PHOTOGRAPHER OF MOTHERHOOD & FAMILY

who finds home on the coast of Maine. 

Hi, I’m Tiffany

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An online space to share my recent photography work, travel & life adventures, a behind the scenes look at running a creative business, resources for photographers, and my heart as an artist who is passionate for creating honest work that matters. If this is your first visit, you can learn more about myself as a photographer, as well the details of booking my motherhood and family portrait work over on my main website.

Whether you're a mother deciding who will photograph the ones you love most in the world, a like-minded creative business owner, or simply a friend- it's my hope that through this blog you will always find inspiration, education, and encouragement.  

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Portland Maine Maternity and Newborn Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.com

Do you remember what you dreamed of doing if you had a business of your own? Do you remember what you said you were going to fill your days with IF you ever really got to have your own business?

Do you remember? Those endless romantic thoughts of how AWESOME every single day of your life was going to be if YOU were the boss of it? If every day was just YOU running YOUR business and YOU got to make the rules? Your own schedule. Your own hours.

…What did you say it was going to look like? 

What was it about owning your own business that was the very FIRE under you to work SO hard to make it happen? 

Was it going to be replacing that dreaded daily commute with a daily workout, and finally taking care of yourself?
Did it mean cooking more meals than getting take out, because you would have more time at the end of the day? 
Was it the thought of taking your kids to the playground more often, or being able to volunteer in their classroom? 
Was it the freedom to travel and visit new places?
Was it more date nights with your spouse or coffee dates with friends?
Was it taking afternoon walks with your dog? 

Surely you did not dream about your business and think about being able to…

Grab your laptop as soon as you crawl out of bed and hustle until you realize the sun went back down and you’re still in your pajamas. 

or  Pick up your phone like it’s a third arm and scroll social media- multiple times- within each and every hour of every single day- feeling worse about yourself and your accomplishments with every scroll.

or  Tell your closest friends that you can’t meet them for dinner…again…because the “editing” just never ends- always frustrated that they never seem to understand how BUSY you are!

or  Complain that your kids never let you finish an email, or secretly feel like they are holding you back from growing your business, because you feel like you can’t commit the same amount of time the ones who don’t have kids can. You know, the same kids holding back the business that you originally said was going to be FOR your kids??

or  Spend more time in Facebook Business Groups than you do having honest conversations with real, human friends.

or  Never start a week without feeling stressed, behind, and doubting your entire self worth as a business owner.

or  Forget how to talk to people about anything outside of followers, clients, subscribers, or algorithms. 

or Begin to lose sight of taking care of yourself, to get enough sleep, or eat nourishing foods because you just never have the time or the energy anymore. 

Surely you didn’t say those things about what you wanted your life to look like as a business owner.

…Surely I didn’t. 

Here’s to a self check of remembering what you said you wanted. And why you said you wanted it, and why it was most important to you. And most of all, being truthful about whether or not we now have it, and maybe what needs to change to get there.

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Portland, Yarmouth, and Freeport Maine Newborn Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.com

I photograph mothers and families all across the country (and at times even beyond!). Often my session planning includes booking a flight, and planning the details of my travel leading up to my arrival. But this session was just minutes from my home in Yarmouth! I have known Nick and Amanda since college, so going on….goodness…15 years now! I was SO excited when they asked me to do an in home newborn session to celebrate the arrival of their second daughter, Emma!

Here are just a few of my favorites photographed on black and white film..
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Sometimes that’s a master bedroom or a nursery- or other times it’s a bathroom (Yup- I’ve actually done that!) or in this case after trying some other spots, I caught eye of the perfect window light in their entryway mud room. “There it is” I remember thinking. So we cleared a few things out of the way and made magic happen in a room where they hang their coats, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Sure, I could have a studio where I control the light a hundred percent of the time and the images look exactly the same every time. But that’s just it. The images would look exactly the same every time. I LOVE giving families these portraits that also celebrate the home they brought their baby home to. Whether it’s a first or forever home- it makes each one so much more meaningful and rich with story for them to always remember.

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Email Marketing for Creative Business Owners with Tiffany FarleyPhotographers and Creative Business Owners- I created a brand new resource for you, and I think it’s going to be so beneficial in seeing major growth for your business this year if you commit to really making things happen!

