A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail from Heather asking if I would be interested in giving a sort of photography mentor session. I was so excited about the idea and so I jumped at the opportunity to share what I’ve learned through my time in photography with Heather. While I’ve only been in business for a little over a year, I knew I had lots of information, skills and ideas to share with her if she was still interested in learning from a newbie like me. She said she loved my work and that she’d like to learn what I had to offer. So I prepared what I will now call an “Inspiration Session.” We discussed marketing and pricing over dinner, followed by a portrait session. Heather wanted to do a bridal session if at all possible and since my friend Karen was getting married soon, I knew she’d be perfect for my “Inspiration Session.” After shooting for an hour and half or so, we went back and talked about workflow and editing. I could have talked all night—I was having such a blast visiting with Heather and helping her with ideas for her business and just “talking shop.”
Heather is working on a website now, but her blog is up and running. She lives in Lubbock, so any West-Texas folks needing a photographer for family portraits, senior portraits or for wedding photography: check her out. She’s got a great eye and is really excited about becoming a full-time photographer as soon as she graduates from college.
Here are a couple of photographs from our session.
This is just so her! SO cute!
Heather, thank you so much for being so sweet to want to learn from me. I take that as a huge compliment and it was such a blast to work with you and help you get some ideas going for your business. I wish you all the best and I can’t wait to see what your first full-year looks like by the time you’re through with it.