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unbasic creatives

a proven blueprint for building a next-level family photography business

unbasic creatives

A COMPREHENSIVE BLUEPRINT FOR BUILDING A NEXT-LEVEL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

Rise to the top of your niche by taking your business next-level, attracting your dream clients, and standing far out from the crowd.

Rise to the top of your niche by taking your business next-level, attracting your dream clients, and standing way out from the crowd.

Unbasic Creatives is a six month group coaching program for family photographers who want to build a high-end, profitable business that gets noticed, create their best work yet, and make those daydream goals become a reality - all with a supportive community of likeminded creatives!

I see you dreaming bigger, and I can help.

I created this program because I spent years wishing I had exactly this: a roadmap to take my business from fine to thriving. 

I didn't want to be "just" a family photographer - I wanted work that stood out from the crowd, a profitable business that I was proud of, and to be a top photographer in my area.

What I discovered is that there's a huge gap in quality education for family and newborn photographers. Much of what's available is a little old school and hasn't caught up with today's demand for high-end, film or film-inspired, authentic yet elevated family photography. 

I spent a lot of hard years DIY-ing my path forward to achieving my goals, but I learned a ton. And from this experience, I've written the roadmap that would have changed my life and saved me years of struggle, knowing that it can change yours, too. 

Welcome to Unbasic Creatives.

Ready for it?

You've got talent and tenacity.... but that doesn't make this easy.

You've got talent and tenacity... but that doesn't make this easy.

You know where you want to be going - but getting there without a guide is tougher and more time consuming than it originally seemed... Plus, it's costing you big in missed income opportunity.

Your photos are good... but they're not yet what you dream of and you know you can do more. You want to create images that have your signature look all over them and that set you apart from the family photography crowd.

You believe you can be more profitable, but raising prices is scary. You aren't sure how to attract clients who will invest with you and value what you offer. You're not sure you stand out from the crowd, and you may be struggling with a little imposter syndrome, too.

You've tried other workshops and courses, but walked away with a lot of fluff. "Feeling more creative" hasn't changed your art or business, and you're hungry for serious, actionable content that is specifically tailored to you - and a coach who genuinely has your back.

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Do any of these frustrations sound familiar?

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"The money that I invested in working with Hannah is the best money spent in my whole photography career."

Figuring out how to get from where I was to where I wanted to be was painful. There was so much trial and error, and an inordinate amount of discouragement. I struggled with imposter syndrome and self-doubt, I lost out on so much income opportunity, and as a mom still growing her family, I wasn't in a place where I had room for my job to kick my butt.

I daydreamed of going back to software engineering (which I never thought I'd consider again!), because I knew deep down that my job needed to add to my life, not drain from it.

Want to know a secret? I almost quit.

My experience taught me that there should be a better way... so I created it.

I've been in your shoes.

So I stuck with it, but made a commitment to making my job work for me and drastically healing the painful parts.

Once I created a plan for moving forward and making major changes, it all clicked... really! I was able to raise my prices, create work that I loved, skyrocket my confidence, build a high-end client experience, seriously increase my revenue, and set myself apart as a top photographer in my area. In fact, I consistently get clients who tell me "You're the only photographer I've seen with your style!" and I can confidently say that my experience is offered by me alone.

Yep, it took me a lot of energy and effort to figure it all out without that roadmap I longed for. But I took that experience and put it to work for you, so that you can take the (really good) shortcut to elevating your biz and changing your life.

The thing is, I'm pretty dang stubborn and I really wanted this career to work. 

let's get you results now, not someday.

Rise to the top with the business you daydream about, create your best work ever, attract clients who adore you, and do it all with your health and wholeness as a creative business owner front and center.

And this is it:

Unbasic Creatives with Hannah Mann

You're doing great, but I'm going to help you set yourself up for next-level success at every session. You'll learn how to hone in on your vision and your unique style, lead a session with clarity, calm, and confidence no matter what gets thrown your way, and put together all of the pieces that make a killer gallery for you and your clients. You'll also learn how to foster authentic connection in front of your lens without ever making clients feel awkward, as well as my #1 favorite secret to all of my favorite family photographs.

