personality-filled portraits for high school seniors and small business owners in bourbonnais, illinois

Sarah Jane

1 : 1 mentoring for creatives

Level up.

Are you just starting out with your photography or creative business or looking to take things to the next level? Either way, you and your biz are worth the time and investment. Wherever you may need help within your creative business, I'll be your go-to gal. 

let's do this thing.

I get it - the HUSTLE is real!

Mastering all the things photo from the programs, products, client workflows , BTS management can sometimes feel like too much.I'm that photographer that wants you to fully embrace your true self when in front of my camera—but you won't be on your own. I'm here to guide you every step of the way—whether you need help with workflow, how to pose, or behind the scenes -I've got you. 

How it works

Let's dive into what you need help with!? What are your roadblocks? This information will guide me in creating a specific plan for you in your business. 

Get you all the goods to make mountains move in your business. We will dive into your specific needs.

Two weeks later we will have a 30 minute follow up, because we all do that, "OMG I forgot THIS!"

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INQUIRY Questionnaire & findings 

 MOVE Mountains in your business

Follow Up Check In

Services

There are a few ways we can work together...

Need to dig into some issues you are having in your business?  Not sure how to get it all done!? Just need to hash out something that has got you puzzled? This 1-on-1 time with me from the comfort of your own home can be tailored to focus on whatever you need most for your business!

Confidence in the road forward is an incredible feeling! Sometimes all you need is a little push in the right direction! 

Zoom Call Mentor Session

Need a bit of a deeper dive or just even watch someone do their process!? I get it! This mentoring session—typically about 3 hours long— will guide you from start to finish with clients. Our time together will show you how I hand-hold clients from the moment they inquire to the time their final products are delivered.

If desired, our time together can include a short styled shoot with a senior or branding client. You will get to see what I do to make the magic happen - everything from posing, lighting, making clients relax, to culling, image selection, editing, client workflow, etc.

Our time together can be tailored to your needs - if it is the behind the scenes business stuff that you are questioning, leave out the shooting time! 

Shadowing Half-Day Mentoring Session

New to the creative world or just looking to level up!? Are you looking for a long term mentor? This one is for you!

6 -one hour 1:1 sessions that dive deep into the core of what you need to work on. I will curate a path just for you and your goals.

Bonus: This package includes access to my workflow systems worksheet and client session files, too!

Extended Mentoring Session

Common topics for mentoring:

Workflow
IPS (In Person Sales)
Finding your dream client
Editing
Finding that light
Styling
POSING
Pulling that personality out
curating a personalized shoot
Work-life balance
Business, how do I set that up?
Pricing
Senior Model Teams
Outsourcing 

HERE's WHY YOU CAN TRUST ME:

You're in good hands with Sarah Jane.

Gosh, there has never been a time in my life that I haven't loved learning, talking or creating art. It brings me joy but also keeps me centered! Crazy to say that, yes, I actually went to college for a BFA in Photography! I spent four years deep in photo chemicals and loved every second. Since graduating in 2003, I have trained myself in all that is digital photography and the constant changing media and business world. Post UD (GO Dayton Flyers) I wasn't quite done learning yet... went back to school to get my Masters in Art Education and taught high school Art Ed for 10 years—including photography, of course!

So it is really hard to say where my photography journey, "started," the art world has always been a part of my life. SJP opened in 2015, I grew this business while raising three little ones at home, quite the adventure. Opened a store front location in 2021 and am thrilled to have a space of my own! Seriously, I could pinch myself on a daily that I get to call this gig, my job. 

I would be lying to say that the journey was always a walk in the park - so not true. I have learned that this work life balance thing IS A THING and it's HUGE for me to incorporate balance, play and adventure into my coaching goals for you, too. 

Featured in:

The House of Flynn Evermore

What's in my camera bag:

(2) Nikon D750
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8
Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4
Sigma Macro 105mm f/2.8
Nikon Speedlight SB800   
Camera strap: Holdfast two-camera harness

PROGRAMS I USE AND LOVE:

Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe In-Design
Smart Albums
Pixieset
Dubsado
Trello
Vixer
Animoto

"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up for yourself."

- BRENE BROWN

LET'S DO THIS!

Your time is NOW.

- A clear vision of what steps to take next for your biz
- The confidence to....
- The tools to...
- A new friend to help hold you accountable and encourage you along the way

CONTACT SARAH

IF YOU're ready for...

...then let's rock!

COACHING SERVICES START AT $400.