I get you, friend.

I was in your shoes a couple years ago.

If you keep shooting as many weddings as you have been you'll burn out in a few years. You eventually want to grow a family (or maybe you're already a mompreneur!) but your work/life balance is out of whack. 


You can only do so much yourself, you're sick of turning away dream clients cause you're already booked, and you don't know how to scale your biz to the next level cause you're already maxed out. 


You think building a team is brilliant, BUT at the same time you have a million and one questions about how to do it the right way. It probably freaks you out a bit - trusting someone to keep your style consistent, what to include in your contract, and how much to pay them.


You crave: 

  • better work/life balance 
  • mid-summer weekend trips or happy hours on Saturdays!
  • scaling your biz to the next level (cause more money opens doors to make a bigger impact + more freedom)
  • not having to turn away dream brides cause you're already booked 
  • creative community
  • to make an impact and teach other photographers
  • and ultimately... a day off while someone shoots a wedding for you


This course + building an associate team is for you if you could relate to any of these! I'll help you get the confidence you need to successfully build an associate team and scale your biz.


We'll cover taxes and insurance, deciding pricing of associate collections and how much to take home vs. how much to pay your associates, how to confidently manage your client workload with the systems so you don't have to work even more than you're working now, and give you the exact steps you need to scale your business, serve more dream clients, and become more financially free.

Hey, I'm Ali!

It all started on my dorm room floor and three years later I had a six-figure business. I'm a quirky, Anthro and chicken strips-loving, toddler/cat/foster mom, photographing weddings across Minnesota + the world, leading a team, and teaching photographers (I'm lookin at you!) how to build businesses that give them purpose + support their dream lives.
Hey, I'm Ali!

I'll teach you how...

my income jumped from $75k to $150k in one year of having associates & how I can run a multiple 6-figure biz with 5 associates while working less than ever before.

  • to hire the right people and be able to trust them

  • to figure out how much to pay your associates

  • to explain the associate process to potential clients

  • ...and what i've learned in 3 years of having associates

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Madi

The Jeno Collective

Ali has got associates down to the T. This course was so wonderful with helping me figure out where I'm lacking in the few associate weddings I do have booked, and how to make it an overall smooth process. I love how in depth the course is, especially how to set up your website + pricing guide to book associate weddings. It's so apparent that Ali is passionate about this, and this just shows how talented she is. I would 10/10 recommend this course to anyone in the process of setting up an associates program within their business!
Nikki Kate Photography

Nikki

Nikki Kate Photography

Ali is an amazing teacher! This course gave me the courage and confidence to pursue an associate program in my business! Ali is someone I have looked up to in this industry and it was so amazing of her to share her experience with associates. She shared her examples, stories, and the trials she faced throughout developing her associate program which was super helpful. She provides so much information that I did not even consider and took the guess work out of all the intimidating factors of developing an associate program! I would highly recommend this course to any photographer who is ready to level up their business!
Hannah Ampe Photography

Hannah

Hannah Ampe Photography

Ali's knowledge and passion for teaching is simply incredible!! I am 3+ years into my business and have kept contemplating about starting an associate program of my own. I have been stalking Ali and her associate program for a while, so when I got the chance to learn from the best, I jumped on it right away! Now that I have all of Ali's expertise, I feel confident that I can go out and start my squad. :) Ali makes everything look and feel so attainable and so reachable. After taking this course I feel empowered to keep growing my business and my wallet. I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone who is even just thinking about starting a team!

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COURSE CURRICULUM


  • MODULE 1: WELCOME
    • ALI’S STORY


  • MODULE 2: HIRING + TRAINING 
    • PREPPING FOR ASSOCIATES
    • THE HIRING PROCESS 
    • THE TRAINING PROCESS 
    • SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTION
    • SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 
    • SAMPLE TRAINING DAY SCHEDULE 


  • MODULE 3: PRICING, TAXES, + POLICIES 
    • CONTRACTS AND POLICIES
    • HOW TO PRICE FOR PROFIT
    • BONUS: PRICING SPREADSHEETS
    • BONUS: SAMPLE POLICY LIST


  • MODULE 4: MARKETING 
    • GETTING SET UP
    • HOW TO EXPLAIN ASSOCIATES
    • BONUS: EMAIL TEMPLATES 
    • BONUS: ALI'S PRICING GUIDE 
    • BONUS: SAMPLE ASSOCIATE SHOWCASE