When I say no-fuss, I mean it! My method for running sessions is one that is sustainable, simple, and definitely not draining. I teach the exact method I use to create natural, storytelling imagery full of genuine connection, as well as how I troubleshoot when things aren't going as planned (which honestly happens every time!). You'll learn my all time favorite tricks for dealing with wild kids and stressed out parents, and how to get endless variety without ever memorizing poses and prompts. Bonus: we'll talk all about my favorite ways to take photos from good to great - like lighting, movement, and framing!

Here's What You'll Learn

Nailing Your Vision

My No-Fuss Session Flow

Your client experience is a make-or-break-it kind of deal. From branding consistency, to pricing guides, client wardrobe, building/renting a studio, fostering connection with clients and their full confidence in you, and so much more - we'll make sure every aspect of your client experience is top notch and sets you apart from the crowd.

An Unforgettable Client Experience

One of the most common pain points for photographers? Edits they love! We are going to do a deep dive into editing, and this portion is designed for film, hybrid, and digital shooters. I will also go over what shooting hybrid looks like for me, as well as the pros and cons of shooting film, how to meter, how to troubleshoot film, and so much more. This segment is enormously valuable whether or not you shoot film or only digital!

Editing Like a Master & Shooting Film

LET'S BREAK it DOWN

I have a really intense love for websites and the power that they have to take customers on a really amazing journey, from the moment they first land on our page, through building trust, to booking our services. In another life, I might have been a web designer or copy writer - but in this life, I am stoked to be coaching you through the process! You'll leave our time together with a site that sets you apart as one of the best of the best and leaves an impression on every visitor - plus majorly increases your conversions!

This isn't just spare topics thrown in together to take up space - this is where our mental health lives or dies. In this program, you'll define your own success, and we'll work to overcome limiting mindsets and support your mental health as a creative business owner. From a place of wholeness, we will also cover all things marketing and social media, and how to handle these common stressors with confidence, effectiveness, and health!

A Website that Converts

Mindset, Marketing & Social Media

“Hannah's program has been life changing for me...”

Lindsay:

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Hannah’s program has been life changing for me (and I’m not even done yet). Not only is Hannah extremely knowledgeable and an expert in her field, but she truly cares about community over competition.

She is dedicated to helping other photographers find what makes them unique and helps set up practical ways to implement change.

Because of her mentoring, I feel more confident with my own business. It has pushed me out of my comfort zone and inspired me to make the changes I have wanted to make for a long time.
She also fosters a positive group vibe, and it has been so fun getting to know the other talented photographers in the group. Hannah is always approachable when we have questions or just need to brainstorm ideas.

If anyone is looking to shake up their business, Hannah’s mastermind is well worth it!

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real results

Rise to the top of your niche and stand far out from the photography crowd.

How does this sound?

Attract dream clients who trust you and can't wait to invest with you.

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the real results you're going to get:

Run a profitable, elevated business on YOUR terms, that scales when you want it to.

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Kick that imposter syndrome and self doubt to the curb and feel confident - for real.

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Create gorgeous galleries with your signature style at every single session.

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How It Works

You'll get access to incredible content through an online course portal. I created digestible, action-oriented lessons on dozens of topics that you can work through at your own speed. Bonus: your access to this course doesn't end after six months! 

online course

Every other week, our group meets for a video call. This time is fun and fosters real connection in the group, but it's also a time where you can get all of your questions answered and talk face-to-face about where you're at and what you need help with.

bi-weekly meetings

This program is all about your individual success, promise! You get two portfolio reviews and a website review, so you get the support you need based on exactly where you are at. Between calls, you can also get support through our online group platform. 

individual support

— sanny

"Hannah is not about fluff. She gets to the point and will make sure that your time with her is 100% worth it..."

