Franchise Owner Scholarship Announced

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Over the course of the next year, Spoiled Rotten Photography is offering 4 scholarships**.

– One for a Veteran or Veteran’s spouse

– One for an Alpha Xi Delta alumna

– One for a Junior League member or Sustainer

– One for a deserving person that does not meet the above criteria

During my service in the United States Army, I learned many lessons, the greatest of which was to be a servant leader. Knowing firsthand about the sacrifices our soldiers and their families make every day, I am inspired to give back this holiday season. Being a soldier taught me the values of leadership, community focus and dedication, while giving me a sense of belonging to something larger than myself – something that made a difference. Today, I am the proud founder of Spoiled Rotten Photography, a growing franchise with a sharp focus on the delivery of beautifully captured school portraits. Every day I get to experience the joy of bringing happiness to others – whether they are a child I am photographing, a school administrator I am helping, a parent who is receiving the gift of a stunning photo of their son or daughter, or a Spoiled Rotten Photography franchise owner who is building their own homegrown business. Spoiled Rotten Photography has been a blessing to me and this holiday season I want to share that same blessing with a fellow veteran. That’s why I created Blessings in Development.

Two additional organizations helped shape me into the person that I am today, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, and The Junior League.   Both of these organizations also taught me the values of leadership, community focus and dedication, while giving me a sense of belonging to something larger than myself – something that made a difference.   I created Blessings in Development to bless others.  Others whom I feel will take this blessing and share it with others in their own community as well.

Spoiled Rotten Photography (SRP) is a franchise, and, like any franchise, there is an upfront fee to purchase the franchise rights.  Many large franchise concepts will hire a “developer” to recruit, vet, and sign new franchise owners.  Some franchisors outsource this task to firms that charge 30 – 50% of the franchise fee to find suitable owners.  Rather than pay that fee to a sales agent or firm, I want to pass those savings on to a deserving person who will make a great addition to our SRP family.

How to Apply for the SRP Franchise Scholarship

1.  Submit a 500 word essay.  Email your essay to

  • Why you would make a good franchise owner
  • How your personal and professional goals align with SRP
  • How your values align with SRP’s core values
  • Why you deserve a scholarship

2.  Complete a franchise application.

  • Once we receive your essay, if you pass the first round of approval we will send you the franchise application and supplementary questionnaires.

3.  Meet us!

  • Applicants will be required to come to a discovery day event.  This is the final step in the selection process.
  • You will meet the scholarship board and learn more about our business opportunity.


If your application is approved and you are selected for the scholarship, you will receive:

  • a 30% discount on the franchise fee
  • partial franchisor financing
  • comprehensive training and support

Spoiled Rotten Photography is a wonderful opportunity for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who loves photography and working with children. Loving what you do for a living will enhance every part of your life!

Applicants will be selected by our franchise selection board.  The first round of applications is due Feb 28th, 2013.  Email your essay to

For more information contact


**This franchise offering is not being offered by us or by anyone acting on our behalf or with our knowledge to residents of (nor is it otherwise specifically directed to any person in, nor will any franchise or business opportunity be located and/or sold in) California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington or Wisconsin, until the offering has been registered and declared effective and an approved disclosure document has been properly delivered to the prospective franchisees.

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"In a word … AMAZING!"

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Kim Hoover, Charlotte, NC

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– 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!

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Joey and Sandi Fotheringham, Katy, TX

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Kara & Scott Kellner, Birmingham, AL

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Heather Sams, Owner – SRP Colorado Springs

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

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