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March 20, 2017

Announcing Mentoring Sessions!

Yay! I’m happy to announce I will now be offering private Mentoring Sessions at my Glen Allen home office starting this spring! I launched my business in 2009 while working as a Registered Nurse and raising a family. I had recently fallen in love with photography all over again. The 12 hour shifts at the hospital were becoming increasingly difficult with my husband’s out of town work schedule. I decided to take a big leap and left my hospital nursing job to be a full time business owner in 2011. It was the smartest decision I’ve ever made!

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I’ve previously worked with new photographers, parents with a new camera, and creative professionals, but have not offered mentoring publicly until now! My experience creating my homemade business has been mostly trial and error and following my heart. I love to help others learn from my experiences, successes, and yes, even failures. I promise to make you feel comfortable in my cozy office and will gently encourage you to take your business/photography to the level your heart desires! (Puppy snuggles and kisses are optional!) I possess high level expertise in the following areas:

Business Systems and Organization

Social Media

Preparing and pampering your client

Business and Family

Natural Light Photography and Composition

Mentoring Sessions are held on Wednesday or Friday mornings in my Glen Allen office. Each session will include 2 hours of open discussion on any of the above small creative business or photography-related topics. A detailed questionnaire will be sent prior to our meeting so I can best serve your needs. The last half hour of the session can include headshots and/or hands-on instruction behind the camera if desired.

Contact me for open dates and details at I can’t wait to hear from you!

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I love to read your comments!

  1. Lynn Marie

    March 27th, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    What a great idea to help out other photographers! I’m sure you will have great success. Love your website by the way!

  2. Jina

    March 27th, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    That’s so nice of you to offer mentoring! Almost photographs are so hush hush about everything they know!

  3. Aryn Baker

    March 27th, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    This is such a great idea! I’m sure those around you appreciate the mentoring opportunity!

  4. Bailey Elizabeth

    March 27th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I wish I lived closer! This sounds like such a great opportunity for creatives. And who doesn’t love puppy snuggles?!

  5. Amy Griffiths

    March 27th, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I wish you were closer i could do with one of your sessions!

  6. Kathryn

    March 27th, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    That’s so exciting for you!The topic choices are great!

  7. Alissa

    March 27th, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I love how your helping other photographers

  8. Melissa

    March 27th, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    woo hoo that’s awesome! trial and error and following your heart – love that!

  9. Brittany Slaughter

    March 27th, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    This is so great! Congrats on this addition to your business!

  10. Mia

    March 28th, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I wish I was local so I could sign up! I love that you took a leap and started your own business. It’s wonderful, isn’t it?!

  11. lmatthews

    March 28th, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    It really is! I’m happy to do mentoring through Facetime or Skype as well! 🙂

  12. lmatthews

    March 28th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks so much!

  13. lmatthews

    March 28th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I’m happy to do Facetime or Skype mentoring! 🙂

  14. lmatthews

    March 28th, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you so much, Lynn!

  15. Melissa Johnson

    March 28th, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    This is awesome! So great of you to want to share your knowledge!

  16. Tisha

    March 29th, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I admire you for helping beginners who are trying to learn the craft. I am into photography too but I would definitely have a lot to learn from you. Your work is beautiful!

  17. lmatthews

    March 29th, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you! I’ve love to help you on your way!

  18. lmatthews

    March 29th, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you, Melissa!

  19. lmatthews

    March 31st, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you so much, Tisha! I’m happy to help any time!

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