"Signing up for a mentorship call with Hannah was one of the best decisions that I've made for my business this year! I was looking for clarity in the direction of my business and ways to elevate it. I've admired her work, her approach to her photography business, and online presence, and so naturally, wanted to learn from her experience. Hannah was very open with me about what worked and what didn't for her, and helped me identify top action items that I can do now to maximize change. I had sent her a long email of questions and topics that we could possibly cover during our call, and I can't believe that we touched on all of it! Hannah is not about fluff. She gets to the point and will make sure that your time with her is 100% worth it (but still having the call be super laid back and fun)!"

A year from now, you'll really wish you started this today...

So let's get you going!

You can DIY it, because you'll probably get there eventually - after all, I really do believe that you have what it takes!

Or, you can skip the painful parts - the years it takes to figure it all out on your own. The lost income opportunities because you're not charging as much as you could be. The frustration when your work doesn't quite match what you really envision. The self-doubt and loneliness from doing it all mostly alone. 

You're awesome, and I genuinely believe in you. 

But all of us go so much further when we have someone to help show us the way.

My roadmap shows you the better way.

"Not only is she excellent in her field, she truly wants others to succeed as well."

Lindsay:

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“She helped me to formulate a concrete plan to attract ideal clients and make my business more profitable."

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"Most importantly, she’s given me the confidence to just do it, trust myself, and shoot!"

Lynn-D:

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from my students

All that separates you from where you are and where you want to go is the right knowledge and the willingness to take a risk.

Have a clear, actionable plan in place for rising to the top of your niche and standing out from the crowd.

Run every single session with calm, confidence, and clarity, to deliver galleries your clients adore.

Understand how to attract your dream clients and keep them coming back every single year.

Transform your business into one that is profitable, sustainable, and aligned with your own values.

Create the work you dream of, and that has your unique signature all over it.

Connect with a network of photographers who are actually cheering each other on.

By the end of this program, you will...

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“Unbasic Creatives truly is the best course I have ever taken."

Eunice:

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"I cannot sing enough praises about [Unbasic Creatives]. Hannah is an incredibly talented teacher who cares deeply about you and the success of your business. She is very thorough in all her explanations of the course content and her answers to any and every question you may have. Unbasic Creatives is an all-inclusive course that will transform your business if you put the work into it... Her strategy of giving you bite-size information at a time is something I really enjoyed. It allows you to take your time and dig deep to see what action steps need to happen next. I’ve had more 'aha moments' than I can count, answering questions I didn’t know I should have. I feel incredibly blessed to have found Hannah and that I can be part of her course. 
 
If you’re looking for a course that will give you all the tools to grow your photography business, look no further. Hannah’s Unbasic Creatives truly is the best course I have ever taken."

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real results

A thousand percent yes!! Photographers that are stuck and want to take their work to the next level would benefit from working with you. The money that I invested in working with you is the best money spent in my whole photography career. 

Would you recommend working with me?

NONE!! LIKE ZERO!! Whenever you responded that you were available I was literally SO excited. You are seriously one of my favorite photographers EVER!

What hesitations did you have before working with me?

You helped me get to the next level. I was taking "pretty" pictures but after my in-person mentorships and virtual follow-ups, I think my work improved dramatically. Although I still have a lot to work on I am really proud of my work now. You have also helped me with attracting my ideal client. Most of my clients follow my wardrobe recommendations and trust my vision. Before, I was booking clients that just did not fit my style and vision.

What results have you experienced, or what skills have you developed?

A friendship! I feel like we have a personal relationship and I value that so much!

How else have you benefited from our work together?  

You care so much! You really want your mentees to succeed and you push them to do better!

What's the most important thing people should know about working with me?

Q&A with one of my students

Ana Dufreche

I'm Hannah.

I've been a family and wedding photographer since 2014, and I have a passion for elevating the family photo industry and equipping other photographers to succeed. 

