Annual Conference 2019

This year’s annual Spoiled Rotten Photography conference is in the books!  Each year our franchise gathers to fellowship, learn and compete!  This year’s conference was held in our awesome hometown of Huntsville, AL.  Our theme was Fusion….   A apt title as we launched our new software… WHICH IS GOING TO MAKE US EVEN MORE EFFICIENT!!!


What a blessing to work with such an amazing group of people!   Our annual conference is like a family reunion of sorts!  We have video conferences every 2 weeks… but seeing everyone in person is amazing!


A Huge Welcome

We welcomed new members to our family!  Pictured here is Christine Mamon and Patrica Mesi (of our Alpharetta, Ga) Kim Hoover (Charlotte, NC), Katrina Gatta (Cleveland, OH) and Erica Ellington (East Atlanta)

We had fun with our space “fusion” theme!

Time To Reflect And Learn

Throughout the four day conference, we set goals, meet with our accountability partners, and and a major part of the conference was learning our new software.  This change has been a long time coming!  Our new software is amazingly efficient!  Clients can now instantly download their files when purchased.  Our interface with our amazing partner lab was drastically improved, some many upgrades… our owners can spend more of their precious time doing other things they love!   We also launched our brand new website… check it out here:   www.SpoiledRottenPhotography.com


This year, our family embarked upon the most significant event ever… we met, fell in love with, and and then decided to add two children to our family who were in foster care.  Through this process, we were introduced to the most giving, loving people in the whole world… the foster family community.   We wanted to do something for this amazing community… we offered 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 diverse 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.


Each year we look forward to refining our skills through our print competition.  There is so much to learn from different personalities and perspectives!  Photographers don’t naturally enjoy others critiquing their work, but image competition makes photographers better — and that’s why we do it!  Here’s a sample of winning images:

Check out all our award winning images from 2018!


We base our franchise awards on our core values of Advocacy, Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Legacy.  Each of our owners exhibit all of these core values, but a few were selected for special recognition:

SRP Awards presented to franchise owners included:

Elizabeth Bailey, Alpharetta, GA

  • Advocacy Awards
    • Donated time, talent and over $1,000 to help families adopt waiting children
    • Donated time, talent and over $1,325 to help preserve a Historic Home and promote it’s community use

Mark Treen of Charleston, SC:

  • Advocacy (generously donated time/talent to those less fortunate)
  • Extra Miler (Stepping up at every opportunity to make our workflow more efficient and our lives easier!)

Kara and Scott Kellner, Birmingham, AL:

  • Media Mogal (For creating the most entries on your blog and social media)
  • Shining Star (largest sales increase)
  • Happy Customer (highest customer experience ratings for the year!)
  • Advocacy (Helped provide child care to needy families!)

Katrina Gatta

  • Advocacy  (Kept teens safe after prom!  Donated time and talent to document project Post Prom!)

Megan Bourrell

  • Diamond Order  (Highest single order of the year)

Tracy Sission

  • Advocacy (Conducted self-esteem portrait sessions for at-risk teens!

Joy Thomas

  • Advocacy (Conducted self-esteem portrait sessions for at-risk teens
  • Advocacy (Donated time and talent to provide complementary portraits for families affected by Autism)

Will Smith

  • Advocacy  (Donated time and talent to promote Dancing with the Nashville Stars! )
  • Peek Performer (Highest sales for 2018)

Heather Sams

  • The Advocate (Donated  $4500 to a JROTC unit and Safe Passage – an organization that assists abused children.)
  • The Purple Crown Award (exemplary core values, sales growth, advocacy, and image excellence)


We are constantly learning and improving!  We are passionate about  providing beautiful quality portraits… and each of our franchise owners are dedicated to learning and growing as portrait artist!  We have a 4 level certification program where our photographers earn the distinction of the following levels:

  • Photographer – Complete Franchise Photography Training
  • Apprentice Earn 5 merits
  • Craftsman Earn 10 merits
  • Master Earn 25 merits

Congratulations to the following photographs who earned the following levels:

Joy Thomas – Apprentice
Kara Kellner – Apprentice
Patricia Mesi –  Apprentice
Christine Mammon – Craftsman
Dianna Harriott – Craftsman
Mark Treen –  Craftsman

Pictured above, Christine Mamon of Alpharetta, GA receiving her Craftsman award.

As I reflect back on 2018, and the most significant feeling that comes to mind is blessed.  I love this amazing family of photographers, and can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us!


"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