Mentoring

"IN VAIN YOU HAVE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE IF YOU HAVE NOT IMPARTED IT TO OTHERS

I have spent the last 7 years learning, growing, fine-tuning, failing, and trying again, to get to where I am today. All the years of trial & error, hours of research, trying all the different programs, and I was exhausted. Can we all just admit that being a photographer, no matter what level, & growing a business is sometimes incredibly grueling & painful? BUT it is worth every single ache & pain, tear & triumph. I am so absolutely passionate about this little empire I’ve created. I am SO proud of all the hard work I’ve put in. 

Someone once said "In vain you have acquired knowledge you if have not imparted it to others." The reason we are where we are today is because of those who came before us. They laid the groundwork and gave us a place to jump off from. They’ve done the learning, and we get to pick up where they left off! I am ALL about helping out other creatives, and encouraging them in their journeys by giving them the information necessary! Knowledge shared is SO much more powerful & life changing than when it’s kept inside the learners head, and THAT'S why I want to share mine with you! (+ I think you're cool & want to be your friend.)

I’ve done a few of these in the past, and the results were absolutely wonderful. Getting to watch other aspiring photographers blossom after they’re given such priceless information is absolutely one of my greatest joys. These sessions are a great way for us to get to know each other & become great friends while learning about all things photography & business related!

SO! Below are the options I'd like to present to you!

A LIL LOVE NOTE FROM A FORMER MENTEE

"I LOVED my mentor session with Summer! With it being only my first year in the photography business, I had many questions without answers. When I saw that Summer was offering mentoring sessions, I immediately reached out & I am so glad I did. She answered all my questions + so much more! Within 2 hours at a coffee shop, Summer taught me everything that she has learned in her experience of being a photographer. She made it a personal experience & made sure that I not only felt heard but also loved! I walked into my session with unanswered questions & I walked out with not just the answers to those questions but also a great friend in the photography world! I definitely recommend going to Summer for all your mentoring needs, no matter what skill level you are!" - Molly Lynn

SKYPE/IN PERSON SESSION - $200

These 1-2 hour sessions allow us to chat about all the things you're curious about. They are Q+A format, so I encourage you to spend some time preparing your questions ahead of time! Also included (if you choose) is a critique/constructive criticism of your portfolio or website. Come with all your note taking materials & set aside some time to invest in your business!

ALL INCLUSIVE SESSION - $350

These sessions are specifically tailored to YOU & the things you want to learn. They are typically broken up into 2 or 3 sessions. We'll start by having you fill out a questionnaire ahead of time to help me prepare for your session & come ready with all the juicy details you desire! Nothing is off limits here! After we've discussed all of the area's where you're seeking guidance, we'll open up time for a Q+A portion & portfolio/website critique if you so choose! I prefer to keep these sessions super comfy & casual. Think your couch + blankets & popcorn or your favorite coffee shop vibes. 

After this, we'll plan a styled shoot where you can see how I work in the field + talk all about settings, different lighting scenarios, etc.

Also included is my "natural posing" course + 2 of my personal presets!

My mentee's are also the first people I contact when I need second shooters for weddings! So if this is something you're interested in, make sure you mention it in the questionnaire!