for photographers

education & mentoring

Let me guess- you’ve found a passion for photography. You’re ready to turn that passion into a lucrative business, but you have no idea where to begin. It seems daunting, but I’ve been there- exactly where you are. And I absolutely would not be where I am today without seeking education within the industry. There is no way I could have learned this information in a typical college setting or by figuring it out on my own. So why should you have to?

I am so stoked to be offering mentorships for aspiring photographers! Taking advantage of mentorships has been a vital part of my growth, and I am so pumped to give back to the community that’s built my business from the ground up. During our mentorship, we can go over camera basics, lighting, composition, editing styles, client communication, portrait sessions, social media, Lightroom, pricing, gallery delivery, detail styling, must-have wedding shots, reception lighting, back-up systems, personal brands, website critiques, and virtually anything else pertaining to a wedding photography business. Nothing is off the table.

A one-on-one mentorship consists of

Q&A pertaining to building a wedding photography business- from how to use a camera in manual mode, to how to cultivate genuine client relationships.

An honest and constructive website and Instagram critique that will leave you feeling refreshed and excited to post.

Shoot a portrait session right by my side- experience how I shoot in real time and create images for your portfolio that will blow your audience away.

We'll end the mentorship with brand new headshots to share on your website, blog, Instagram- anywhere you want to show your face! Quality headshots are so important!

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Meet your teacher>

"If you are looking for a down to earth, super sweet, and AMAZING photographer to be your mentor, look no further! I could not recommend Jamie as a mentor enough! She was so knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. She has given me all the tools and guidance to feel more confident in my new business and with clients. She has given me all kinds of tips and tricks and so many recommendations for various things to point me in the right direction and make sure I succeed. I had zero experience before coming to her and I feel like I have grown tremendously just in the short time that she mentored me. I'm forever grateful for this amazing opportunity and if I could do it all over again, I most definitely would!" - Heather McFarland Photography

"This experience has changed my life and me for the better and I can't wait to see where this journey takes me."

Student Success Stories- Meet Heather!

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• Starting at $400 for 1 hour

A one-time virtual mentoring session is perfect for the photographer who is not local to Eastern Virginia or would prefer a video call over meeting in person! A one-time virtual mentoring session is one hour long and we can go over anything you want pertaining to your photography business, plus the website & IG critique. I'll send over a questionnaire prior to help us both prepare.

Virtual mentoring

mentorship packages

In-person mentoring is the most thorough package you can invest in. It includes everything listed above- the one hour q&a, a valuable website & instagram critique, a one hour side-by-side portrait session, and last but not least- personalized headshots. This package is for the photographer ready to make the jump to really invest in their business.

in-person mentoring

mentorship packages

• $1400 for the full experience

• between $1200-$2000 for a minimum of 3 one-hour calls

Ongoing mentor sessions are great for the photographer who wants accountability from the time we meet for our first session until the very last. You can either book 3 virtual sessions, or one in-person experience with 2 virtual follow up calls. 

ongoing mentor sessions

mentorship packages

Free education resources

Shooting in manual

Wedding Photo Checklist

What's in my Camera Bag

Not ready to make the jump?

Did you know I have a podcast?

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Lightroom tutorial

Discount codes

40% Off HoneyBook

10$ Off My Camera Backpack

"confident & ready to start my journey"

"Jamie’s one-on-one mentorship has been extremely helpful in developing my skills as a photographer. We initially met virtually, and she walked me through a typical wedding day step-by-step. She included information about everything from recommended camera lenses, questions to ask before the wedding, organization tips with family portraits, all the way down to tips on detail shots. She calmed my nerves and made me feel a lot more confident and ready to start my journey into wedding photography. Jamie and Roman are both so sweet, kind, and encouraging. I am not typically a very confident individual, but their mentorship has made me feel much more comfortable in pursuing a new sub-genre of photography."