Care to guess how many times in a week I hear people say that they'd love to be able to do what I do?
Photography is a skill that can be learned. At some point, even people that have a knack for it work on improving their abilities when they adopt it as a profession.
Honestly, photography is the easiest part of a photography business. Marketing, service, all the legal stuff . . . those are the things that tend to be most challenging. They are also learned skills.
I am opening applications for mentorship in 2019 because I want to help other people create incredible lives for themselves through photography. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have created this business for myself and my family. I went from being "disabled" from a chronic illness to thriving because I gave myself the freedom to make this work.
It requires consistent, focused work. You'll have to do things that might be uncomfortable. It can take a while before you see your seeds sprout. The ultimate outcome is being able to give people the gift of meaningful connections to their memories and love and support yourself at the same time.
Honestly, how does life get better than that? And hanging out with animals and their people (with whom I share a sacred language and connection) . . . sign me up!
You really can do this. Just think about it for a bit. If you could trade your job that you like some days for one that made you excited to get out of bed every day, would you?
Applications are open for mentorship in 2019. The terms are flexible - we'll talk about what you want to make happen and design something to support that growth that also sticks within your budget. I promise it will be fun, because when it stops being fun you'll stop doing the work. And if you are local, you'll have the opportunity to apprentice with me on some of my sessions.
I floundered for seven years after I started by first photography business to make this a full-time career. I was doing so many things I thought were helpful and really weren't. If this is the way you want to go, I want to help you get there in less than seven years. Like, in one year or less. Please let my copious mistakes be your guide. :D
You can find the application online (https://bit.ly/2QzQGkI), and of course you are welcome to send me a message or leave comments here with any questions you have.
I'm Shannon, and I love and am loved by four Great Danes, four cats, and one horse (four Danes, one cat, and one horse are no longer walking this earth). Here I'll share stories of my adventures in grief photography for companion animals, my own grief journey, and thoughts on caregiving.