  • MODULE 5: WORKFLOW
    • ENTIRE WORKFLOW WALKTHROUGH 
    • ALI'S BACKUP + EDITING PROCESS 
    • TAX PREP
    • BONUS: WEDDING + SECOND SHOOTER WORKFLOW SPREADSHEET 
    • BONUS: ALI'S PRE-WEDDING QUESTIONNAIRE
    • BONUS: SMART PREVIEWS TUTORIAL


  • BONUS MODULE: CLIENT EXPERIENCE
    • SETTING EXPECTATIONS
    • WAYS TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND 
    • HOW TO DEAL WITH UNHAPPY CLIENTS


  • BONUSES: 
    • 20% OFF KYLA STUDIO BRANDING PACKAGES 
    • $200 OFF FIRST 3 MONTHS OF BIZ COACHING WITH VAL MARLENE
    • 6 TIPS FOR BOOKING CLIENTS CONSISTENTLY 
    • 5 STEPS TO ORGANIZING YOUR BIZ FINANCES 
    • SEO 101

EVEN MORE BONUSES!

  • 4 GROUP COACHING CALLS

    You'll get four 30 minute group coaching calls with Ali on Zoom for the first 4 weeks of the course! Each attendee can ask any question they may have while going through the course and get support for your specific business!

  • PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

    Learning from the expert is one thing, but walking alongside and getting support from other students building their associate programs is priceless! Ask any questions you may have along the way. We'll also celebrate with ya!

  • PRICING SPREADSHEETS

    Ali will walk through her exact process of figuring out how to price for shoots + weddings, how to figure out how much to pay her associates, and ultimately take the emotions out of pricing. You'll feel really confident with your pricing after seeing this process!

THIS COURSE STARTS JULY 15TH

A huge bonus to this course (that won't be offered to all future students - feel special!) is 4 group coaching calls. Because of this, you'll get access to the course starting on July 15th because of the community that is in this together! We'll be doing coaching calls and working through everything together. Content will release each week so it's easily digestible. It doesn't mean you need to finish the course at a specific time, but I want to make sure you feel supported by other photographers on a similar journey and take action on the content you'll learn!


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First 5 people to register get a 1:1 coaching session with Ali!

Emily Megan Photo

Emily

Emily Megan Photo

"Ali is full of info and knowledge on how to scale and build your business beyond your wildest dreams. She lays out the framework of how to make your associate program work for you and not just add on to your workload and to-do list."

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have time to complete this course?

    I get it! You're already dealing with having a million tabs open and trying to keep up with your emails on top of all the other biz tasks. I designed this course to serve you, not overwhelm you. My biggest desire is that you see results after taking this course! I say allow for about an hour a week of videos and assignments (+ bonus content) for 5-6 weeks! If you're going to attend the group coaching calls with Ali, add on 30 extra minutes per week.

  • How long can I access the course?

    You'll get lifetime access the course! Ideally, I'd love if you went along with the community week by week and attended coaching calls, but if you'd like you can go at your own pace! You can also go back and refresh your memory if needed. The coaching calls will be recorded and uploaded to the course so you'll get extended access to those as well. Here's the schedule for the coaching calls: July 22 at 8:30pm CST, July 29 at 8:30pm CST, August 6 at 8:30pm CST, and August 12 at 8:30pm CST.

  • What if I already have associates?

    This course is for you! There's not much info online on this topic, so most of us just jump in without having all the info in place. If you want to fill in the missing gaps and see how someone else runs each part of an associate team, this course is for you! I've been doing it for 3 years now and have experienced a lot through trial and error.

  • I can't afford this!

    I get it, spending money on your biz is tough. But think about it...can you afford to not get this course? Even if you're bringing home $1000-$1500 after taxes and expenses per associate wedding, you've paid for this course and then some by booking only ONE associate wedding. I know you'll blow yourself away by how much you scale your biz income by having a team, but remember just one wedding pays for this course and then some. Not to mention, if you book 10 associate weddings from this course, you'll have made $10,000-$15,000. So wild!

  • Will this course always be open for enrollment?

    Nope! This first launch includes a 4 week coaching bonus + I thought it would serve my students best to be community-based to go along with the coaching calls. Therefore, this will only be available for a limited time. Enrollment closes on July 14th at 11:59pm CST. It will be offered again in the future but most likely without the coaching.

  • Can I get a refund?

    With the nature of online content, once you click register for the course you won't be issued a refund.

  • I'm not booking that many weddings right now. Is this for me?

    Refer back to the "I can't afford this!" answer. One wedding pays for this course like 3 times! But I would also say, this program is for you if you want to build an associate team in a different category of your business, like seniors or families. You can hire an associate to run your senior program and scale your business while you focus on other things!

  • How can I contact you if I have more questions?

    You can email alileighphoto@gmail.com if you have any other questions!