Annual Conference 2022

We absolutely LOVE our franchise family!  One of the top highlights of our year is when our Franchise Family comes back together for our annual conference.

This year’s theme was… TRANSCEND!

Together we REACH NEW HEIGHTS!  

For four days, we came together to learn & be inspired, improve our skills, recognize our achievements, and fellowship!

  • Learn & Be Inspired

We held sessions on Time Management, Goal Setting, Growing and Balancing Business, Newborn Posing, Yearbook Sessions, Roundtable discussions with our own Trailblazers, Building more Brand Awareness, and Hosting Charity Events.

  • Team Building Ropes Course

One of the surprise favorite activities was our team building activity on the low ropes course at The Vision. We came together as a team to load everyone equally balanced on the team SRP boat then broke into smaller groups to work together to complete 2 additional challenges.

  • Improve Our Skills

We spent time learning and using our new Spring Set, Adventure Awaits.  We truly strive to create a beautiful, authentic, portraits that will be cherished forever…. not just a school photo!  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 Allison Jansen to judge our work before we came together at conference. Their scores determined merits and category winners. For our live print competition, we had 3 real moms provide their candid feedback on each image and whether they would order a Wall Portrait, Desk Portrait, or Digital Image. Their insight was very helpful to know what moms are looking for in their homes! Each of the photographers were also able to give awards to fellow photographers based on several criteria. Not everyone enjoys hearing their work critiqued, but it is a great tool to MAKE US BETTER PORTRAIT CREATORS!


Here are the 1st place winners in each category… and see the slide show for all our award winning images!

  • Recognize Achievements

Each year we recognize franchise owners who have performed well, contributed to their communities or have shown our core values to the upmost degree.

Click Here for ALL 2021 franchise awards

The highest award that a franchise owner can be awarded is the purple crown award.  The Purple Crown Award is the highest accolade that we award one franchise owner each year who excels in all our core values from the previous year.   This year’s recipients, our Alpharetta, GA sister franchise owners, Christine Mamon and Patricia Mesi!

Congratulations Christine and Patricia!   We applaud you for:

  • Advocacy – seeking ways to serve your community: You hosted 1 charity event and participated in another.
  • Integrity – never compromising ethics, morals, or standards.
  • 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 37% and created more jobs!

Christine and Patricia, you join Will Smith, Elizabeth Bailey, Heather Sams, and Kara Kellner as recipients of the purple crown award.  CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Fellowship

Do you love your work family?  I do!  It is an amazing blessing to work with people who you not only share your core values with, but your genuinely, LOVE!  It is an honor to serve them and do life with them!   Here is our annual group portrait from our awards dinner.

  • Serve

One of our core values is Advocacy.  Serving others is very important to us!   Some of the most precious, giving humble people are those that 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 foster and adoptive families.  We photographed over 30 children in foster or adoptive families and were delighted to give them beautiful portraits of their sweet families.

This event is just one of the many acts of service that our franchise does each year.  We were proud to recognize  our franchise owners at our annual conference for supporting local charities in each of their respective cities. See HERE for more information about the organizations we support.

Welcoming New Owners

After hosting a virtual conference in 2021, we had lots of new family members to meet face to face and hug.

Welcome to our newest owners… Ashley Babineaux (Austin TX), Amanda Day (Kansas City, MO), Lynn Driver (Atlanta, GA) and Cindy Fadell (Columbia, SC)


2021 was an amazing year!  I am blessed to be a part of this organization and I’m honored to serve our franchise owners!

– Melissa

Do you want to know more about how a SRP photography studio franchise partnership can make your entrepreneurial dream a reality? Contact us today!

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"I worked in the corporate world for 15 years, but never had my 'bucket' full."

“I was doing photography on the side, which I always loved, but if someone asked if I would ever do it full time, I'd respond with "I wish, but not sure how I could make that switch." Well, Spoiled Rotten Photography has allowed me to do that – to follow the dream I didn't know was possible. I love being silly with kids and sharing beautiful portraits with parents to document the moment in time, because we all know how fast they grow up! This career change has allowed me to spend more time with my family, be more available for my girls, and still contribute financially to our household...but most of all my 'bucket' is now full!”

Amanda Day, Kansas City, Kansas

"In a word … AMAZING!"

“The level of professionalism. The process detail. The training. And the welcoming nature of everyone within the organization is simply amazing! The path to ownership is so turn-key that it made our startup simple and easy. If we need additional support, they are there without hesitation to help us through any questions we may have. My husband and I have owned other franchises in the past, but Spoiled Rotten Photography is one of the best I’ve seen! I love my SRP family!”

Cindy Fadel, Columbia, SC

"SRP allows me a balance between owning a business and being a mom."

