EDUCATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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OUR STORY

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COACHING

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We remember what it's like to start a photography business from scratch. Working around the clock, worried about when your next paycheck would come in. Over a decade (and three kids) later, we've learned what it takes to become one of the Bulldog 100 fastest-growing businesses. We want to help you achieve your dreams, too.

YOU DIDN’T COME HERE FOR NOTHING…

Cheers,
Phillip and Eileen

If you controlled your destiny, what history would you write? Viewing life in hindsight, the “highlights reel” reminds us how much we’re thankful for. But the story between the lines rarely feels well scripted. We often learned things the hard way. But the real heroes in our story are friends and mentors who’ve supported us.. and who continue to walk alongside us on this adventure!      

Our story
BIZ timeline

2008

SHOT OUR FIRST WEDDING TOGETHER

2010

QUIT OUR JOBS & WENT FULL TIME!

while Eileen worked as a Starbucks barista and Phillip as a school teacher and summer pool boy

Shot 16 weddings,
First child (Jasmine) born

2012

BEGAN TRAVELING FOR DESTINATION SHOOTS ALL OVER THE WORLD

Manila, London, New York and beyond

BROKE SIX FIGURES!

Second child (Juliette) born

2013

SPOKE AT FIRST MAJOR PHOTO CONVENTION (WPPI)

2012

2016

NAMED BULLDOG 100 FASTEST-GROWING BUSINESS

Third child (Leonardo) adopted

2011

FILMED FIRST
FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY "LOST BOYS OF PARADISE"

featuring our non-profit partner Engadi Ministries

And landed our first magazine cover too!

2015

OPENED PHYSICAL STUDIO SPACE

New home for The Blumes' photography workshops

2016

BECAME TEDx SPEAKERS

Sharing our vision for life-changing photography with the world

2016

LAUNCHED NEW STUDIO BRANDS

including Blume Babies & associate photographers

One-on-one coaching puts you directly into the “kitchen” with the Blumes. First we’ll help you determine which coaching track best fits your needs — a single online session, full-day coaching at our studio, or a mentorship program designed around you. Next we’ll start with your pressing questions about business, marketing, equipment, technique, workflow.. any challenge you’re ready to overcome! We’ll share our recipes for success, add some open and honest conversation, then brainstorm and problem-solve to get your business cooking. Let simmer.. et voila!  

COACHING

Ready to create a turning-point for your business? The Blumes’ Workshops are designed to bring your art, business, and life into sharp focus — giving you practical tools for daily success. Make plans now to retreat with your instructors, Phillip & Eileen Blume, in the intimacy and intensity of this unique three-day experience.  

workshops
back to basics workshop

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The next Blume workshop is tentatively scheduled for:

spring 2019
Athens, georgia

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We've spoken in front of thousands of people, sharing our passion, encouraging others to make a difference in the world through visual media.

Some topics we've covered include:

- HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AND A LIFE
- CHANGE THE WORLD WHILE GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
- TRADING SELFIES FOR SELFLESSNESS
- SOLVING THE DIGITAL NEGATIVES DILEMMA

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COMING SOON!

-Melissa M.

- from our students -

You both were so approachable and friendly and it was such a 


BREATH OF FRESH AIR

to meet photographers who are so willing to openly share their procedures