Q & A W I T H M I C H E L L E | F O R P H O T O G R A P H E R S
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I live in Richmond Hill, GA USA but personally mentor and coach photographers from all over the world, both in person and online. My studio and office are located at 11246 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill, GA USA 31324. By appointment only.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
I have been a full-time, professional photographer since 2008 and I've been mentoring industry professionals since 2013.
HOW CAN WE GET IN TOUCH?
The best way to reach me is via email. Please allow up to 48 hours for email reply.
DO YOU HAVE AN ONLINE STORE?
My online store for industry professionals offers over 50 hand-crafted digital download products to help your business run smoothly, efficiently and most of all, professionally. You'll find PS Actions, LR Presets, PS Templates, e-books and more.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS?
The unPacked Catalogue eBook is certainly the most popular product in my store for creative professionals. Since the launch in 2012, The unPacked Catalogue has sold over 3,000 copies in more than 24 countries. It is a comprehensive eBook with 20 chapters on executing Boutique School Photography, from start to finish. I personally offer a money back guarantee on your purchase if you are not 100% satisfied.
DO YOU OFFER MENTORING OR SKYPE CALLS?
Yes, I offer both. Please email for the 2019 Mentoring Catalogue.
DO YOU OFFER PORTFOLIO REVIEWS?
Yes. However, this is not a stand alone option. Portfolio reviews are offered as part of several different mentoring packages. For a full breakdown of all offers, please send me an email.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU OWN?
I have two camera bodies, the Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon 5D Mark III. I have owned many lenses over the last 10 years, but since 2016 I've settled on the two I use most, the Canon 35mm f/1.4L and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L. I am definitely a minimalist when it comes to equipment. All images in my portfolio were shot with either the 35mm f/1.4L or the 85mm f/1.2L.
WHAT VENDOR DO YOU USE FOR ONLINE PROOFING + STUDIO MANAGEMENT?
I use Sprout Studio for online Studio Management. It's a $50 monthly investment. I average about 12 shoots per month, in addition to commercial work, Skype calls and mentoring. This software beautifully organizes all of my shoots, appointments and billing. It's aesthetically pleasing on the admin side and creates a fluid, professional experience for my clients. I use Pixieset for my online proofing and Got Photo for my volume school portrait work.
WHO CReated your website?
I use Squarespace for my website and blog. My URL is hosted through GoDaddy. I can't say enough great things about both vendors. Squarespace is easy to use, even for a layman. GoDaddy is less than $10 monthly for hosting. Both vendors provide excellent customer service. My website was created by two individuals, over the course of one month. Very user-friendly.
CAN YOU SHARE YOUR PRICING?
I have a session fee that's $250 and due at the time of booking. Digital Collections begin at $399. My average client invests about $1,000. I've been honored to shoot for lots of photographers across the USA. Email me if you're interested in having your family documented when you visit the Savannah, GA USA area.
WHO IS YOUR PRINTING LAB?
I’ve tried them all but keep coming back to WHCC.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Personal Check, US Currency. Payments can be made quickly and easily online.
I'D LIKE TO SCHEDULE MY MENTORSHIP. NOW WHAT?
I'm excited to work with you. Send me an email and we'll coordinate.