Schooled Student Spotlight: Hippy and Bloom Photography
Welcome to another Schooled Student Spotlight! Today we’re going international and introducing you to the ladies of Hippy and Bloom Photography in Ireland. Meet Bronwyn O’Brien and Sharon Smith! These ladies have been Schooled students for less than a year, but have definitely found their groove. Check it out!
They have doubled their annual income since taking school
When Bronwyn and Sharon were just started out with fine art school portraits, they “didn’t have a regular income,” with an “odd session here and there.”
Now, they have “a dance school and two national schools (one with 150+ students and the other with 650+ students) on the back of the large ballet school.” They said their annual income has gone up 100%. Nicely done, ladies!
Their business made over $10k from one school
Yes, you read that correctly. When we asked how much they typically make per school, Bronwyn and Sharon told us that “the first two schools were small Montessori's” and they made about €900 ($1,000) per school. But their third school “was a large dancing school with four internal schools and we made €9,000+.” That’s over $10,000 for ONE school!
“from this we got our business off the ground”
Besides the extra income, we asked Bronwyn and Sharon if they could tell us what the most valuable part of taking Schooled was. “EVERYTHING! The set up with background and natural light positioning. Having fun with the kids, camera settings, relaxing about technically sharp etc, culling, batch editing in photoshop, ordering process....the list goes on!!!”