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What is your name? Summer Osborn

What is your business? Summer Jean Photography 

Why did you start your business? I started my business because of the flexibility it provided while raising a young family and also because of my love for photographing people. 

How long have you in business? I have been in business full time since 2006. 

What would you tell someone who wants to start a business? What advice would you give them? Don't start a business right after having a baby! Ha! Honestly though, I try to tell people to be true to who you are and value what you do. I started out by charging very little for my services which in return, didn't attract my ideal client. Have a clear plan in place from day one and try to remember every day, why you do what you do! 

What is unique about you that helps you be successful in business? If you are familiar with the Enneagram, I will tell you that I am a 9w1. Look it up! I feel like that sums me up pretty well. I need simplicity, peace, and harmony to feel my best. I avoid conflict on the regular but can be silently stubborn as hell. I can also get along with just about anyone and I can see most everyone's point of view. I believe that these characteristics help me see the best in each and every one of my clients and is why I honestly love spending time with them! 
What sets you apart from every other business in your field? I have been in business full time for 13 years. So, I would say that experience would be one of the ways that I am set apart in my field. I have been through just about every wedding experience. I can stay calm and collected even in the most challenging situations. I also am up for just about anything! I love being outdoors in all seasons so if you are up for a rainy session, I'm game. Winter...even better! 

What is one major thing you learned about business? I can't do it all. I have tried but it really does take a community of people to come together to be successful. I am always learning! 

What is the one thing you attribute to your success? My clients, my support system, and a never ending desire to learn. 

hat are your social links?
FB https://www.facebook.com/summerjeanphoto/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/summer_jean_photography/

https://www.instagram.com/summerjeanphoto/

What is your website? www.summerjeanphotography.com

Do you have a special offer for GRBB followers? Mention that you are a GRBB follower and I will give you 20% off of your session!