Anyone who knows us knows that we are passionate about photography, business and helping others to live they life they want and enjoy the job of their dreams. In the photography industry, there is an interesting distinction between really good photographers who aren't the best business people or really good business people who aren't the best photographers. We want to help bridge that gap and think that we can!

Built a $300K business after being full time for only two years and nominated for Rangefinder's Rising Top 30 Wedding Photographers in the World twice

our greatest desire is to help others grow

Manifesto

Started teaching and working at a corporate job while trying to juggle a now growing business.

2014

BALANCING ACT OF WORK + PHOTOGRAPHY

2015

QUIT OUR JOBS

We went full time!!!

2017

SHOT 40 WEDDINGS & Nominated

Shot 40 weddings averaging over 5.5K per wedding and booking 30 weddings before January 2017. Nominated for Rangefinders Rising Stars for the 2nd time

We took this experience and began mentoring photographers and watching their business grow!

2016

shot 30 weddings

Booked $10K weddings and had 30 weddings booked by January 2018 averaging $6.5K and shooting all over the world.

2018

eStablished

There wasn't a "born with a camera in my hand" story! I bought it to make videos.

2010

purchased my first camera

2013

SHOT OUR VERY FIRST WEDDING

We used a Rebel (entry level DSLR) and borrowed gear from friends. We only shot two more of our own that year.

2018

our family grew

Because of our growth we have added some new amazing photographers to our team! We hired a dedicated team to give more people the best experience possible!

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The Anchored

We love to educate other photographers with tools and processes we've learned along the way.

We've built a $300K business in 2 years full time, book 40 weddings a year that average $7K a wedding and we want to help you.

Speaking

We have spoken in front of thousands of people and our strongest desire is for people to gain a ton of value from us in a short amount of time!

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Free Resources

Our guide to booking $10K Weddings
The strategies we use to book $10K weddings
3 ways to increase your instagram presence 
Our 3 tips to booking more clients through increasing your presence on Instagram
Strategies for the Top 5 Social Platforms
Learn about the best strategies to get clients on the top 5 social platforms
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Resource
Guide
This resource guide has everything we use from gear to software and some awesome discount codes!
Pre-Engagement Session Template Email
Perfect for setting your client up for a smooth session!

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In the past 5 years of our business, we have tried many different ways to create an amazing client experience, an efficient workflow and a top notch product. We were in your position, maybe some of you have no idea where to go, what products to use and what to invest in. It's taken years of trial and error to finally land on the gear and software that we use and we couldn't be happier. As a business owner, its really important to equip yourself with the right things that set you up with success so here are some of ours favorites!

Tools

You will notice that we do have some affiliate codes attached which just means you get an amazing deal and they know we sent you! Some of these we don't even get anything for but you know that we stand behind and firmly believe in the products that we use.

Also, this isn't just limited to gear and software. We have learned from some of the best and here are our favorite resources and books that we have used to grow our business and highly suggest for anyone starting out!

Use the code ANCHORANDVEIL at checkout for 10% off sitewide templates!

To move towards that new website, you are going to need an absolute genius to build you something beautiful. James & Erica are THE BEST and their templates are insane!

custom Design & Templates
Use the code "ANCHORANDVEIL" to receive 10% off of your first year subscription!

We absolutely LOVE Showit. We can't speak highly enough how easy they make it to create the website of your dreams. They also have an amazing staff and support!

Blog & Website
Use the code ANCHORANDVEIL to receive $25 off the suite!

Fundy Designer is hands down the best album designer we have tried, and we have tried most of them. Its extremely intuitive and makes album creation and absolute breeze! 

Album creation & blog design
Use the code "KISSANCHORANDVEIL" at checkout to receive $100 off a sample album order of $250 or more!

Kiss is our favorite album company. We have tried plenty of other ones but always come back because of the price, quality and customer care!

Albums
Follow the link to receive 50% off your first year!

Honeybook is by far the most powerful client management system out there! We have tried so many different ones and not one compares. It offers everything we need.

Client Management Software

Pic-time is by far our favorite image delivery software. Far more economical than DVDs and flashdrives and easily the best in it's class. The way they encourage print sells is amazing. 

Image Delivery Software

Photomechanic is the best for culling in high speed. Much more efficient than Lightroom and way faster! Its simply amazing!

Culling Efficiency

We have tried a bunch of different slideshow softwares from ones that we need to download to web-based. Smart slides is THE BEST! Easy to use and their new beat matching feature is out of this world!

SlideShow Presentations

JpegMini is the beesknees. I literally have no idea how they do it but they take our large 30mb jpg files and turn them into 8-10mb saving us A TON of space in storage!

Image Resizing
Reviews from our Students

I literally don't know where I'd be without you guys. You helped me streamline my business in a way that gives me more time to focus on growing my business and time for more important things like friends and family. I was such a mess before you guys helped me get organized, and I could not be more grateful for your giving hearts. You guys are such a blessing.

A while ago we lost all of our photos and they saved the day. I had no clue what to do when at 10 at night I walked in to the living room and Kelly was crying. You guys invited us into your home at 10:30 in all our pjs and helped us get it all situated. We got all the photos we needed, were able to get them to the clients, and now have a system to make sure that never happens again! You guys are amazing, and I'm very thankful to have you guys as friends and mentors!

You mentioned one thing to do after every session that I blog. I now include that when I send out that email and it is AMAZING! The amount of engagement on my site has skyrocketed and it's helped my SEO & Exposure! 

"It was the best decision we made knowing
that we had photographers whom we could trust."

"I get to relive my wedding day over again as many times as I want. Nothing compares."

Coaching

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We love to educate other photographers with tools and processes we've learned along the way.

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INVESTED IN FACE TO FACE COACHING
BOOKED 20 WEDDINGS IN A YEAR
HIRED AN ASSISTANT
MADE OVER $60,000 IN A YEAR
FROM Katy
INVESTED IN FACE TO FACE COACHING
LEARNED HOW TO SHOOT IN MANUAL
GOT AN LLC, BUILT A WEBSITE, STARTED MARKETING
IN 2 MONTHS BOOK 2 WEDDINGS & 15 SESSIONS

FROM Laurel

Fearless Award
Ruffled
Borrowed & Blue

The Huffington Post
Style Me Pretty
 Junebug Weddings

We've had the honor of being featured in  and awarded by some of the most prestigious blogs and publications from around the globe.

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