Vera Davis (dba Vera Davis Photography) just celebrated her three-year Caerusversary – three years as a Caerusnet Member! As a strong heartbeat on the high energy, Ann Arbor Tuesday 1PM referral team, Vera has given and received some wonderful referrals over the past few years. Caerusnet Founder, Steven Zyskowski, recently connected with Davis to learn more about her professional journey and the value she finds in being a Caerusnet Member. Let’s dig in!
How long have you been in your profession? 5 years.
How did you get into this field? I was a “mom with a camera” and finally about 6 or 7 years ago decided to get serious about learning the craft and starting a business!
What is the best thing about your business/career? Meeting people and bearing witness to who they are and the love they have for their families. I get to watch families grow and evolve and it’s amazing and deeply impacting for me. Our family photos are our most prized possessions and I consider it a great honor and responsibility to create those for people. I also love bringing out an individual’s personality and uniqueness in headshots and personal branding shoots!
What is it about the Caerusnet model that you like most? I love getting to really know other business owners in the community. Meeting regularly and having Trust Builder Meetings lets me know in a deeper way who my fellow Caerusnet Members are, where their passions lie, and how they can be of service to people I know.
Any tips on how to be successful in Caerusnet? Try not to miss meetings! I have regular Trust Builder Meetings with other Members. I also keep the Member roster at hand for when referral opportunities come up. I am subconsciously always looking for opportunities to refer and bring guests!
Share how your Caerusnet Members have positively influenced you or your business besides passing referrals. Having a regular meeting with other professionals helps keep me focused on moving my business forward. For me it is a bit of accountability and causes me to evaluate how things are going in a way I might not otherwise. During quarantine, continuing to have online meetings helped me feel less isolated and gave me some social interaction to look forward to!
Do you have a referral success story (passed or received) that you’d like to share? Barbara Zinser, the phenomenal real estate agent on our team, gave a client of hers one of my gift vouchers for a free photo session! That has turned into a lovely relationship with a family who has returned for photos several times.
Want to connect with Vera for a Trust Builder Meeting or to book a photography session?
https://www.veradavisphotography.com/ She’d love to hear from you!