Available Coaching Types
Business: Business coaching may involve consultations on marketing plans, pricing for photographers, social media expertise, client or competitor identification and analysis, branding, productivity, and more.
Edit My Images: Provide a folder of images to the coach prior to the session and she’ll apply her processing style to those images and walk you through them, step by step. You’ll be able to ask questions along the way.
Freestyle Experience: The freestyle experience is a custom coaching session, mentorship, shooting event, or personalized program custom developed by a coach. Details are available on the individual coach pages.
Portfolio Review: Provide the coach with your portfolio images and she’ll walk you through the images with you with an eye to the cohesiveness of the portfolio, the strength of your composition, the technical merit and the processing.
Problem Solving: Do you have a specific areas that are giving you difficulty? Your coach will address your questions and will give you specific strategies that will help you move beyond your problem spots.
Website Review: You and your coach will give your website a critical examination, paying particular attention to user experience, cohesiveness of the design, structure, and text.
Workflow Walkthrough: Watch while your coach takes you through her workflow, from how she handles the images straight out of camera to the delivery of the final file.
Coaching Rate: $150/hour. Rate is based on session length and includes a customized intake form and continuing development plan.
My CPS Breakout
Perfect Pairs: The Art of Couples Photography
Go behind the scenes with three photographers as they capture couples at every stage. From engagement to wedding and beyond, you’ll learn tried and true techniques to pose, prompt, and elicit natural reactions from every couple. Learn more >
Q & A
favorite teaching topics
Breaking a Rut, Developing Your Style, Creative Wedding Photography, Creative Editing
biggest lesson or piece of advice you want to share:
Don’t feel guilty about not picking up your camera. Being an artist involves more than just the final product. If you feel stuck, keep reading tutorials, stay involved with the photography community, and keep the camera out with the battery charged. One day, you’ll be flooded with so much inspiration you won’t know what to do with it!
a location you couldn’t do without:
A local park in the middle of nowhere. It has a lake, orchard, beautiful evergreen pathways, an open field, and it’s at the base of a mountain with a 190 degree view of the ocean and mountains.
photographers and artists that inspire you:
My biggest artistic inspiration is my father. He was a photographer before I was born and then moved into carving large burls salvaged from logging burn piles.