Here's why: Investing in yourself is one of the most important things you can do. If I had to guess, you have big dreams and are motivated to achieve them. You have a vision of what you want your life to look like (and spoiler, it's not spending every day at your 9-5). You have a passion for photography and are looking to grow your business into the career you know it can be. Am I on the right track?
As a self-taught photographer, I spent many hours Googling, watching YouTube, and experiencing a lot of trial and error getting started. I wish I had a friend to help guide me and answer my questions early on! Now, I'm a full-time, fully booked six figure wedding photographer doing what I love. Throughout my career, I've found mentoring and coaching is something I really enjoy (and am really good at!). I love helping other entrepreneurs succeed in their business and would be honored to help you achieve your goals!
Questions I've been asked in mentor sessions:
-How do I start booking clients consistently? This is a BIG question with lots of factors involved. We'll talk through your business, marketing efforts, and goals to put a plan in place that works for you.
-How did you go full time? Within two years, I matched my corporate salary doing photography. Within
four years, I doubled what I was making at my 9-5 corporate job and decided to officially go full time!
-Can you do a website critique? Absolutely! Send me your link ahead of time and I'd be happy to.
-What is your editing process like? I'll share the software I use, presets I've tried, + tips and tricks for efficiency and consistency.
-How do you prepare your clients for sessions? Client experience is my jam. Let me share how to set yourself, and your clients, up for a successful time working together.
-What marketing strategies do you use? I have a degree in marketing so I love talking about this!
-Can you help with pricing? Yes! Let's dive in to the nitty gritty of this by breaking down your cost of doing business, your financial goals, and how to price for profit without leaving money on the table.
The list could go on. The best part of 1:1 mentoring is that everything is tailored exactly to YOU and your business.
"All I can say is wow, Jessy truly is amazing at what she does. She is so kind and compassionate. Being a newer photographer, I was nervous but Jessy made me feel so comfortable. It was just like talking to another friend! She took the time to answer all my questions and make a plan for the future of my business. Jessy is the perfect fit for those just starting and for those more experienced. I cannot recommend her enough for those looking to further their business."
"I had the pleasure of doing a one-hour mentorship session with Jessy Herman, and let me just say this - Jessy knows all the in and outs of the photography industry. One of the things that resonated with me was that she’s all in and totally transparent with you! I know I can always reach out if I have a question! When you book Jessy for a mentoring session, you get yourself a friend for life. I am very excited about implementing the ideas that Jessy and I discussed, from social media to niching down."
All the education you want, plus food.
Connection is so important to me and this option allows us to really dig deep into your goals and questions on a more personal level. We can go to your favorite coffee shop or lunch spot and talk about any and all questions you might have!
In-person mentorships typically last an hour and a half.
A combination of in person mentorship + time shooting together.
Our first hour together will be spent talking through any questions you have followed by time out actually shooting! You'll tell me ahead of time what type of session you want to shoot (couple, portrait, family) and I'll set it up. You'll get to see how I approach my sessions from start to finish, while having your own time to pose, direct, create and ask any questions throughout the shoot.
This is a great option if you're a hands-on learner or want session guidance, not to mention having new work you're proud of.
Pour yourself a drink and let's FaceTime!
We'll spend up to 60 minutes discussing whatever your heart desires. It's important to me this is beneficial for YOU, so we'll spend this time going over any questions you'd like to ask. Nothing is off limits.
This is a great option if you're looking for guidance, have a busy schedule or live out of state. Plus if you're anything like me, you won't even have to change out of your sweatpants.