Learn About Our Manifesto & Beliefs

Created with Community in Mind, Dedicated to the Renewing of your Soul and Business.

“MAKING A HUNDRED FRIENDS IS NOT A MIRACLE. THE MIRACLE IS TO MAKE A SINGLE FRIEND WHO WILL STAND BY YOUR SIDE EVEN WHEN HUNDREDS ARE AGAINST YOU.” 

Evolve was started with a simple invitation from one photographer to another, to build connection and friendship in an otherwise lonely creative profession. From those humble beginnings, community events were formed, connections made, and years later we "Evolved" into educational based events. While the art of photography connected us, there was so much more that we wanted to create and share. We didn't just want artists leaving with beautiful imagery, but we wanted them to leave with the tools it took to be successful.

Our superpower is helping creatives become the best version of themselves while pursuing the kind of life they actually want.... one with abundant freedom and success. 

Today, 6 years later, we host events all over the world, still focused on the community that drew us together from day one, and the tangible education it takes to stand strong in this industry. While our titles and roles have changed over the years, and our team has grown, we are still a small homegrown team helping others out there not feel so alone... We hope you'll join us on our journey as we continue to EVOLVE into who we were meant to be, while we guide and encourage others to be who they were destined to be as well.

We BELIEVE IN:

Inclusivity of all humans, Authenticity, the willingness to connect, Defining your own version of success, taking time to breathe, giving yourself grace, practicing gratitude, and giving back. 

We are NOT ABOUT:

Dividing our community, filling the world with more noise , Bullying, being pretentious, preaching that life and work is about more hustle… and we are NOT about making things boring.

YOU CAN FIND US:

Traveling the world, rolling in the sand, staying up late connecting with friends, sneaking into the pool after hours, re-watching Schitts Creek, laughing too loudly and dancing wildly at all times.

Our daily rituals

Choosing when to wake up, wrangling business and life, eating pancakes, chatting with creatives on Clubhouse.

Our Story

Jamie Findlay

Serial entrepreneur Jamie has run multiple successful companies over the past 15 years. When photography became more than just a passion, Evolve was created so she could be for others what she had always wanted for herself… your industry best friend. Also a mom to 4 humans, 3 dogs. 

ceo + founder

Noella Andres

COO & Virtual Rockstar

After running her own wedding photography business, Noella saw many photographers struggle with the business & marketing side of the industry and decided to pour her heart into education and coaching.  When not at her desk, she is baking, road tripping and watching Hallmark channel. 

the dream team

Olivia Hicks

Carmen Scott

Olivia is the glue to this entire operation. She is THE person you want in your corner. She is your biggest business cheerleader. Photography has been a constant in her life over the years with 13+ hour days in the darkroom in college cultivating her love. If Olivia could be anything, she’d be a marine wildlife photographer focusing on conservation efforts which perfectly matches her big time love for animals.

Carmen has adventure running through her veins. She takes her incredible organization skills and passion for people’s overall wellbeing to heart in everything she does. From a background in hospitality management and being a 911 operator to having a BA in criminal justice and running a handmade skincare + self-care product business in her spare time with her bestie, Carmen cares about every aspect of you and it comes across in how she treats every client.

administrative manager

project manager

Jen Siemens

designer

From creating stunning calligraphy for wedding suites to a transition into web and graphic design, Jen knows how to take a client's wildest dreams and bring them to life in everything they create. Their ideal day looks like a morning of cozying up with a good book, coffee in hand - until day turns to night and it's time to grab margaritas with friends (that perfect blend between introvert + extrovert).

D'Arcy Benincosa

Devin Robinson

Natalie Frank

Rodney Brown

Your Educators

MEET THE WHOLe FAMILY

Meet just a few of our past educators: 

We Are watching: 

We are hanging out: : 

We are READING:

CRAVING: 

Bridgerton...on repeat

 and eating donuts

Profit First

In person events

Currently

listening:

All the rooms in Clubhouse

Don’t exist. Live.
Get out. Explore. Thrive.
Challenge authority.
Challenge yourself. 
EVOLVE.
Change forever.

We Believe...

It's what we live by

JOIN THE EVOLVE FAMILY! 

Heck ya we did! You know what I love to do with my bff's? Eat Thai food, sippin on a cold drink and chatting about our lives, our businesses and all things to do with freedom. Get comfy and let's take over the world together! 

did we just become best friends?