I strive to create images to help people remember not just how beautiful they looked, but also how magical they felt.
As a Southern California native, I bring a laid-back vibe with me wherever I go—and I believe every great photo starts with putting people at ease. Over the last decade I have been photographing weddings all over the world balancing paying close attention to the details with aiming to capture the greater feeling of a moment. If you love authenticity and exploration as much as I do, let’s connect.
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Whether you're brand new to photography or a seasoned pro that needs some fresh inspiration, I have coaching options for photographers of every level to help them build strong businesses.
FEELING STUCK OR IN A RUT IN YOUR BUSINESS?
I’m so excited and honored to offer this workshop to aspiring photographers! I have been shooting full-time for over a decade. I have learned a lot and continue to learn every day! I definitely don’t know it ALL, but if you’d like to find out how I work, learn more about my natural-light style of photography, how I run my business, and/or ask me any questions that you want, then this might be the workshop for you!
This workshop in Orange County offers an all encompassing insight into my business. We'll cover all the main points you'd expect, you'll have the opportunity to photograph a real couple and we're even planning an in-depth editing session where I will show you how I edit to create consistent images and tones throughout every one of my shoots.
This workshop will cover: posing, marketing, social media, editing, workflow, pricing, client interaction and also show you how to TAKE CONTROL of your business!
I know what you're thinking... will there be an opportunity to shoot? And of course, the answer is yes! We'll be working with a real life couple for two shoots so we can really dive in to showing you how to work with the unexpected. Each day will run from 10am - 10pm, so make sure you eat a good breakfast!
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CHARD WORKSHOP IS A TWO DAY INTENSIVE. TOPICS COVERED INLCLUDE:
1. Shooting consistent images
2. Posing system with lots of options
3. The ins and outs of pricing for profit
4. My exact social media formula
5. Creating relaxed portraits
6. Tackling tricky client situations
7. Standing out in a saturated market
8. Finding light
9. How I edit for consistency
10. Efficiency in your workflow
11. Two live couples shoots
The 1-on-1 Mentorships are designed specifically to push you to level up your photography business. A full day of learning, going over each part of your business in order to make you a better photographer, a more consistent editor, and a more efficient business owner.
We will go over: marketing tactics, social media, best gear for each situation, editing for consistency, relaxed posing, album sales, pricing for profit and so much more.
Working in this 1-on-1 situation will give you my full attention and hands on guidance to create a strong and healthy business.
Each mentor session includes a real engagement session so that you can have authentic experience to take to your own sessions when you get home. Whether you're looking to learn beginners basics or for an advanced course to level up, these mentorships are fully customized to meet your individual needs.
tailored to your business needs
STARTING AT $2500
90 Minute online coaching session via Zoom to discuss the biggest hurdles in your current business situation and to strategize how to best overcome them in immediate and long-term ways.
Before each session, prepare a list of questions and challenges that you're currently facing. I'm an open book here so we can discuss anything you prefer. Topics typically consist of brand evaluation, marketing strategies, social media, shooting consistent images, workflow processes, and editing.
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STARTING AT $800
"He isn't stingy about information, he really gives you all of his tips and tricks..."
He’s a master at posing couples so they are flattered and look natural. The whole day he was just open and willing to answer any questions we had. I highly recommend his workshop for anyone a few years into business who wants to serve their clients more thoughtfully and shoot more beautiful photos.
— Miguel cornelio | Miguel cornelio photography
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