Photo credit: Amy Madson Photography
I’ve had the chance to learn from Olesya and connect with her for a mentor session two times now, and it’s been absolutely amazing. I admire Olesya’s work so much, as well as admire her as a person. She has so much knowledge to share and is so helpful in answering any and all questions, and working with you on anything you are struggling with. Not only does she share her knowledge but offers such encouragement. I have definitely grown in my mindset, session workflow, client relationships, editing, and in my creativity since working with her! She takes the time to answer questions in detail, and follows up with you after your session as well. I hope to work with her again, because each time I learn something new that really changes the way I shoot for the better! Thank you Olesya, for helping me to create work I could only dream about, and doing it with confidence!
– Katie Wilson Photography, Cincinnati, OH
The business side of photography was always so overwhelming to me. There are so many things you have to consider and need to do. Olesya knew all my concerns from the questionnaire she sent me prior to the meeting. She walked me through each step of the way and answered all my questions from setting up your business to editing and marketing. She was an open book. I appreciate her sharing all her knowledge and experience with me!! Also, Olesya is one of the kind and sweet people you will meet.
– Maria Haven Photography, Forsyth County, GA
I have been a fan of Olesya for a long time! I stumbled across her page on Instagram searching for other photographers in my area that I could be inspired by and she stood out. I hit follow and just enjoyed the posts and started engaging with her and eventually worked up the nerve to ask if she offers mentorships. At the time, the answer was no so we just continued as IG friends and I continued to be inspired by her. When she announced she’d be taking on local photographers for mentorships I JUMPED! Our mentorship was via zoom and it was so relaxed. She gave such great advice and insight into how to improve my sessions by looking through a few galleries, asking questions about my process etc. We are so different but her artful eye is just one of a kind. She’s kind, willing to help and share her knowledge in ways that have contributed to my personal growth and I’m so grateful. I’m not even done, I will be doing a 2nd in person mentorship with her this year hopefully and look forward to watching the magic play out. Thank you Olesya for sharing with me your skills and providing insight.
– Morgen, Designed In Love Photography, Los Angeles, CA
$1350 • 5-6 HOURS
Can be split with up to 3 people to shoot simultaneously. I will recruit and style models (we can work on that together if you would like) and we all conduct a 1.5hr session and shoot side by side. Everyone has opportunities to direct. The model family gets images from all of the participating photographers. We meet 1-2 hours before and 1-2 hour after the session to discuss.
Come to my existing family session
$500 • 2 HOURS
This option is more for shadowing me shooting as I will be doing most of the directing. However you will have opportunities to shoot behind me as well. We will also spend time to recap the session after the shoot. If you can shoot some behind the scenes camera photos and phone videos for me, I will give you a $50 discount on the fee.
Online or in-person mentorship
$475 • 1.5 HOURS
I will completely tailor this to your needs!
I have found that 1hr is never enough for our first meeting, however
follow up meetings can be booked for an hour at $300/hour.
1. How to shoot a storytelling family session
2. How to prompt and pose for emotion, connection and fun
3. How to rock a beach session
4. How to craft photographs that FEEL ALIVE and have MEANING
5. Setting up your brand for success & marketing techniques to get clients
6. How I edit
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