Hey, A New Photographer Friend!
I am SO glad you're here! If you're here that probably means you're trying to become a better photographer, whether that's as a hobby artist or a photography professional. Either way, the right photography education can help bring you to the next level of your pursuit and I'm so glad that you're here seeking it out!
I have years of experience helping guide artists of all kinds, not just photographers, to the next stage of their practice and careers. I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in Studio Arts, which is where I started with my own photography journey. After I achieved my Master's I went on to work in galleries and with artists independently where I curated exhibits, performed portfolio reviews and advised artists to help them secure exhibition opportunities and improve their portfolios.
In late 2016 I started my own journey toward becoming a professional wedding photographer. And I'm not so proud that I can't say that I made a lot of mistakes on that journey. There isn't a master handbook out there for how to create a successful photography business and there are a whole lot of people giving bad advice in professional groups (like, A LOT a lot). It's because of my past work in galleries guiding artists and my own adventure running my business that I now want to merge those two experiences to offer mentorship and education for photographers.
As you explore this page, you'll find free education for photographers in my blog posts and mentorship opportunities in some of my specialty fields to help you elevate your practice.
Check out these sweet blog posts! Here you'll find tips to help you elevate some of your business practices and get your business and client experience moving in a direction that feels more true to you, which is always going to be better for your and your clients.
If free advice is not really the kind of education you're looking for I offer more personal and in depth mentorship for photographers. I offer two specialty mentorship opportunities in my field of specialty, portfolio development, to help photographers improve their portfolios and deliver better galleries to their clients: Portfolio Review and the Gallery Building Strategy Session. I also offer a Holistic Business Mentorship where we can talk about your goals and how you can achieve them through the best professional practices, using the right tools and providing the best client experience possible.
The Portfolio Review is perfect for the beginner or intermediate photographer who wants to know how they can improve their work and take it to the next level. In the portfolio review, I'll be giving a review of the overall body of work and individual images you send to me for review. Using your preferred gallery delivery system, you'll send me 15-20 images for review and together we'll have a virtual meeting to discuss your strengths and weaknesses related to the technical skill and artistry of your work, as well as actionable tips for how you can improve your work.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Emma. She has been my voice of reason and education... of encouragement when I’ve been filled with crippling self doubt in my abilities. And she has been my biggest cheerleader through my successes along the way, no matter how small. Without her I would not be where I am today and I would not be progressing into where I will be in the future. Her guidance has been priceless.
- Gillian M
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