Sarah Yates

Starting out as a photographer can be… overwhelming. Right?! Let's be real, any part of being a photographer can be stressful

Whether you're learning more about how to use your camera to its fullest potential or how to consistently book your dream clients…it can feel like the learning curve is too steep.

But friend, you can do it!

I’ve been there-- shooting a couple on the beach and rushing home to edit them so I can both practice my skills and serve my clients well. There was always a mix of excitement and nerves.


photography & Business

I'm ready to learn, now!

When I started my photography journey, I wished there was an all-inclusive resource about becoming a photographer. I took courses and soaked up all the free resources the internet could give me. 

But I wanted a person to guide me. Someone to talk me through the exact settings to use on my camera or how to turn the likes on my pretty Instagram photos into paying clients.

I’m here for YOU—to help you in your business and photography. 

Here’s what I know: There are two times when my business grows: When I am investing in education, and when I am practicing my craft. 

As I encourage you to invest in education, my promise is that I will still be investing in my education as well. Together, we can grow and serve our clients with excellent experiences and photographs. 

You don’t have to go at it alone!

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Mini Mentor Options

Website Critique

IG REview & Strategy

Workflow REview

Did you just create a website and now you're like, "hmmm, I wish there was a person to go over my website to make sure it's good?" HI, THAT'S ME!! Or if you haven't created a website quite yet and want to know HOW & WHY to design a website, I will walk you through my website, page by page, and explain why it's set up the way it is.

Do you have an Instagram strategy in place? Do you want to make sure your profile and posts are bringing in the right clients for you? In this Instagram Review and Strategy, we will go through your entire Instagram—profile, posts, reels, hashtags, and most importantly, strategy. All IG questions are welcomed! 

From the time a potential client inquiries to the time when you press "send" on their gallery—that's your workflow. In a workflow review, we will go over the different touch points you have with your clients. OR we can go through your workflow (from taking the photographs to delivering them). 

30 min, $150

45 Min, $175

1 hour, $200

In-Depth mentorships

Q&A Zoom

In-Person q&A

Styled Session

If you have a list of random questions for a full-time wedding photographer—this is for you! We will prep before the session to make sure ALL of your questions are answered, but this is a time for you to ask me anything and everything. Dare I say it..."pick my brain" about photography and business.

If you live in SoCal or are traveling here and want to meet up to ask any questions, this is a great option for you. We will meet at a local coffee shop in Orange County, CA (coffee's on me, duh!) and chat allll things photography and business. It's time for you to take out your laundry list of questions and finally get them answered!

Time to go out on a session! I will set up a styled session (wedding or engagement) in Orange County, CA just for you and me! We will go through how to prep a couple before a session, walk through posing and prompting and composition of images. It's going to be so fun!

1 Hour, $300

1.5 hours, $350

2 hours, $400

The Ultimate Mentor session

3 hour in-person & Styled session

Ready to get your business, photography, and WORLD rocked?! Here ya go! This is my most inclusive and extensive mentor session. We will meet in a coffee shop in Orange County, CA for an hour and a half and go over ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you could ever imagine. Literally, I'm an open book! Then we will head to a styled session (wedding or engagement), go through client experience, posing, and so much more. After that, it's time for dinner, drinks, and editing! We will grab a meal and continue the mentor session by going through the backup process, editing, and delivery. If there's anything else you want to learn along the way, I'm all yours! I only accept 1 of these a month, so if you're interested, it's time to book now!

3 hours, $600

Let's dive into your business!