EDUCATION

For Photographers + small business owners

I'm so excited you're here!
Whether you're just getting started on learning the basics, or educating yourself in better practices, I want you to know that I'm here to help.

SAY NO MORE, I'M IN!

Hey there!

I remember how tough it was in the beginning and how I wished there had been someone around to help guide me through all the decisions I needed to make to grow my business.

So, here I am. After nearly 6 years as a wedding photographer and business owner I like to think I've learned a thing or two and I want to share all my knowledge and experience with YOU. Check out the details below on the 3 types of mentorships I'm offering up at this time.

Who is this for? This is for beginning or someone a couple years into their business who is looking to make some changes and grow.

Are we ever done learning? Never.

Mentor sessions beginning at $200

1 hour
virtual SESSION

1 hour IN-PERSON
PLUS live session

Perhaps you live somewhere outside of the Bay Area and getting to Santa Rosa isn't possible. Enter: the ZOOM! We'll schedule 2 one hour calls with each other, 1 week apart. This will give you time to dive into anything and everything you need to from our first call prior to hanging out again on our final call.

You can bring anything to table that you need help with or we can choose from the list of topics to cover and start there. I want to help you expand your knowledge and your experience by offering up all I have learned over the past 6+ years.

Come ready to learn and ask questions and together we'll set you up to take your business to the next level.

$200

VIRTUAL SESSION

1 hour with melissa

Topics we can cover include:
• Networking
• Building your creative persona
• Establishing your business in the real world and online
• Client experience
• Pricing yourself appropriately
• Setting business goals
Building confidence
• Where do you even begin?

In-person with session

$500

1 hour with melissa including a live portrait session

We'll meet up in a cozy coffee shop or park for a picnic and we'll dive deep into all things business. You can pick my brain or we can cover any of the topics below. My knowledge is your knowledge.

Topics we can cover include: 
• Networking
• Building your creative persona
• Establishing your business in the real world and online
• Client experience
• Pricing yourself appropriately
• Setting business goals
• Building confidence
• Where do you even begin?

After we meet up for our in-person mentorship, we'll head out to a 1 hour session with a couple (arranged by me). Throughout this session it'll be like a tag-team session working together with the clients. I'll guide you through how I approach my sessions with posing, guiding, and general client experience. It's going to be SO much fun!

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.

J.K. ROWLING