I’m really excited to announce that I’ve just launched some new one-to-one mentoring services for family and wedding photographers!
I’ve been happily mentoring other photographers for a number of years now, both via shorter 1-2 hour Skype sessions and also face-to-face full day sessions. But having a number of photographers return to me for further mentoring at later dates, it became obvious that there would be huge benefits to a longer-term arrangement where there is far more in-depth and ongoing support.
Ongoing (as opposed to one-off) mentoring can grow and adapt with each individual business, help with implementation as well as strategy, hold folk accountable for actually putting in place proposed changes and plans, whilst giving continued support through the process and formulating new goals and strategy as new needs and circumstances arise.
As a past secondary school teacher I also realise that whilst often students can have ‘lightbulb’ moments during individual lessons, the most valuable and long-lasting growth is gained through sustained and consistent support, inspiration and development over a longer period of time. I’m so excited for how rewarding it’s going to be to see and support similar growth in other photographers.
Some of you may know I used to offer 12 month ongoing mentoring, but on reflection I now feel this is too long a time over which to strategise. Personally, I’ve found that setting quarterly goals and strategy is far more effective – it’s long enough to put plenty of really effective changes and actions in place, but short enough to maintain focus and stay on track.With this in mind, I’ve designed a brand new 4 month mentoring package.
“The mentoring was amaaazing!!! Within just 2 months of having your session, changing just the smallest of things on my website and how I approach/respond to clients has literally made the world of difference. You were so so helpful and all the info you provided was beyond anything I could find on the internet! I honestly can’t thank you enough. Since the mentoring I’ve been inundated with awesome family enquiries and I’m 100% sure it’s because of all the little (huge) snippets of advice you gave me. I have taken on more family work in my area already this year than I did in total for last year! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” (Charlotte Rawles Photography)
So please do have a read about the mentoring packages I offer, and if it sounds like your kind of thing, I’d absolutely love to work with you!
If you’re not sure if mentoring’s for you but you’d like some completely free resources, advice and support, please do come and join the Facebook group for wedding and family photographers Build A Photography Brand With Soul… and/or grab yourself my free pdf guide to Growing A Family Photography Business and/or join the mailing list for plenty of tips, recommendations & resources 🙂