June 4, 2024

Personalized Photography Mentorships

Photography Mentorships with SPP

Are you passionate about taking your photography business to the next level? Do you want to better your skills in a focused, personalized setting? If this sounds like you, my 1:1, in-person photography mentorship may be perfect for you. My mentorships are designed to provide you with the hands-on experience and tailored guidance you need to help you grow your photography business, build your confidence, and create photos that you love.

 Personalized Photography Mentorships

Why Choose a 1:1 In-Person Mentorship?

In the digital age, online courses and virtual tutorials are everywhere, but nothing beats the personal experience of in-person learning. Here’s why my 1:1 in-person mentorships stand out:

  • Personalized Attention: Direct interaction allows me to focus on your unique needs and questions related to your photography skills. Whether you need help with soothing techniques, setting up props, or achieving the perfect swaddle, I tailor the session to your specific requirements.
  • Hands-On Learning: Real-time practice with guidance ensures you grasp each technique effectively. You’ll have the opportunity to work with me as I pose models, learning how to pose newborns safely and asking as many questions as needed.
  • Immediate Feedback: Quick corrections and advice help you improve on the spot. During our session, I’ll provide instant feedback on your camera settings, lighting adjustments, and posing strategies, ensuring you refine your skills and build confidence as you go.

What’s Included in the Mentorship?

Each mentorship session is meticulously planned to cover all the essential aspects of professional photography. Here’s an outline of what you can expect:

  1. Basic Setup for the Newborn Session:
    • Preparing your space and equipment.
    • Understanding the importance of a safe and comfortable environment.
  2. Lighting Techniques:
    • We will be using studio lighting.  If you are a natural light photographer and have been intimidated by studio lighting, this will ease all of your fears!
    • Setting up props, beanbag poses, and family poses to ensure the best lighting.  Lighting is key to beautiful photos.
  3. Camera Settings:
    • You will need to be familiar with your camera and using manual settings.
    • Optimal settings for studio lighting.
  4. Angles and Posing:
    • Finding the best angles for newborns, families, and siblings.
    • We will cover newborn studio poses including beanbag poses, trampoline/dog bed poses, and prop posing. Depending on your needs, we can also cover family, sibling, and baby milestone poses.
  5. Editing Skills:
    • We will go over my editing process. I use ACR and Photoshop.
    • Workflow including presets and actions for consistent and professional results.

Customizing Your Experience

No two photographers are alike, and neither are their needs. That’s why each mentorship session is personalized based on a detailed questionnaire you’ll complete before we begin. Whether you want to focus on only newborn poses or include milestone photography, studio family sessions, or working with siblings, I tailor our time together to meet your specific goals.

Each mentorship is a full day (9-3) 1:1 session.  Mentorships are available to those living at least 75 miles outside of Hendersonville, TN.

How to Get Started

Ready to elevate your photography skills? Here’s how to sign up for a mentorship session:

  1. Contact Me: Reach out to express your interest and check availability.
  2. Complete the Questionnaire: This helps me understand your current skill level, interests, and goals.
  3. Schedule Your Session: We’ll find a date and time that works best for you.

Investing in a personalized, in-person photography mentorship is a step toward building a successful photography business. With tailored guidance and hands-on experience, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to capture beautiful, professional-quality images.

Contact Information

For more details or to sign up for a mentorship session, please contact me. I look forward to helping you achieve your photography dreams!