Carrie Wildes

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Carrie Wildes owns Carrie Wildes Photography (based in Tampa, Florida) and operates out of a custom home studio and second location in a shared commercial space. Their team includes six photographers, a studio manager, and graphic designer. You can find Carrie dodging traffic, leaning off ledges, and sometimes even braving the snow to get the money shot.  But this all didn’t start until she realized the gift she had while on a mission trip to the Philippines…where she fell in love with photography.  In 2007, she and her husband, David, left the frozen tundra of Chicago to start a new and warmer life in Tampa, Florida.  Carrie then decided to get off the corporate ladder and build one her own. She graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, is a scuba diver, doesn’t eat beef, and is a social media diva.

Carrie's Courses

  • Business Challenge: Q&A with Carrie Wildes

    Instructors: Carrie Wildes
    In this business challenge webinar, Carrie Wildes answers questions and gives valuable insight into the business of photography.
  • Creating a Project Plan

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    Video: During this round-table educational class, you’ll learn how to take what you want to do to improve and grow your business and put it into a plan that will do exactly that. Step by step, Carrie will walk you through such a plan, how to complete a cost/benefit analysis, measure your success and more.
  • Designing the Perfect Home Studio

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    Video: Making a home studio doesn’t just involve slapping paint on the walls, setting up a desk, a computer and a power strip. It takes vision, planning and a little bit of capital. In this class, Instructor Carrie Wildes gives you the information and direction you need so you can create the perfect home studio . . . the first time.
  • Managing a Team

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    Video: Managing people can feel a lot like herding cats—everyone doing their own thing, no one working as a team, and no one listening to YOU, the owner! In this class, PPA instructor Carrie Wildes shares how to grow your photography team in a way that makes sense for you and your business.
  • Studio Organization: Creating a Professional, Inviting Environment for Home and Retail Studios

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    Webinar: You own a photography business. But does your studio have the professional atmosphere you need—whether it’s a room in your home or a separate retail space? The environment you create for your business plays quite a large role in both how customers perceive it and how you can successfully manage it. So, come learn how to create the perfect, professional atmosphere for you!
  • The Wedding Consultation

    Instructors: Carrie Wildes
    Video: A client relationship is a two-way street, and in this class, you’ll learn how to handle any potholes or roadblocks that might arise. Instructor Carrie Wildes tells you, step by step, how to conduct an effective, professional wedding consultation so that you and the client can know if it’s a good fit and thereby build a good relationship.
  • The Wedding Day: Creating a Timeline

    Instructors: Carrie Wildes
    Video: In this class, instructor Carries Wildes shares her wedding photography expertise and tells what you need to prepare for a smooth, successful shoot that will result in stunning images! You’ll also learn how to gain the buy-in of your client from the first moment on, and the all-essential checklists and questionnaires that Carrie uses on any job – you’ll be able to download Carrie’s actual examples to use for your next project!
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