We believe in the value of budding creative businesses, knowing firsthand that the possibilities for designing your dream life are endless! We built a business out of a shared passion, fueling a life we’ve always wanted in the process. Cue our ability to work from home, take our office anywhere, and bring our sweet pup along for the ride, every time! Creating your own schedule, partnering in life, love, and work - it’s all totally doable and we’re here to help along the way.
This client management system has probably been the single best investment for our business. It organizes our inquiries, streamlines our emails and information, provides a contract and payment system, and is essentially our third employee. Use this link to get 50% off your first year of Honeybook, and trust us, this will be a GAME CHANGER for your creative business.
Our good friends at Tell The Birds have created the most amazing mobile (and desktop) presets to instantly elevate your photos. We love the look and feel of the Nostalgia presets, which you can see in frequent action on Allison’s Instagram, @allisongoesplaces.
More often than not, the first question we are asked by fellow creatives is about our gear. What cameras do we use? What lenses? What mics? We have created a storefront with lists of ALL the gear we love and use at every shoot. We have also compiled a list of beginner kit gear for folks who aren’t looking to spend a ton at the moment!
We have used several websites over the years to source and license the music featured in our films, finding that nothing comes close to the quality library and pricing available on Musicbed. They have curated playlists, music of every genre, and best of all, a subscription service for creators that allows unlimited downloads for a monthly rate instead of paying per-song. Get a free month with our link and listen to the official Happy Campers playlist here!
We cherish the ability to work from home in Louisville, Kentucky and from the road whenever we're traveling! These are the office essentials we rely on to keep Happy Campers running smoothly — no matter where we are.
We offer online mentoring sessions designed to support your creative business at every stage. These sessions consist of a 1.5 hour call with Tyler, where we will discuss a variety of topics according to your needs - from getting started in the wedding world to color grading and editing, pricing and packaging, booking your ideal client, connecting with colleagues, working with your spouse, and more!
When possible, in-person mentoring sessions are ideal for connecting face-to-face with seasoned colleagues in your industry (us!) and gaining hands-on practice in filming techniques, editing, and color grading. These sessions are designed to be a laid-back, invaluable opportunity for learning where you can comfortably ask questions and be yourself - without reservations. Let’s sit down over a cup of coffee and fill the gaps of knowledge in your business model, your social media presence, or your technical skills. After the 2.5 hour session, you will receive a written overview of all we discussed and a plan for achieving your goal - customized by Happy Campers for your unique business!
I now feel confident that I am building a strong foundation which will not only lead me to success in the business of wedding films, but also a great enjoyment of the actual films I create. For myself I can say that mentoring that has been invaluable
My mentor session with Allison and Tyler was worth every penny! We covered all the topics I was curious about, and more! From shooting techniques on a wedding day to all the business-like tasks that come with this career. They went above and beyond to share their experiences and advice with me, which reassured me why I fell in love with filmmaking to begin with. I am so excited to take what I have learned and apply it in my work!"
”I loved my mentor session with Tyler! I seriously learned so much during our time together. Tyler listened and helped me even with the smallest of questions. I highly recommend videographers from all stages of life to get advice from them. They are here to help and want to talk to you as much as you want to talk to them!”
"They were so easy to talk to and offered great ideas to help my business grow. It’s so beneficial to get advice from fellow filmmakers because no one understands the business unless you’re in it. I look forward to talking with them again very soon.”