I'm also a homeschooling mom to four young kids, and I believe wholeheartedly in creating a business that aligns with my own values and serves my family, rather than blindly chasing someone else's dream. When I put all the pieces together and finally created the business I'd been longing for, my life changed (big time). I upped my income without working more hours, attracted clients who valued me enormously, was able to create the galleries I dreamed of no matter how crazy my sessions were, and I found the confidence and energy that came from having a business that stood out from the rest.

more about me

Hey there!

But it wasn't easy to get here. 

I was determined and hardworking from the beginning of my photography career... but that didn't keep me from hitting one hurdle after another and spending way too long bogged down in discouragement, wondering if I could make it in this industry. 

The thing that kept me pushing forward was that, deep down, I truly believed that I had what it would take and all I was missing was a roadmap. That turned out to be true - and guess what? I believe the same about you, too. You bring amazing things to the table, and when you know your next steps you're going to SOAR.

You've got what it takes...
 No doubt about it.

I had spent money previously on coaching/workshops that just didn’t pay off for me. They didn’t seem to be tailored to my needs and I never felt like I gained enough from the experiences. That was initially my worry before booking with Hannah, but I was pleasantly surprised! [...] Hannah is a great resource. Not only is she excellent in her field, she truly wants others to succeed as well. 

— Lindsay

"She truly wants others to succeed as well."

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I can’t really find the words to explain all that Hannah has helped me with but to summarize a few: editing, lighting, website, story telling, directing a session, location seeking, how to avoid color casting, and framing images properly. Seriously the list goes on and on.

Most importantly, she’s given me the confidence to just do it, trust myself, and shoot!

There has never been a question unanswered or a message left on read. She has truly held up her side of being a mentor and she is real and relatable!

— L.G.

"She's given me the confidence to just do it..."

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This coaching program is the only one of its kind because...

this is a comprehensive level-up

There are programs about creativity, posing families, pricing your business, creating a luxury client experience, and everything in between. 

But what I offer is unique for many reasons! When I say this is a comprehensive level-up, I mean that this course addresses how to elevate your work itself (how to create gorgeous storytelling galleries at every session and edit like a master), how to stand out at the top of your niche and attract dream clients (through your website, social media, email communication, wardrobe, and more), and how to create a business that aligns with your values and vision so you are healthy and whole as a business owner (through mindset work, building community, and identifying your unique gifts).

To truly excel, we have to address the art, the business, and the artist.

And this is all about concrete skills and action plans

My past students will tell you that I do NOT do fluff. We've probably all experienced this before: invest $$$ in what looks like great education, only to be left with a whole lot of feel-good creative talk or unhelpful, outdated business plans and very little that actually empowers us to make real changes.

I have no doubt that you can succeed in your business and create beautiful art. None whatsoever! I have the roadmap to get you there - and I promise, there's nothing vague about it. It will involve some feel-good talk, but the right kind - the kind that goes with building your unleashing your gifts, transforming your mindset, connecting with other creatives, and seeing how straightforward the steps to building your dream business really are!

comprehensive recorded lessons

bi-weekly live support calls

GROW YOUR SUPPORT NETWORK

Follow a proven roadmap

portfolio & website reviews

But it also requires a commitment from you: the promise to stick with it, see it through, believe in yourself, and take some risks.

Don't worry - I'll have your back the entire time, and I'll facilitate relationships between group members to expand your support network even further. I have zero doubts that you can get exactly where you want to go. (Seriously.)

This program includes everything you need to go next-level.

Rocking every single session (even the most challenging ones)

Producing work that you feel AMAZING about and rising to the top of your niche

Raising your rates - and providing the work and experience to match

Gaining confidence and clarity in your own unique gifts and goals

Editing with confidence to produce images that stand up to time and trends

Finding a community of like-minded creatives who want to see each other win

Finding time to do what you love most and saying no to the rest. 

