and scheduling, the photography business is HARD and there’s always so much to keep up with. Honeybook is my go-to system to keep it all organized, streamlined and efficient!
02. LAWTOG LEGAL CONTRACTS
Contracts are your legal lifeline when it comes to your business! Contracts allow you to not only protect yourself and your clients, but your way of life. The LawTog Contracts are some of the only contracts available in the industry that are actually created and backed by a working attorney who is currently representing photographers all across the industry.
03. SOCIAL SQUARES
Keeping up with producing content, a cohesive feed, and specific scheduling has made social media marketing more and more of a tedious task. Social Squares is an incredible curation of visually stunning social media images that will slow the scroll of your target market. Just sign in, choose an image from thousands in the member gallery, and post. It’s incredibly simple with such beautiful impact.
04. THE AHP SHOP
Looking for more photography and business education? I have you covered! I have an entire shop for photographers that includes client education, photography videos, sales guides, tools, resources, templates and so much more!
AMANDA'S TOP BUSINESS TOOLS
What I Stand For & Against
✓ Restrictive Scheduling
✓ Not Owing Anyone Anything
✓ Paying Yourself & Your Family 1st
✓ Becoming Financially Independent
✓ Purposeful Business Planning
In my darkest hours, my love for photography was born. In 2009, along with the birth of my beautiful son, came a massive struggle with Post Partum Depression. During my maternity leave, I wanted to better document Web’s life so my husband bought me my my very first DSLR. I started becoming interested in how to take better pictures of him and dove off the deep end into tons of photography forums, tutorials, on-line classes and everything in between. When I started posting his pictures on Facebook, a lot of my friends began to ask me if I would take photos of their children and families. Everything exploded from there.