Silver Orchard Creative is independently owned by  Christine Baumgarten. She has been a photographer for 9 years, and photographing weddings for 8 years. 
We are highly focused on building authentic relationships with the couples and clients we serve. We believe every client deserves to have someone passionate about their lives and someone who will take great care in documenting their stories. We are proudly celebrate all body types, cultures, LGBTQ couples, and support BLM and aim to push the industry in a more inclusive direction.
Our brand is a blend of authentic warmth and empathy with unwavering professionalism. We aim to invite clients into our lives as well as staying focused on theirs. 

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ALL ABOUT CHRISTINE

Fueled by equal parts tea and passion, I capture the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down.  Images full of joy, love, and romance. I believe images prove that we loved and were loved. These are the images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come so my clients will always remember  how it felt when their love was young, or babies little. These are the memories and stories we pass down as our legacy.  Click below to learn about my own story and see if we would be a good fit to work together. 

MARYLAND and D.C. WEDDING & PORTRAIT Photographer 

I'm Christine

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Unpaid Internship

Social Media/Marketing Internship

Click below to read about current job and internship opportunities. Use the contact form below to reach out with any questions or apply. 

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Current openings

Unpaid Internship

Photography Internship

Independent Contractor  ($20-30 per hour. 5-6 hours per week)

Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

  • Fully responsible for moving a client from inquiry, to consultation call, timeline creation, and full on-boarding
  • Timely response to clients (24 hour response)
  • Maintain client workflow via Honeybook and Outlook
  • Organize client documents (family formal lists, vendor credits, and timelines) on Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Client management including scheduling meetings, engagement sessions and assisting clients with questions
  • Research photography locations and acquiring permits as needed 
  • Plan, organize, and execute weekly meetings with Christine
  • Manage and maintain calendars (Outlook)
  • Minor event planning (primarily managing vendors)
  • Some blogging, primarily BlogStomping images and setting up blog posts as well as submitting images to external wedding blogs.
  • General industry research as needed.
  • Management of Christine (keeping her to-do list up to date and managing her deadlines to keep her on task)

Responsiblities

We are seeking an individual to perform administrative duties and support our business operations. As a virtual assistant, you will be responsible for scheduling client meetings, managing Christine's calendar, and client management via Honeybook. You will also be expected to complete online research,  handle various administrative tasks, and partial blogging.


Position Description

$15-30 per hour. 4-6 hours per week needed

A quick breakdown of the job

Budget

Quick Reference

Honeybook, Outlook, Calendly, Sharepoint (basic), Wordpress/Showit, Asana

Primary Responsiblity

Program knowledge

Fully Virtual (But ability to do Zoom on EST hours)

Location

Client management with the goal of Christine being able to hand off 90% of client communication and scheduling.

  • Ability to manage a calendar and schedule appointments
  • Proficiency or Mastery of Honeybook 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools such as Word and Excel. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Excellent customer service
  • High-speed internet connection
  • At least 6 months of VA experience
  • Must be joyfully accepting of LGBTQ+ couples and a sensitivity to the diversity of different cultures.
Bonus (but not required)
  • Knowledge of marketing, advertising, and public relations
  • Knowledge of social media management/strategy
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Facebook Ads
  • Knowledge of the wedding industry (especially luxury wedding photography)
  • Familiarity of the DMV area

Job Qualifications and Skill

I do currently have a virtual assistant, Megan who will do an intiatl screening and then set up a Zoom interview with Christine. She will also manage most of the onboarding. She will walk you through our full client journey (from inquiry to 1st anniversary) as well has how we use Honeybook, Asana, and manage scheduling. She will also touch on once-a-year events as well as how to manage me. She will also record a few videos detailing some of the more advanced Honeybook features she has implemented
After her on-boarding, I'll have you sit in on client inquiry call and go though how I like to design timelines and discuss the larger vision for the company. 

The goal is to have you fully installed and at full capacity by the first week of January.

On-boarding/Process

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Internship

Social Media/Marketing INternship

  • Create a comprehensive social media strategy
  • Launch a new Pinterest account with tailored content to feed to the SOC website
  • Refresh branding on Instagram (highlight stories). Perform an analysis, make recommendations, and implement new ideas
  • Write SEO  keyword heavy blog posts
  • Launch a SOC Tiktok and create a content strategy for reels on Tiktok and Instagram
  • Review Facebook and make and implement suggestions
  • Perform keyword analysis
  • Optional: Shadow weddings or engagement sessions to create content (weekend dates, fully optional, must provide your own transportation).

