Well, this weekend came and went… but not without a ton of memories, laughs and even tears! 15 amazing creatives landed in my home on Sunday morning; some of them nervous, some excited, but all filled with questions on how to grow their business to new levels, get more inquiries hitting their inboxes and most importantly, LEGITIMIZE the back end of their business so that they know going forward they are protected, secure and providing the best service they can to their clients.
BLAZE with Tonie Christine is a labor of love of mine. I created it to really fill a void in the photographer industry and to help PUSH creatives to new levels through the BUSINESS side of photography. My area of expertise is in business management, customer service and marketing… so it made sense to me to share this knowledge with photographers who maybe feel like they just can’t quite get a grasp on the business side of this creative industry! So, I am going to let a couple of their reviews speak to what the workshop really was rather than try to outline what it was myself….. Lastly, if you are interested in attending the next one-day intensive, just subscribe to my blog so that you will be the first to see when the post goes life to register! The date will be right after the new year, and the first THREE to register will get the early bird pricing!
Review from an attendee: “Tonie’s Blaze workshop was unlike other workshops because it was REAL. She didn’t just go over the vague overview of being in the business, she really got into the details of what it takes to give a client the BEST experience, and how to get more inquiries in your inbox with marketing and social media. Tonie is honest, open, and it would benefit any photographer, at any point in their career to listen to her insight and wisdom.”
Review: “Waking up this morning felt like the first day of school all over again! I was so excited to learn more about myself, learn how to grow my business, and (most importantly) take a minute out of my mom-wife-business-owner-life and focus on ME. Tonie is WONDERFUL. She’s expressive, organized, and clearly gave us all 100% of herself today. This is one of the best investments I have made in myself and my business ALL YEAR”
Review: “This has been by far one of the most beneficial workshops I have attended in a long time. Rather than being vague and speaking in general terms like you get from a lot of other workshops, Tonie was was very specific and informative. She likes to stay on topics that the group as a whole are interested in so that we all get them most of the day. After today I feel like I am ready to take my business to the next level. Thank you Tonie, for the new found inspiration and boost in confidence!! :)”
These four ladies are Bixby+Pine and are the force behind the WHOLE design, style and even the florals of the styled shoot we put on! They have a service for photographers to help them create a branded shoot just for them to really propel them into the brand and market they want to shoot! The shoot they put together for my workshop was KILLER and sooooo my style!
Thank you to EACH one of these attendees for making this workshop so wonderful from start to finish! I can’t wait to see where you each take your businesses and hear about you tackling those “to-do” lists!
Of course we threw in #TheTonieFace
Workshop Photos: Ali Horman Photography // @Alihorman_photo
Design and Styling // Bixby + Pine @bixbyandpine
Rentals // Unique & Chic Event Rentals and Design // @uniquechicrentals
Chairs // Grand Event Rentals // @grandeventrentals
Cakes // Baked. // @bakedseattle
Florals // Bixby + Pine // #BloomsByBP
Ribbon and Table Runner // Adorn Company // @adorncompany
HMUA // Katie Boyar // @katiekerpan
Paper Goods // Minted // @minted
Ring // Trumpet & Horn // @trumpetandhorn
Ring Box // The Mrs. Box // @the_mrs_box
Wedding Gown // The Dress Theory // @thedresstheoryseattle
Blaze with Tonie Christine ReCap // The Business Intensive Oct 2016 // Tonie Christine Photography