Mentoring isn’t something that I planned to do… But, it has become one of the most fulfilling aspects of my photography career. I love connecting with a photographer and guiding them to a place where they can reach their desired client, take beautiful images that will impact families for generations, and actually enjoy running their business. After their session with me, they are added to a private facebook group with my other past mentees, where they can encourage one another and continue to grow. Friendships have grown in this small community, but like so many relationships these days, with everyone living in different cities, those friendships only existed online. That needed to change.
Five past mentees traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in January for a weekend of continued learning on various topics, a beautifully styled shoot, and a few of surprises… including appointments with a makeup artist for head shots on our last morning. Scoobie West did an absolutely fabulous job making the girls feel special, and and each did a wonderful job shooting each other. And if you’re wondering… yes, guys are allowed into our group. At the time of this retreat, there just weren’t any, making it the perfect girls weekend.
For a behind the scenes look at the fun we had and more pictures of their beautiful faces, be sure to check out #ellementsretreat15 on Instagram! Also, don’t forget to like Rayna Wooden Photography, Handy Photo Media, Iris Mannings Photography, Pinkhouse Photography, Rhea Whitney Photography, and Elle Danielle Photography (if you haven’t already!) on Facebook!
If you’re a photographer interested in mentoring or a creative in need of legal, branding, or public relations consulting, be sure to check out the newly launched Ellements Online website.