Responsiblities

Forward-thinking , small business looking to hire an intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms to spearhead  the creation of a cross-platform social media strategy to compliment the next growth step of Silver Orchard. This position is best for an advanced student looking to implement their classroom skills on a real-world case study.

Position Description

$13.50 per hour 

A quick breakdown of the internship

Compensation

Quick Reference

Pinterest, Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook.

Primary Responsiblity

Program knowledge

Fully Virtual, occasional in-person day if needed for content creation. Flexible and independent hours.

Location

Creating a comprehensive social media plan and implementing a cross-platform strategy 

  • A junior or senior in a Marketing/Communication/Social Media program or graduate student in a similar program. 
  • Strong/advanced understanding of the business side of social media platforms and marketing 
  • Familiarity with current social trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to stay on-brand
  • Must be joyfully accepting of LGBTQ+ couples and a sensitivity to the diversity of different cultures.
Bonus (but not required)
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Facebook Ads
  • Knowledge of the wedding industry (especially luxury wedding photography)
  • Familiarity of the DMV area

Job Qualifications and Skills

  • Practical experience of social media campaigns
  • Ability to have a great deal of independence to test and implement your own strategy. 
  • Full access to analytics to be able to have meaningful data for future resumes
  • Opportunity to participate in real business decisions
  • Flexible, "make-your-own" schedule for students
  • Possibility of continuing on if we are a good fit.
  • Internship will be tailored to meet any requirements of the student's program
  • Optional ability to be mentored in graphic design and the Adobe programs (Christine has 10 years of professional experience)

Benefits for the student

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Social Media / Marketing 

Internship

Photography INternship

  • Assist Christine during wedding days and/or small photography events (corporate, family, and engagements). 
  • Carry bags, hold reflectors, set up lights, fluffing wedding dresses etc.
  • Take behind-the-scenes photo/video for social media posting
  • Deliver exceptional service to SOC couples, their families and guests. 
  • Must be available for 80% of weddings/photo sessions. These take place on weekend days or Fridays. Weddings are 8-10 hours, fast moving days. Photography sessions tend to be very early in the morning or late in the evening for 1.5 hrs (sunrise and sunset).  You must have your own reliable car. 
  •  Bonus: Blog writing on photography subjects. 
  • Bonus: An interest in wedding photography and/or an interest similar style of photography/editing. 

Responsiblities

Local small business looking to hire an intern with strong desire to be a professional photographer and/or run their own business.   Student should already have a strong foundation in digital photography, composition, and lighting and is ready to have practical real-world experience. Duties are primarily as an assistant with the option to photograph when not directly assisting. Optional mentoring calls that are student led. 

Position Description

No compensation 

A quick breakdown of the internship

Compensation

Quick Reference

No program knowledge required but Lightroom is a plus

Primary Responsiblity

Program knowledge

Must be available select weekend dates and have access to a car. Meetings are held virtually.

Location

Act as an assistant on wedding days, taking behind-the-scenes photo and videos for social. 

  • A junior or senior in a Marketing/Communication/Social Media program or graduate student in a similar program. 
  • Extensive knowledge of digital photography, composition, color quality, and aesthetics.
  • Exceptional professional skills- this position has direct face-to-face contact with SOC clients 
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs and stand for 8-10 hours with very little downtime, while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Must be joyfully accepting of LGBTQ+ couples and a sensitivity to the diversity of different cultures.
Bonus (but not required)
  • Knowledge of the wedding industry (especially luxury wedding photography)
  • Familiarity of the DMV area

Job Qualifications and Skills

  • Practical experience of running photo sessions and a photography business
  • Ability to practice photography skills and receive feedback on images taken at sessions. 
  • Weekly  mentoring meeting where you can ask any photography or business related questions-this meeting is student directed to best help prepare the student for future work.
  • Optional/if desired: Christine will attend a student led and designed photo-session as an on-location mentor.
  • Internship will be tailored to meet any requirements of the student's program

BENEFITS FOR THE STUDENT

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Photography 

Please email meganh@silverorchardcreative.com with your resume, website/portfolio and any relevant information.

Megan will pre-screen all applicants and then set up interviews between the final candidates and Christine.

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