Dixie has been a part of the business since it started. She helped John build the business to what it is today. She embraced the adventure of running a small business, and it became her second career. Dixie's first career as a nurse demonstrates her compassion, patience, and exceptional people-skills. Those skills make her excel with customer service here at Bender Photography. Dixie also attends seminars every year where photographers from all over the world share new ideas, the latest trends, and tips and tricks on running a successful photography business. She attends numerous sessions on marketing, sales, phone etiquette, new props and backgrounds, and many more. Dixie applies all of this knowledge to the business to ensure that each and every client has a stress-free, enjoyable, and successful photo experience. As office manager at Bender Photography, you can find Dixie taking orders, booking studio sessions and other jobs, setting up appointments, helping on sessions, and handling all public relations.