why a mentor session ...
One struggle I feel a lot of photographers can identify with is creating images for clients versus yourself. I feel a lot of photographers I've spoken with have this idea in their head of what they think their client expects to see and then they have this other thought of what they wish they could give them. I think it's incredibly important to remember that you are the artist and your clients have commissioned you to create art out of their love and connection using YOUR unique voice. Be you, tell their story through your eyes. I am here to help you.
Mentoring is really a beautiful marriage of minds where one person takes the lead and feeds into the other - helping release any 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 live-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 need to begin creating more authentic and inspired work that is uniquely your own. I want to get to know you on a deep level so we can use 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 speak to their soul.
1 HOUR MENTORSHIP
Over a virtual session we will dive into all things YOU want to discuss. I will answer any and all questions regarding photography and business strategy related. This short virtual mentorship can cover any topics you want to learn more about OR it can just be a casual work convo with someone who understands why you do what you do for a living. YOU get to run the show and I will feed you with the knowledge I believe can best serve you.
2 HOUR MENTORSHIP
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.
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.
let me break it down ...
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 create authentic, emotive images
Powerful posing with couples
Effortless family sessions
Using prompts to guide real emotion from your clients
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
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