I am so thrilled that you've reached out about a mentoring session! Here you'll find all the necessary information and pricing to help you decide what kind of session might be right for you. The mentoring session will be tailored to your individual needs. A questionnaire will be sent before we meet up, so I can get a feel for exactly what you are wanting to touch on! If you have any questions after looking through this guide, please feel free to reach out!
branding + aesthetic, pricing + contracts, networking, website review, social media presence, finding and appealing to your ideal client, studio management, wedding workflow from inquiry to image delivery, products + albums, building your portfolio
SHOOTING + EDITING THINGS
posing, finding good light, finding good locations, gear (our favorite cameras + lenses), wedding day logistics, reception lighting, Lightroom tips, presets, editing workflow, backing up images, exporting + storing images, editing consistency
Hang out in-person or over video chat | Q&A session
During our hangout you can ask me anything! Topics can cover any of the things listed above (or anything else you can think of to ask me) ;) We will lightly touch on editing, but if you're looking for more in-depth editing information, see the next two options. After our session, you'll get access to my online guides if you need a refresher in the future!
Hang out in-person or over video chat | Q&A session | In-depth editing
We'll spend a couple hours going over any questions you might have on any of the topics above! Then I'll spend some in-depth time going through my editing process in Lightroom (with an engagement or couple's session). If this is a video chat, I'll screenshare so you can see my whole process, beginning with how I cull and ending with how I export. I'll also ask for some RAW images from you so we can go over some editing with your own images! You'll also get access to my online guides after we complete our session.
In-person | Q&A session | Live shoot with a couple | In-depth editing
We'll start with the Q&A session to go over anything you might want to chat about, and then head out for a live shoot with a couple! I'll go over posing techniques, finding cool locations, what lenses I love best, and some of the gadgets I use. You are welcome to just observe, or to bring your camera and shoot a bit too! After the shoot, we'll sit back down over food or coffee (or cocktails ;)) and go over editing! After our session is complete, you'll have access to my online guide, and also we'll touch base over email 3 + 6 months afterward to go over any questions you might still have!
When's and Where's
Mentoring sessions are mostly scheduled on weekdays, especially during the busier times of year (spring, summer, + fall). If you're local to St. Louis, I'll likely suggest a coffee shop or cafe close to the south city area. If you're not local, we'll find a convenient time for both of us to set up a video chat!
If you have any further questions, shoot them my way!