FIND OUT HOW

start and grow your dream

CREATIVE BUSINESS

FIND OUT HOW

start and grow your dream

Creative

BUSINESS

My Approach

I believe in creating your dream business with the goal of living a beautiful life.

Let's get this journey started!

     1 - Identify where you are today (Your departure gate)

     2 - Clarify your dream lifestyle (your destination)

     3 - Design a business complimentary to your dream (your route)
 
     4 - Work together, strategically, to bring it to fruition! (Our journey)

Let's get started!

Past Appearances

Imaging USA Platform / 
The $2500 Family Portrait Experience

CreativeLive / 
Organize & Automate a Better Customer Experience

Shutter Magazine / 
No Studio? No Problem!

Shutterfest / 
Maternity Gowns From Scratch
Dream Clients = Big Sales
Shooting for Album Sales

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My Approach

I believe in creating your dream business with the goal of living a beautiful life.

Let's get this journey started!

     1 - Identify where you are today
(Your departure gate)

     2 - Clarify your dream lifestyle
(your destination)

     3 - Design a business complimentary to your dream (your route)
 
     4 - Work together, strategically, to bring it to fruition! (Our journey)

Let's get started!

Past Appearances

Imaging USA Platform / 
The $2500 Family Portrait Experience

CreativeLive / 
Organize & Automate a Better Customer Experience

Shutter Magazine / 
No Studio? No Problem!

Shutterfest / 
Maternity Gowns From Scratch
Dream Clients = Big Sales
Shooting for Album Sales

back 

Hannah Marie is an international award winning portrait photographer turned educator & business coach who has dedicated her life to helping other creative entrepreneurs develop the most essential aspects of their businesses: DIRECTION, WEBSITES THAT CONVERT, and SALES.

After six years of undervaluing her own work,  Hannah devoted her seventh year to the study of business structures, marketing, and sales. Her first month back, in year eight, brought in the same profits she had previously made in all of year six.

-Jason Groupp
List of favourite teachers for Imaging USA Nashville

"Hannah’s got a great program...and you need to be sitting in the front row!"

Fast forward a few years, Hannah has now presented to audiences of 2500+ people, taught on CreativeLive, & platform at Imaging USA, and privately coached small business owners in over 14 States/Provinces. In 2018 alone, she has influenced business growth within over 80 photography businesses!

ABOUT US

about
hannah marie

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To dive deeper into Hannah's story, click here.

The short story:

but first...the full story

January 2015
I revamped my business
& made the same profit in that one single month
as I had in the entire previous year of business.

I want to do the same for you.

I started my business using the same structure as the other photographers in my area, assuming that was the best way.

-Shoot & burn portraits for $225 delivering 50 fully edited digital images (cringe)
-Shoot & burn weddings for $1500 - $2500 with 1200 images fully edited (for real)
-Zero desire to provide products because I was already working myself into the ground
-Clients upset with print quality at consumer grade labs

The Full History

Year 1

A  Devastating Year

2009 was a devastating & defining year for me. 

I lost four close family members and two dear friends in a matter of 11 months.

I had no protocol in place in case of an emergency.

Numb and in shock, I couldn't keep up with the workload and didn't know how to communicate that to my clients.

A Devastating Year

Year 3

Growing Overwhelm

I couldn't manage to catch up in my editing after 2009. Shooting a full wedding and portrait season each year meant that I just fell more behind.

I felt sick that I couldn't deliver the service I knew my clients deserved and I wanted to provide.

The overwhelm continued to grow and I felt suffocated in the structure of my business.

Something needed to change.

Growing Overwhelm

Year 4-6

Regaining Control

I began the year overwhelmed, unhappy, had scores of displeased clients because I had been unable to properly communicate the bombshell of 2009.

So I stopped. I stopped taking bookings, stopped shooting, and stopped allowing my business to run me.

I gave myself a full year to regain control and bring intention to every aspect of my business.

...And travelled to Bali (pictured). 

Regaining Control

Year 7

My  Sabbatical

Edit: Complete & deliver all overdue client work.

Repair: Mend the broken trust of past clients. I offered my clients a gift card for the full amount they paid for their wedding coverage as a way to apologize for the delay and let them know I knew I had messed up.

Did that cost me an arm and a leg? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely!

My Sabbatical

How I spent Year 7

Re-launch

Reflect: What was working in my life & business and was not; what changes were needed in order to have the life I dreamed of.

Study: I was determined to find a business model that allowed me to design my ideal life.

Rebrand: I designed a new client experience that aligned with my goals and created a new identity for my business to reflect that shift.

I made the same profits in two months as I had previously in any other full year of business & was no longer overwhelmed.

How? With a new business model that included IPS.

I set a 5 year goal of speaking on CreativeLive and received an invitation only 4 months later!

I also entered my first print competitions and won second place overall in WPPI's The Annual 16x20, first place at Shutterfest's inaugural competition, and was accepted into PPA's Loan Collection.

Re-Launch

Year 8

A  New  Specialty

Finally, I followed my heart entirely & found the courage to shoot only portraiture moving forward.

My focus is now primarily on children and maternity, and headshots and I love every minute of it!

A New Specialty

Year 11

Click here to see my portraiture website.

Click here to see my headshots website.

Studio Opening

After taking the leap to focus on portraiture, I found a beautiful studio space in a well-recognized building in the heart of my city.

