I'm so grateful you are interested in surrendering your heart to art in this way. It's a difficult journey and often misunderstood or misinterpreted. The families who benefit from your services and compassion will never forget your contribution.
There are so few resources available for how to approach grief photography. I felt that keenly as I struggled to find the ways to do things that worked for me and felt right for my clients. You can bypass my years of discomfort and get right into designing your service without pulling out all of your hair.
Through mentoring I offer one-on-one guidance in establishing and growing a business and creating art in grief photography, whether your focus is funerals and memorials, hospice, pregnancy and infant loss, elders, medical treatment, or something else. We can address marketing, building relationships with key organizations, products, client care . . . whatever you need. You'll learn how to promote your services without feeling sleazy and appreciate the value of providing families with visual stories of their most difficult days.
This is a challenging space, both creatively and emotionally. Let's talk through your current obstacles and anticipate ones that might be coming. Let's celebrate your achievements and honor your unique style and approach to telling these life affirming stories.
Mentoring is $120 per hour. Most mentees schedule one hour every other week and work with me for about six months. We can meet in person in Tacoma or virtually anywhere else in the world.
I am excited to witness your evolution. I know you will change the world.
Whether you are an experienced photographer or are beginning your journey with your camera, I can help you identify your style, point out your strengths, and highlight areas where you might wish to improve with a portfolio review. The reviews I provide are specific to the qualities that are most important in grief photography.
Each review includes detailed observations of up to ten photographs across eight elements: composition, focus, subject, light, color, story, moment, and emotion. After reviewing each image individually, I look for common themes and strengths in the collection and comment about my impressions of your overall style and strengths in illustrating grief journeys of families.
A written review of 10 photographs, which is usually around 10 pages, is $150. Turn around time is about five days.