It can often times be frustrating as photographers when we hear comments like, "Nice photo, must be an expensive camera?" or my favorite "You 'got good' so quickly. How did you do it?" Well, hardwork. Money. And a lot more hardwork. Time. Tears. And immense amount of devotion and HARDWORK.
Photography did not come easy. This did not happen over night. It happened because I worked for it. It happened because YOU worked for it. Nothing worth having is easy.
This career started because I started with what equipment I could afford, utilized it to it’s extent and upgraded when the money was there. It happened because I wanted it that bad, not because it’s just a hobby. Because it’s my passion and where I feel my creative thought process works best. And it happened, because I had the support of so many cheering me on whether that be friends and professionals mentoring me through challenges or people like my mom who made sure to comment on each and every photo I ever posted with her encouraging words (I know you all have that one big fan).
It’s hard to do this photography thing alone and just like every subject in school, it requires hands on work and study to “master”. I believe that creatives can and should be lifting one another up and offering helpful advice if they have the time. I do my very best to share and provide helpful tips I’ve learned through the years, but for a lot of awesome photographers out there, they want one on one time to really ask the detailed questions, see someone work and be guided through the process of shooting.
That’s where mentoring sessions step in! A sentoring session is an opportunity for you to ask any and all questions, be guided with hands on shooting in a variety of lighting situations and learning how to take an unposed approach while working with your clients.
As this is a one-on-one session with no other photographers, the session is customizable and we can focus on whatever subject you want! A local professional model will be in attendance for the hands-on shooting aspect of the mentoring session. Location for mentoring sessions is your choice, however I have loads of great suggestions if you are unsure where to start.
OPTION #1 HANDS ON SHOOTING
WHAT’S INCLUDED– 2 hours of time spent answering any and all questions, hands on shooting with a professional model, use of my equipment if you would like to experiment with different lenses or camera, guidance as you yourself shoot, learning some of my techniques for shooting unique and film inspired portraiture, guidance through “unposing” and general hang out <3
SCHEDULE– Mentoring sessions can be scheduled Mon-Fri anytime after sunrise or two hours prior to sunset.
COST– $375 with a retainer of half due at time of reservation
OPTION #2 SCREEN SHARE EDITING
WHAT’S INCLUDED– 2 hours of time spent answering any and all questions, sharing our screens, observing and guiding your editing with Lightroom and/or Photoshop, sharing my own process in editing, tips, tricks and creation of presets.
COST– $275 with a retainer of half due at time of reservation
Ready to chat about setting up your own mentoring session? Click HERE!
Summer Pool Party Fashion
After a long summer with an overwhelming workload, it felt really nice to take a break to do something creative and step way outside of my ordinary work with this blue backdropped, pool party vibe shoot with Maggie Emerick. Gorgeous warm sunshine and beautiful color pops complimented the summer film vibes so wonderfully...