Simona Boycheva of Photography For Little People is using her experience to help the network grow
Tell us about yourself, your franchise business and how you started
I’ve always been a girl with a passion for photography. To me, family portraits are the most precious thing in the world. I never thought I would ever have a career in photography doing what I love, until I found the Photography For Little People franchise.
I started my photography business in 2013 soon after graduating from the University of Greenwich in London. I was trained in the art of newborn safety in photography, family posing and more.
The training gave me the confidence to establish myself as an expert newborn and family photographer in my area. With all the mentoring, help and support from the franchise I quickly expanded and now own and operate two areas.
Being able to see how far I’ve come over the last five years and all the progress I’ve made in growing my franchise only encourages me to work closer with the franchise owners to grow my business to its full potential.
What is the PLP franchise like to work with?
You can feel the warm and loving environment. Everyone is super friendly and it feels like being part of a family. The PLP franchise is my business home, a place where I can talk babies and photography knowing I will be understood.
What do you do to make your franchise expand and succeed?
I always strive to improve in every aspect of my business. Providing second to none customer service is at the core of my business.
I want the families I work with to feel comfortable around me - I build that trust and relationship with them. After all, they’re expected to hand me the most precious thing in their life - their newborn baby - and I want them to feel confident that they’ve made the right choice.
Are you looking forward to working with the franchise?
Absolutely. I’m very excited to be mentoring and training our new franchisees and passing on everything the PLP franchise has taught me so far.
What will be your role?
I’ll be mentoring some of our new franchisees, giving them guidance and support in the day to day running of their businesses.
I will also be running training workshops in photography as a refresher to our initial training to help franchisees improve their photography and baby posing skills. Newborn photography requires much more than just knowing how to work your camera. Baby safety and comfort during a session is always our top priority.
What do you hope to bring to the PLP franchise training?
A positive attitude that we can achieve anything together. When starting your own business, it can sometimes feel lonely. The great thing about the PLP franchise is that you’re not on your own.