Work less, earn more. It’s the American Dream, right?

Well, not so fast.

In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into starting, growing, and managing an associate brand. Karis & Ben started their associate brand, Pearl Paper Studio back in 2013, and have since grown their team to 14 photographers, documenting over 80+ weddings/year in one of the most saturated markets on the planet. Learn more about their struggles and business philosophy which has helped shape their team to what it is today. Pro tip? Owning & managing an associate brand is not for the wary, and it’s definitely not as easy as it looks!

Today’s drink is an Amaretto Sour.

– 1 oz Amaretto liquor

– .5 oz simple syrup

– .5 oz lemon juice

Combine all ingredients over ice. Stir. Garnish with cherry.