Lessons and Mentoring
I remember how overwhelming it was when I first picked up a “big-girl-camera” and tried to navigate this business thing! I love the opportunity to share my passion for making photographic art and running a photography business with others!
Among a comprehensive list of topics, I specialize in Pricing/Cost of Doing Business, Professional Communication Workflow, Copywriting and Proofreading, Building Confidence, and Long-Term Strategy for New or Struggling Businesses.
For non-professionals, I love sharing tips and tricks for capturing the everyday that will take your personal photography to the next level!
INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON $150: 60-90 minutes, one-on-one in-person lesson // time can be used to discuss your choice of topics suc as: basic camera settings, lens selection, finding the light, composition, posing kids, capturing the everyday, editing program options, other equipment, hands-on-shooting, and Q&A.
GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON $250+: up to two hours, in-person lesson for 2-4 friends // time can be used to discuss your choice of topics such as: basic camera settings, lens selection, finding the light, composition, posing kids, capturing the everyday, editing program options, other equipment, hands-on-shooting, and Q&A. $250 for first two people + $50/each additional person up to four
HANDS-ON LEARNING $250: for those of you who learn by doing… for up to two hours, we will talk about how to shoot, then photograph your own kids or family using your camera, on location or in your home. Throughout, we will discuss shooting tactics, posing, settings, equipment // + two weeks of follow up email support relating to things learned on site as you practice with your own subjects.
Photographers are artists. Creatives. It's very common for 'creative' personality types to struggle with the business side of things. So if that's you, you are not alone! If you look around, you'll see that lot of photography business education is geared toward the Wedding industry... which is great for wedding photographers... but doesn't help all of us. Some of us just love photographing families. I want to help. I have a passion for encouraging local family photographers to ramp up their professionalism and put strategies and tactics in place to ensure that their businesses will not only be something they can grow at their own pace in an organized way, but also that pays them for their time and talent!
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS WORKSHOPS ($ workshop seat price will vary):
Business workshops are intimate and fast-paced and the content is comprehensive
Workshop follow up includes a personalized goal list written by Julie and tailored to you, and four weeks of follow up phone mentoring and business coaching
Contact Julie below if you'd like to be in the loop for the next scheduled workshop, or would like to host an all-day business workshop of your own (minimum four attendees)
MENTOR PREMIUM PACKAGE $1300:
Four to five hours of private lessons (four separate meetings, or two longer meetings)
Shadow AND second-shoot at one JGP session (with client permission) for portfolio building and learning
Two-months of email support followup to teaching sessions.
MENTOR PACKAGE $500:
Two-hours in-person private lesson,
Shadow/assist at one JGP session (with client permission), or Julie assist at one of your sessions
Thirty minute debrief/teaching time before or after the session.
Two weeks of email support follow up
GROUP MENTOR SESSION $150/person:
Find a photographer friend (or two or three) with similar goals and questions, and share a 60-90 minute semi-private session
One week email support follow up on topic covered
$150 per photographer up to four, minimum two
SHADOW AND LEARN $250:
Shadow/assist one JGP session (with client permission) or Julie assist at one of your sessions (not more than one hour)
Q&A welcome throughout session on shooting tactics, posing, settings, equipment
Thirty minute debrief/teaching time following the session
One weeks of follow up email support relating to things learned on site
MENTOR SESSION $200:
Is there just one area of your business in particular that you are really struggling with? Let's tackle it together!
One hour private session
One week email support follow up
$200 first hour, $100 each additional hour (same day).
WEBSITE REVIEW $200:
Building a website is a lot of work and it's fantastic to have an extra set of eyes to make sure you are putting your best foot forward before you publish! In about an hour, we'll go over your website and fine-tune it or restructure it together
One week email support follow up
PRICING CLASS $200:
Split this $200 class with a friend(s) — as many as five people at $40/each
You are a talented photographer, let’s make sure you are charging enough to sustain your business and pay yourself what you’re worth!
30-60 minute walk-through of Julie’s pricing exercise, by phone or video chat or in-person
One week of follow up email support
Don’t live in Arizona? Don’t need to meet in-person? Let’s talk about options for a one-month, two-month or customized tele-mentoring package for you.
Scheduling is subject to Photographer's Availability.
Travel fee of $40-100 will apply for locations farther than 20 miles from JGP home office in Gilbert, AZ; calculated based on commute time, at photographer's discretion.