How 2 Teens Started a Photography Business | 01/11/16

Hi! Two of my real life friends are sharing on the blog today. Yes. I have friends. In real life. Is it weird to think about bloggers having...

Hi! Two of my real life friends are sharing on the blog today. Yes. I have friends. In real life. Is it weird to think about bloggers having a real life? Whatever. Just read the awesome post.


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Hi, we’re Megan and Whitney. We’re both 15 and we started Bloom Photography in October of 2015.

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We have known each other since birth. Our parents met at church and our families have been friends
ever since. We’re both homeschooled, so we’re in a lot of the same activities and see each other a lot. Like a lot.

We both have both always enjoyed photography, but we didn’t realize how much we enjoy photography TOGETHER until a couple years ago when we took a photo shoot together. We had so much fun we started our dream business, “Click Snap Photography.” We even created a private blog and a logo.We only did a one or two photoshoots of each other in the following years – until we took Whitney’s older sister’s senior pictures. We had so much fun and we worked really well together.

Again we came up with a private blog, this time with a more professional name, Bloom Photography.We didn’t get super serious about it until Megan had the great idea to raise money for our choir tour to Philadelphia by taking photoshoots. So, we made the blog public and scheduled our first shoot using Facebook to promote. After that, the requests for shoots just kept coming in! 

Over 3 months we raised over $500 towards our choir tour!

Once it became too cold, business came to a halt. We had only done outdoor shoots, so we had to be
creative. We attempted to set up an indoor studio – which we’re still perfecting.

Here’s what we’ve learned:
1. You have to adapt. No two shoots are alike. (Some kids just won’t look at the camera - teddy bears come in very handy!)
2. You have to be organized. For example, keeping track of who’s paid, whose shoot is when, deadlines, etc.
3. Don’t procrastinate. In one instance, we procrastinated in editing their pictures. Then they messaged us and wanted the pictures the next day to catch a sale. We only had a few edited at that point – that was a scramble!

It was and is a very rewarding experience. We learn something new every time! Don’t give up because of one bad experience – every client is different – plus you’ll get better!

We would love for you to visit our blog “bloomphotographymn.blogspot.com” or look us up on Facebook!
Megan and Whitney

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