I had the mighty priviledge of spending a weekend with Vanessa earlier this month. Vanessa came to Utah all the way from North Carolina for a two day mentoring session that encompassed everything from business Q&A, creativity, portfolio building, shooting THIS fabulous session together, photo critique, and we capped off the experience with her own glorious session in front of the camera.
I’m really becoming a fan of spending part of mentor sessions shooting together AND being in front of the camera. So much to be learned behind the lens and experiencing what your subjects do in front. And plus, what photographer can’t benefit from some amazing images of themselves?
I’d say that Vanessa can rock both sides of the camera :) Check out some of her fabulous work on her blog!
To anyone considering a mentoring session, here’s what Vanessa had to say about her experience:
My mentoring session with Brooke is one of the best things I have done for my photography. Not only was it beneficial to learn some advanced techniques like posing and choosing locations, but also to learn more about the business side of photography! I came away from this experience feeling as though I have the potential of being a better photographer. I also feel that I have a better knowledge base for my customers and business. Brooke made me feel very comfortable and explained techniques in a fun and easy to learn way. We did a photo shoot which helped cement the ideas and techniques in my brain and photographing with her is definitely inspiring! Even after, I was able to see her more experienced perspective on the photos which helped me in my learning process. If you are at all interested in learning more about photography or making yourself a more able photographer, I would highly recommend Brooke’s mentoring sessions! It was, in every way possible, one of the best experiences!
Thanks Vanessa! Best of luck in your bright photography future!
Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She is a proud new mother to a humorous baby boy with hair that sticks straight up in the back. They enjoy walking and biking a lot… it helps stimulate creative brain power, challenge the extra pounds, and they discover the ultimate secret photo locations on their daily jaunts.