“I researched and met with other franchisees before making my way to Spoiled Rotten Photography. Immediately, the integrity and transparency within Spoiled Rotten Photography made this one stand out, and the more I learned, the more I loved. Now, Spoiled Rotten Photography allows me a balance between owning a business and being a mom. Best of all, I get to do something I love every day with unlimited potential..”

Kim Hoover, Charlotte, NC

"We were blown away with the quality and imagery"

“We looked at several photography franchise opportunities  and were blown away with the quality and imagery we consistently saw from each SRP location.  We know how important it is to capture these memories and SRP does it in such a beautiful way!  When we saw what SRP was offering & the beautiful portraits they were offering in preschools, we knew we wanted to bring this opportunity to Katy, TX.”

– One year later – “What a difference a year makes. Last July Sandi and I finished our Spoiled Rotten Photography new Franchisee training. We were very excited about all that we had just learned and we put our faith in God that this was his will for us. In August, I was “surplused” from ATT and had an empty planner that I needed to be filled. We were blessed with a great fall season and had about 25% of our spring season booked. The spring season got so busy we almost didn’t make it to the end. Now I am looking at a fall Calendar with 4 single days and one 2 day session available and we are completely booked!

God has completely blessed our business and given us great leaders like Melissa Russell Tash, Jamie Tash and Elizabeth Bailey and and a family of other owners who have always been ready to answer any questions we had. Thanks to all who have helped, purchased from, and booked us during our first 12 months. And a special thanks to God who has blessed us beyond our expectations.”

Joey and Sandi Fotheringham, Katy, TX

"Spoiled Rotten Photography has turned my passion for photography into a dream career."

“Photography has always been a passion, and Spoiled Rotten Photography has turned it into a dream career. The love and support all owners receive within the franchise is amazing. The combination of photographing little ones and being a part of this PURPLE family is a wonderful blessing, and I will be forever grateful.”

Dianna Harriet, Denver, CO

"Buying into a turnkey business took all the stress and worry out"

“My biggest strain in life was always trying to find “balance”. Making the decision to buy into a turnkey business that was ready and waiting for me took all the stress and worry out of failure and allowed me the opportunity to focus on the things that mattered most to me…being creative, contributing to my family’s income and being the wife and Mom I deserved to be. Buying into the Spoiled Rotten franchise has not only given me ongoing guidance, support and the experience of a proven business model, I have also found my balance by having the schedule I want and the time I need to be to live my life the way I choose. Having come from a corporate background where my schedule was dictated to me, I love the freedom and flexibility that being a part of Spoiled Rotten allows in my life. The icing on the cake is also being a partner in this business with my sister and best friend. Don’t believe the hype that you can’t work with family. Joining forces with someone who has the same goals, and values can make you an unstoppable team!”

Patricia Mesi, Alpharetta, GA

"SRP helped us achieve our dreams."

“My husband and I have always shared a passion for entrepreneurship. And I have always needed a creative outlet and photography provided that. I piddled with a custom business for a few years and had a little success. But I felt like it could be more profitable. Spoiled Rotten Photography came home in my sons cap & gown pictures and I could immediately see an opportunity. After much investigation, I realized that owning a franchise was the way to go. Spoiled Rotten Photography has given me the entrepreneurship opportunity I had always wanted, an outlet to express my creativity, and a profitable opportunity to provide for my family, all while not having to re-invent the wheel by going it alone. Spoiled Rotten Photography is something that I could have never created on my own. Spoiled Rotten Photography helped us achieve our dreams.”

Kara & Scott Kellner, Birmingham, AL

"This business model is tried and true."

“I am so grateful to be a part of the Spoiled Rotten Photography family! It was exactly what my career needed. I have been a professional photographer for 20 years. By joining SRP I have not only improved as a photographer but also a business person. This business model is tried and true. SRP is a huge blessing in my life and has affected my family in such wonderful ways. What I appreciate the most is the support I receive to achieve success. It is constant and genuine. The help is always there. I have never once felt like I had to figure anything out on my own. I love being an SRP owner and highly recommend if you are looking for a place to soar that you consider this dynamic company. You will be welcomed by a warm community of owners and can hit the ground running in a prosperous way.”

Heather Sams, Owner – SRP Colorado Springs

"The whole thing really is a breath of fresh air"

"Spoiled Rotten Photography has allowed me to earn enough money a couple days a week and still be home when my son gets out of school. That’s because Spoiled Rotten Photography is not only a proven financial profitable business model but as a franchise is a system that just works. The whole thing really is a breath of fresh air from taking pictures to getting money in my account. I truly enjoy what I do, bring joy to kids. I know parents cherish the art I make. And my family loves my job almost as much as I do."

Mark Treen, Charleston, SC