Chris, Adrienne and Cyrus founded Swift Galleries in 2014 to help make in-person sales more approachable, enjoyable and profitable for wedding and portrait photographers at any level in their business.
While our features have changed and we’ve added more people to the team, our mission remains the same to this day:
We help photographers work less, make more, dream bigger and live better.
Just a few things we believe to be true.
Profit, with purpose.
We believe money is good and making more of it will only help us and our members make a bigger impact on the lives, communities and causes we love.
In life, in business and in how we define success we strive to teach our kids (and ourselves) that, just because it’s “how it’s always been done”, doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
Suck less every day.
We don’t have to be perfect, just better than yesterday.
If it can be fun, it should be.
When it doubt, we’ll use the gif (with a hard “g” because we’re not animals). We’ll tell the dad-joke. We’ll take any moment possible to make someone’s day just a little bit brighter and to carry their load just a little further for them. We aim to surprise and delight our way through work and life.
We're only successful when you're successful.
We exist to make our members successful. If we focus solely on that, our own success is guaranteed. The day we put our profits before your success is the day we’ll close the doors.
Unreasonably focused on changing lives.
That voice that tells you that you’re too small to dream big? Too inconsequential to make a dent in the world? Yeah, we ignore that one. We are, unabashedly, in the business of changing lives; we just happen to do it with some software, some videos and a few dad jokes.
Be startlingly good.
If you haven’t been astonished by our empathy and commitment to putting your success before ours, then we haven’t served you well enough yet.
Whoever you are, you are welcome here.
Gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, ability, religion, political leanings… we’re here to listen to your story, to learn from you and to support you as you are.
Meet the team.
As the keeper of keys at Swift Galleries, Whitney (she/her) makes sure Chris does what he’s supposed to everything is running smoothly while also providing support, encouragement and accountability to our members. She and her family live in Minneapolis, MN.
Chris & Adrienne Scott
Chris & Adrienne (he/him, she/her) live in a camper (on purpose!), traveling North America fulltime with their two kids. They’re our sales experts and handle most of our education as well as the overall direction of Swift Galleries.
Cyrus (he/him) brings years of development knowledge and zero photography skills to the table at Swift Galleries. He, his wife and their two kids live just outside of Indianapolis, IN. In a house. Like weirdos.
Our very first print order was just shy of $6,000...
This is where I’m supposed to tell you that there were “secrets” to our success and, if you just pay me $xxxx/month, I’ll share those with you.
But that’s a load of crap.
We were absolutely clueless, just making it up as we went.