Our franchise family recently gathered at the most amazing beach house in Gulf Shores, AL for our annual conference.
This year’s theme was… SAIL!
Together we will move smoothly and rapidly forward.
We came together for 4 days to learn & be inspired, improve our skills, recognize our achievements, and fellowship together.
We kicked off the week with a gathering of our top franchise earners for an all-inclusive relaxing pre-conference hang.
The highlight of our time together was a private yacht tour complete with a private chef and a surf and turf dinner.
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Learn & Be Inspired
We held sessions on goal setting, DISC profiles, discussed new software roll-outs, handling stress on our bodies, and image quality. We practiced photographing on our new 2023 sets, learned from our top-earners panel, and discussed account acquisition. We studied The Wealthy Franchise book on the beach, held outdoor lighting sessions, and enjoyed lots of conversations among friends and fellow franchise owners!
Build A Boat Team Building Activity
Jim Fadell lead us in an amazing discussion of the DISC personality profile types to help us learn to work with different people in our business. We then broke out into 4 working groups with equally dispersed personality types. Each group was then given the same set of materials and 1.5 hours to design and construct a boat to carry a team member across the pool for the The Purple Regatta Challenge. Unspoken rules may or may not have been broken during the construction. This activity brought fun, frustration, and key learning takeaways for everyone involved. Each boat was judged on creativity, presentation, and its success in the pool.
Check out the reel below to see how each team did in the race and to find out which team won overall.
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Improve Our Skills
We spent time learning and using our new Spring set, Seaside. We truly strive to create beautiful, authentic portraits that will be cherished forever..! One of the ways we refine our skills is through our print competition. We mixed things up a bit this year with image competition. We enlisted 3 esteemed judges, Jeff White, Cindy Shaver, and Maria Moore, to judge our work before we came together at conference. Their scores determined merits and category winners.
Here are the 1st place winners in each category… See the slide show for all our award winning images!
Each year we recognize franchise owners who performed well, contributed to their communities, or demonstrated our core values to the upmost degree.
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The highest award that a franchise owner can earn is The Purple Crown Award. We award the one franchise owner each year who best exemplifies all our core values during the previous year. This year’s recipients were our Birmingham, AL owners, Scott and Kara Kellner.
Congratulations Scott and Kara and Team Birmingham! We applaud you for:
- Generosity – seeking ways to serve your community: You gave your services to Childcare Resources and provided headshots for a local police department.
- Excellence – providing exceptional quality portraits and great customer service: You earned many of our highest scores in print competition and walked the extra mile with your customers!
- Respect – always showing concern and dignity for your customers and franchise family.
- Legacy – operating your business to strengthen your commitment to family and community: You increased your annual sales by 50K+ and created more jobs!
Kara was shocked to earn this award for the second time! This award has previously been earned by Elizabeth Bailey, Will Smith, Heather Sams, Christine Mamon and Patricia Mesi, and Scott and Kara Kellner.
This year we celebrated our 20 Year Anniversary of boutique preschool photography business! When Melissa Tash discovered she could make a living for her family focusing solely on photographing preschoolers, she knew she had to share this concept with other families, and the brand began offering franchises in 2013.
Melissa Tash recognized and honored Elizabeth Bailey and Will Smith as the first 2 franchise owners and honored their 10 years with Spoiled Rotten Photography with a gift of custom quilts, featuring 10 years of SRP t-shirts.
Do you love your work family? I do! It is an amazing blessing to work with people who share your core values and you genuinely LOVE! It is an honor to serve them and do life with them! Here is our annual group portrait on the beach before our awards dinner.
One of our core values is Generosity. Serving others is very important to us! Some of the most precious, giving, humble people are those who serve by raising children that were not born to them! Foster/Adoptive/Kinship families – we salute you! We are honored to give complementary sessions for these sweet families each year during our conference. We welcomed 3 local families who were able to join us for sessions on our upcoming Spring and Fall sets.
Welcoming New Owners
Welcome to our newest owners… Cessie Nuefeld (Scottsdale, AZ), Abbey Reynolds (Charlotte, NC), Steve Haden (St. Louis, MO) and Carrie Fischel (San Antonio, TX)
2022 was an amazing year! I am blessed to be a part of this organization and I’m honored to serve our franchise owners.
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Do them a favor… it could be life changing for them!
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Check out how much fun it is to be a franchise owner!
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