We’d been looking forward to meeting Wrenn, of WrennBird Photography, for a while… and we were SO bummed that snowstorms up north kept her from making it to Texas for her originally scheduled McG & Me session in February. Luckily, we were able to get another date on the calendar, and we finally got to meet this lovely lady!
Wrenn is such a talented photographer, with such a heart for her clients. Her business is already in fantastic shape, so we talked a lot about how to grow SMARTER, not faster, and how to break into new markets. If any of our blogstalkers (or friends of blogstalkers) are looking for a wedding photographer in the Tulsa, OK areas, give WrennBird a shout!
So much of what we talk about in these mentor sessions is really just VALUING yourself as an artist. We were told years ago, “When you tell people what you’re worth, they’ll believe you.” And so many times, as photographers (and really as small business owners in general), we give ourselves and our product away and end up telling our clients we’re not worth much. But we ARE. And the right clients will know that. I’m thrilled that Wrenn left us last week believing how much she’s worth, and knowing that the clients she wants to work for are the kind who will seek her out, and give her the respect she’s asking for as an artist. She’s WORTH it!
Here are a few new headshots of the beautiful Wrenn!
We shot a session with Wrenn first thing in the morning, and she rocked.it.out. SUCH gorgeous work!! (The images below, with no McG watermark, are all Wrenn’s.)
Here’s what Wrenn had to say about her experience with us.
Oh there are so many things I could say about my McG&Me day, I don’t know where to start! First, Chelsea and Mack are not only uber talented and know their stuff, they are also very sincere and really cared about me and my business. I feel they really want to see me grow and become the photographer and business owner that I have in my dreams! It was so great to watch and learn how Chelsea interacts with her clients during the shooting portion of the day. I learned some great tips that I can’t wait to put into practice on my next shoot. The openness they both had on the business end was invaluable. I am excited for the changes I have in mind for my business to allow me to RUN my business and not let it run me. I can’t say enough Thank you’s to the McGowan’s…you guys seriously ROCK!!!
Thank you SO much for coming all the way from Kansas to be with us, Wrenn. You honor us with your compliments on our work, and you encourage us with your heart for the industry. We know you’re going to do fantastic things!!
Of course, I photographed the models during our training session, too. These “models” are really lovely friends of ours, and no strangers to this blog. We were so glad they could fill in when our original models had to cancel!
In the past couple of years, we’ve photographed Abby & Eric for a mini session, on personal trips, on a plane crash in the middle of the Nevada desert, and now modeling on their 3rd anniversary. I promise, eventually, we’ll do a NORMAL photoshoot of these beautiful, sweet, precious, wonderful friends!
Here are my favorite frames from the morning together…
Further evidence for the huge folder of images that prove Mack is HILARIOUS off-camera.
UGH. Favorite. Thank you for sitting cactus-adjacent for me!
I type these words every time we blog about a McG & Me session, and I’ll keep doing it… we don’t think we’re rock stars. We don’t think we know it all. We KNOW we still have a lot to learn, and a lot to explore in this industry. But we also know that since 2008, we’ve discovered a lot through trial & error, and we’ve built a business we’re very proud of. We’re thrilled to be able to help other artists, and share the knowledge we’ve earned, and raise the bar for ALL of us. As an industry, we’re better working together.