The Confident Photographer

This entire section is born out of countless conversations with other photographers, and the many ways in which they lack confidence - and rarely is it in technical skill. Below is a list of the One on One mentoring sessions, the workshops and the classes I offer in the Buffalo, NY region. 

I have been in the business of photography for over 9 years, and it hasn't been too often that  I have done things the right way the first time. I've made most of the common mistakes, and have learned from them. I hate watching others make the same mistakes and taking the long way to get to the level of confidence they should be at. 

 
 
 

Photography Classes

Classes are offered occasionally throughout the year. Please contact Becca if no class options are listed to find out when the next one is planned.

 

SEO Makeover Class - $150

You have a website, and you work endlessly updating pictures, showing all of your best work. And it is gorgeous. You've spent tons of time, and probably money, getting it to look just the way you want it to look... But it is nowhere on Google. This class will give you the tips and tricks of how to get found on Google (and Bing and Yahoo, for those of you that use those). I will go over the right and wrong ways to use keywords. I will talk about the things that could be hurting your SEO that you don't even realize, and three of the simplest tricks to get found on Google that most people don't do. I will go through keywords specific to your photography business, tell you where to put them and tons of other tricks to boost your SEO. These tricks work no matter what platform your website is running from. I have experience with Squarespace, Wordpress, Wix, Showit, Smugmug, and Zenfolio websites, but have been able to help with almost any other platform.

Class size is limited to 10. Full payment is due to secure your seat. A Laptop is preferred if you want to work on your site while the class happens. Notebook and pen is preferred.

This class will be 2-3 hours long
This class is for newborn and family photographers - this is NOT for wedding photographers.


Light the Night - $500

If the words "Off Camera Flash" give you a mild panic attack, I can help. This workshop will give you the confidence in using your flash and getting natural looking portraits. We will cover:

  • In-camera flash settings
  • Manual Flash
  • Off Camera Flash
  • Indoor Flash - for details, getting ready, and reception shots.
  • Daytime Flash Use - when to use, and when not to use
  • Sunset Flash Use 
  • Nighttime Flash
  • Flash Modifiers
  • Much, much more! 

 


1:1 Photography Mentoring

1:1 Business Mentoring - $100/hr.

This can cover any sort of mentoring - pricing for profit and sustainability, website help, SEO overhauls, contracts, social media... All those things that are the overlooked part of running a photography business. If you want to get to a place where you feel more comfortable emailing clients, are answering questions before they are answered, being found on google, or just need help setting up your price list where you have faith that it is worthwhile for you and them, this is for you.

Meetings are generally 1-2 hours, unless you have several different topics you want worked on

Workflow and Editing - $125 per meeting

  • You want to shoot more, edit less.
  • Your workflow is non-existent.
  • You have programs you never use that other photographers swear by.
  • You have clients emailing you asking for pictures that you meant to have done last week.
  • You are drowning in work, and it's draining you. This is for you.

Meetings last 1-2 hours, at whatever place you edit most. 

Client Confidence - $425

  • You can't figure out how to pose clients. You want real connections but get stuck. You have brain freeze every time a family session happens.
  • You can't get your editing to the place you want it. You have the programs, have the skill in camera, but don't know how to use it all together.
  • You want to learn more about lighting, posing, editing, or any of the above.

Timing and meetings depend upon your starting point and your goal. At least one meeting, one photo shoot, and one editing session - and a few coffees.

Full Business Confidence - $125/month

A full year of mentoring. We meet once a month to go through whatever it is you are struggling with at that point, as well as chat, text and phonecall support throughout the year . It includes help with pricing, website, SEO, workflow, business, posing, client communication, contracts, questionnaires, culling, editing, and more. I will come with you on a photoshoot and give you feedback afterwards, as well as help you cull and edit your full session, as well as having you to shadow me on a photoshoot to see how I do things, and watch me cull and edit the full session.