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NOW ENROLLING! Photography Mentor Programs Available with Limited Space!

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Mar

Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, New Orleans, Louisiana Photography Mentor

Well hey tog friends! If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels, struggling to gain ground, or lacking confidence in your photography business then I have something to lift you up out of the drudgery and back into the joy of a thriving business!

Do you struggle with or want to learn more about any of the following?

  • Lighting
  • Posing
  • Editing
  • Pricing
  • Financial Planning / Organization
  • Confidence
  • Email Correspondence
  • Managing Client Expectations
  • Album Design
  • Print Sales
  • Wedding Day Timelines + the Client Process

If you answered YES to any of those topics then this post is FOR YOU. I have space for 3 new Photography Students with programs beginning June 1st!


Need a friend in Photography? I’m her.

Refine Your Photography Business With a Personal Mentor

Look, you have to start somewhere. Everyone I know that is successful in this field began with certain struggles. We all lacked organization or refinement in one area, or more, of our business.

The great news is, you can learn from those that have gone before you and avoid making a TON OF MISTAKES that will save you both time and money! Overcoming hurdles doesn’t have to take years!

I have been a professional wedding and portrait photographer for over 13 years now but building a successful business did not happen overnight. In fact, the first 3-5 years I spun in so many circles I was too dizzy to even notice what was missing! 

I felt like I had to do it all by myself or like I couldn’t “afford” to hire outside help. The truth is, I would have SAVED THOUSANDS of dollars in mistakes if I had taken the leap to hire a mentor earlier. Investing in education and guidance has hands down been one of THE BEST decisions I made for my business.

In those first few years, I struggled the most with:

– Lighting

– Editing (that took FOREVER and looked over-processed. OMG those filters!)

– Pricing (I had no clue what to charge and I was missing out BIG TIME)

– Posing (Can we say awkward?!)

– Not being protected legally by having a solid contract (Ouch!)

– Confidence (Pre session jitters and I felt like I was guessing so much of the time!)

That’s not to say that I have it all figured out now, but the difference in my business years 6-12 versus those first few is astronomical. It feels like a different business entirely…and it kind of is!

What a personal photography mentor can do for you

Working with a mentor gives you the opportunity to bypass those years of trial and error that most photographers go through in their early years of business. With guidance, you can make a satisfying living that brings you joy and helps take care of the necessities and more in life.

This is exactly why I create personal mentor programs for aspiring photographers

And because I know that everyone is on a different level and has different needs, I’ve made it super easy to pick the program that’s just right for you, or even build your own! I have the following mentorship programs available for photographers of all levels:


In Person Mentorship (1/2 or Full Day Options)

This program is for students who are already familiar with shooting in manual mode – flash experience is not required. 

Half Day Program:

  • Kick off coaching call prior to your session
  • In person Website Review
  • Discussion (We’ll focus on your pain points, solutions, and actionable steps to move your forward!)
  • Follow up coaching call 2-4 weeks after your session

Full Day Program:

  • Kick off coaching call
  • MORNING: 
    • Website Review
    • Discussion
  • LUNCH PROVIDED
  • AFTERNOON:
    • Live Photoshoot (REAL Couple or Family Provided with live coaching on site)

Tag Along: wedding – portrait session

  • Shadow real weddings + sessions
  • Viewing access to client gallery
  • Follow Up coaching 

Custom Mentorship Programs (For those of you who are looking to make a deeper commitment to your business.)

Level One:

  • 6 month program  
  • 2 tag along weddings 
  • 1 live photoshoot (models, location, hair and makeup provided)
  • Two Website reviews (one at the start of the program and one at completion)
  • Up to 8 hours of in person Business Coaching Sessions (spread over 2-3 sessions)
  • Monthly Coaching Calls (1 hr each)
  • Unlimited e-mail access for questions and trouble areas between calls + sessions

Level Two:

  • 3 month program
  • 1 live photoshoot (models, location, hair + makeup provided)
  • Two Website Reviews
  • 4 hour in person Business Coaching Session
  • Monthly Coaching Calls (1 hr each)
  • Email access for questions between calls + sessions

Topic Options for Business Coaching Sessions:

  • Posing 
  • Editing + Workflow
  • Pricing 
  • Client Management
  • Sales Automations
  • Album Design + Sales
  • Flat Lay Design
  • Flash for Weddings
  • Wedding Day Management 
  • Boundaries (how to set + keep them)
  • Balancing family, life + work
  • Responding to and managing unhappy clients

Design Your Own Program

Website / Portfolio Review

1 Hour Coaching Call

2 Hour Business Coaching Session

Live Photoshoot

  • Includes 1 coaching call prior to the session
  • 2 hour photoshoot with genuine clients
  • Images captured are yours to use for your portfolio
  • Clients, hair + makeup included
  • Up to $100 location fee included (only applies for select locations)

Tag Along: wedding – portrait session

  • Shadow real weddings + sessions
  • Viewing access to client gallery
  • Shoot over shoulder (images you photograph are yours for your PRIVATE portfolio only – not to be shared publicly without written permission)
  • 1 Follow Up coaching call

Register for any of the full programs now thru the month of June, and receive 3 BONUS coaching calls! I only have space for 3 students and the program kick off date is June 15th!

I can’t wait to hear from you!

For more information on any of these programs, please email me at info@gabbychapin.com.

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