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My Podcast with Off-Farm Income

This is podcast I did a few months ago with Matt Brechwald for Off-Farm Income. I received an email from Matt asking me to interview with him about my photography business and how it works with our family farm. In it I talk about business (specifically marketing) and what’s worked for me and also how I integrate my business with my husband’s farm. Matt has a TERRIFIC website over there and I highly recommend checking out his interviews!

Here’s mine:

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Wedding Photography Mentoring

Dipping your toes into weddings can be scary… and truthfully, it should be! Weddings aren’t something you want to begin shooting until you are ready and feel confident in your ability to nail shots in a variety of (very quickly changing) lighting, adapt to unpredictable situations and deliver a quality gallery of hundreds of images no matter what you shoot – dslr, film or mirrorless.

I’ve designed an intensive mentoring weekend to prepare you to shoot weddings on your own – start to finish. Here’s how our weekend will look:

Arrival Friday: We talk business. Marketing, branding, creating packages, booking, consultations with brides, managing payments, working with the couple afterwards, etc. You’ll see me prep for a wedding and the steps I take to ensure I’m ready (it may involve a little pacing and breathing heavy!).

Saturday: We shoot a REAL wedding together. Yep – you’ll go along with me to an actual wedding. This isn’t the minor leagues! You’ll be listening, observing and yes, shooting images for YOUR portfolio. I won’t expect you to be a second shooter – you’ll stick pretty close to my side the whole day. You’ll learn how to shoot intuitively and with purpose.

Sunday: How to efficiently and beautifully edit weddings to get them to your clients in a swift time frame. Also we’ll be discussing pricing of products, and how to sell prints, albums and canvases after the wedding.

All of this information will be packaged in a workbook.

This is an all-inclusive weekend. Your stay at the Cottage and your meals are included in the cost. Once you leave the farm, the learning continues within my Facebook workshop group and I have to say – it’s the best darn photography group ever!

Wedding Mentoring: $3000

(deposit of $1000 due at booking)

to book and inquire about available dates, please email me at: