Episode 79: How to Manage a Team of Photographers – Amy & Tavis Guild

Do you ever get disappointed turning away clients because you’re already booked?

In episode 79, Amy & Tavis Guild of Memory Montage Photography share how they solved this problem by hiring a team of photographers under their brand. Listen in as they describe the process of hiring, training, and successfully managing their team of photographers.

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Amy & Tavis’ Aha Moment: For years, Amy & Tavis had taken extra time in their business to set up tools and systems to help manage and operate. It wasn’t until Amy was hospitalized for a long period of time that they realized the benefit that these systems had on their business by continuing to run their it when they couldn’t.

Team Overview: Amy & Tavis have created a team of photographers who had experience, but weren’t wanting to manage the business aspects of a wedding. Their team consist of 6 photographers who are available to work in pairs on wedding days.

Preparing to Join the Team: Each photographer joined Memory Montage for a summer internship before coming on as a member of the primary team. This allowed them to shadow Amy & Tavis at weddings to get an understanding of how the Memory Montage Brand would handle things.

Workflow for the Memory Montage Team:
1. The studio manager gets the inquiry, shares the availability and pricing of each team, then sets up the booking.
2. The photographers assigned will meet with the clients before their wedding to get to know them and review the wedding day timeline.
3. The photographers assigned will photograph the wedding, then leave the cards with Amy & Tavis.
4. Amy & Tavis will send the photographs to Photographer’s Edit to edit all of their images. Then they’ll handle the delivery of the images to the clients.

Links:
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
Simon Sinek
Extreme Ownership
tavisandamy.com
Website: memorymp.com
Instagram: @memorymontagephotography
Facebook: Memory Montage Photography