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Does your next level feel like a mystery?

Brand: Poppy + Birch

Brand: Poppy + Birch

I was having a conversation with a past client recently, and we started talking about the creative brief that I prep for every shoot. In it, I use a ton of inspiration photos.

In hers, I included a portrait of a very powerful and self-assured Charlize Theron. It was the overall vibe that I envisioned for her shoot: powerful, confident, elegant and polished.

She LOVED it. Her thoughts? “I was like… Is this me? Can I be like Charlize Theron in this picture? You saw me in a way I didn’t see myself.”

YES. This!

My point is: We so rarely dream big enough for ourselves.

Every time I sit down for a planning meeting with a new client, I ask you what the bigger picture is for your business and your future, and how will photos support that.

You say some of the usual goals: plan for social media, build a new website, re-do your freebie… maybe launch a course one day?

I need you to know something: These are givens.Of course you’ll do all this—and probably within the next six months now that you have the tools.

What I’m asking about, when it comes to the bigger picture, is this: What your ULTIMATE dream? The one you’ve never even said out loud?

Launching a course, rebuilding a website—that’s your dream for who you are now.

But your ultimate dream? This is built by the person you’re becoming as we create these photos. It’s the next level that you’re stepping into. It’s a whole new dream… one you didn’t know you could even wish for.

But guess what? I knew.

I see your next level with stunning clarity, and when we work together, I’m asking you to step into it.

So much so, that you’ll feel like an imposter before you’re shoot. And GOOD. You should feel imposter syndrome. That means we’re not playing it safe or staying in your comfort zone—we’re making sure you level up in your business. And your shoot is step one.

When it comes to creatives, I have a bigger picture in mind. You might think that you’re going to make jewelry or coach clients or write a book and call it a day. 

But I think you can change the world, whether or not you see it.

The creatives who work with me? You’re always the ones who disrupt your industry and lift us all up with your passion and purpose. I’m here because I know how to bring it to life. My vision is to support your vision in coming alive and making those big dreams possible. 

It starts with photos, and it moves forward with a creative strategy.

Curious? Let’s chat. Get in touch by emailing me here.


Courtney Paige Ray