My Gear

I shoot with a Canon 5d Mark III, and have a Mark II in my bag at all times as backup. These are my favorite lenses, in order: Sigma 35mm f1.4, Canon 50mm f1.2L, Canon 45mm f2.8 Tilt Shift, Canon 70-200mm ISII f2.8L, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L, Canon 16-35mm f2.8L. I have a Canon 580 EX II Flash that I use for bounce-flash at weddings with a black piece of foam.
 

My Software

I cull my images in Photo Mechanic, edit in Adobe Lightroom, and retouch skin (when necessary) in Adobe Photoshop. I use Jpeg Mini to make my files smaller, and I also use Blogstomp for blogging. I love using the app Mosaico for helping to plan my Instagram feed, and I use Polymail to make sending emails easier.

Mentorships

I offer individually tailored one-on-one mentor sessions in my home in Portland, Oregon for $500. I absolutely LOVE to teach and share what I know with other photographers! A typical mentorship day starts with a late-morning coffee and brunch and getting to know one another. Then we'll head back to my home office and I'll go over my workflow, how I run my business, editing, and anything else you want to know! Seriously, nothing is off the table and I am happy to discuss anything with you that might help you! After that we'll head out to do a little photoshoot! I'll ask you beforehand what type of session would be most beneficial for you to learn from. I'll show you how I shoot, and you can shoot alongside me with direct feedback on posing/directing, using natural light, etc. After we're done shooting we can upload the images and discuss anything else that you want to know over a drink or more food! The goal is that you walk away with new knowledge, more confidence in what you do, and a new friend in the industry!