Maybe you’re completely new to wedding photography, or maybe you’ve been at this for a while and you’re just feeling stuck, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Take a deep breath, sis. We’ve got this!
I’ve been a professional, documentary-style wedding photographer since 2007. And before that, I taught undergraduate Sociology. (Yes, I can definitely talk to you about changing careers if you’re in that boat. I feel you.) I built my business from scratch over ten years ago, with no formal background in photography. In 2012 I moved from Chicago and did a ton of work to reestablish myself in Los Angeles. This gave me a lot of insight into what works for me and my stlye, and what doesn’t. I’ve always been really passionate about passing along my knowledge and sharing my experiences and resources to help others succeed. Helping someone grow into what they want to become is rewarding for me like few other experiences in life.
No matter where you are on your path, right now you’re looking for mentorship so you’re already taking a huge step in investing in yourself. You go, Glenn Coco!
I wish I’d had a mentor to help jump-start my business years ago, and I’m sincerely thrilled you’re coming to me with your questions. When we meet, I want to chat with you about your specific goals and ideas, and give you feedback that’s exclusively tailored to your needs and style. We’ll come up with a plan for you that will help you get on track much faster than struggling through all this alone, promise! We can dive into…
•speaking to the kind of clients you want to attract
•new client consultations
•how I shoot a wedding, start to finish
•how to help couples shine in front of the camera
•designing and printing albums
•pricing and price sheets
•feedback on your website and social media presence
•how to respond to client questions about literally anything
•Instagram & Pinterest
•a million ways to reach new clients outside of social media (who would have thought?)
•getting published on blogs & in mags
•partnering with other pros
•the best gear for your shooting style
•file storage, management, and hosting
•taxes (I know, zzzz)
…and literally anything else you can think of.
Here are some options to get things rolling!
A single 2-hour session with me in person in Los Angeles, or via Skype/FaceTime/Hangouts where I will answer ALL the questions you’ve got. NOTHING is off the table. Grab some coffee and a snack, and bring it on to this Q&A marathon! $425
Four two-hour sessions over four months, plus a couple emails in between sessions for your follow-up questions. Eight+ hours total of completely personalized feedback and guidance. Give your business (and yourself) an overhaul and an injection of new energy through sustained 1-1 mentorship. Invest in yourself, boss babe. $1350
Shadow me at a real wedding. Yep, you read that right. Styled shoots and workshops can only get you so far without the actual experience of a wedding day, especially if you love documentary-style photography. I’ll share all my tips & advice with you over the course of a full wedding day, start to finish, and explain everything I do. You can bring your camera along, but the main purpose of this opportunity is to observe and soak everything up, not so much to build a portfolio. This option is reserved only for folks who I’ve worked with 1-1 over four months, and is contingent on the green-light from my couple too. We can chat about details when you’re ready!