Peyton Olivia wrote about her mentoring experience:
“As a small business Photographer just getting started, I felt I needed something to get me really on my feet. Between taking photos, creating a website, figuring how to market properly and effectively, and figuring out the exact client I desired, I felt overwhelmed and lost. One day I found Caitlin through an instagram connection and the timing couldn't be more perfect. I booked Caitlin for her mentoring services right after I quit my full time job to dedicate to my small business. Over a two hour period Caitlin offered advice for my website, broke down my ideal clientele, showed me ways to market myself easily and effectively, and gave me support from one small business owner to another. Caitlin is passionate, knowledgeable, and knows how to grow a small business from personal experience. Mentoring with Caitlin was truly a blessing to me and I couldn't be more thankful. If you are a small business owner looking for guidance, book Caitlin asap. I promise you will not regret it.
Growing and working towards your business can be incredibly challenging but oh so rewarding when you have reached your goals and dreams. I remember the role my mentor had in my life and I wouldn't be where I am today without them! So in attempt to pay the kindness forward I am now offering in person mentoring sessions! This includes a hour and a half of business and photography talk, coffee and so much insight to where you want to be and how to get there. I am an open book, I will look over your portfolio, help you define your editing style and so much more. We can talk about social media, having a clear brand message and photography tips to get you where you want to be! This is one of my favorite services I offer. It fills my heart with joy to help other photographers reach their goals and achieve their dreams.
$200 for a two hour sit down session completely customized to your needs!
$300 for a styled session where we shoot and work on the exact areas you want to improve! May extend longer than one and a half hours.
$500 for a two hour sit down session and a 30 minute headshot session with 10 images for use on your website, and any promotional needs.
Drop me a line below and I'll send you a questionnaire so I can see exactly what you want to work on and customize your experience!
Rebecca Burt wrote about her mentoring experience:
"I recently had a mentoring session with Caitlin. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect as this was my first mentoring session ever. Caitlin was amazing! I learned so much from her. She was generous with her knowledge but she also helped me so much with having confidence in myself and my business. She was truly like a friend. Very genuine and passionate about mentoring me and giving me the very shoulder I desperately needed to lean on. I look forward to using everything I learned from her and also meeting Caitlin in person."
Disclaimer: Caitlin is not a lawyer is will not provide any legal advice.
Resources for Photographers
Adobe Creative Cloud
This is our favorite way to have a constantly up to date version of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. The best news it that it just costs around 10 dollars a month. You can sign up two computers to the Creative Cloud and access your photos on the Lightroom phone app to edit images on the go for Instagram.
This is such a lifesaver when you are culling tons of images from weddings! You can upload thousands of photos and see thumbnails and previews of the images in literally seconds. If you've been culling in Lightroom try Photo Mechanic. You'll get hours of your life back trying to decide which images to keep and get rid of. The first thing I do after downloading my images off the cards I throw them in Photo Mechanic and cull them.
Follow this link to receive 20% off your first year. If you want your client's information, contracts, shooting schedule and payments all in one place Honeybook is for you. We feel so good about the experience our clients are receiving. Another perk is it gives clients peace of mind to hop on their account and see when their next payments are due.
MailChimp is the best way to create email campaigns, keep track of subscribers and see the success rate of your emails. You can also customize the email templates to match your branding which is so important.
Pixieset is my favorite way to deliver my clients edited high res files! The platform is visually very clean and super easy to use. You can share the images via email or a direct link. Your clients can also order prints through the site with no extra work on your end! Click here to sign up for Pixieset through my referral link.
This the only app we use when setting up monthly posts. We love this app because you can see how your images look next to one another and tell the story of your brand. Through the app you are able batch edit your posts and save captions for when you are ready to post to Instagram! It also tells you the best times for you to post to your Insta.
You can install this app on your email account and respond to emails anytime but schedule sending them for a specific time. That way you can cross things off your to-do list long before anyone knows your working. This really helps set boundaries in your business.