Well 2019 is off to a fast start (as always). I don't know about you but getting back into the swing of things is always hard! So Moms (and Moms-to-be) lets chat! As some of you may know, I started SBS Photography back in 2015 as a little Facebook page with about 80 followers (mostly family and friends). As I started to learn about photography and started getting inquires from family and friends about photographing sessions for them, I had this crazy idea that maybe, just maybe, this could be a side business for me. I'm a middle school teacher and I absolutley love it! I honestly don't think I could imagine not teaching. But at the same time, my husband and I were starting to think about starting a family, and I knew that if there was a way that I could start a business that could allow me to take time off after we had our child, this was something I needed to pursue. Well, less than a year later we welcomed our daughter Addison and I stepped away completely from the business. You know how those first few months are with a newborn. You're on auto-pilot and anything more than taking care of the little one in front of you is out of the question. Once everything started to get back to normal, I realized I really missed photographing other people (and my daughter was already getting sick of me taking pictures of her). I decided I wanted to start getting back into photography, but if I was going to do it, I needed to really commit and see where that took me! I started really learning the business side and being more stategic in marketing myself. And amazingly, those new things started to work.
2018 ended up being an amazing year! Not only did I get to work with 65 wonderful families, I also photographed my first wedding and engagement sessions. I added over 400 new followers to my Facebook group and was able to host a series of giveaways and contests on my page (and more than two people participated). I am ready to take my business to the next level this year and grow even more. Moms, this is where YOU come into play because like they say, it takes a village! (and sorry that was a little long winded).
I'm going to try something new this year. I am looking for a first ever “Mommy Reps” to help me promote my business, all while offering my reps great family photos that they can cherish, and the opportunity to earn incentives and rewards in the process just for helping me get my name out there.
What is the Mommy Rep Program?
You might be familiar with a senior rep program (for high school portraits), only for maternity, newborn, and family clients. In exchange for helping to promote and sharing what SBS Photography has to offer, you will receive not only great photographs of you and your family, but also the opportunity to earn special rewards through referrals.
So who is an ideal candidate for a Mommy rep?
That’s hard to say! There are so many qualities that would make a great rep. Do you love to share your latest finds with family and friends? Do you post about your family’s latest adventures? Are you comfortable being in the spotlight? Do you play a role in your community? Are you active on social media?
If any of this sounds like you, you’re probably a prime candidate to be a mommy rep!
What are the requirements to be a Mommy Rep?
You must be willing to help promote SBS Photography during the duration of the program
You should be socially involved in your community (place of worship, preschool, grade school, playgroups, work, etc).
You must have a presence on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or a blog is always a plus but not required)
You must live within 50 miles of Southbury, CT
You must have a child (or being expecting)
You must be willing to sign a model release allowing SBS Photography to use your session images for our website, marketing and social media purposes
SBS Photography must be your exclusive photographer during the duration of the program. You cannot be a Mommy Rep for another studio during the duration of the program
You must sign a “Mommy Rep” contract if selected
I am currently looking for up to three to five Mommy Reps to help me kick this off.
Ideally I would love to wind range of reps who all fit different categories such as mom's to be, mom's of newborns, mom's of toddlers, mom's of tweens, mom's of multiples, even mom's of furbabies!
What do you get for being a Mommy Rep?
The best part of this program is you get great rewards and incentives every time you refer SBS Photography to a friend or family member!
All Mommy Reps will receive:
A complimentary session. This session will include 10 images delivered to you, as well as watermarked copies for you to share on Facebook and other social media.
Opportunities for additional discounted session throughout the year
Be the first to know about model calls and special offers at SBS Photography through our VIP group
Mommy Rep Cards to hand out to your family and friends. Rep cards are personalized and will have contact information for SBS Photography.
(5) $50 gift cards that you can give to family and friends for use towards a session
For each person who books and presents one of your Rep Cards upon booking with SBS Photography, you will earn:
1-5 Referrals: You choice of a $25 gift card to a store or restaurant of your choice, or a $50 credit towards prints, products or a future session
6-10 Referrals: Your choice of a $50 gift card to a store or restaurant of your choice or $100 credit towards prints, products or a future session
11-15 Referrals: You choice of a $75 gift card to a store or restaurant of your choice or $150 credit towards prints, products or a future session
16-20 Referrals: Your choice of a $100 gift card to a store or restaurant of your choice or a $200 credit towards prints, products or a future session
You will also receive some extra goodies throughout the year (who doesn’t love a good surprise!0, and opportunities to earn additional rewards and incentives throughout the year
A referral is counted as a completed newborn, family, maternity, or any other portrait session that shows proof of referral (card). Pre-sale (discounted mini sessions) are not included.
Referral sessions must be fully booked (signed contract, and paid in full) before you receive your reward
All referral sessions must be booked before December 31st, 2019 to be eligible for rewards for this year
When a referral is completed you will receive an email notifying you so that you can choose your reward
You may choose the duration of your Mommy Rep position (3 months, 6 months or a full year)
Previous clients are welcome to apply
How do I become a Mommy Rep?
It’s very easy! Fill out the form at this link for consideration into the Mommy Rep program.
Didn’t get picked this time around? Please do not be upset if you are not chosen as a rep at this time. I will be looking for more reps later this year. Be sure to follow SBS Photography on Facebook to see these announcements. All submissions must be in by February 1st, 2019.