Welcome! I am so glad you’re here. I come from a family of teachers and have always loved teaching and working alongside others. In the past few years I have started mentoring other photographers. I have a passion for helping photographers create art that matches their style and vision, and run awesome, life-giving photography businesses. Mentoring is open to any photographer who wants to be encouraged and inspired to create beautiful, meaningful photographs and run a sustainable photography business.
I believe there is something so valuable about taking the time to invest in yourself and in your journey as a photographer. I’ve created these mentoring options specifically to help other photographers reach their goals.
The wonderful thing about one-on-one mentoring is that we can address exactly the areas where you feel stuck and need the most help in.
Photography & Editing
This is all about learning to pose authentically, shooting in manual, learning the basics of film, finding your editing style, and choosing the right gear.
We throw around the phrase “ideal client” so much in this business but we often don’t know what it means! This is all about figuring out what you want to photograph, how to attract the right couples, creating an incredible client experience, and more!
Critique & Feedback
Portfolio review focused on curating a strong portfolio, website critique including design and copy, and instagram and social media review.
Mindset and Self Care
These are the things we hardly ever talk about, but they often have the biggest effect on our business. We will have the opportunity to talk about combatting anxiety, negative self-talk, and unhealthy beliefs. We can make a plan to increase self care and create a better work-life balance to avoid burnout.
Business of Photography
This is where many photographers end up feeling stuck! We can talk about pricing strategies (packages? a la carte? in person sales?), workflow, website, SEO, client management systems, and more.
Styled shoots, when done right, can be instrumental in attracting the right clients and networking with the right vendors. Learn how to plan a styled shoot and generate your own content.
In-Person Workshop – $750
Join me for a one day, in-person workshop customized to meet your goals! In-person mentoring is available in Nashville, TN, Cleveland, OH and other cities depending on my travel schedule.
The first three hours of the day will be focused on discussing many of the topics described above, and more! We will start by creating goals for your business and for our time together. I will share what I have learned in the past 7 years of being in business. You will leave with concrete, actionable skills that you can use to create the thriving business you want to have.
After lunch, we will transition to hands-on shooting time. We will photograph a mini styled shoot, giving you a chance to practice styling details and posing a bride or couple. You will get the chance to shoot alongside me, see how I pose clients and use lighting to my advantage. You will be able to use these images in your portfolio.
After the session, we will end the day by talking through the session and reviewing the images you took.
2 hour Coaching Session – $250
Coaching is a great opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with me about your business. Nothing is off limits during these coaching sessions–I want to see you succeed in your business!
We will work together before our coaching session to identify the goals and topics for our talk, which will ensure that you leave with all of your questions answered and with an action plan of where to go next. Coaching sessions can be done in person and can also be done over Skype if meeting in person isn’t an option.
We can get a lot done during a 2 hour session, but if you’re wanting extended guidance with follow-up and accountability, I offer a package of three 2-hour sessions for $700. These sessions can be spread out over a couple weeks or months.
“Amilia is the sweetest. So down to earth and kind and of course, talented. She offered clear, specific, feedback to help me shape my photography, website, and advertising. I loved that we got to spend time both chatting and shooting – it was the perfect balance. I’ve already started in on making some of the changes and additions she suggested and I couldn’t be more energized to take my business to the next level. Thank you, Amilia!” ~Kendra
“THANK YOU! My mentoring session with you was the push I needed to really believe in my photography and not be afraid to get out there! I’m so glad we worked together that day – you had such great tips and advice! A few sessions and my styled shoot are getting featured on some smaller blogs and there my first features so I’m really psyched! And I just found out a maternity session I submitted is going to be on Lemonade and Lenses! So, thank you for being awesome and inspiring me and lighting the fire I needed!”
“Amilia’s custom workshop is a lifesaver! I spent so much of my time being unorganized and all around pointless in my business methods. Amilia has provided me with an organized system that truly works for me and my photography business. She has guided me in the direction that I need to be successful. She’s a complete sweetheart and I truly enjoyed learning from such a talented photographer/girl boss!” ~ Paige