Mentoring is really a beautiful marriage of minds where one person takes the lead and feeds into the other; helping release the restrictions of ‘I can’t’ or ‘I’m scared’, providing permission to take risks and trust the process so you can step into your unique creative voice, and offering insight through lived-experience on methods of creating strong images that create clients that you will journey with through life’s adventures.
My goal is to meet you where you are, and assist you with what you’re looking to grow on while providing the tools you’ll need to begin creating more authentic and inspired work that is uniquely your own. I share the root of my passion to help you unlock yours so you, too, can create emotive images that resonate with you and your unique clients on a level unlike anyone else. I want to get to know you on a deep level so we can use your inner spark to fuel what you create. I’m here to be sure you are producing images with a clear voice people connect with so they can’t help themselves but be photographed by only you-- you are the one that speaks to their soul.
Transformational mentoring sessions are one my favorite things to do as a photographer. I remember what it was like to lack confidence in the work I was producing, thinking no one wants the kind of work I long to produce. The day I committed to sticking to what my innermost being was calling me to do was the day I defined my style and began producing work unlike anyone else. Only you can create the images you feel in your soul. I’m here to get that spark out of you. Topics most students choose to cover are listed below.
Creating session guides and questionnaires to prepare your clients and yourself
Creating email templates that works
Reaching out and working with brands
Workflow from first client contact to booking the date
My favorite apps and software to keep all the details together
Identifying what others would love to learn from you
Creating presentations and slideshows that resonate with your audience
How to start teaching at workshops or host your own
Setting yourself up for successful mentoring sessions
Best practices for live shoots from 1-40+ attendees
How to safely backup your images
Efficient workflow from import to delivery
How to develop presets that work for your light and shooting conditions
Editing images without presets
Editing images taken in harsh light
How to photograph in harsh light
How to create authentic, emotive images
Powerful posing with couples
Effortless family sessions
Using prompts to guide real emotion from your clients
Two hour mentor sessions
'Office hours.' Here we dive into all the technical aspects to help your business thrive and focus on you. This can mean anything from creative marketing techniques, editing and custom preset development, to building your confidence and reigniting your creativity so you can begin creating work that both makes your clients happy and fulfills YOU.
If you're looking for more extensive help and seek a full day mentorship you may book three, 2 hour mentor sessions or add on a live shoot.
We will go over how I plan my sessions: styling, location, posing, and light and together we will plan a photoshoot according to what you would like to add to your portfolio and/or the type of session you feel you need the most help with. I will show you exactly how I choose my locations and light and then, as I pose and direct, I will tell you where and how to shoot to produce images that showcase connection and emotion.
We will finish our time together with a two hour discussion. You may spend this time asking anything you like, viewing and editing the images we just photographed or a portfolio review.