Running a photography business is so rewarding but it’s also very hard work!
You think you’re going to spend most of the time with a camera in your hand or sat at your desk drinking coffee and editing – then reality hits. You realise running a business is much harder than you thought; suddenly you have to be a social media expert, marketing manager, admin assistant, accountant, IT help and lots more.
How working with a photography mentor can help
What if you had sometime to take you by the hand and show you how to run a thriving business that doesn’t leave you overwhelmed and stressed out?
I have well over a decade of running a thriving photography business, alongside running workshops for parents and photographers and co-hosting an award-winning photography podcast.
I’m an expert at running a diverse and successful business whilst creating a great balance in my life.
But it wasn’t always this way! I’ve learnt from my mistakes, which makes me a better mentor to you.
I’m also trained in NLP, success coaching and I’m currently training as a Positive Psychology Coach Practitioner. So you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re learning from a successful photographer who is also trained in coaching.
As well as my annual online group programme, Delight & Dream for family photographers, I also offer 121 mentoring for those who want more bespoke training & guidance.
What can you expect?
My mentoring sessions are unique to you and can be completely tailored to meet your needs, whether you’re an aspiring professional or an experience pro who needs some guidance.
My power hour sessions are perfect if you have just one aspect of your business that you need help on.
If you are looking for a more in-depth, bespoke mentoring, then my 4 month mentoring programme would be better for you. Scroll down for details!
Just some of the topics we can cover
- Portfolio review – I’ll give you invaluable feedback to improve your images.
- Website critique – your website is one of the most important aspects of your business. Make sure it’s working for you.
- Pricing – the one thing all photographers find challenging! I’ll review your pricing and product offering and offer advice to make it work for you.
- Branding & marketing – from getting laser-focused on your target audience to what promotions you should run during the year.
- Book your diary solid – my tips for ensuring you are booked up even through the quieter winter months.
- Achieving a successful work/life balance so that your business is working for you and not the other way round!
…or anything else you would like advice on. No topic is off limits!
“I contacted Vicki with my passion and dream of building my own photography business and having absolutely no idea where to start.
I could not have asked for a better mentor, Vicki is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely wants to help.
Her experience shines through when chatting and giving advice. I am so thankful for all the words of wisdom and giving me the confidence to set up a business that I am truly proud of. A very worthy investment … thank you Vicki”
1 hour Zoom session = £195
Before our call, I send you a questionnaire to ensure that the session meets your needs and we can get straight to the important stuff!
It also includes 1 week of email support after the call in case anything comes up that you forgot to ask.
I’m confident that if you act on the advice I give you in the session/s, you’ll get your investment back very quickly!
To book your session please get in touch and I will send you the booking info. Session usually take place on Mondays during school hours.
“I contacted Vicki for a mentoring session, as despite working as a professional photographer for 7 years, I felt I needed to change certain aspects of my business in order to move things forward. I thought Vicki would be the perfect person to help with this.
I wasn’t disappointed. We covered everything I needed to in the session (and more!) and I left with a solid strategy to work on for the year ahead. Vicki was so lovely to work with and very generous in the amount of knowledge she shared. Can’t recommend highly enough.”
Felicity Lass Photography
4 month mentoring programme
If you’re looking to grow your photography business, so that it delights both you and your clients, then my 4 month mentoring programme could be just what you need!
This is the perfect hybrid of an online course and bespoke 121 guidance.
Alongside this mentoring programme, you will get access to my proven Delight & Dream online course, where I cover everything from building your brand, to ensuring your shoots are a success. You can watch these videos in your own time (whilst being guided by me on what content you need to watch by when) so we’re not wasting valuable mentoring time.
Then in our monthly 121 calls, we’ll go through all of the questions you have from the module you’ve been through, and make a plan of action before our next call.
This mentoring programme is perfect for you if you need accountability and support, and want someone to hold your hand and take you through everything you need to run a thriving photography business, step by step.
Say no to overwhelm or confusion! You’ll end the 3 months with everything in place to run a business of your dreams that fits in with your life.
The 4 month mentoring programme includes:
- Access to Delight & Dream online course (worth £650)
- Four 1.5 hour mentoring sessions with Vicki via zoom (worth £1170)
- Email support from Vicki during the 4 months if needed
- Lifetime access to the Delight Alumni Facebook group
Price: £895 for a limited time (value of over £1760)
*£495 is payable to book the programme and get access to the course, then £200 is payable each month for the following 2 months.
To book the 4 month mentoring programme please get in touch.
It’s important that we’re a good fit to work together on this programme, so I will check that I feel this will be the right programme for you before you invest with me. It’s really important to me that your time and money is invested in the right way, and I will be honest if I don’t think this is the best fit for you.
The 4 month mentoring programme is only available at certain times of the year.
“Without a doubt the best investment ever! Vicki’s business and marketing knowledge is wonderful, as is her openness and willingness to share & help.
Worth every penny & more!”
Christine Burns Photography
“Vicki’s artistic approach is beautiful, but it was her skills as a business woman that I wanted to learn from and the experience did not disappoint.
Vicki was extremely generous with her knowledge, skillfully sharing the techniques and thought processes behind how she runs her business.
I would recommend working with Vicki in any capacity in a heartbeat. Thank You!”
“Vicki was so generous with her knowledge and expertise she has developed over the years. I can see why she delights all her clients… her customer experience approach and attention to detail are inspiring.
I have a new found energy to develop my business to work for me and amaze my clients. Thank you so much Vicki.”
Lisa McGill Photography
“From the first email contact Vicki was amazing and she made me realise what direction my brand should go in. After making all of the changes Vicki advised, I’m finally in love with my brand.
Just one day after making the changes I received 2 enquiries and a booking. At last, clients who want to book me because of me not because I’m the cheapest photographer.
If you struggle with identifying who your ideal client is and would love some help identifying your brand, then I highly recommend booking a session with Vicki. I’ve made my money back with just one booking.”