One of the top questions I get asked from Mentoree’s, when hired for mentorships is, “how do you get your clients to trust you, create what you want to create..” and the age old answer is to show what you can do.. but how do you even get there, right?
Model calls, yes.. finding fun people to create random sh*t with.. start seeing your own capabilities before asking clients coming to you for a specific look they’ve seen to spend their time and money on a “maybe.” BUT, I am saying that cautiously because the session I am about to share was a first for me. I was paid to travel to them, so their expense was not low.. so I had to deliver. So, let me tell you the story leading up to the shoot.
Began photographing this family in 2020 after mom had attended my Montana workshop. We continued to put sessions together in Montana, Oklahoma and Texas. We started to get more creative together after each session, pushing each other to make the next session better than the last – but neither of us were really prepared to take on rain. Everything had been paid for as far as travels for both of us, rain was in forecast.. so I threw out the idea of well, ” we can do umbrellas and wellies.” She said YES! And ordered umbrellas and rain boots from Amazon Prime immediately.
We showed up, me fumbling holding an umbrella and camera (was super cute, I’m sure) and did an ENTIRE session in the rain!
I love that we had earned that trust and faith in each other, she was so JOYFUL knowing it was going to be a true story to tell and me smiling on the outside but doing a “nothing is going to turn out,” in the inside. I am proud of the images my Canon EOS R captured. What a beast.