Mentoring, Classes & Help
I get a lot of emails asking for advice on a ton of topics. Usually packages, IPS or how to pull off a certain pose/look.
I used to go to lunch with photographers, but they would pick my brain for like 3-4 hours and I wouldn't get any work done that day.
I have found that for most people, just some one-on-one mentoring is the best way to go.
Do you need advice or feedback about your pricing? Curious how a session looks/goes for me? Want to watch a sales session? No problem.
Private Mentoring on Any Topic
If you need just private, sit down mentoring where I look over your website, marketing materials, pricing, maybe do a mock sales session, or help you understand photography or studio lighting better.
- Up to 1 hour in person or via skype or FB, $250 (this would be ideal for general business, but not lighting, etc.)
- Hands on, up to 4 hours to learn lighting techniques, get to know your camera gear better, talk business or anything else you need more help with. This package includes lunch during the 4 hours so we can chat reenergize while discussing any business questions you have. $999. Includes a headshot that will be taken during your time in the studio for you to use.
- 6 months mentorship. Initial meeting is up to 2 hours long to look over your website, discuss pricing, setting goals, etc. After that, a 1 hour call or in person meeting each month, $1500. Includes a headshot that will be taken during your time in the studio for you to use.
- 12 month mentorship. Initial meeting is up to 3 hours long to look over your website, discuss pricing, setting goals, etc. (If you are local, we can also work in the studio to get you better at lighting, etc. and will include a headshot for you to use) After that, a 1 hour call or in person meeting each month. PLUS, up to 3 hands on sessions for up to an additional hour, where I help you with lighting, posing, IPS, whatever you need. $2500
Hands on In Person Sales Help
Do you want to make a living doing photography? This is how you turn $200 sales into $1,000+ and not burn yourself out.
I take about 6 weeks of vacation every year. I work around my children's schedule and am typically off when they are out of school. We went from owing $30K+ between credit cards and cars to being debt free in less than two years, because of MY income. All while paying for the studio (which costs me more than my house mortgage!) This is a business, you don't get sick time or retirement, let me help you price yourself to make a living!
Assist me with a session.
See first hand how I photograph a session.
Sit through the client's sales appointment and listen to how it's done.
Get hands on help with in person sales and guidance.
Go do your OWN session and then use my sales room (you can use my pricing sheets if you need to) while I sit with you and help you during the sale:
(Three-four days over a month period):$2500.
I recently wrote an ebook with exactly my process and also lots of advice from other photographers on how they do IPS. Includes sample emails, pricing templates and more! Check that out here.
*****Have you gotten this In Person Sales thing figured out but just want to use my sales room? No problem. Shoot me an email. Let's chat.*****
Client/Photographer Student Example
Rachel got into photography this last year and immediately started mentoring with me. She helped with photo shoots and sat through a sales session. She was shocked. She didn't think that she could actually make any money. I showed her what to say and what to do. She did a photo shoot at a park and then came in to do the sales session at my studio, while I sat there with her. This not only meant I could help her with the software she was still learning to use, but help her pick the right words to say to the client.
The client paid $200 for the session. She turned it into an $800 sales session, making $1,000 total:
I took Christy’s IPS class last year and was shocked at how much money I have been leaving on the table by not selling in person. Christy’s IPS class was very eye opening. She did a great job explaining sales tactics and the psychology behind the in-person sales process, as well as what types of software to use and how to showcase sample products to maximize sales. She walked me through a mock sales session and even attended and coached me through my first IPS session. Because of her help, that session went from a $200 shoot-and-burn sale to an $800 IPS sale. I would highly recommend her class as it has made a phenomenal difference in my photography sales.
--Rachel, Summer Dreams Photography