Mentor Sessions

Maybe you want to learn how to use that complicated camera you got for Christmas or maybe you want help figuring out which camera to even buy? Or you've been taking pictures just for fun and people have started to ask, "How much do you charge?" and that caught you off guard, but also made you realize you'd love to make money with your photo skills, and you want help with starting that. Or you feel stumped while sitting in front of Lightroom or Photoshop because you can't quite get your images to look the way you want them to. Or you want help on navigating photo shoots. Or you need help with something else?

here to help

I love teaching others and watching them have aha moments, seeing their eyes light up as they realize they can finally get their camera to do what they want. But what I love the most is watching people come to own their love of photography and begin to pursue this art with confidence and passion.

Whatever your photo questions & qualms are, I'd be happy to help in any way I can! I'll share a little bit about my philosophy and help you hone in on yours.

I wouldn't be where I am today without the photographers who were generous with their time and their tips, so I'd love to pay that gift forward!

the options

We'd meet up for an hour, in-person or on Facetime, and I'd answer any questions you have! We can cover as many things as you'd like. -- $100

Part One:  I'd find us people for whatever type of shoot you're wanting, suggest locations, and we would shoot together. / Part Two:  We'd do a 30 minute debrief, chat about the shoot, and then look over your images together. (This one's good for building your portfolio!) -- $200

If you have something else in mind, I'm open to it. Let's talk!

make the move

 "Emily was absolutely instrumental in my choice to pursue photography.  I didn’t know it, but I needed someone to speak truth into my creativity.  I needed someone to encourage me to claim my craft- something that was mine all along but that I was too scared to put a label on.  Leaving our session, I not only felt empowered and ready to take on this field that can feel so overwhelming, but I also left with practical, tangible tools to help grow my business, take photos that I’m proud of, and invest in worthwhile equipment. She answered all of my questions and exceeded all of my expectations. Not to mention, who wouldn’t want to hang out with her?! She’s fun & kind & rad & the best."
- Liz Erban

"Emily took the time to meet with me and open my eyes a bit more about photography. I wanted to learn more about getting the perfect shot and being confident behind the camera, and she was able to understand what I was looking to get out of our mentorship meeting. She’s knowledgable and experienced about not only the basics of photography, but the bigger picture. She has helped me understand that it’s not about who has the bigger or “better” lens, but who has the better eye. With her help, she helped me understand the importance of light and how to use it to my advantage. Emily’s passion for photography and helping others reinvested my passion in my work as well."
- Anka Raffijandi