How a photographer can think like an entrepreneur (Ana Brandt)

Are you a photographer struggling to make your passion a real business? Do you dream of giving up the day job to pursue your photography full time?

Watch today’s show with Ana Brandt a prolific entrepreneur and successful baby photographer. Ana shares how thinking like an entrepreneur has helped her build a well known brand and build multiple successful businesses.

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Guest Bio:
Ana Brandt is a specialist maternity and baby photographer who has built a successful photography studio in Old Town Tustin, California, servicing over 4500 clients (including some celebrities too). A true trailblazer in her field, Ana’s business continues to grow as she expands her creative talents. She is the founder of TAOPAN (The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn) a MEMBER site for photographers.

Her work has been featured in 11 cover issues for Parenting OC Magazine, in actress Alicia Silverstone’s book “The Kind Mama”, and appears at several local OBGYN offices and related businesses. Ana has also been a speaker on Creative Live.

In 2013 she opened her boutique retail storefront “Belly Baby Love” which sits next door to her photo studio. Ana is working on a personal blog “One Motivated Mama” with motivational words from Ana and her children.

Take Away Tips:
-Why you need to know your camera and your craft,
-The importance of knowing about your local area,
-Why you need to continually develop real relationships for your marketing,
-How your website is your home for where people find you,
-Why you should ask yourself about your marketing plan “where am I not?”,
-Why you need to learn everything but not do everything.

Links mentioned:
Ana’s Photography website
Ana’s Belly Baby Love website
Ana Brandt on Facebook
Belly Baby Love on Facebook

Thanks to our friends at Video Pixie for editing this episode.

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About The Author

Mimika Cooney

Mimika Cooney is multi-passionate entrepreneur. Born in South Africa she is a TV Host/Broadcaster, Published Author, Speaker, International Award Winning Photographer, Branding, Video and Marketing Strategist, and Indie Filmmaker. Mimika passion is helping entrepreneurs and thought leaders share their message, support their mission and build their business. She is the founder of "The Worthy Revolution", a Womens empowerment community that equips Women to build their businesses so they can impact the world. Join the Revolution and become part of our tribe of Female Entrepreneurs on a mission and get Free Business Tools.