Below is one image of a beautiful girl, from a Mentoring session that I did last Sunday.
One of the questions that I am most often asked, is “Do you run Workshops?” The answer is No. BUT, I have just started to take a few mentoring sessions.
My story is no different from so many budding new comers to this crazy industry. The allure of working from home, whilst raising my children, whilst doing something that I absolutely adore – photography seemed the perfect career for me.
The reality of this career was so far from the dream. For those that have worked in this career for longer that a year, you will know what I mean.
I came into this industry wanting “Work/Life/Family Balance”, and that is what I have spent the last 5 years trying to achieve. It’s been quite the journey for me, and yes, it has taken me 5 years to work out a system that allows me just this. For now, I work part time from home, raising 3 beautiful children, and earning a healthy 6 figure salary. Time with my family is everything to me.
This journey has opened doors that I could never imagine for me. From photographing families on North Stradbroke Island QLD, to Darwin NT, to Oslo Norway, to up in a hot air balloon, to being featured in News Papers such as this and this, on blogs, and interviews. To winning major industry awards like ACT Epson AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year, to the absolute dream come true – 2013 Canon AIPP AUSTRALIAN Family Photographer of the Year. An honour that I could never in my wildest dreams, imagine winning.
If you are are a new-comer into this crazy world of family portraiture, and you are chasing the same dream as me, then you may be interested to hear what I have learned over the years, and how I make it work for me. If you are an amateur/enthusiast, that just wants to take better photos of their children, then please feel free to give me a call to. The Mum’s of these two beautiful children below are enthusiasts just wanting to learn how to photograph each other children.
Here are the details
Who are these sessions aimed at
– Family Portrait Photographers, just starting their journey into this industry.
– Amateurs/enthusiasts that are interested in learning to take better photos of their own children.
– anyone that is interested in achieving a better work / life / family balance.
What is covered
Anything. I’m an open book 🙂
The cost is $200 per hour for the first 2 hours, then $100 per hour for each hour there after (on the same day) This cost also includes a 10 minute Skype (or telephone call) after your session, to answer any questions you may have.
How can you make this cheaper
Bring a friend 🙂 and split the cost. NB – I only take two people though. I like to keep to cozy and personal.