Mentor Session with Breukers Creative

Isabella + William’s Session in Thetis Lake

With Taylor from Breukers Creative

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This summer, Taylor from Breurkers Creative contacted me asking for a little hand with her business. She ended up hiring me for a mentor session and what resulted was the coolest couples shoot to add to her portfolio.

Last minute, our original couple had an emergency and couldn’t make it for our shoot, lucky for us, Isabella followed my social media pages and saw my model call. Take this as a hint to follow my Facebook and Instagram for a chance to model and receive free photos!

Mentor session - couples session in water -Megan Maundrell Photography

Taylor and I did our mentor session a little backwards, starting with a 20 minute de-brief at a coffee shop before heading to the location for our session to meet Isabella and William.

Once we arrived and got to know the couple, Taylor shadowed me for the first 15 minutes of the shoot to watch how I worked. She took note of how I introduced myself to the couple, how I interacted with them and how I prompted them to get natural and emotion filled photographs.

Taylor then took over, trying the prompts she had collected as homework before the session. During this time I answered any questions she had, offered advice and took photographs over her shoulder of the couple. Later, we took turns prompting and directing the couple in order to provide a full gallery of images for Taylors portfolio and social media.

After the portfolio building session, we returned to the coffee shop to talk business. We chatted about how to price yourself for success, client process, branding and social media. I find that mentor sessions are super helpful for those eager to learn; they get the opportunity to ask question if they don’t understand or to go deeper into the concepts if they are already on the right track but are yearning to forward their business.

Megan Maundrell