014: Infusing your personality into your business, Eric & Jamie
Today on Focus(ed) Podcast, Paul and I are chatting with Eric & Jamie Gay from Eric & Jamie Photography!
Eric & Jamie are masters at infusing their personality into their business and online presence. They have built a solid wedding photography business in Birmingham, Alabama by connecting with couples on a personal level and going the extra mile. We talk a lot about their awesome "cue the confetti" videos as well as how you can go about infusing your personality into your business even if you think you don't have much of a personality to share or if you are nervous about sharing so much online.
We also chat about their conversation with Dave Ramsey that led them to go full time, and all four of us came up with an awesome new business idea that I am convinced will make millions. Enjoy the episode!!
Eric & Jamie Photography: We are a full-time husband and wife wedding photography team serving Birmingham, Alabama and beyond. Together, we create timeless, joyful images that last generations. We've been married for three years, together for ten, and we think marriage is the biggest blessing in the world. We live in the suburbs with our two cats, and most of our free time is spent finding new shows to binge watch, or enjoying a big bowl of queso with friends!
06:00 - unexpected snowball of their business
09:00 - Dave Ramsey story!
They are going to be with their couples for 8-10 hours a day, it's important for them to like each other. They want to showcase their personality on their social presence as much as possible to help encourage those relationships. Couples can vet them beforehand, what you see is what you get.
17:10 Cue the confetti - just happened. They would have pandora on, couples would dance and they were looking for a unique way to celebrate how awesome marriage is. They were so nervous the first time they posted, but it totally paid off.
25:00 - our new brilliant business idea
Three things you might tell someone who doesn't think they have a "good enough" personality to put into their business:
1) It's expected in this market to share something...clients and couples want to connect with you
2) It is a way to separate yourself from the crowd. Who you are and what you bring to the table is the top way to differentiate yourself from everyone else.
3) Don't overthink it!
They can't run their business without:
Jamie: can't run it without Eric and vice versa <-----all the heart eyes!!!