004: DARING to Diversify by Purchasing a Bridal Boutique with CAVIN ELIZABETH

April 23, 2020


We’re talking with Calvin Elizabeth today about her own photography business as well as her new business venture, White Flower Bridal Boutique of San Diego. We’re so inspired by the many ways Calvin has diversified her business and taking the changes that come with that in stride. 

Our favorite thing to hear from Cavin was all about her time management strategies – how she manages to balance her photography business, the bridal boutique, fostering kittens, and managing a new team of people. She has got it figured out and we definitely can all learn from her! 


Don’t be afraid to try things. Even if you don’t want to commit fully, see how it goes, and let it evolve if it wants to evolve.


What do you shoot with? 

I shoot with a Contax 645 film camera and I also shoot with my Canon 5D markiiii on digital.

What’s your favorite post-wedding or event snack?

Usually any dessert that I can grab from the dessert table on my way out the door.

 What’s your favorite wedding/creative pump up jam?

My Favorite Murder Podcast

What is your favorite thing to do outside of your business?

When I can’t foster kittens? Watching a really good show on Netflix or going out to eat and getting a delicious fruity craft cocktail.

What is one daring the leap you’ve taken in your business?

Raising my prices, $2,000 in one year. 

What is one thing you feel like you’re really great at in your business?

Doing it all and having free time leftover. Honestly, I can be very organized. I have so many systems and automation that I can do my YouTube channel, foster kittens, own a boutique, and photograph weddings. Time management is my strong suit. 

Where can our listeners find you?

Website: https://www.thewhiteflower.com/

Instagram: @cavinelizabeth

Instagram: @thewhitefloweridalboutique/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cavinelizabeth

Do you have any special announcements / offers for our listeners?

I do offer bulk book discounts, so normally the book is $29.99 on Amazon but purchase 10 or more, I will give a price of $25. If you want to purchase 20 or more, you can have it for $20. If you’ve got a lot of clients, you want to do some client gifting, it is a pretty coffee table book and a really great, helpful resource for them. 


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We dare you to check out the other Dare to Develop Podcast episodes including 000: Welcome to Dare to Develop where you get to meet your hosts Kristine Herman and Ashley Baumgartner.