Photography strategies for the wild at heart.
Blaze your own path with a photography business built for you
Deep-dive into a topic of your choice in this 90-minute coaching session.
Build your portfolio and your skills at the same time with a hands-on styled shoot.
Learn, laugh and build relationships at a retreat with you and your photography friends.
Burned out. Struggling. Overwhelmed. Lost.
My business used to light my soul on fire, but not in a good way.
I have been right there with you. I shifted my business countless times to avoid burnout. I felt like every time I caught up with the next industry change, I was behind my competition all over again.
I couldn’t stand it. So I decided to step out, step up and
Now I’m a full-time adventure elopement photographer and single mom, thriving with a successful photography business that lights my soul on fire in the best way possible.
You’re either not booking clients at all, or the clients you do book are looking for the cheapest, not the best.
The competition is fierce, and you feel hollow in comparison.
You feel stuck and want to get out of your own way.
Comparison fatigue has you feeling miserable every time you try to post on the ‘gram or get your name out there.
You want to do something outside of the box, but don’t know how.
You’re burned out, but not ready to give up on your dreams just yet.
*Cue the upbeat music. Just kidding. I’m not a pep talker. As a photography mentor, I’m a problem solver and coach. I don’t want to inspire you just for tomorrow’s rejection to bring you down again. Instead, I’ll teach you how to keep on going with applicable tools, sound advice and techniques that will help you run your business without the blues.
Heather's incredible knowledge, unique eye and her caring and supportive nature make her not just someone who teaches but someone who was meant to teach.
- Karissa, Wildflower Photo Co.
I’m Heather, a California elopement photographer, workshop host and educator with 10 years of experience. I went from a full-time teacher to a destination wedding photographer, and now I’m combining both passions to help you.
I’m here to empower you, teach you and guide you as you create a photography business that gives you all the goosebumps. Success, profits, excitement, joy.
Combine that with a positive, open and caring photography mentor who actually wants to help you succeed. Psst! That’s me! I’m your biggest fan.
This 90-minute coaching call is designed to help you get unstuck. Whether you’re just getting started, are transitioning into full-time or even switching from a specialty in portraits to weddings and vice versa, I’m here to help! We’ll explore shooting techniques (film and digital), lighting situations, outsourcing, workflows, networking, mindsets and more.
This tailored experience takes you from start to finish in the booking, photographing and editing process. These sessions are about four hours, including an introductory meeting or call, mini editorial shoot and post-session review with feedback.
Identifying your niche and creating your own aesthetic
Creating pricing that books your ideal clients
Directing and posing your couples
Shooting in all lighting situations that you might face
Using workflows from start to finish
Delivering final images
Blogging and using Pinterest
Networking and marketing
This session includes a mini editorial shoot tailored to your brand with a couple! I will go over how I shoot, pose and direct my couples. We can cover everything I do before, during and after my sessions. From shooting film, lighting and how I choose locations as well as any other questions you may have. You will have the opportunity to shoot the session and use it for portfolio work and I will help you submit the session for a feature.
Nothing is off the table with this session. You can ask me anything. I'm an open book. This session is tailored to you, so we will jump on a discovery call so we can make sure we are targeting the areas most important to you.
This mentorship is perfect for a group of photographers that are all about the same skill level or are in business together. Perfect for you and your photography besties! This mini retreat is for 2-4 girls who want to get away and focus on their craft together in a group mentoring setting.
We’ll tailor this experience to your needs, skill level and goals. We will have lots of fireside chats, photography and business education, and growth building exercises.
Strategizing over morning coffee and evening fireside chats
Critiquing portfolios and websites
Mini editorials — we will shoot a couple so you can see how I interact with them. You will also have a chance to shoot them for your own portfolio and I will be there to give you advice and critiques when needed.
Teaching you how to shoot in harsh light
Reviewing how to shoot in different lighting situations and how to find the best light
Learning how to edit consistently
Best practices for websites
Recommendations for contracts & client communication
How to provide the best client experience
Updated headshots for your website
Lots of time for you to ask me anything
Learn how to best show up for yourself and your business
Work/life balance discussion
Creating vision boards
Building relationships and networking
As for the setting, you can choose to hold the retreat in your area, my city or at a gorgeous destination. The possibilities are endless and I highly recommend choosing a location you want more work in. Travel is an additional cost outside the San Diego area.
“Wow! Where do I begin with Heather? It's impossible to put my gratitude into one paragraph. Heather's incredible knowledge, unique eye and her caring and supportive nature make her not just someone who teaches but someone who was meant to teach. Over the years, learning from Heather has been such an invaluable experience for me. Her focus is not only on getting the technical side right but supporting each student's creative journey. She supported me through growing my skills as a photographer while providing tools to let me play and grow as a creative. She approaches each student with care, passion, curiosity, love and endless amounts of support. Her philosophies extend beyond just being a photographer and business owner but also living a balanced and fulfilling life as a business owner. She is a master of light, catching real moments and connecting with each of her clients in the most genuine way. Anyone would be lucky to learn by her side! I cannot recommend working with Heather enough!”
Let's do this!
Book your free discovery call here. We’ll make sure we vibe before booking the best package for you.
Complete your intake questionnaires so I can help you conquer the goals that make your heart beat a little too fast.
Watch as you go from burned out to buzzing with bookings.