Have you ever felt the desire to make more meaningful photographs?
Have you ever wanted to feel more confident and comfortable with your camera?
Do you not have any idea what the heck your doing and desperately want to get out of Auto mode?
Do you just need some help?
Help is on the way. It's me. I'm Help.
Que The Beatles music.
"Help! I need somebody!
Help! Not just anybody!
Help! You know I need someone!
I'm offering in person mentoring sessions to help you do just that. I'm here to get you off Auto mode and get you into Manual so that you can start controlling every aspect of your images.
For beginners, we will go over all of the basics. Exposure, Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, and basic composition. You will get 3 hours with me- one hour of instruction and two hours of practicing shooting in the field on a photo walk. You also get a printed copy of my book, The Brave Storyteller: A Beginner's Guide.
For more intermediate shooters- we will go over more advanced techniques like composition, storytelling, and learning how to navigate trickier lighting situations. These sessions are also 3 hours.
*Please note these do not include editing and post processing instruction.
So if you're local to Hampton Roads or maybe you're here on vacation (and want to do something just for you) and you want to schedule a mentoring session with me, get in touch with me! I would love to help you get on your way to better photographs. You can contact me here and view more information about The Brave Storyteller Mentoring here.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet up with some fellow boss babes and create some magic. We traveled down to Virginia Beach and got to work.
We fostered an atmosphere of community over competition and I left feeling inspired and empowered.
Leave it to the documentary photographer in me to take all the behind the scenes shots and tell the story of our evening. What can I say? I do what I do and I'm true to who I am as an artist.
I told the story of women (most of us strangers) coming together to uplift and create with one another. I followed along as the spirit of inspiration carried us from one location to another.
When night fell and we parted ways, we left as friends- bound together by the spirit of entrepreneurship and art.
We only live this life once. Spend your days making the world a better place.
Enjoy the story, my friends.
Some women fear the fire, some women become it. - R.H Sin
Did you know each Storytelling Session I shoot comes with a beautiful set of 10 5x7 prints for you to keep or share with loved ones?
It's true! I believe in the power of prints (and here's a blog explaining why- check it out, it's been one of my most popular to date!) and I believe that your photos shouldn't live on your hard drive. But the sad thing is, in this day in age, sometimes life gets in the way and we simply put it off. And we keep putting it off (no judgement- been there, done that!) and then they sit there some more. Here's the thing- we are not enjoying them if they are sitting on a hard drive. They aren't sparking joy on our walls or in our home. They are collecting digital dust.
So, to help combat that and to bring a smile to your face, each 1.5 hour Storytelling Session with me comes with a set of 10 5x7 prints for you to share or keep for yourself. They can all be the same, they can all be different, or in any combination you want.
These are printed with high quality inks on archival paper that is meant to last many, many years. These would be a wonderful addition to your Legacy box or a keepsake for your children years from now.
What's a Legacy Box, you ask? A Legacy Box is a box I keep for my children that has special treasures in it. Handwritten notes, photos, mementos and the like. Here's a picture of ours. It's such a fantastic little keepsake to be building for your children and family members.
If you'd like to book a session of your own, you can contact me here or by clicking the Contact tab on the menu above. Time doesn't wait and babies don't keep. These days will be gone in the blink of an eye. Document your life the moments that matter. Build a little legacy for your family. It's an investment you won't ever forget.
Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.