Wild Bloom Mentoring

No matter where you are in your photography journey, we all have those moments when we feel like we don't know how to "level up" and achieve that next rung on the ladder, whether that means growth in technique, growth in business, or growth in wealth and knowledge. It can be so frustrating to hold such a beautiful and intricate camera in our hands and know it has the power to make beautiful images if we just knew how to achieve our vision. Even more frustrating to know we can make amazing images but are not getting the clients we dream of. 

How can we master something that grows and evolves if WE are still growing and evolving? I’m not sure anyone can ever have this whole thing figured out — but what I am sure of is that we’re not waiting around for that "bippity-bobbity-boo moment" to begin helping others grow their passion into a self-sustaining business. After 12 years in business, numerous published images, and over 10,000 portrait sessions we've finally wrapped our heads around our own experiences and photographic style and are so ready to help others find their way. We're excited to share everything we know about building a successful portrait photography business from the ground up with focus on both the business and creative side of things -- as both are equally important.

*I know that many mentors will not accept photographers within a certain radius of their business. I do not have these restrictions and invite photographers of all levels and all locations to work with me.


1-ON-1 FAMILY/MATERNITY MENTORING SESSION - $850

This is an all-encompassing session that will cover everything I do from start to finish. From attracting + booking my dream clients, to shooting, to the final delivery of images. This session includes a short styled photo shoot with a client so you can see how I interact, pose, + direct them. You will also step into the principle photographer role with me on hand to answer any questions you have + give feedback. Nothing is off the table with this session, you can ask anything + everything! I'm an open book. You choose what we focus on! These sessions range from 3-5 hours, includes lots of coffee, tons of feedback and most likely some inside jokes. Sessions include (but are not limited to): + finding your niche, your style + your aesthetic + how to attract & book your ideal client + shooting & posing + live shoot with real clients + finding good light, anywhere + workflow - from start to finish + goal setting & constructive criticism on your work and/or website + pricing + advertising, collaborating, instagram.

1-ON-1 NEWBORN MENTORING SESSION - $950

This is an all-encompassing session that will cover everything I do in a newborn session from start to finish. From attracting + booking my dream clients, to wrapping and posing those sweet babies and styling sets, to angles and lighting while shooting, to the final delivery of images. This session includes a full newborn session with a client so you can see how I shoot, pose, + direct them. You will also take the reigns and step into the lead photographer role so I can help with any questions you have + give feedback. Nothing is off the table with this session, you can ask anything + everything! I'm an open book. You choose what we focus on. These sessions range from 5-7 hours, includes lots of coffee, tons of feedback and most likely some inside jokes. Sessions include (but are not limited to): + finding your niche, your style + your aesthetic + how to attract & book your ideal client + shooting & posing + live shoot with real clients + using off camera flash + workflow - from start to finish + goal setting & constructive criticism on your work and/or website + pricing + advertising, collaborating, instagram.

1-ON-1 STUDIO PORTRAIT MENTORING SESSION - $650

This is an all-encompassing session that will cover everything I do from start to finish in a fine art studio portrait session. This session includes a short styled shoot with a client so you can see how I shoot, pose, + direct them. I'll also let you shoot them so I can help with any questions you have + give feedback. Nothing is off the table with this session, you can ask anything + everything! I'm an open book. We will focus on portrait lighting for studio fine art portraits using off camera flash. These sessions range from 1-2 hours, includes tons of feedback and tips for how to direct clients to give emotive expressions. Sessions includes simple lighting, posing, and editing instruction to get the fine art portraits I am known for creating.


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1-ON-1 ADOBE LIGHTROOM MENTORING SESSION - $200

Speed up your workflow by mastering Adobe Lightroom basics. If you’re still doing the bulk of your editing in Photoshop because you are overwhelmed with Lightroom, this is for you! After 8 years of photography and 3 years of being a professional photo editor for multiple photographers, Meghan Paris has learned the ins and outs of Lightroom. We will focus on creating an efficient system for organizing your photo sessions, implementing metadata, bulk editing, and how to enhance your photos without having to use Adobe Photoshop.


1-ON-1 SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTATION - $200

We live in a world where marketing your business is more available than ever. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UC Davis and experience in small business marketing, this hour long consultation will cover utilizing multiple social media platforms to promote your business. We’ll discuss how to interpret your stats, the best time to post, what to post, and how to find your target audience. Get customized tips and pointers catered to your business to give it a boost!


PORTFOLIO REVIEW- $200

When you just need that second set of expert eyes to tell you what you need to improve upon we are here to review your portfolio! You will receive a thorough critique of your social media or online portfolio along with tips for improvement, business advise on how to market your strengths, and positive feedback on what you are doing well. This review is meant to help you find focus and direction in your work and learn what weaknesses you can improve on to really grow as an artist. Included is a 1-hour phone call/zoom chat along with comprehensive notes and action items from our session plus a follow-up in 3 months to discuss your growth and positive results.


The Bloom Mentorship

If you are looking to drastically improve your skills and overall business over a longer period of time this mentorship program will do just that. A mentorship will allow you the opportunity to learn "on the job" and have full access to me and my knowledge. Includes full access to assist and observe with any sessions on my calendar that interest you so that you can learn on site. Full access to my locations list, contract templates, one 1-hour editing training session/month, and open critique of any images you share with me during our mentorship. You will be given simple weekly "homework" to help improve your skills and get your business on track. Business guidance encouraged to help get your business on track for success. Includes one styled session of your choice every 3 months with coaching to be completed during your mentorship to build your portfolio and put into action what you have learned.

Also included is a personal branding session by me to give you new headshots and lifestyle images to utilize for your business. This can be completed at any time during the course of your mentorship.

I only accept 3 applicants at a time so spaces are limited. Graduates of the 1-year mentorship will be considered for opportunities as associate photographers within The Wild Bloom Studio brand if interested or be added to the certified referral list where I send my clients that I cannot service.


3-Month Mentorship: $2000

6-Month Mentoship: $3500

9-Month Mentorship: $5000

1-Year Mentorship: $6000


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