In the Beginning
When I first picked up a camera in 2011, I felt that unmistakable thrill: the power of capturing a moment and preserving it forever. Perhaps you've probably experienced the same. Perhaps, like me, you love capturing the experiences of people from all walks of life. But let's be real—building a photography business is a lot of work. Not only are there the technical aspects of photography like lighting and posing to master, but also the business aspects, like marketing and selling to potential clients.
When I started my Business
When I started my business, and even now as I am more established, I continually seek the mentorship of more experienced photographers. I believe that as business owners, we are always learning, and I believe in the power of passing that knowledge along to my fellow photographers. Whether it's a hobby or a business; whether you've never picked up a camera or are a seasoned pro wanting to change your style, I am proud of you for making the decision to invest in yourself and would be honored to work with you!
My education

I have my MA in Education from DePaul, and taught for many years, so I'm a pro at taking complex topics and breaking them down. Whether you're puzzled by the editing process or mystified by landing dream clients, I'll give you clear feedback and concrete next steps you can use to immediately improve your business. I love helping students of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their full potential.


FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

education & mentoring

NEXT LEVEL YOUR BUSINESS

OWNING A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS IS HARD WORK. I'M HERE TO SHOW YOU THE ROPES AND GUIDE YOU ALONG THE WAY!

I offer photography mentorship in Chicago on a range of topics, including:

– Lighting
– Camera settings
– Website design/ branding/ attracting your ideal client
– Facebook ads/ targeting
– Hands on application and practice
– Social Media

– Client experience
– Pricing/ Pricing psychology
– Business basics
– Portfolio review
– Editing
– Educating and empowering your clients
– Sealing the deal

"I walked away with so much information to help me with my family photography business."  

Josselyn Kula 

 I spent an afternoon with Rachel and learned so much! She is so driven, with a talented and creative eye, and very knowledgeable from a business and social media standpoint. She also helped me with shooting flash indoors and harsh lighting outdoors, including posing techniques and tips.

$200

Up to 1 hour 
Up to 3 topics 
Website and portfolio review 
Via Zoom meetings or phone call 

THE KICKSTART MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE

$500

Up to 2 hours 
Up to 6 topics
Website and portfolio review 
In person or online 

THE REFRESH MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE

$1200

Up to 8 hours of Mentorship 
Unlimited topics 
Practical, hands-on experience 
In person meeting within Chicagoland 
6 month follow up call 

THE TOTAL MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE

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The Mentorship Experience

It would be my pleasure to guide you in your photography business and help you achieve your dreams. Reach out today to schedule your mentorship experience.

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