Author: Ayres Photography

the mentoring sessions // 2016 – brandon

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This year, I intentionally built time into my photography schedule to take on ten mentorships.  This post is the second installinment in my 2016 series of the ten incredible people who decided to take a chance on us as photography and business mentors. This session was with Brandon of Brandon Peszko Photography. Brandon is an incredibly talented photographer and videographer.  We’ve worked with him on a bunch of different weddings over the years, and it’s always an awesome experience.  He is one of those videographers that every photographer loves to work with, because he understands teamwork.  He also has a great creative eye, so he’s fun to collaborate with and discuss ideas for cool shots!  This year, he has a goal of growing the still photography side of his business, so that was the main focus of our time together.

We talked about:

  • key images to capture on a wedding day as both a lead shooter and a second shooter
  • how to narrow the focus of your online presence to attract your ideal client
  • posing for couples (which included a live instructional shoot with a real couple!)

This was such a great session. Brandon is a savvy business owner and a talented creative. He’s got what it takes, and we’re 100% confident that he’s going to do big, BIG things! Also, if you love the beautiful, gritty, abandoned spaces that Buffalo is famous for, you definitely want to follow Brandon on Instagram.  We love his feed!!

These are some of my favorites from his personal branding mini-shoot.  Scroll down to read his thoughts on the mentoring experience:

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Jenn + Ben are awesome! Having worked with them countless times in the field over the years, meeting with them as mentors was a unique opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. My goal with the mentoring session was to A. become a better photographer and B. learn how I could further and grow my business.  We discussed my goals and they provided me with tips and techniques for my
photography as well as suggestions on how I can take my business to the next level.

The thing I got the most out of during the session was the engagement shoot I was able to shadow on. I’m a hands-on learner and for me, watching and observing an actual shoot and being able to shoot along side and ask questions during it was a great learning experience for me.  My mentoring session with Jenn + Ben has made an immediate improvement in my shooting. I’ve been able to use the techniques they shared with me in the field with tremendous results.

If you’re looking for an amazing learning experience custom made for you with even cooler teachers, then Jenn + Ben are the mentors for you!

Interested in growing YOUR business this year??  Click HERE to learn more!!

Read more testimonials HERE.