Investing in continuing education Is the best investment you can make as a photographer. As they say, “Two eyes are better than one,” and I find this is especially true in our industry. I’ve worked with numerous mentors over the years and served as a mentor myself and am proud to say I’ve walked away from each experience with a new perspective on photography and even more reasons why I love what I do so much.
I’m passionate about what I do, and I welcome the opportunity to share that passion and my expertise with others. I specialize not only in photography, but also in marketing and business development for entrepreneurs like myself. I can honestly tell you that I wouldn’t be where I am today – operating a thriving photography business with a jam-packed business calendar and the opportunity to work with Chicago’s most elite venues and families – without mentorship. When I first started working in the industry, I spent hours on Google and Facebook. It’s taken a lot of trial and error – and collaboration with like-minded individuals – to get where I am today, and my biggest gift in life is the opportunity to share my knowledge with other photographers, helping them to realize the level of success I’ve achieved.
It’s time to take your skills to the next level, strategize and be intentional about your goals for personal and professional development. I’m thrilled that you’ve visited this section of my page and hope you contact me to discover how we can work together to help you set, achieve and exceed your goals.
2-Hour Mentor Session
My most popular mentorship option, this package is a 100% off-limits, one-on-one experience in which we will have open, transparent conversations about 2 or 3 topics of your choosing. We’ll cover each topic in depth, taking time to cover the fine details and answer all of your questions. I plan each session in advance, so please let me know what topics you’d like to learn more about.
Here are some topics you may want to cover:
- Attracting and Booking your Preferred Client
- Building a Business
- Shooting in Manual
- Shooting Weddings/Events and Posing
- Post Processing with an emphasis on Lightroom
- Social Media Strategy, Marketing and Advertising
- Pricing Strategy
- Entrepreneurship Tips for Introverts
- Web Design
- Portfolio Critique
I live in the Chicago area and am always happy to meet up for a cup of coffee or a beer. If you’re located elsewhere or we have trouble syncing up, I’m also happy to offer mentorship via Skype, Facetime and Google Hangouts.
I’ve worked in the industry for more than 10 years and been blessed with the opportunity to photograph more than 300 weddings. My rapport with clients and bedside manner is central to my ability to attract word-of- mouth referrals and repeat clients, giving the opportunity to photograph many of my couples beyond their wedding and into other major moments, such as welcoming their first child. Chicago is a highly competitive market for photography, but I’m ready and waiting to show you how you can find the same level of success and build a profitable in-demand business just like Crane’s Photography.