What Is A Photography Franchise?

Posted: 18 Mar 2018
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Photography for Little People offers a rewarding, fun and flexible franchise opportunity

What Is A Photography Franchise?

Photography for Little People is the UK’s leading family fine art mobile portrait studio business specialising in newborn, pregnancy, baby, child and family photography. However, the franchise is more than just becoming part of a growing baby photography business. You become part of a network of hardworking, passionate photographers who love to capture special moments for families.

You don’t need a background in professional photography to become a franchisee as you will be fully trained by Photography for Little People. When you get started you’ll be surprised how quickly your enthusiasm and creativity will shine through when creating that special moment for others.

Beautiful business

Photography for Little People is now in its 13th year of trading. The company was started in 2005 by mother and daughter, Jan Massey and Melanie Armstrong. After establishing “a beautiful business”, a franchise system was developed and proven. In 2008 the franchise was launched.

Photography for Little People has a way of working that’s flexible for its franchisees, while at the same time offering clients a memorable experience, providing them with stunning images and impressions of their little ones’ hands and feet - thus capturing special moments forever.

All products are hand crafted by Photography for Little People, which uses only the highest quality materials available. A full range of frames, canvas, impressions and impression pieces, combined with images, are available.

The company is experienced in teaching photography and impression taking, as well as setting up new franchisees and helping them build strong, profitable businesses on firm foundations.

Home based

You can run the franchise from home while benefiting from the support of a head office team and dedicated point of contact. The franchise package includes all equipment and ongoing training.

Other benefits include low start-up costs and overheads, a good work-life balance and the opportunity to fit the business around other commitments if necessary.

Whilst you don’t have to be a photographer already to be a successful franchisee, you will need desire, creativity and enjoy working with children of all ages.

Franchise package

Aimed at entrepreneurs with a creative eye and passion for photography and customer satisfaction, the franchise package includes start-up equipment valued at over £5,000 (including camera and lighting), all initial and ongoing training, an operations manual, business stationery, marketing materials, samples and workshops, plus telephone support, one to one mentoring sessions and head office assistance.

A large and exclusive trading territory is also part of the package.

Initial training is held in the north east of England over a fiveday period and covers photography, impressions and setting up the business. Training is fun and practical and from day one you’ll be working with families and young babies. Ongoing training is provided as needed at no extra cost.

Your own web page, which will showcase your gallery, will be updated as your business develops.

Dream profession

Based in West Sussex, Rebecca Downie says she’s found her dream profession with a Photography for Little People franchise.

Rebecca, who took the images for this feature during her initial training week, adds: “After working for media companies for 15 years, I wanted a job I could be passionate about, use my business sales and marketing skills and work around my family.

“My passion for photography has always been there, but I got my first DSLR when I moved to Australia in 2009. Out there I undertook loads of different courses and fell in love with photography.

“A quick Google search led me to Photography for Little People. It seemed like a great company, which provided the right balance of training and support with the flexibility to do my own thing.”

Rebecca completed her initial training with Photography for Little People co-founder Melanie Armstrong in March 2017. Melanie says: “From the moment Rebecca walked through my studio doors I knew she would love being a part of Photography for little People.

Her passion was clear to see and she felt so at ease with our families that were booked for training. I was very proud of the images she created during her training week.”

Rebecca says: “The branding, website and marketing materials are all included, giving you a fantastic platform to build on. Added to which you have the support of all the other franchisees, who help when needed. And the best bit is I get to spend time with new babies and their families.” Rebecca has been trading for close to a year now and has worked hard with her mentor to grow her business and follow the system.

Melanie adds: “Rebecca has produced some outstanding work over the last year and has achieved some fantastic sales. Her business is now in a position where her brand is recognised throughout her territory. She’s had a fantastic first year.”

Rebecca says: “The best bit about owning a Photography for Little People franchise is it has given me the flexibility to be at the school gates, which is so important to me.”

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