The In-Person Coaching Intensive


I’m so excited to offer exclusive, in-person, one-on-one mentoring for those looking to kick off, grow or expand their photography business. Only a few sessions will be available each year. Covering nine broad-ranging business and photography topics, this coaching intensive will take a deep dive into your personal photography business and allow you to receive direct feedback and recommendations to see measurable growth and immediate enhancements in your professionalism.

Each coaching session is tailored specifically to your personal needs and place in business - so they’re perfect for wherever you are in your business journey. Included in the half-day mentoring session is also two custom Lightroom presets that I’ll design to fit your brand, a full dive into my exact client workflow, a lunch Q&A, a website and social media critique, a six-month email check-in, headshots by me and a bonus two free client email templates!

All one-on-one coaching sessions take place in my home in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania.


What is included?

  • 5 hours of one-on-one in-person coaching for photographers covering:

    • Portfolio critique and guidance

    • Post processing workflow coaching including Lightroom, gallery delivery and image storage and organization

    • A comprehensive look at your online presence and voice

    • Marketing and social media mentoring

    • Branding review and feedback

    • Great client communication

    • Pricing for growth and knowing your worth

    • Client touch points, the basics of running a good business, building a community

    • Doing business legally (action steps towards proper registrations, navigating taxes and how to have clients sign contracts)

  • Six month email check-in to assess progress and address follow-up questions

  • Headshots by Savannah Smith Photography

  • Lunch with a debrief Q&A

  • BONUS: Two free client email templates



STEP 01. Sign up, claim your Coaching Intensive spot!

STEP 02. You’ll receive a detailed business questionnaire so I can assess your needs and customize your coaching.

STEP 03. You’ll submit 5 RAW image files to a shared Dropbox folder and I’ll review your questionnaire responses.

STEP 04. We’ll get together at my dog-friendly home for 5 hours of mentoring, snacks, chats and fun!

STEP 05. We will end the day with headshots and lunch! The best.

STEP 06. You’ll take 2 free email templates and dozens of other resources and inspiration home with you.

STEP 07. In six months, I will check in via email to see how you’re doing, what progress you have made and if you have any follow up questions.


Motivation and passion may have gotten you started in the creative industry,
but strategy and action will keep your business going. - Lauren Hooker



I get it, you want to know that you’re making a smart financial decision. I just encourage you to remember that you are your business. An investment in personalized coaching is an investment into your future success as a creative small business.

In-Person Coaching Intensive tuition is $625.00.
A non-refundable retainer of $225.00 will reserve your spot on my couch and all the snacks! The remaining $400.00 will be due two weeks before we hang out for your personalized mentoring.