Standing out in the crowd of photographers is something a lot of us struggle with. Of course, our work and our personalities are what will make our clients choose us, but we need to make sure every single aspect of our businesses/brands stands out.
A trick I learned as an author is that people completely flip over custom teas/coffees/candles/etc and it’s a tiny touch that can elevate your standing and make you look super high end.
Creating a tea specific to your business is an awesome way to make an impact on your clients or potential clients. It’s also a fabulous way to get a little extra social media marketing from your clients.
Creating your own custom blend is as easy as using an online provider like www.blendbee.com or talking to a local cafe that does loose leaf tea.
You can create a custom lable or custom packaging and give your tea out when people come for a consultation, for their view and chose session, or even as a welcome package or thank you gift.
If you’re strategic about it, you can even set up a little area inside your studio that has a package of your tea, a cut tea cup, and maybe a succulent or two that your client won’t be able to resist taking a photo of for Instagram (where they can tag you!)
There are a ton of ideas in the live mini training video, so be sure to check it out on the entire process of creating your business’ custom tea blend—plus a few other ways to market it and leverage tea within your business— and let us know if you’re going to try this in YOUR brand!
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She grinned the moment she saw the custom tea blend on the table and I knew I had found a kindred soul. Of course, I already knew that from her photo shoot when she rocked out her senior portraits in front of my lens, but that moment when she stepped into her viewing session moments before picking out one of m favorite was collections to date, I knew we were going to be friends long after she walked out of my studio this afternoon. In fact, we’re doing a tea tasting next week @localcoffeeshop (and you can join us on Saturday at 10 too) Christy and I obviously recommend the Studio Name Blend while you’re there, but we’re also taking recommendations—what’s your favorite tea blend?
There is nothing more incredible than honey bush and rosebuds in my tea, which is why when I was selecting a custom tea blend for Studio to give to my clients, I HAD to create this gorgeous custom blend from @blendbee It even has lemon peel, lemongrass, and raspberry leaf in it. Want to try some? Come hang out in the studio and let’s talk photos OR you can pop in and buy a pouch to take home!