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“Blogging opened up a whole new world and I fell in love with photography. Being a novice, I found myself spending hours editing each photo I took, only to end up with a photo that was, for lack of a better word, blah. Then I met Kelly. She opened my eyes to the fact that the photo editing process doesn’t start in post production, rather from the moment you capture a subject through the camera. Kelly walked me through all the steps from start to finish to produce a quality image. Her expertise has elevated my photography skills and what used to feel intimidating is now enjoyable and feels completely doable. Kelly is a joy to work with, always accessible and a great mentor.” - Heather

One-on-One Mentoring

Have you purchased your first DSLR, but have no idea how to use it? Do you want to learn to see light and composition differently? Would you like to focus on the beauty and art of editing? How about a portfolio review? No matter where you are in your photography education — as long as you're here to dive in, open up and explore new ways of thinking with heart and passion — you've come to the right place. I work with everyone from click-happy kiddos to budding professionals.

When I first started out in photography, I was so overwhelmed I felt paralyzed. I had no idea where to begin. I took my questions to Google and quickly found myself caught in a rabbit hole of outdated, impersonal YouTube tutorials, and Q&A forums that left me even more confused. If only I'd had the undivided attention of a mentor I really trusted. Doing whatever small part I can now to minimize the learning curve for fellow artists is what led me to offer mentorship opportunities. Learning with me is meant to be fun, enriching and convenient, and is fully customizable. Learning with me is about YOU.

Below you'll see my current list of offerings. Each and every section may be tailored precisely to fit your needs. See something listed that doesn't apply? We'll skip it. See something missing you want to address? Just say the word.

Completely Custom Q&A

$350 per one-hour session. One-hour minimum. In person or by phone/FaceTime/Skype

  • My go-to camera equipment

  • Camera functions (Canon)

  • Mobile photography

  • My approach to editing and overall workflow

  • The slippery slope of self-promotion

  • My social media strategy

  • Email marketing

  • How I built (and continue to build) my brand from the ground up

  • How my website came to be and how I keep up with it

  • My step-by-step process for booking and retaining my ideal clients

  • Setting expectations for successful and inspirational shoots

Portfolio review

$350 per hour. One-hour minimum. In person or by phone/FaceTime/Skype

  • I'll provide a detailed, written review of a sampling of your work, as selected by you

  • May be images from your camera, your phone, or both

  • Emphasis on natural light and composition

Shadow me on a shoot

$350

  • Hang back and shadow me on a shoot, and see my approach to working with families or brands in real time

  • When it's done, we'll grab a bite to eat and talk about what just happened

  • You'll see my back-of-camera photos, plus the final edit of the photos from the session you attended

Purchase any one section and enjoy 10% off each additional section booked at the same time. All purchases are non-refundable.