Last year I spent A LOT of time figuring out how to use the available tools and strategies out there to build my email list. And I did it the hard way- Youtube videos, taking screenshots of the way big brands offered sign ups, scouring podcast episodes, searching through my email folders for all of my subscribed emails that I actually enjoyed reading, and (yes) even did my best to trace back what they were using to send it to me. I saw people posting about Webinar Jam and Leadpages and Convertkit and InfusionSoft and Mailchimp and High Conversion rates and Optimized Landing Pages…and it all may as well have been a foreign language to me. (Anyone else feel me on that?)

Here’s the truth: I am not an expert on email marketing. I am not an expert on how to use email to strengthen the roots of your brand and build community with your tribe. I do not have an email list with 20 thousand subscribers. Using email marketing has not yet brought my business billions of dollars. And I have only been using email to a portion of it’s capacity to grow my business, and only for a short amount of time in the big picture. All of this to say….I’m still learning. 

But this is also the truth:  I have not once regretted learning how to do it, and intentionally implementing it in my business. I started 2017 listing email marketing at the top of my priorities again to keep learning and using well this year, because it’s working…and it’s growing. It HAS brought me significant business profit that I most likely wouldn’t have seen otherwise, and every email I send out continues to grow my brand.

I hesitated about creating this resource, because I see a lot of amazing leaders out there offering how to’s, online courses, and list building challenges almost daily, and I doubted that my voice was needed on the subject matter…. Because I am not an expert. I don’t have 20 thousand subscribers. And it has not yet brought me millions of dollars in my pocket.

But you know what it has brought me? Relationship with my followers. Meaningful conversations with photographers who are trying to get their business off the ground. The opportunity to cheer others on, and let them know that I am rooting for their success. Lightbulb moments for creatives who felt stuck and uninspired. Connection with potential clients and brand awareness that is building a long term return of investment. It’s making an impact in the lives of others because I created a space to share even more transparently than I do here on this blog.

I know what you’re thinking. 

I won’t have enough to say. 

It’s all been said & done before.

How the heck do I organize it all?

Shouldn’t I be more focused on social media since that’s where attention is? 

Where would I even start?

How much does all of this even cost? 

I can’t even keep up with my blog posts let alone consistent email newsletters. 

Will I even be sending emails to anyone besides my Mom? 

What is going to be my return of investment?

How would I not sound scammy & salesy?

What if I only want to use email marketing for my clients? 

I already have too much to do and figure out. 

But I also know that you’re very aware a lot of important things. 

Like how it felt when Facebook made the switch to “pay to play” and your free organic reach suddenly plummeted, with a small fraction of followers now seeing your posts and recent work.

That panic you felt when Instagram changed the algorithm and you frantically jumped on board to try and convince your followers to sign up for those post notifications so you didn’t lose what you had worked so hard for.

That you need a way to truly reach your client base, in a method that YOU are in control of.

That this is the year you committed to having a plan, and to do things well.

That you want to see your business grow in 2017 like never before.

That you care about your brand, and understand the commitment that comes with building something meaningful that lasts.

Email Marketing for Photographers

If that’s you, if you want to really step up your marketing game this year and finally commit to not let the overwhelm of learning something new stand in your way of serious business growth, than I invite you to join me for a FREE two week mini course all about email marketing from the ground up. I take you behind the scenes, linking to every single resource I use. There are no bells or whistles, only solid lessons that are JAM packed, full of all the content I know on the subject. Did I mention that it’s FREE? (Totally free. As in zero sales pitch on something you should buy on the last lesson. For real. I still can’t believe I am doing this!) 

I write each lesson from a photographer’s point of view- but don’t let that hold you back. Any creative business owner looking to grow their business and step up their game through email marketing can walk away with serious confidence by applying this content to their own field of expertise. In fact, if no one in your field is rocking email marketing- shouldn’t that give you ALL the more motivation to be the expert on it?

Are you ready to dive in with me?! I will be sending each lesson directly to your email, so we need that to get started! Simply sign up below, and be on the look out for your very first email!

(ps. don’t worry. If you decide you no longer want these 2 weeks worth of free valuable education on email marketing, you can opt out of the course content at any time…promise.)

 

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