Being a photographer is so fun and extremely rewarding! But it hasn’t always been easy… I’ve been a photographer for 10 years, and in that time I’ve learned so much, changed my work ethic and shooting & editing style to fit the aesthetic I love, and to create a sustainable and reputable brand to attract the right clients. I have changed my business name once (and logo half a dozen times), attended workshops and taken courses, and have had personal experiences that have given me insight, tips and tricks that I’m excited to share!

When I first started photography - I didn’t know anyone. When I say I’m “self-taught” I mean I didn’t have anyone that personally took me under their wing or helped me learn the ropes. I invested in my education, learned all I could for free until I could afford workshops and enroll in online classes, and I did SO many free shoots to find my niche and my personal style, and build my portfolio. And now - a decade later - with a sustainable & successful business, and a desire to help other photographers that want to succeed, I’m offering these sessions for beginners to invest in their business.

If we’re being honest, I made so many mistakes the first year in business! I was working 40+ hours in a corporate office setting, coming home and editing until early morning hours, shooting as many sessions as I could on the weekends… I was exhausted, my stress level was absurd. I wasn’t my best self, or creating my best work. I used to say that the business just exploded faster than I could keep up - but the truth was that I spent time working on things that didn’t matter in the long-run. I didn’t have systems in place to streamline and save time! I wasn’t priced where I needed to be for profit and sustainability. I quickly learned that had to change!

Do any of these statements sound familiar to where you’re at now, or what you’re struggling with? I’ve been there! Be proud of where you’re at - and the fact that you’re here says you’re seeking help and want to succeed!

There’s no fast-track… No secret thing that you will learn that will get you where you want to go. But this is a jumpstart.

A personal kick in the pants to get going in the right direction, and give you insight & training that will save you time, money, late-night tears & frustrations, and avoid the “live and learn” where it’s not necessary!

That’s why I offer these - so you can avoid the unnecessary mistakes that so many new photographers make! I want to see you not only succeed, but thrive.

Whether you’re just starting out and want to learn how to make this into a sustainable & profitable business, you are branching into a new area of photography or need help with natural posing and giving direction (giving you confidence in your photo sessions), want help getting the look you want in your images, or if you’re in an inspirational slump and need some encouragement and excitement to get back on track, the following mentor sessions are for you.


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In-Person or Video Chat Mentor Session
$250

This 2 hour video chat or in-person session of intensive, personalized time will cover whatever you need! Typically, sessions will cover any of the topics below, or any area of your business you want to improve:

+ Finding your style & aesthetic
+ How to find & book clients
+ The importance of branding
+ Shooting style & natural “posing” (tailored to the types of sessions you want to learn about)
+ How to find good light, anywhere
+ Editing & workflow
+ Pricing for profit & sustainability, Contracts
+ Advertising, Collaborating, Instagram
+ Website & Blogging
+ Goal setting & Constructive criticism on your work and/or website
+ Growing your portfolio
+ Confidence in your business & work
+ and any other topics you want to cover!

This session also includes personal business portraits, in addition to your 2 hours mentoring time, with the exception of those booking Video Sessions.


1-On-1 Business Mentoring
$500

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This is an all-encompassing session that will cover just about everything! You will have my undivided attention for 4 hours! Again, you have the ability to decide what you want to focus on! This time will allow us to review your pricing, portfolio, social media, contracts and other items, providing honest feedback to maximize all areas of your business. You will also have access to me for 30 days for ongoing questions and feedback.

Including the topics above, here are more topics we might cover:

+ Workflow, from booking a session to image delivery to client
+ Pricing Structure (for a profitable, sustainable business!)
+ Finding & attracting your ideal client
+ Finding your style & aesthetic
+ Building a Brand (It’s not just a pretty website.)
+ Client Experience
+ Wedding Day Experience, start to finish
+ Website & blogging
+ Editing in Lightroom
+ Shooting style & natural “posing” (tailored to the types of sessions you want to learn about)
+ Giving Clients clear & encouraging direction
+ How to find good light, anywhere
+ Advertising, Collaborating, Social Media
+ Goal setting & Constructive criticism on your work and/or website
+ Getting started with your camera
+ Building your portfolio
+ Confidence in your business & work
+ Access to me for 30 days for ongoing questions and feedback

This session also includes personal business portraits, in addition to your 4 hours mentoring time.


I do offer the option to pay hourly, if that works best! The hourly rate is $175 for business related topics and $200 for shooting sessions! 

*Hourly sessions do not include personal business headshots.


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