Mentor Sessions 

 

Over the past 6 years, I've photographed everything from newborns to families to weddings to models and I have been impacted greatly by the people who make up my portfolio. They have taught me so much and I want to give back what I have learned. After all, community is so important.

I've been rewarded with knowledge, trust and overall authenticity from each and every subject I have had the honor of shooting. I have developed relationships with them that have made me a better storyteller and all-around photographer. I have documented love, connection and life all over the world. I have discovered the way this industry works and how to create fresh content. To help get there, I went to several workshops, re-branded myself, took advice from peers and artists I've admired and lastly, I listened to what I was being called to do. I've changed my shooting style, created presets, experimented with everything from light, shadows to composition and have wholeheartedly gotten to know my clients. This has all helped in navigating my way to a place where I feel comfortable extending a hand to help others.

I want this to be a true, honest experience where you can share your heart and what you need for your business to take off. You can ask me whatever you want! I am here for you and hoping to help you grow in whichever field of photography you're in. I specialize in intimate weddings, motherhood, family and lifestyle portraiture. I give it a documentary approach where I don't pose, I let be. 

Whether you are new to this or just need a little inspiration, I'm here to help.

Trust me, we've all been there. 

I am offering 3 types of mentor sessions. The topics include business management, experimentation, presets, managing your expectations, client interaction, finding your "why," making honest photographs, discovering your niche, pricing, editing & workflow, client galleries, portfolio reviews, shooting in all types of light, client consultations, pdf's, contracts, personal projects, in-home shoots, instagram, attracting dream clients, documenting in-between moments + more! 


 
 
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SKYPE SESSION - 

This 1-1.5hr Skype session will cover anything and everything! I am here to help and can answer all of your questions. During this call, you'll be able to dig a little deeper into your business while learning tips from me along the way!

The Skype session is best if you want to cover just a couple of areas within your business that way we can really dedicate our time to important topics that you're ready to tackle head-on. 

During the session, we typically cover the following -

- defining your style
- emails & client interaction
- editing/workflow
- portfolio review
- pricing
- instagram/social media
- attracting your ideal client

Email me at hello@kaleyfromkansas.com to book.
 

 
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IN PERSON - 

The in-person mentor sessions are ideal for Kansas City photographers! 

This 1-1.5hr session will cover anything you need to help out your business. I am here to answer all of your questions - I will respond honestly and with intention.

We will meet at a local coffee shop where we will get to know each other a bit and really dig deep into your business. This is a time for you to invest in your brand and your business, find your "why" and allow me to help in any way I can!

During the session, we typically cover the following -

- defining your style
- emails & client interaction
- editing/workflow
- portfolio review
- pricing
- instagram/social media
- attracting your ideal client

Email me at hello@kaleyfromkansas.com to book.

 
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ONE ON ONE - 

These are a personal favorite! The one on one sessions are in person and are interactive - meant for Kansas City creatives and beyond. Below, you'll find travel info if you want me to meet you in your city!

The one on one's last around 4-6 hours.

To start, we will meet up for coffee and go over any and all questions you may have.  

We can cover the following (not limited to) - 

- defining your style & aesthetic
- how to book your ideal client
- editing/workflow
- portfolio review
- pricing/pdf's
- instagram/social media
- collaborating/cultivating your community
- finding the light in any situation  
- directing your subject
- goal setting
- live shoot with model/couple/family
- LR/post processing
- contracts

 

After the Q&A portion, we will go out and do a styled shoot that I organize with a real couple, family, mother & kid(s), model, etc. This is all dependent on which type of photography you are interested in or are already into but want to learn more about. You'll observe while I get the subject comfortable, go through my process of finding light, getting a tour of the home or space, getting to know the couple and/or family a bit prior to shooting & more. You will then watch me shoot and direct the subject while asking any questions. Lastly, you will get a chance to shoot and I will give you my feedback and answer any questions during the process! 

Afterwards, we will go grab lunch/dinner and chat about the shoot as a whole, mostly focusing on your takeaways. We will then look at your photographs and do a mini critique and just talk about what you are drawn to in a photo, how you played with light, how you directed and we will edit 5-10 of your photographs using LR + your presets! I can show you tips & tricks, how I create, organize and deliver galleries and lastly, how I journal a session.

These sessions will take place in Kansas City where I’m based. However, if you'd like to have a one on one while I am in your area, feel free to take a look at my travel schedule and email me! Otherwise, we can chat about travel fees, etc if you're interested. I am always up for traveling if it means sharing my knowledge! Send me an email and we can get started on dreaming up this one on one!

Lastly, want your best friend, significant other or fellow creative to join? The more, the merrier! You can share the cost and experience a mentor session with a friend!

I can't wait to meet you!

Email me at hello@kaleyfromkansas.com to book.