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Supporting Creative CEOs In Building A Business That's Equally Freeing & Fulfilling

Let's make it happen! I coach wedding photographers and creative entrepreneurs in crafting (cocktails) systems & schedules to sustainably scale their unique, freedom-filled businesses. I want to hold you to YOUR own personal vision of success - even if that looks different than the industry's "standard."

Whether you're looking to scale with 1:1 coaching support, *finally* outsource your editing or elevate your brand visuals - welcome! I'm raising my glass to you πŸ₯‚



Let's get to work!

Hi, I'm Manali! The extremely passionate Founder of Free & Fulfilled - Hybrid  Quarterly Coaching + Editing Support for Photographers

*sings whooo's that girlll...*

I started my business 6 years ago - I tripled my income & full-time with my passion for photography in 11 months.

I went from charging $600 for my first wedding to consistently booking $5-12K weddings at dream venues across DC & VA β€” even though it can be considered a really "saturated market."

If you're looking to grow, I'm your girl!

When gaining momentum in my business, I started to realize that if I wanted to scale my income (without losing my Sunday brunch plans with friends & family) - I needed two of me. Haha jk!

I made the scary decision to invest in both business coaching AND outsourcing my editing - at the same time. Five years later, I ~solemnly swear~ that getting high-level support behind my business made it possible for me to grow so quickly β€” without Hermione's Time-Turner!

Nowadays, I get to support photographers with both!

It Feels Like Justtt Yesterday...

Picked Up A Camera
& Taught Myself Manual In HS

Photographed My 
First Paid Senior Session 

Photographed My First Wedding!

Graduated & Started Working
Full-Time As a Tech Consultant
Putting my Computer Science & Cognitive Science Degrees to Work!

*Officially* Started My
Business β€” Yay for an LLC!

πŸŽ‰ Went Full-Time Just 11
Months Later

Moved to Charlottesville
Started Coaching Other Photographers & Offering Digital Templates

πŸ’‘ Created & Launched My First Course
Started Speaking at Creative Conferences

Started Offering Brand Photography, Editing & Integration Work for CEOs

🫢🏽 Livin' the dream in Cinci

Moved to Cincinnati
Created The Free & Fulfilled 
Hybrid 1:1 Editing & Coaching Program

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2020

2020-2021

2024+

2023

LET'S WORK TOGETHER:

I'm READY β†’ 

you have my permission to LEAN INTO YOUR UNIQUE PERSONALITY FOR MORE PROFIT

Ready to elevate your brand with intentional images crafted by story & strategy? Learn more about branding sessions for female creative entrepreneurs!

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BUSINESS COACHING

BRAND IMAGERY
FOR CEOS

EDITING
FOR PHOTOGS

Let's work together to craft custom strategies that work for your brain and business! You'll have my eyes and ears on every part of your business with coaching calls, daily support & realtime feedback!

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Hand off editing wedding catalogs so you can have time & energy back - especially during busy season! Freedom & flexibility is possible for you but it starts with taking the first step to outsource your edits!

I'm READY β†’ 

I NEED THIS β†’ 

I WANNA HEAR MORE β†’ 

Take back your time with custom-tailored support, systems and sustainable strategies

I'm here to support you with sustainable STRATEGIES, SYSTEMS & SCHEDULE that *gasp* actually works to take your creative business to the next level.

It's me, 
hi (I'm the solution) it's me. Cheers, friend πŸ₯‚ You now have a business coach in your back pocket!

COACHING THIS WAY β†’ 

Come watch weekly Youtube episodes helping you confidently step into the role of CEO behind your photography business with tactical advice straight from my biz for yours!

A Visual Learner, You Say? 

Binge the Youtube & podcast episodes tackling everything from setting sustainable schedules, starting to put systems in place & elevating your client experience to start stepping into the role of CEO in your creative business.

MORE OF A VISUAL LEARNER?

LEARN ON YOUTUBE β†’ 

BINGE THE BLOG β€”

Make Progress On Your Business Goals 

Tackle your biggest business goals using in a way that's unique & sustainable to you. And then? Rinse and repeat the process!

GOALS COACHING THIS WAY β†’ 

The Brand Session Experience

Think elevated imagery would benefit your brand? Head here to learn more about branding sessions. 

ELEVATE YOUR BRAND VISUALS β†’ 

Tips you need to turn around portrait sessions in 1 hour and full weddings in one day - let's go!

SPEED UP YOUr edITING β†’ 

Speed Up Your Editing Workflow 

YOU'VE GOT (E)MAIL πŸ’Œ

Weekly emails sprinkled in with business tips & psychology-backed sales lessons. The MP Email Fam gets first dibs on new offerings & sweet savings sprinkled along the way!

Leggings, messy buns, cups of coffee ALL encouraged 'round here

Swipe My
Weekly Photography Business Schedule

business tips dropped weekly

INSTAGRAM

Latest business tips, BTS, travel & cozy life with Keegs 🐱 over on the 'gram! Have a question? Just wanna say hi? Shoot me a DM! 

@MANALISONTAKKE