MENTORING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS


WEBSITE CRITIQUE &  PORTFOLIO REVIEW

 

A website with a clear message, that's easy to navigate, visually appealing, with an engaging "about" section, will make you stand out to prospective clients. I'll identify ways you can tweak what you already have, or guide you in a website overhaul, which will hold the attention of prospective clients, which leads to more bookings! I even know a few things about SEO, to help clients find you, in their online searches.

Not sure which photos to use? I've got your back. I'll help you identify your best images, and guide you in arranging them in a cohesive, engaging order. I will gently, but honestly critique your images, so that you don't go away crying, but instead, go away excited and focused.

Need help with that pesky "about" section? I can help you write that, along with other website text. 


FINDING YOUR VOICE

This topic is near and dear to my heart. Finding my own voice and direction has helped me soar. Once I found it, business really took off, and I was truly happy with the work I was creating. A major component of being successful and happy photographer, in a competitive market, is finding your unique voice. I can assess your strengths and desires, to help guide you in finding what makes you stand out, while staying true to your self. 


Want to know how to improve your technique and composition? I can help. I can show you how to use dramatic light to make your images stand out. I can help you with lens selection, to create the look you want, and show you how to use angles to communicate your message and flatter your clients. I can help you with off-camera flash, which eludes so many wedding photographers. 

ARTISTIC IMPROVEMENT    


BUSINESS ADVICE

Ideal for newer photographers. Need direction in setting up your business? Don't know where to find online resources, to help you learn and grow, on your own? Need advice on how to interact with clients, hold a client consultation, deal with a tricky situation, design and order a wedding album, or write effective client emails? I can help. 


Once I've assessed your needs, and made a plan to help you, we'll meet in person  (or, via Skype), to talk about accomplishing your goals. Initial meeting will be 1-2 hours, with follow up via email, depending on your plan. Plans can consist of one meeting and one follow up email, or if you'd like more coaching, can involve multiple meetings and emails.

Pricing and plans are customized to fit each individual, starting at $250. A great investment for that boost into the next phase of your business! 

HOW IT WORKS


With 11 years in the wedding photography business, and a BFA in photography, I've navigated all the things it takes, to be a successful wedding photographer. I love helping other photographers find their way to happiness and success, in their own photography businesses. Contact me below, to get started!


STUDENT TESTIMONIAL

"For the past few months, I have been working towards the launch of a portrait photography and illustration business, Christine Phillips Creative. Entrepreneurship and business ownership is new to me; I have previously worked as a high school art teacher rather than in the private sector, so I have appreciated Melissa’s guidance in this regard. Melissa has been a huge help with this new journey.
Several months ago, I approached Melissa with a few questions regarding model releases and photography tech platforms. Melissa happily and willingly answered my questions. On multiple occasions since then, I have flooded Melissa with questions about the portrait photography market, technology, pricing, and contracts. 
She has patiently guided, informed and mentored me. She spent a great deal of time helping me to edit and refine my pricing list, and now I feel it is ready for effective launch. Melissa is also well-connected. She has connected me to online social media support groups for new and practicing photographers.  Those connections are proving invaluable because they have given me the opportunity to learn at a distance from other professionals. Melissa has played an important role as an informed and professional mentor. I am so grateful she was willing to lend me her perspective.
I would recommend Melissa’s mentoring services to anyone. She is photo savvy, current, professional and kind. Thanks, Melissa!!"

Let's chat about how I can help you reach the next level in your art and business!