WHY INVEST IN A PRIVATE MENTOR SESSION?
Recently I came to the realization that I was photographing couples in a style that just wasn’t me. I was trying to keep up with “industry standards and expectations” specific to my location. Why was I photographing couples in a way that didn’t bring me joy, or more importantly, allow them to have a unique experience?
We’ve all been in that place where we are struggling to find where we fit in, and it’s time to start embracing the style that is 100% authentic and you.
Mentor sessions and workshops I have attended in the past have constantly helped push me to where I am now as a photographer. It’s so important to constantly learn and improve your craft. It’s also important for your couples to experience all the joy and excitement of their engagement and wedding day to the fullest extent.
I believe in authentic and candid moments – the messy and unfiltered ones. I love when couples break free of their insecurities and come alive in front of the camera through the use of prompts and movement driven action as opposed to canned, awkward poses. This is why I want to share my method!
This is such an important moment in a couple’s journey together, and it’s up to you to help make it a memorable and fun one.
WHAT IS A MENTOR SESSION LIKE?
Every session is in Richmond, VA where I am based and lasts 2 hours. We will start off with a Q&A session to prep for the couple’s shoot (featuring a real-life couple!!) and go over questions you’ve prepared in order for me to best serve you during the session. You’ll get to see how I greet and interact with a couple throughout a full length couple’s session. I will have you intermittently engage with the couple as well so you can immediately begin to incorporate strategies you have learned to find your rhythm. After the session we will have another Q&A session to go over everything you learned and any questions we did not get to before.
These sessions are $500.
“I will start off by stating that my husband and I are very awkward when it comes to posed, professional photos, so I had low expectations for (and lots of stress about) me truly liking the outcome of any of our engagement or wedding pictures. Kait quickly abolished my reservations with her confidence and sweet, laid back personality. She made our photo sessions FUN and we spent more time laughing and jumping around than we did feeling like we were “posing” for shots. Sometimes, I would leave a session feeling like there was no way the photos would turn out, given how much fun we had, but each time I was happier with the outcome than the last.
Kait continuously finds new, improved ways to perfect her craft. I love her array of techniques and feel that it genuinely captures the happiness, love, and excitement between people that is not always reflected in photos. I repeatedly get compliments on Kait’s work and will continue to use her at every opportunity in the future. In all, I cannot say enough great things about Kait Winston. From her talent, quality, and impeccable eye for the perfect backdrop to her professionalism, efficiency, kindness, and genuine enthusiasm for her career, Kait has always, and continues to, surpass any and every expectation I have ever had. I would, and do, recommend her 15 out of 10 times without hesitation :)”
“Kait is a beautiful genius! My husband and I had so much fun working with her for our engagement shoot! She instantly made us feel at ease, even though neither of us really likes being in front of the camera. She gave us lots of directions so we didn’t look awkward and she cracked us up the entire time! We got our photos within a week and got so many compliments when we showed them to family and friends! By the time our wedding day rolled around, Kait felt like an old friend and we knew we were completely safe in her talented hands. Her work is stunning, and we’ll cherish these photos forever!”
“My husband and I absolutely loved working with Kait. She is so fun, laid back and easy going. That same style is expressed through her pictures. We didn’t totally know what to expect going into the photo shoot. So when we asked Kait what we should do, or how to stand and pose, she encouraged us to just run around, be ourselves, laugh and have a great time!
The session was an absolute blast and the pictures turned out amazing. We have and will continue to recommend Kait to everyone we know in need of a photographer. She is so genuinely passionate about capturing who people truly are, and the love they have for each other. Her photos are fun, authentic, and so incredibly different than anyone else we have ever worked with. Kait is amazing and we feel so blessed to have been connected with her!”
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