FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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The first time I picked up my DSLR, I was hooked.  Capturing anything and everything (no seriously, I started my photography journey by posting a picture-a-day for a challenge where I shot *everything*). 



... I was mesmerized by the way the camera could freeze a moment in time, the joy in their expression, just the way I saw it.

And then I thought something crazy...  

Can anyone relate?!

It was leading up to my freshman year of college that this crazy dream of mine started to shift towards more of a possibility.

I did what anyone would do -- I started a Facebook page, forced my sisters and roommates to model for me, and hoped and prayed that people would notice!

Thankfully, they did! I had people asking me to photograph their families, senior portraits, engagement photos, and even a wedding!




I had a lot to learn in both honing in on my craft AND learning how to run a business, too! I was a little overwhelmed and didn't know where to start.  So I obviously consulted the ever powerful Google and searched away, only to feel a little lost and like there had to be an easier way.  There had to be a way to get real answers from *actual* photographers without having to email them directly... that's too intimidating!

Sound familiar? I Thought so.

And then I photographed a person for the first time!

...What if this could be my job?!

It was about that time that I realized I had no idea what i was doing...

Normality is a paved road: it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow

Normality is a paved road: it's comfortable to walk,

  
               but no flowers grow 

- VINCENT VAN GOGH

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I was too scared that I'd be judged, that I wouldn't be taken seriously, and that I would harm the tiny business reputation that I was building.  This choice was a transformative one in my business and helped me set up so that I could start pursuing my dream.

i reached out and found a mentor... someone who could answer the questions I was afraid to ask in forums.

Not because I couldn't have done it on my own, but I certainly couldn't have done it so quickly.

The information I gleaned about systems, posing, business, marketing, and more, helped me to book weddings, create work I'm proud of, and serve some incredible clients!  I didn't have to start from scratch on either the business or creative side (PHEW!) ... and neither do you!

It's because of the fruit that I saw from mentoring relationships in my own business, that my desire to create a tailored mentorship experience came from. I know that I'm not the only one that needed a kick-start in my business, and that's how I LOVE to serve my mentees.

interested in mentoring? I would love to chat with you more about the areas you're struggling in! Just click here!

But maybe you're not feeling quite ready just yet... That's okay!

I get it. Mentorship and investing in your business can be tricky! When you're just starting out you're just trying to save for the equipment you need, figure out taxes, and try to book some clients to pay for it all!

I ran my business entirely debt free and have felt so much freedom from that, and I would never want to put you in a place that jeopardizes your finances.

As much as I believe in helping you in specific and tangible ways in your business (I like to be the Joanna Gaines to your business -- I can be a bit of a fixer here), I also have a heart for serving our creative community as a whole.


So i've created a space for you to ask questions and get help along the way! And it's anonymous...

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Wedding Photographer

Only the greatest job in the whole world... I started my business in college and never looked back.  It's an incredible gift to serve couples by capturing and celebrating their marriage!

Wedding Photographer

Over-User of Exclamation Points

I use exclamations when I'm excited, which is basically always.  I was once told that I'm like Mary Poppins! This person obviously hadn't met my salty side yet. Anyways, you've been warned!!!

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I use exclamations when I'm excited, which is basically always. I was once told that I'm like Mary Poppins! This person obviously hadn't met my salty side yet. Anyways, you've been warned!!!

Over-user of
Exclamation Points

Recovering Plant Killer

I actually got a book for Christmas on how to keep indoor plants alive... but if you want the key to my heart, it's green, has leaves, and will make me all kinds of giddy!

I actually got a book for Christmas on how to keep indoor plants alive... but if you want the key to my heart, it's green, has leaves, and will make me all kinds of giddy!

Recovering Plant Killer

New-Found Dog Person

I didn't have dogs growing up, though I apparently claimed my next door neighbors' as my own.  I was afraid I wouldn't ever loveee pups.  Don't worry, Mack and Walter changed that!

I didn't have dogs growing up, though I apparently claimed my next door neighbors' as my own. I was afraid I wouldn't ever loveee pups. Don't worry, Mack and Walter changed that!

New-Found Dog Person

Eating Cake for Breakfast

that's right friends, I eat the breakfast of champions. I justify it because Kate Spade tells me its ok & because once I posted about it on Instagram and someone told me its actually good for you. #winning

that's right friends, i eat the breakfast of champions. i justify it because kate spade tells me its ok & because once i posted about it on instagram and someone told me its actually good for you. #winning

Eating Cake for Breakfast