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Resources, Courses, Templates, & Mentorship

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, BRANDS, & BRIDES

 
 
 
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 Courses Coming Soon

GET ON THE WAITLIST

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Mentorship Sessions

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1-ON-1 WORKSHOP SESSIONS


  • Up to 5 hours of mentoring

  • Hosted around Phoenix, AZ. (Travel fees will be billed if you’re interested in a personal workshop elsewhere)

  • Live shooting for 1 hour. We’ll go over: posing, gears, settings, lighting. All photos can be used for your portfolio and submissions.

  • Post processing: We will edit together. I’ll help you with workflow, finding your style, perfect your tones and presets you own.

  • Business tips and tricks: We’ll go over marketing, branding, attracting ideal clients, SEO, turn likes and followings in to leads and turn leads into bookings. Contracts, taxes, and everything you need to know to ensure your business is safe and legal

  • Portfolio and website critique: I won’t be rude but I will be honest. 


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Awkward and afraid...


That's how the first few years of my photography journey started. When I first started out, it was a lonely uphill battle learning how to run a business, while also learning the technical, and artistic aspects of photography. 

One day I’d I’d wake up feeling energized and ready to take on the world, and the next day I was crying and asking myself why I was this.

I’m a self-taught photographer, who started shooting weddings at the age of 21, and can attest to how frustrating it is to try and break into an overly saturated industry and how protective so many creatives are about their competitive secrets.

Our industry is no joke these days, and it’s easy to feel like you need to figure it all out on our own. That’s what I used to do, and it was the loneliest, most ineffective thing I’ve ever done…

Over the past twelve years, I've discovered the power of how building a strong and authentic brand has brought me the right type of clients that truly inspire me and fulfill my creative soul. I’ve also mastered a few photography essentials-hello posing head to toe! I’m a believer in community over competition and foster a great passion to help other photographers succeed. Thats why I’m so excited to announce my mentorship sessions! 


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COFFEE SESSIONS


We’ll grab coffee (and maybe some desserts) together and have a heart to heart about your business. If you’re not in the area, we can always do this over Skype, Facetime or Google Hangout.

This is your personalized mentorship and we can make it whichever way you want. Ask me anything you need to. I have found through experience that these sessions are the most productive and impactful when we focus on 2-3 topics in depth instead of scratching the surface. Before our session together, we’ll identify what your main topics of interest include so we can dig in deep together.

Here’s what included:

  • Up to 1.5 hours of mentoring

  • Photography side: gears, software, workflow, Q&A on Lightroom.

  • Post processing: I’ll help you with workflow, finding your style, perfect your tones and presets you own.

  • Business tips and tricks: We’ll go over marketing, branding, attracting ideal clients, SEO, turns likes and followings in to leads and turn leads into booking. Contracts, taxes, and everything you need to know to ensure your business is safe and legal

  • Portfolio and website critique: I won’t be rude but I will be honest.


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Let’s Invest in What Matters


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