If you want this to be the year that you *finally* commit to:

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This is for you if:

you're a family or newborn photographer, full or part time

feel-good creative, inspiring fluff

You want to create your dream biz and are ready to crush your goals

only for film shooters

YOU WANT ACTIONABLE CONTENT AND CONCRETE INFORMATION

This program is not...

how to earn six figures or do IPS (unless you want to!)

like any other program out there

You want a tight community that has your back

My primary hesitation is always whether someone is going to be a good teacher. There's a big difference between being a great photographer and being able to teach someone else well, especially because I don't feel like creative pursuits come naturally to me. But knowing that you came from a non-creative background and seeing how hands-on you appear to be with your kids gave me confidence that you 1) know what it's like to have to switch ways of thinking; and 2) would probably be patient enough and able to break down things that didn't come naturally to me.

What hesitations did you have before working with me?

Overall, your suggestion to reserve a little time each session for play or experimentation has been so helpful. Giving myself that little bit of time to try to incorporate things that I'm not 100% sure about or am still getting comfortable using has been great because I know I got what I needed to get in the first half of the session and still have time to experiment with real people. And when it works, they get a little more diversity in their gallery! As far as tangible skills and results, the biggest one has been a shift in my attitude towards light: while I'll always prefer some sun, I've felt so much more confident in finding the best light in less than ideal conditions and have been really happy with the results. *I know this seems like a small thing, but finding and understanding light has always been the hardest thing for me with photography, so to me, this is a big thing.

What results have you experienced, or what skills have you developed?

I feel like I have a new friend! More specifically, I felt comfortable sharing all of the things that I think influence my work and the way I operate. That has made me more confident in just being myself and shooting in a way that feels right for me with clients.

How else have you benefited from our work together?  

That you are a safe space, seemingly free from any judgment! You are genuinely interested in helping people work through the things they are struggling with and seem to really enjoy the process.

What's the most important thing people should know about working with me?

Q&A with one of my students

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Let's Do This!

So what are you waiting for?

What exactly is included?

This course includes a lot. It includes prerecorded lessons that you can watch and implement at your own pace, that cover all of the specifics that you need to take your biz next level - from running a session, troubleshooting with challenging clients, editing like a master, shooting film with families, attracting dream clients, marketing, mindset, social media, website, and SO much more! It also includes live group coaching calls every other week for six months, plus a platform where you can ask me Qs between calls M-F.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time commitment for this course?

Ultimately, that's up to you. Course content and calls will take anywhere from 1-3 hours per week, but implementing new knowledge happens on your timeline, as it is healthy for you.

How much does this cost, and do you offer payment plans?

You bet I offer payment plans! This program is designed to be within reach, whether you're part time or full time. The program is $3600 paid in full, three payments of $1350, or six payments of $695. The program lasts 6 months, regardless of payment plan.

What if I can't make the live calls?

I'll take questions ahead of time to answer during our calls, and they'll be available for replay!

Is this only for film shooters?

No way! I love film and shooting film is included in this course. However, this course is insanely valuable no matter the medium you use!

Does it matter if I'm part or full time?

Not a bit. In this course you'll write your own outline for success, not anyone else's. You'll also learn the skills you need for your biz to thrive no matter how much or little you choose to work.

Is this just about in person sales?

Nope! I'll cover various pricing models and help you find what works for you, based on your preferences, local market, and what type of client you want to attract. There are many great ways to structure your sales! Pricing is a small, yet important piece of the whole program.

What if this doesn't help me move forward?

If you put in the work, you will move forward, guaranteed. This program is incredibly comprehensive and will give you all the tools you need for a major level-up... as long as you put it into action!

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— CArike

“ I had a fantastic experience working with Hannah!"

She is a lovely person and it was easy to connect with her. She helped me to formulate a concrete plan to attract ideal clients and make my business more profitable. She helped me to make photography exciting again!

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Still on the Fence?

let's do this

I completely understand. Every dollar invested in your business is an important one! Email me and tell me what's holding you back or why you're worried you're not the perfect fit for this. I'd love to connect and dig deeper to see if this is the right move for you!