In the Beginning
When I first picked up a camera, I felt that unmistakable thrill: the power of capturing a moment and preserving it forever. Perhaps you've 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.
Owning a Business
I believe that as business owners, we are always learning, and that there is 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 have taught for many years, so I'm a pro at breaking down complex topics. Whether you're puzzled by the editing process or mystified by landing dream clients, I'll give you clear feedback and concrete next steps to immediately improve your business. I love helping students of all ages and backgrounds 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 1:1 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

The Mandelette Business Course is coming soon! Check back Spring 2020

"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.

$350

Up to 1 hour 
Up to 3 topics
Website and portfolio review 
Face to face online

THE KICKSTART MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE

$600

Up to 2 hours 
Up to 6 topics
Website and portfolio review 
Face to face online 

THE REFRESH MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE

$2000

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

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE

The 1:1 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.

CONTACT ME

Contact Me for Details

TAKE ME TO THE TOP

ELSEWHERE

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

FIND YOUR WAY Around

HOME

ABOUT

PORTFOLIO

INVESTMENT

BLOG

CONTACT

EST.              2011

on instagram

Let's get social!

@Mandelette

MENTORSHIP



WEDDING WIRE COUPLE'S CHOICE 2018
WEDDING WIRE COUPLE'S CHOICE 2019
WEDDING WIRE COUPLE'S CHOICE 2020
THE KNOT MAGAZINE
STYLIST MAGAZINE
METRO UK MAGAZINE
MODERN LUXURY WEDDINGS MAGAZINE
CHICAGO STYLE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE 
AISLE SOCIETY
LAKESHORE IN LOVE
CHI THEE WED
CHICAGO STYLE WEDDINGS BLOG
PEERSPACE BEST 8 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
SHUTTERFLY BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
WEDDING CHICKS
SMASHING THE GLASS
ARTFULLY WED
THE KNOT ONLINE
VOYAGE CHICAGO
BOKEH THE PODCAST
..and more



FEATURED IN

©2011-2020 MANDELETTE PHOTOGRAPHY