Graduating from university is exciting but can be very daunting for many people. Simona Boycheva found herself in this position, soon after her graduation.
I heard all my classmates talking about how they had already started applying for jobs with major companies. However, I could not imagine myself going to the same place Monday to Friday, 9 till 5, every day, every week, every month. I wanted to do something with a meaning, something with a purpose to me and, most importantly, something that I loved and would enjoy doing day to day."
Simona, the Essex and London East franchisee, had always dreamed that someday she would be able to run her own business but had thought that she would need at least 5-10 years with a 'big firm' before being able to realise her dream.
Melanie Kemp. co-founder of Photography for Little People, explains:
"I think Photography for Little People is the perfect fit to someone passionate about working with children and creating something special that will be treasured forever. That is an amazing feeling. To know that you have created those memories for your clients, that your passion drives you daily. Age should not effect your decision to consider joining Photography for Little People."
"Finding Photography for Little People was amazing, I am able to run my own business and do something that I'm passionate about. It is very important for me to do what I love. I have always wanted to start my own business and Photography for Little People allowed me to accomplish this sooner than I thought it would be possible. I’ve never been more confident in my decision. The best thing about joining PLP is that it truly feels like being part of a family!"
Photography for Little People was founded by mother and daughter team, Jan Massey and Melanie Kemp, with the main focus within the company being the family, whether the franchise owner’s family or the families of its clients.
"When I found Photography for Little People I instantly fell in love with the products and that it was a family business. To be honest, I didn’t look for anyone else. It just felt right for me. There is nothing that brings me greater joy than to see my work displayed on the walls of my clients."
Melanie and Jan were delighted when Simona made the decision to join the Photography for Little People franchise. Jan adds:
"At the age of 23, Simona showed all the drive and determination she would need to make her business a success."
Making the decision to join Photography for Little People was a big step for Simona, she was obviously very excited but at the same time a little anxious. Her family was very supportive of her decision, which made it even more exciting and less fearful.
Although Simona’s talent as a photographer is clearly helping her build her business, the fact that the franchise owners offer a service that is second to none has helped her grow. She says:
"The ongoing support I receive from Photography for Little People is excellent. It is important for me to know that I am not alone.
I love the fact that when I am not sure how to handle a certain situation, or just need help with anything, I can just pick up the phone and call my mentor for advice.
It is very exciting when all your hard work pays off. Being able to see how far I’ve come over the last year and all the progress I have made in growing my franchise only provokes me to work closer with the franchise owners to grow my business to its full potential.
Besides doing what I love, I very much appreciate the flexibility the franchise offers. I knew I wouldn’t settle for a 9-5 job. I like to know I can manage my own hours to fit around my family and lifestyle. Now I can proudly say this is one of the best decisions I have ever made!"
Photography for Little People has made it’s way to Preston with their latest franchise team member, Anna Pilkington.
Simona Boycheva started her baby photography business in 2013 and is the youngest franchisee at Photography for Little People across the UK.
Greg Whittle runs his own Photography for Little People franchise in Bristol.
Gareth Coop has just had his first Photography For Little People shoot with a sale of £2,750!
New Photography for Little People franchisee, Poppy Jakes, has just completed her training in the North East.
After finishing her training Danielle Kealy started her Photography for Little People franchise in Watford.
Rose Williamson is looking forward to creating forever treasured memories with her Photography for Little People business.
Greg talks about his decision to join Photography for Little People and about the training that he has received.
I love the product and have built up my confidence as a franchise owner. I am proud to be part of the Photography for Little People family.Amarjit Ballaghan – Birmingham franchisee
I was looking for a franchise that offered freedom, creativity but also a sense of belonging and involvement which meant you weren’t totally left on your own. Photography for Little People offered all this.Rachel Edgson – Bromley franchisee
I love my business its always fun and rewarding. I meet so many lovely families.Simona Boycheva – Essex and London East franchisee
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