Studio Opening

Year 12

Hannah Marie is an international award winning photographer, educator & business coach who has dedicated her life to helping other creative entrepreneurs develop the most essential aspects of their businesses:

DIRECTION, SALES, & ENGAGING WEBSITES.

Hannah devoted her seventh year in business to the study of business structures, messaging, and sales. Her first month back, in year eight, brought in the same profits she had previously made in all of year six.

hannah marie

Find me here:
CREATIVELIVE
IMAGING USA PLATFORM SPEAKER
SHUTTERFEST
SHUTTER MAGAZINE
Photobomb Podcast
THE CLICK CARTEL PODCAST

OUR ADVENTURES

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-Jason Groupp
The Must-See, Can’t-Miss Educators at
Imaging USA Nashville

"Hannah’s got a great program for portraits and
you need to be sitting in the front row!"

Fast forward a few years, Hannah has presented to audiences of 2500+ people, taught on CreativeLive, and privately coached small business owners in over 14 States/Provinces.

In 2018 alone, she has already influenced business growth within over 80 creative businesses!

Coaching Programs

Curated coaching programs
for people looking to start or grow
a highly-profitable creative business.

Featured Programs

Curated coaching programs for people looking to start and grow a highly-profitable photography business.

Hannah Marie's coaching programs are for individuals looking to grow their business exponentially faster.

Members of the Full Business Overhaul program have seen an increase of 800% on their sales averages.

Dream Website Creation members have seen a significant increase in website interactions, and engagement with their ideal client.

Coaching appointments are held in-person or online via live video conferencing.

Hannah's coaching programs will give you the direction and accountability you need, to help you get the results you desire.

Explore the coaching programs

One-on-one Coaching

Let's take your business to the next level!

Featured Programs

Curated coaching programs for people looking to start and grow a highly-profitable photography business.

Hannah Marie's coaching programs are for individuals looking to grow their business exponentially faster.

Members of the Full Business Overhaul program have seen an increase of 800% on their sales averages.

Dream Website Creation members have seen a significant increase in website interactions, and engagement with their ideal client.

Coaching appointments are held in-person or online via live video conferencing.

Hannah's coaching programs will give you the direction and accountability you need, to help you get the results you desire.

Explore the coaching programs

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The guidance you need to respond well in the most difficult client situations.

expert help in emergencies

Rescue 911

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Let's build one that clearly communicates to your ideal client & draws them in.

A pretty website isn't enough

Website Collaboration

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Bring focus & intention to a specific pain point in your business.

The à la carte of coaching

Business Boosters

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Shift your business into high gear, refining every aspect to reach the next level.

The deep dive of coaching

The Overhaul

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Use 17hats to its full potential from day one and regain balance in your business.

Reclaim your time

17hats Kick-Starter

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The guidance you need to move forward in the most difficult client situations.

EXPERT HELP IN EMERGENCIES

Rescue 911

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book free
phone consultation

Attract your dream clients with a website you (and they) love.

websites that convert

Website Collaboration

Book now

Book free
phone consultation

Bring focus & intention to a specific pain point in your business.

the à la carte of coaching

Business Booster

Book now

Book free
phone consultation

Shift your business into high gear, refining each aspect to reach the next level.

The deep dive of coaching

The Overhaul

Book now

Book free
phone consultation

Use 17hats to its full potential from day one and regain balance in your business.

Reclaim your time

17hats Kickstarter

         [Hannah brings] fresh, invaluable information that can benefit ANY photographer looking to not only stay in business, but thrive (and that’s coming from a former conference director AND 25 year veteran who ran his own photo biz).

If you’re not doing IPS (in-person sales) now, you should be! Hannah’s got a great program for family portraits and you need to be sitting in the front row! She’s got a fresh approach to teaching and you’ll learn from someone who is putting her techniques to use every day in her business.

LIST OF FAVOURITE TEACHERS
at NASHVILLE IMAGING USA.

Jason Groupp

more raves

Former director of WPPI

Sarah Barkley

Feather Print Photography

Illinois

MEETING WITH HANNAH WAS THE BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE. SHE IS SO PERSONABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND AMAZING AT HER CRAFT. 

I WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH RAISING PRICES DUE TO COMPETITORS UNDER CHARGING IN MY AREA. 

HER EXPERTISE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS HAS HELPED ME GROW SO MUCH ALREADY - I HAD MY MEETING WITH HER ABOUT A MONTH AGO, AND MY FIRST IN-PERSON-SALES MEETING WAS OVER $1,100.

THANK YOU HANNAH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THOSE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY INDUSTRY!

Sarah Barkley
Feather Print Photography
Illinois

Success Stories

Sarah Barkley

Feather Print Photography

Illinois

When I first started photography four years ago, at the very beginning I wrote that I wanted to create a truly exciting experience for my little clients.

Somewhere along the way I lost focus and today you reminded me about my why.

THAT is priceless.

Thank you!

Josh Astor
Josh Astor Portraits
Kentucky

Success Stories

Sarah Barkley

Feather Print Photography

Illinois

Hannah Marie brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to her private coaching clients.

After only one coaching session, I already have a better understanding of how to automate my business, and how to conduct styling sessions with my clients.

Thanks!

Sara Davis
Sara Davis Photography
Missouri

Success Stories

Sarah Barkley

Feather Print Photography

Illinois

I loved Hannah Marie's platform class at Imaging USA and took extensive notes to include in my action plan for the new year.

I Told my roommates it was one of the best classes I attended all week!


ALICIA INSLEY SMITH
INSLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
NORTH CAROLINA

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