July 21, 2014
After a ton of thought and hard work, I am so excited to announce that I have officially started offering Mentoring & Shadowing Sessions for new and budding photographers! I have always loved helping others and I wanted to continue that in the photography world. I think it’s extremely important to do your best to help those around you. I believe in learning from one another. I believe in sharing what you know. I believe in building a network of creative friends instead of competing against one another.
When I started my journey in photography over six years ago, I knew very little. I knew I loved using my camera to capture moments of people showing love and that I wanted to make that my life’s work. With education and lots of guidance I have grown into the photographer and business owner I’ve always wanted to be. And yes, everyday I am still learning, still growing, still doing but I’ve come to a point in my life where I want to start sharing my knowledge with photographers beginning their journey. I want to welcome them to this awesome world where you can shoot what you want and own the business you’ve always dreamed of. I want to share everything I’ve experienced and learned with you all.
I created my Mentoring & Shadowing Sessions to do exactly that. To take all the knowledge I’ve gathered over the years and share it with the world! To help new photographers in their journey and to guide them on their path to a successful photography business. Everyone needs someone to cheer them on! If you are reading this right now thinking, “This is exactly what I need! I’ve started my business, I know how to use my DSLR but now I need a little guidance to be the best I can be,” then this is perfect for you!
Here’s a little more in depth summary of what Mentoring and Shadowing Sessions are all about:
Sitting down in my home studio we will discuss your photography and business goals and set out the best plan for you to achieve them. What drives you? What inspires you? What do you want your business to look like in 5 years? We will answer all the questions and start figuring out the best ways for you to get where you want to be. We can go through any questions you have – from workflow to shooting to getting published – whatever you want to know I will share with you. I can review your website, go through your gear and show you all the products I offer. With these sessions the sky’s the limit! I want to help you as best as I can, I want to see you succeed! They can go as long as you’d like and in the end we’ll have a mini photo shoot. I’ll snap a couple professional photos of you to use for your website or blog.
This session is the best of both worlds. You’ll receive absolutely everything from the Mentoring Session and then we’ll move on to my favorite part, SHOOTING! You will accompany me on a Portrait Session – I set up an awesome session where we will be able to shoot side-by-side! You can ask me questions, I can give you pointers and you can use all the images you make for your website/portfolio.
I also offer Coaching Sessions via email and Skype for those not able to meet in person. If interested in any of these sessions, feel free to email me (email@example.com) for scheduling and pricing.
I’ll be your teacher, your friend, your biggest cheerleader. I am invested in you and your business. And in honor of helping and giving I’m holding a contest! One lucky photographer will win a free Mentoring Session with me! All you have to do to enter is comment below and tell me how would a Mentoring Session help you and your business. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on this week’s Fresh Brewed Friday!! If you are not a photographer, feel free to share with photographers you know that might benefit from this opportunity.
Below is an example of a Shadowing Session. I met with the lovely Ana of Ana Claire Photography to answer her questions and help her achieve her goals. We sat down and talked for hours about shooting, posing, blogging, and everything in between. Then we met the beautiful Cassandra at the Bomier Boat Landing for our Portrait Session. Kyle and Zane helped with lighting and reflecting and Kyle snuck a few behind the scenes shots of me working with Ana. It couldn’t have been more perfect and wonderful.
These women are the best and I had a wonderful time working with them!