What is the Elena S Blair Photography Mastermind? | Alumni Feature – Kate Cagle

Over the course of 5 months, photographers who choose to be apart of the Elena S Blair Photography Mastermind will transform their business and themselves. Although every experience is different we have seen so many talented photographers grow in ways that sometimes even surprise themselves. In this blog series we will highlight Alumni who have completed the photography mastermind and allow them to discuss what their personal experience was like. Keep reading to see the thoughts of today’s Alumni, Kate Cagle.

What cohort were you a part of? I was apart of Level 1 – Cohort 4.

Kate Cagle

What your favorite part of the mastermind?

Each week I had something that was my own (mom of three here!) to look forward to. It was a dream to learn from Elena. The community that she has built is unlike anything I have ever experienced. We are all in it to help and see each other thrive. I was able to share my wins and my hardships through this community. The support I received was terrific. I have found my people, and it feels so good.

What are some changes or improvements that you have seen in your business since joining and completing the mastermind?

I diversified my revenue streams and didn’t just double my revenue last year. I TRIPLED IT! I am so proud of myself. Since my one-on-ones with Elena and the updates to my website and messaging, the clients inquiring are speaking to my heart and using the words from my website. Acknowledging what I have been shouting from the rooftops all along.

What are some changes or improvements that you have seen in your habits, lifestyle, confidence, and spirituality that you have seen in yourself since joining and completing the mastermind?

Since mindfulness was a big part of our sessions, I recognized that I needed more silence and introspection in life. Since the mastermind and retreat, I have started attending yoga weekly to continue that practice. I also started making time-blocking a big priority. Making sure to block off work time and family time. That way, I can be present fully in both arenas.


How would you describe the retreat experience.

The retreat was a truly profoundly spiritual experience. As a mom of three kids and a wife, doing something solely for myself was empowering. As an entrepreneur, a lot of this work feels lonely. To be surrounded by such vibrant like-minded women was just so affirming. To be able to geek out about gear, tech stuff, AND family and relationship stuff all in one weekend filled my heart so full. I left the retreat knowing I had built foundations for amazing relationships with many women. Women who lift each other up and cheer each other on. I felt like I had found my sunshine again.

What would you tell someone to help them take the leap and join the Mastermind? What words of encouragement do you think they need?

It is 100% worth it. It feels scary, but when it comes down to it you would be doing yourself a disservice to deny yourself this experience.

What are you working on right now? What is something that you are excited about in your life and biz? 

While my heart is in the family photography business, I am now managing social media for photographers. I love helping my fellow photographers thrive by aligning their unique brands and messaging. It brings me an unexpected amount of joy.

Anything else you want to share?

In a world that is so loud with other artists’ work, it is easy to try to fit yourself into other people’s ideas of what you should create. Sometimes you just need permission to let all the excess baggage go. This was a safe space to reflect on and refine my business. Elena empowered me to quit playing it safe and lean into my art as it is.

You can view more work by Kate Cagle at her website www.katherinekcaglephoto.com and on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

If you are a photographer who is looking to level up and transform your business and mindset to achieve your goals, you are invited to apply to be in the next Cohort of the Elena S Blair Mastermind. You can join the waitlist to be notified when applications are live and being accepted. Don’t miss this opportunity to create life long community, the business of your dreams and the confidence to be authentically you.

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