PODCAST | September 2018

Last August, I got to attend an Emotional Intelligence Leadership Training Program called Next Level! I realized, through this program, something that had been holding me back from getting to where I wanted to be professionally and so, I acted upon it immediately. I met with Anthony Tabler, now my marketing manager, shortly after the Next Level Trainings and he has been a HUGE blessing, form of encouragement and source of positivity in my life. He even holds me accountable every single day. If you want a marketing manager who is going to light a fire under your ass, empower you and encourage you, I HIGHLY suggest Anthony! I can’t speak more highly of him, I really lucked out (but nothing is an accident).

The thing holding me back was spending money, worried that it wouldn’t be invested rationally and that I wouldn’t get the results that I expected. Funny thing is; I wanted the progress of growth to go smoothly, quickly and efficiently. So far, it has been 100% trial and error with my marketing strategy, but to be honest, the road traveled thus far with Anthony and my team of creatives is worth more money than I could ever earn for myself. The experience is where it’s at!

With many suggestions that Anthony threw at me to boost my online presence, I began doing podcasts that probably had no direction, but were authentic, real, raw, no-bullshit conversations with people that I love. The more I did them, the more I fell in love with the idea of broadcasting my interviews worldwide! I’m now doing podcasts/interviewing people about their passions every week and eager to hear and learn more through my friends and family whom are willing to be heard!

I don’t want to go on and on about these podcasts (or do i?), but they’re humorous, authentic and the real deal. If you think you’d be interested in being a part of it all, please feel free to email/text/call me and we can chat about topics that you’d like to discuss and when! Right now, I have 17+ guests looking to tune in, so the wait may be a few months out, but that gives us time to plan our podcast and we can be on our A-game!

Below are instructions on how to go about the first steps to being a part of the podcast. As soon as you favorite me, I will get a notification and will be able to include you in any podcast via invitation!

Download the App “Anchor”

1)     Open the Anchor App

2)     Tap “Listen” on the bottom left corner of the app

3)     Type “Whitney Gets Real” (my portrait is on the podcast cover)

4)     Tap the star next to “Whitney Gets Real” so that it turns yellow!

a.     (You have now added me as a friend/favorite!)

5)     Once you have tapped that star, I will get a notification and you will be added back as a favorite/friend

6)     When receiving an invite to my podcast, all you simply have to do is answer your phone when you get a notification that I’m calling from Anchor! The podcast begins as soon as you answer the phone, so be ready!

Who is Whitney Brewer?

Lately, I've been thinking about "my brand" and what it means to myself AND my clients. I want to attract like-minded individuals as my future clients AND keep the amazing clients that I have already!

So, who IS Whitney Brewer? What is her brand? Who is she trying attract? What is she trying to accomplish through her photography business? What sets her apart from other photographers?

I come from a family of mechanics, cooks, bakers, business owners, music-lovers and life-livers (note the well-roundedness!)! I started my business in 2016 with a bit of encouragement to quit working for “the man” and in turn, follow my dreams! After all, life is really short. We don’t have much time on this planet to actually live life, so I grabbed life by the balls and made moves to be genuinely happy!

My brand?

Well, I feel as though I’m aiming to focus on what makes me happy and run with it. I don’t want to be someone I’m not in this industry, trying to compete for the ideal client that will pay me thousands of dollars per session to photograph something special. Instead, my brand represents myself and my interests, which include traveling, my Harley, my dog and focusing on PMA (Positive Mental Attitude). With these passions, I plan on attracting my ideal client by sharing similar interests and in turn, creating memorable and meaningful relationships with them outside of photography!

 As far as the word “success” goes, simply creating amazing and meaningful relationships through this business means more than anything. My definition of “happiness” is doing what you love all the time with the people you love most! Making people feel good makes ME feel good!

What sets me apart from other photographers? Well, A LOT! I studied photography and through this business, I’ve discovered that a lot of photographers are self-taught! Not saying that’s a bad thing, I’m just different! I feel I have a trained eye that it takes to be a professional photographer and am able to capture moments that some artists/photographers take for granted. Although I’ve studied the art of photography, I tend to lean more towards the “avant garde” style of it all. (Avant Garde meaning “new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them”)

Last week, I had an opportunity (a break in the weather) to snag some headshots that represent my “brand”…but let’s be honest. We’ll save most of them for my next blog! For now, here’s a little snippet of "professional me"!