Scatko Family Chiropractic - Amanda Kraft Photography - Lancaster, PA - Personal Branding & Social Media Content Creation

There aren't enough words to describe how much I value the professional and personal relationship that Dr. Kristi and I have developed over the past few years. 

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I was a high school athlete when I had my first experience with a chiropractor and have been an advocate ever since.

Dr. Kristi isn’t little miss back crack as most people tend to associate chiropractors with. Dr. Kristi is far more concerned with how your body moves, how you feel, and how she can offer a holistic approach to support your bodies needs.

Dr. Kristi has helped me find ways to continue enjoying what I love to do; working out, running, spinning, paddleboarding, and photographing without having to turn to pills or potions. Don’t be surprised if I arrive to your photo shoot in a funky color or pattern of kinesiology tape or a little smelly from a CBD infused lotion.

Meet: Dr. Kristi Scatko
Website: www.scatkofamilychiropractic.com

What problem/challenge do you help solve for your clients? Anything from neck and back aches to headaches and plantar fasciitis! I work at finding the cause of the pain and addressing that rather than relying on treatments that just mask the pain. 

What services and/or products do you offer?  Chiropractic care, Cupping Therapy, RainDrop Therapy, Custom Orthotics, and Rock Tape.

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What is the best advice you've ever been given?  "Everything happens for a reason".  That has become my life motto and helps me get through any rough times.  Good or bad, whatever happens in life is meant to be and we can't always see WHY but over time, we learn to understand why.

What are three things you couldn't go without? 

  • Hot tea in the morning...not a coffee girl!

  • Candy...it's my weakness!

  • Coconut oil! The only moisturizer I use and it's changed my skin dramatically!

Anything else you'd like to share about WHO YOU ARE & WHAT YOU DO? 

I enjoy getting to know my patients and often feel like they are an extension of my family. My office visits are about 30 minutes in length so I can take my time with each patient. Pregnant mamas are my specialty! 

Her why for building a successful practice:

My daughter and husband are my reasons for working hard at getting my business booming! I want to make them proud.

Fur babies: We have an overactive, hypersensitive mini Australian Shepherd and and overweight dwarf cat who keep life interesting.

Weekly Must Do Chore: I NEED to meal plan for the week or I feel completely overwhelmed during the week. 

How to connect with Dr. Kristi: Emailing is the best way as I'm often away from the phone working with patients. scatkofamilychiropractic@gmail.com or www.scatkofamilychiropractic.com


Social Media Stock Photography - Amanda Kraft Photography, Lancaster PA

Do you ever find yourself ready to post on your blog or social media but can’t find the perfect photo to accompany your words? You then spend precious time searching the web for a royalty free photo or a low cost stock photo that kinda of matches your brand or giving up on adding photos all together.

You aren’t alone! I have worked with health coaches, yogi’s, personal trainers, hair stylists, and other small business owners who struggle to find the right images to match their brand and personality. Creating your own collection of personalized stock photography can be a lot of fun to create and also be much more cost effective than you would believe.

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Of course, you can throw together a quick flat lay photo for Instagram, but if your zone of genius isn’t photography or design it might be wise to work with someone who does specialize in commercial and stock photography.

What a lot of people might not is I have a soft spot for food photography. I absolutely love creating food images of ingredients, the recipe development process, and the finished plate. Food photography was one of my favorite speciality classes in college and many of the stock photographs found at Well Stocked (my stock photography website) are of dishes I’ve made for myself and husband.

I’d love to help you create a collection or stockpile of creative and eye catching photographs that you can use in your marketing, blog posts, newsletters, or in a cookbook to show the world who you are and what you do.

BECOME YOUR OWN AFTER PHOTO

Before you read this post I feel the need state a major disclaimer. I am not sharing this because I feel that any of my photo clients need to work with a coach or trainer prior to their photo shoot. I’m sharing this because so many women have shared how uncomfortable they feel when a camera is pointed in their direction and are tired of standing in the back row or using an oversized purse or a kid to camouflage themselves.

I am sharing this in the event I can help one person than I know I’ve posted this for the right reasons.

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Many of you already know my story, I was 60+ pounds heavier just a little over 5 years ago, I had a meltdown on the floor of my closet with nothing to wear and I didn't want to exist in photos.

In fact, it took me FOREVER to embrace our wedding photos because I was so unhappy with who I was at that time in my life. I was overweight, overworked, and simply not in a good place with my self image or self love.

Through my own journey of weight loss and self-discovery, I began to share my struggles and through a lot of encouragement, I decided to pursue a year long certification at IIN for holistic health coaching to soak up as much wellness and nutrition information as I could.  

Hands down, during almost every photo shoot the conversation organically turns to poor self-image, weight gain, or guilt and shame come to the surface. I can't begin to count how many times I've heard...

"I'd love to do a photo shoot when I ......."

"Can you photoshop my arm"

"I hate ....... about myself".

It breaks my heart because we live in a world that is so photoshopped and over processed that we hop from one fad diet or workout to the next leaving a trail of lackluster results behind us and feeling worse about ourselves than when we "attempted to start".

Or if we have body confidence we feel shame or embarrassment for actually embracing what we do love about ourselves for fear of being cocky or conceited.

As I began designing my signature coaching program I wanted to incorporate "before and after" photos into the program. Not because I wanted to show a glossy photoshopped transformation of my clients, instead I wanted my clients to have a visual representation of who they fought so hard to become during our coaching sessions and celebrate this incredible milestone in their lives.

You are so much more than the women who wears black hides in the back row and who attempts to camouflage herself with an oversized purse. (Been there, done that)

You are incredible, vibrant, strong, and beautiful .... and my goal is to help you create a solid foundation for lasting change and no longer feeling guilt, shame or embarrassment or saying....

"I'll do IT (whatever it is) when....."

So here's the deal... if you've been sitting on the sidelines watching what feels like everyone else around you have it all figured out with their health, wellness, and life and you don't... it's time to take action because what you've been doing isn't working, am I right? 

I'm opening 5 spots for 12-weeks of personalized wellness coaching for late summer and into the fall...

 ...and to sweeten the deal... I am inviting you to take part in the "after" photo shoot experience as a gift from me to you. It's time you exist in photographs and felt comfortable in your own skin.

 

Are you still unsure if working with a coach is right for you?  Send me an email and we can schedule a time to chat and gauge if I am the right coach for you!  

The Ultimate Before and After Transformation

For those of you who don't know, about three years ago I stepped away from the photography world to pursue the world of health and wellness coaching along with personal training.  My objective was to create a program that would incorporate both of my loves: photography + health and wellness. 

The concept was based around the idea of a client participating in a 12 week coaching program with me that walked them through a complete transformation from the inside out.  Together, we created actionable plans for to help overcome challenges that blocked their health and wellness success with other programs/diets/workouts they may have tried in the past.  My goal as their coach was to create and build  a solid foundation that they could always come back to.  

At the end of their journey, each of the ladies had the opportunity to schedule a "reveal" or "after" photo shoot with me to showcase all of these hard work and FINALLY reveal the women that has been hiding for all of these years.   Watching these ladies grow, tackle their challenges head on and create lasting change that not only aided their wellness journey, but helped transform their families too was incredible.  

Their transformations were a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication that they had with this program and I couldn't be prouder of all of the their hard work, showing up when they might not have had the best week, and truly allowing themselves to be open to a new way of thinking and living. 

 

I've been considering launching this program again - if you are interested specifically in a wellness meets photography transformation please connect with me via my coaching email: amandakraftwellness@gmail.com and we can chat.