Creative Business mentoring

YOUR ART YOUR WAY

Are you struggling with finding your creative voice?

Are you frustrated with your work and just not happy with the images you create?

Are you unsure about what you need to start up your business, without spending money you haven’t yet earned?

Are you overwhelmed and don’t know where to channel your energy first?

Do you feel stuck between the person you are and who you want to be?

Do you want to book your ideal client but just don’t know HOW to do that? Who is she/he? Where are they?

Do you feel overwhelmed with marketing and social media?

If so, this is for YOU.

 

The first step to creating work that you love is to really allow yourself to be who you are. I believe you already have all the answers, but it’s scary. It is scary because “who is going to like ME?” and so you look at what others do, and you follow their footsteps. But this doesn’t light you up because, of course, it’s not your path. It’s theirs.

Who is going to like you? Not everyone. That’s just how it is, and it’s okay.

The right people are going to like you. The ones you connect with, the ones you would go for coffee with, the ones that light your soul and set it on fire.

If you are willing to be brave and be yourself, this is for you and we are going to do great work together.

We will work on discovering who you are by creating it. We will work on transitioning from who you are to who you want to be. We will work on what you love, your passions, your true calling. We will work on how to embrace your story, your struggles, who you are, and put that into your work.

Discovering your true style but discovering your true you. Let it come out. Dress how you like, talk how you like, shoot how you like. Create from the heart because it’s only from there that you will be able to create work you love, work that is an extension of yourself, an expression of your inner vision and not a copy of someone else’s.

I created “Your art, your way” because when I first started my business I got so caught up in the frustration of feeling that my work wasn’t a reflection of my vision. I knew what I wanted to create, I had all of these feelings and ideas in my head but I couldn’t work out how to achieve it. I didn’t know how to translate my vision, passion, values, beliefs, into my work. Into my art.

How about the business?

 

Let’s face it. You can be the best artist on the planet, but to run a business requires a completely different set of skills. I spent the most part of my first years in business focusing on becoming the best photographer I could be. I thought this was all I had to focus on to run a successful business. I am a photographer, I need to learn to take amazing pictures. I was oh so wrong.

Please don’t make the same mistake I made.

Don’t get me wrong, you want to be the best photographer you can be, absolutely. For yourself and for your clients. What I am saying is that this is about 20% of what running a successful business requires. The remaining 80%? Your business skills, these include:

What makes a business profitable and why

Managing Finances

How to manage budgeting

Maximising your business funds

Marketing ideas that don’t cost you anything

How to market YOU

Website/Portfolio review + how to select the right images that reflect your brand

 

 

Are you ready?

 

ONE TO ONE DAY £450

This is a full day of just me and you.

It is all about YOU. It is not about me telling you my story, how I started, which presets I use, what worked for me and what didn’t. Whilst I am more that happy to share, I don’t want you leaving knowing everything about my journey and nothing about yours. Because this won’t help you. This is for YOU. The work on YOU will help you. Not my story.

Some of the topics we will cover:

How to create a business that reflects who you really are

Define who you are and what you love

Define your story and why this is important

Define your WHY

Define your branding + online voice

How to translate your message through your marketing (social media)

How to attract your ideal client

 

DETAILS

 Location in SL6. Hours are 10am-3pm. Full address will be provided at time of booking. Lunch and snacks (vegan) included plus all the coffee you can handle

HOW TO BOOK

If you are ready to book and dive in into this work, fill in this ONLINE FORM to get in touch. I will respond within 24 hours.

 

TWO DAYS 121 £800

These are two full days specifically designed for people who prefer face to face mentoring. People who want to tackle the creative side and the business side in more depth, over two separate sessions. The days can be taken at any time within a 2 month period.

Creative Day topics: This is Day One, see above

Business/Marketing Day:

Couple shoot (implementing the changes you would have made after Day 1)

What makes a business profitable and why

Managing Finances

How to manage budgeting

Maximising your business funds

Marketing ideas that don’t cost you anything

Website/Portfolio review + how to select the right images that reflect your brand (based on our work from Day 1 + photoshoot)

DETAILS

 Location in SL6. Hours are 10am-3pm. Full address will be provided at time of booking. Lunch and snacks (vegan) included plus all the coffee you can handle

HOW TO BOOK

If you are ready to book and dive in into this work, fill in this ONLINE FORM to get in touch. I will respond within 24 hours.

 

SKYPE PROGRAM £1,200

12 x 1 hours Skype Sessions

This is is for who would like the in depth work but is not able to meet in person. During the 12 sessions we will work through everything I cover in the Two days option above (except the photoshoot will be on your own, unless we can make it work of course!)

DETAILS

 Dates and time for the sessions to be agreed at the time of booking.

HOW TO BOOK

If you are ready to book and dive in into this work, fill in this ONLINE FORM to get in touch. I will respond within 24 hours.

 

Hear what they say

Ilaria is a really warm and helpful mentor. Her mentoring style is very relaxed, personal and real. I had two sessions with Ilaria. She listened to what I was struggling with and wanted to get better at or understand, which was working with the light and directing people on shoots. We went out and practiced how to work with the light at sunset shooting each other and the second time practicing shooting a couple which was great! The technique for looking for light and framing has completely changed how I shoot and she helped improve my confidence in directing people. She is also a really inspiring and creative person, a real support, who listened to and answered all of my questions about being a professional wedding photographer.

 

Lisa

Having spent a day learning with such a talented and knowledgeable photographer taught me more than I was expecting. Not only did Ilaria teach me how to understand my camera and understand the information I needed to capture the images I wanted, she taught me how to see the beauty, romance and magic in everything and everyone that was around us and to capture those moments in a perfect shot. A fantastic day spent with an incredible talent … I recommend Ilaria to anyone who wants to have incredible, timeless pictures and anyone who would love to learn to take phenomenal images

 

Diane

 

Ilaria is an inspiration and a joy to talk to. She is naturally positive, caring and bubbly, and it’s quite infectious. She helped me to see my potential and I really felt she genuinely cared and got a lot out of supporting me

 

Niamh