Sharing Simona's Franchise Success

I joined The Photography for Little People straight after university back in 2013. It was a big decision for me to buy into the franchise as I had no experience with running a business. After meeting with the franchisor and learning more about PLP I instantly fell in love with the business and decided to follow my gut feeling and jump into this opportunity. Building and growing a business doesn’t happen over night but with all the support and the training I received from the franchise team I was able to quickly establish my new business in my local area.

As Photography for Little People is nationally recognised this was very helpful with gaining potential client’s trust especially at the beginning of my journey when no one knew my newborn and family photography business existed. What I love the most about our custom mobile photography studio business is that we not only capture stunning images for our families but also the fact that we create beautiful bespoke wall art and photo books for them. We offer a full service experience meaning that each family receives beautiful tangible memories that they are going to love and treasure for a lifetime and beyond. I cannot be prouder and happier to know that my work lives on the walls in so many homes. Another great advantage of the business is the flexibility it offers. I love that I am able to organise my own ours to suit around my personal life. As I am expecting my first baby this year, I am not worried about my job, as I know that I can take the time I need when my little one arrives and can then easily schedule my work around my new bundle of joy.

Like many others, I had to close my business when Covid 19 hit back in March last year during the first lockdown and again now during the subsequent lockdowns. It has been difficult times for everyone. However, I decided that I would take this time to further improve my skills by undertaking additional business related training courses most of which are organised and provided by Head Office over zoom. Regular virtual meetings with the Head Office and all Photography for little people franchisees across the country during this strange time has proven to be very helpful to each one of us to keep our businesses growing. We were able to support each other and I am so grateful to not having to go through this on my own.

Many families have had their babies during the current global pandemic and each story is unique and incredible. I cannot wait to be able to help tell their story by creating timeless memories for them to treasure forever. It might look a little different (or a lot) now when I do my visits, wearing and sweating under a full PPE, but I would always go above and beyond to create a safe environment during my photography sessions for these precious new babies.