Now offering portfolio reviews, business coaching, and mentor sessions.

Mentorship

I received my BFA in Photography and after interning for a local magazine and waiting on tables, I packed up my life and moved to Brooklyn, NY. After less than a week of living on my friend’s couch, and wandering the streets pinching myself, I woke up one morning and applied to a job at a photo studio. A few hours later (that same afternoon!) I had an in person interview, and a few days later, I was hired. I began as a receptionist, moved my way up to studio booker/producer working with high end clients like J.Crew, Madewell, Neiman Marcus, Eileen Fisher, Ralph Lauren, and eventually became the studio manager, managing a small team of people. 

Seven years later, I left that studio and moved back to Saint Louis to start a family and continue to grow my wedding photography business. I was desperate for more info on how to book clients, branding, and how to gain confidence when photographing real people. Aside from a few friends also starting out, it felt like there was no one to ask these questions to or to talk through my business plan with.

Everything I’ve learned to run a wedding photography business I’ve taught myself through hours upon hours of video content, studying, sweat and tears, and a lot of practice. But even if you’ve already done all of that and you still feel stuck, perhaps you need someone to give you a little push to move to the next step in your business. Do you want someone to bounce ideas off of? Do you have a business that just isn’t where you hoped it would be by now? Do you leave every session or wedding feeling like you didn’t really capture what you wanted? Each session is customized to fit your business. Topics may include Lightroom, discovering your WHY, branding, marketing, shooting, posing, lighting, destination weddings, elopements, organization, etc. Let’s chat, I am an open book.

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