I’m a private photo editor and educator here to inspire you to live out your God-given purpose and discover a satisfying, profitable career in photo editing. Through marketing resources and education courses, I’ll help you grow your business, bust through negative mindsets, and bring your faith into everything you do.
IF YOUR PHOTO EDITING BUSINESS COULD USE A LITTLE MORE
FAITH, FOCUS, AND JOY, YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!
To pursue Christlikeness through photo editing + education
and help you do the same!
Hey there! I’m a southern girl living near the beaches of Southern California with a life calling to pursue and inspire Christlikeness in everything I do. Before I started my photo editing business three years ago, I grew up in Georgia loving all things creative. That’s why I went to college in Virginia and got my degree in graphic design. Five years ago I moved to LA to be a freelance graphic designer, crafting everything from promotions to websites. I worked my way up at a multimillion dollar company and became the marketing director in less than two years.
While working in marketing was a great springboard for the career I have now, at the time I felt the stress and burnout of working long corporate days. Nevermind the fact that I wasn’t living out my purpose or reaching for the life of my dreams. I always wanted to be a mom but I knew that living in the city I felt called to meant contributing financially to my family at the same time. I needed another option. That’s when I turned my focus to photography.
I’d always loved photography and the goal was to build a flexible career where I could enjoy the benefits of being a future stay-at-home mom. But the startup costs of starting a photography business were way too expensive. Luckily, I saw a need for photo editing in the industry and already had a skill for editing from my years using tools like Photoshop and Lightroom. Ultimately, photo editing was a better fit for my abilities and goals. And I’ve never looked back!
I love the life photo editing has given me.
But I know what it’s like to struggle. In 2016, I only had 4 clients and 27 weddings to edit. That wasn’t going to cut it financially. But once I created a process unique to my business that helped me plan my year, get paid regularly, and manage my workflows, I had 14 clients and 180 weddings booked for the rest of the year!
God showed me that I had something to share with other photo editors. After editing more than 500 weddings and over 300,000 photos, I’ve learned the ups and downs of owning and growing a photo editing business. In 2019, I pivoted my business from photo editing to help fellow editors grow their businesses, set goals, and bring faith into their businesses. Today, I sell marketing resources and education classes to help YOU thrive and grow in the photo editing industry. I can’t wait to help you pursue your passions, find your dream clients, and grow your business with purpose.
When a noisy webspace tells you 6-figures is the only path to success, it’s hard not to feel inadequate. But here, we know that money is a tool, not a determiner of success. A profitable business may be the goal but not at the risk of your sanity, well-being, and joy.
YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!
You’ve already established your business. But inquiries still take up too much of your day even when they don’t convert. Get the tools you need to welcome new clients into your world with stress-free, plug + play tools.
From implementing the right systems to improving your Lightroom skills, every course is built with you in mind. So what makes these classes different? I created them to help you leave behind the late-night editing sessions and bleary-eyed days for good.
Just starting out? I’ve got the ultimate freebie bundle for you! I’m here to help you discover if photo editing is the right path for you, how to conquer the self-employed life, and welcome you to a Facebook group for fellow photo editors to offer support + love as you start your journey.
"I have gained so much confidence in building my editing business"
"Kristen is such a generous soul. She shares her experiences and insight to the betterment of everyone around her, and I’ve learned so much from her as I started my own journey into private editing. If she wants to share it or teach it, I want to learn it because I’ve already experienced the value of what she brings to the editing community and have gained so much confidence in building my editing business."
"I am a control freak...so letting go of editing my weddings was a huge step"
"I was consumed with edits and getting little sleep, which is a terrible combination! I would stay up until 2am color correcting, just to realize the next day that my edits got more and more green and have to start all over again! I am a control freak in every aspect of my business so letting go of editing my weddings was a huge step, and I wish I had done it sooner! Kristen has made the process so easy and given me back so much time!"