I get emails all the time asking about giving advice, offers for free assistants at weddings and if I can be shadowed during photoshoot.
In my experience, it doesn’t quite work this way. Developing as an artist goes way beyond shadowing a photographer you love the work of.
The problem is, not many are willing to go beyond. It’s easier to think that by emulating what ‘the successful ones’ do, everything will work well for you too.
Like for all things, you have to be willing to do the work, and if you are not then stop reading now 🙂
I don’t like the word mentoring or coaching, I have personal issues with them :p
I prefer teaching. Sharing. Growing. Learning. Discovering
When I first started I was inevitably very confused, I didn’t know who I was as an artist and so all I did was experimenting, comparing myself, do all the things I thought I had to do or be and got to a very messy place.
I didn’t yet understand what creating authentically actually meant or how to do it so I would go online to find ‘inspiration’. I would look at other photographers work and I would think ‘well if it works for them I will do the same and it will work for me too’.
Creating this way disconnected me to myself and to my work. I would look at my work and feel it wasn’t mine. Because it wasn’t. It was a replica of someone else’s. So I started to work on myself and when I accepted that, everything started to fall into place.
I started creating work that felt my own, that came from within. I was expressing myself and I was free. I would look at my work and feel connected. I would scroll through images I took and pick the ones that made me FEEL something. I stopped worrying about all the what ifs…what if people don’t like it, what if it isn’t technically perfect…I knew that by putting out there work that was ME I was going to attract clients that shared my vision, understood my voiced and hired me for the right reasons.
LEARN WITH ME
I am for the ones willing to dig deep within
1-on-1 Full day Session
6 hours – £1,250
This is a day of just me and you.
We will start from your creating process, your struggles and doubts and we will work through everything with the goal to give you full clarity.
Then we photograph a real couple together and I will guide you and direct you as we go! After the shoot, we’ll go over the photos and look at culling, editing, delivery, blogging, social media etc.. or absolutely anything you want to look at.
Skype Mini Session
1.5 hours – £450
This session is ideal if you are not local to London and are looking to invest in your education and learn more about how to run a photography business.
You can choose from any of the topics above (or anything else that might not be mentioned) and we can spend our time focusing on that.
If you are local, I am happy to do this session in person too, email me to discuss!
Every session is tailored individually but some of the topics I usually cover are:
How to create a business that suits YOU
Define who you are and what you love
Define your voice and why this is important to get clients
Define your branding + online voice
Where to find your ideal client
Money Management in business