Mentoring Collections

      Growing as an Artist & Entrepreneur

      A mentoring session is the perfect option for photographers who prefer an intimate and focused learning experience, tailored exclusively to the needs of their business. Our sessions are developed around your unique creative and professional objectives, meant to develop your business by determining the solutions and insights that you truly need. I’m an open book during your mentoring session and will share tips, techniques and all the knowledge and recommendations I have so you can achieve your goals as both an artist and entrepreneur.

      • TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED •

      Finding your ideal client
      Curated Portfolio
      Collaborating with other professionals in the industry
      Pricing 1-1
      Advertising for Luxury Wedding
      Destination Wedding Marketing
      Fine Art Photography
      Differences between film stock & much more

      Half- Day

      Mentoring Collection

      • 4 hours of mentoring where any and all of your questions/concerns will be answered. Focusing on your business, creative process, equipment, and more.
      • 1 hour couples photo session where Diane will direct and pose the models for a hands-on technical training on digital and film photography.
      • Step-by-step guide on how to build a destination portfolio and enter the market booking clients.
      • Professional headshots shot on film & digital
         
        Price of Half-Day Mentoring Session – $ 1200

       

      Full Day

      Mentoring Collection

      •  6 hours of mentoring where any and all of your questions/concerns will be answered. Focusing on your business, creative process, the destination wedding market, equipment, and more.
      • 3 hour complete wedding editorial shoot, with models, outfits, decorated table and details where Diane will direct and pose the models and details to give you a hands on technical training on digital and film photography.
      • Step-by-step guide on how to build a destination portfolio and enter the market booking clients.
      • Professional headshots shot on film & Digital 
         
        Price of full-day mentoring session with editorial – $ 2400

       

       

      Skype Meeting

      Mentoring Collection

      • 1.5 hours of mentoring via video call where any and all of your questions/concerns will be answered. Focusing on your business as a whole, creative process, destination wedding market, equipment, and more.
      • Communication templates you can use to email and interact with clients and industry vendors.
      • Step-by-step guide on how to build a destination portfolio and enter the market booking clients.
         
        Price of Video Mentoring Session –  $700

      FAQ

      Diane Sotero Photography

      Mentoring

      Where is your company based?

      I'm based in the USA and Portugal, where I split my time shooting between Europe and the United States. On top of this, I have the privilege of frequently shooting in Latin America for weddings, workshops and mentoring sessions.

      Did you study photography in University?

      Yes! While young, I moved to the United States where I studied Art History and Photography. I loved the marvelous curriculum of my university which focused on developing me as an artist and on improving my creative ability. This experience allowed me to develop an artfully curated approach to create beautiful, light-filled images that evoke a sense of emotion and beauty.

      What is it like to participate in the “Half Day” session?

      Following an immersion into photography theory, the business processes that I use to successfully run my business and and Q&A sessions to ensure your questions are resolved, we will have a 60 minute photo shoot with a couple. During this session you photograph side-by-side with me. You’ll learn how to pose the couple, how I direct them and interact to ensure we capture beautiful moments, the best positions to shoot relative to the light, how to measure the quantity of light that enters your lens, and the entire process I go through when shooting a session.

      My goal is that we clarify all the questions, concerns and doubts currently troubling you and your business so that you can leave with total confidence to photograph in film with your clients.

      What is it like to participate in the “Full Day” session?

      The “Full Day” option is perfect for those looking to learn to shoot in film (or digital) and who also want to create a complete and exquisite portfolio with every aspect and situation of a beautiful wedding (Couple, Wedding Table, Invitations, Flowers, and other important details). By completing the “Full Day” mentoring session you will have your very own fine art portfolio that you can use to attract your ideal client.

      My goal is to give you the opportunity to enter the destination wedding market, gain prestige and notoriety in your local market and grow your knowledge and confidence in shooting all situations of a wedding.