Photography is a hobby for millions and some choose to make it their career. Jamie Brown reveals how the Photography for Little People franchise is the ideal opportunity for those who have photography on the brain and family life at heart.
Photography for Little People is perfect for those with young children who wish to work in harmony with their family life. Starting any business is a risk, yet buying a franchise mitigates that risk for many. By following the plan, the training and the systems, franchise owners are highly likely to succeed.
Photography for Little People was founded by mother and daughter team, Jan Massey and Melanie Kemp, with the main focus within the company always being the family, whether the franchise owner’s family, or the families of its clients.
Jan explains: “I think Photography for Little People appeals to women, as they are naturally really good with little ones. That is not to say we do not want male franchise owners – there are many men who would be perfect for this business and four of our franchise owners are male; however, this franchise is particularly suitable for women because you can create your own diary to fit very easily around the family.”
Amarjit, the Birmingham franchise owner, agrees: “My business allows me to work from home and it’s great that I am able to manage my own diary. I can book sessions for when my children are at nursery/school, or for Saturday mornings when my husband can look after them.” Melanie adds: “Women are not appreciated, perhaps, as much as they should be in the workplace; there are lots of talented women out there whose normal family life doesn’t fit into a nine to five routine. Women want the freedom to make an appearance on sports day or a concert at school, or to spend time with their family. They want and need flexibility as well as financial rewards, just as much as men do.”
Amarjit says it’s one of the best decisions she has ever made: “The best thing of all is that it’s a dream job. Being a photographer, working with children and being able to fit it around being a mum is perfect.”
Amarjit has ongoing support from her franchisor mentor, who’s only a phone call away, if she needs advice on marketing, or technical support, or anything else for that matter.
The initial training runs over five days, and more training can be arranged until the franchise owner feels confident and comfortable operating the franchise.
Photography for Little People specialises in taking photos of young children; they also take family shots and impressions of children’s hands and feet.
Amarjit adds: “Going from being an employee to working on my own was a big jump, and it’s worked for me, I love the product and have built up my confidence as a franchise owner. I’m proud to be a part of the Photography for Little People family.”
Which brings us back to the fact that no-one is on their own at Photography for Little People because, naturally, it wants to see its franchise owners succeed.
Franchising gives you access to people who know what it’s like to walk in your shoes and who are investing in your success, being part of the Photography for Little People family is a wonderful feeling. When you aren’t sure how to handle a certain situation, you can pick up the phone and call someone who has been there and done that. When you have an exciting success, you can pick up the phone and call someone who will be celebrating with you.
For many women, Photography for Little People is a perfect fit and the most congruent way to listen to that entrepreneurial voice.