Courtney put a bug in my ear to launch a business when I moved to Atlanta and was instrumental in making that happen after I quit my last newspaper job EVER. She helped me lay the groundwork for a business plan and truly growing something from nothing in a city where I knew no one. She provided structure for our mentorship hours, helped me set goals and cheered me on as I worked to achieve them.
Courtney helped me with everything from contracts and pricing to portfolios and customer service, and everything in between. And when it came to actually shooting my first wedding as the lead photographer, she was literally a phone call away when I found myself in a panicked state.
Photographers have a bad reputation for being terrible business people, but not Courtney. She is on top of it and loves to share what she knows to help and watch others grow and succeed. I would absolutely NOT be here today without Courtney’s mentorship.
Today, I’m preparing to move my growing and thriving business across the country in a matter of weeks. Similarly, I won’t know a ton of people, but I’ve got the tools and confidence to be successful and fearless, mostly thanks to Courtney’s training and encouragement over the past few years. And best of all, I’ve gained a sister friend in the process.
ashton, business mentee from 2014-2016
She is now a current Associate for Courtney Potter Weddings.