Mentor Sessions can be such a valuable investment in your business, if you are ready for it.
For my undergrad degree, I studied experiential education + leadership, which means I spent 4 years discovering, researching, and practicing how to "teach while doing" - a much more in depth + wholistic approach to education, especially for photography - while also focusing on character development, integrity, taking risks, and how to help + guide someone through it all. I have loved connecting, inspiring, and encouraging so many photographers over the last year to take the risk, believe in themselves, create more meaningful experiences, and get their work seen.
I officially started my photography business January 2017, although I've been studying + discovering photography for the past 7 years. Within 1 year of deciding I was going to become a wedding photographer, I booked over 30 weddings + elopements, 3 of them international, and countless other engagement, anniversary, and bridal sessions. I started my business charging $2000 and ended my 1st year charging $6000. Now, at the beginning of 2018, I have decreased my workload from 30 weddings, but significantly increased the investment, experience, and the value of images I give to each couple, striving for quality over quantity, and booked my first 10k wedding.
It has been a wild year, but I am so grateful for every experience that has gotten me to this point and I want to share with you how you can do it too. The only thing that is stopping you from making your dreams a reality is you.
Let's get down to business
Skype Mentor Sessions - 650
The easiest and most accessible form of mentoring I offer is a 2 hour Skype session done from the comfort of your own home. Skype mentor sessions usually consist of business + strategy as I look over your website/portfolio, discuss tips + tricks to getting your name out there, conquering instagram, pricing, contracts, and a solid dose of encouragement because if you are doing a mentor session, then you are already on the right track. Reach out and let me know what you are looking for help in and we can set up at time to talk through it! Nothing is off the table!
Lightroom + Photoshop
Editing Mentor Session - 500
Whether you use my presets, or someone else's, I want to help you master the skill of editing so no matter what preset you have, you can create consistency through any kind of lighting and throughout all of your work! These sessions are for 1 hour. I ask for at least 10 images to be sent via dropbox to my email and I will screen share and show you how I would edit them. I do all my retouching and final edits in photoshop to put that extra touch on my images, reach out to learn how!
All the above + live shoot!
Basically a personal workshop - 1500
Want to talk business + strategy, go over editing + workflow and THEN go out for some hands on instruction in how to interact with your couples and direct so you get those authentic, emotional + meaningful images? Let's do it all! This type of mentor session has limited availability and can either take place in Portland (where I live) or in any location that I am already traveling to! These sessions are usually 4 hrs including the couples shoot - 2 hrs business, 1 hr editing + workflow, 1 hr shoot!
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Ready to take the next step? Fill out the form below to get in touch and set up a session!
Skype mentor sessions are currently booked out until April 2018
In-person mentor sessions are currently booked out until Nov 2018
My Gear List
Canon 5D mark iv
Canon 5D mark iii
Canon 50mm 1.2
Canon 35mm 1.4 II
Canon 85mm 1.2
Sigma 35mm 1.4
Manitoba 35mm film camera
"It is really rare to find someone who has achieved success really quickly and is already ready to share everything they know! It is hard (in general) to overcome that feeling of hanging onto our "trade secret". I decided to do a session with Anni because I felt like she could offer something special and different. I also had heard wonderful things about who she was a person! I knew that Anni had gone from 0-60 in a year, and I wanted to know what the heck she did!!! It turns out Anni was 150% open to sharing what she did, what she thought I could do (which was a lot more than I thought I could do), and any tips and tricks I wanted to know. I so appreciate her realness, her humbleness, and her openness to sharing and supporting. I loved it SO much that I am already signed up for her workshop 🙈. I couldn't recommend Anni enough, and this was just a skype session.. so obviously she is 💃. Thanks Anni!!!!! I am your fan girl for life. xoxo" - Malorie Kerouac