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business mentoring

Do you only mentor photographers? I have ACTUALLY found that Photographers only make up a small percentage of the businesses that I work with! I've helped small businesses from venues, bloggers, event planners, direct sales & countless other creatives.

Do I need to be local to Nashville? No way! That's the beauty of the internet! We can pour our coffee, wear yoga pants & have a digital mentor session! Of course, you're always welcome to visit me in person too - if you just want an excuse to come to nashville!

Hey, I'm local though! Coolio! Come on into our murfreesboro, tn studio (you can still wear your yoga pants)! I'll make you some coffee, feed you some chocolates & we'll work through how to light a fire under your business!

Are you rocking your business in some ways & feeling totally stuck or just straight up lost in others? together we'll get your business to the next level so you can stress less while actually working how & when you want!

Sometimes you just need to

find the Yoda to your Luke!

i'm passionate about mentoring small business owners on how to gain more clients, the art of branding and creating cohesive systems in your business.

Yes, I'm happy to chat with you about camera settings but where I really thrive is with helping other small business owners within their marketing, organization, understanding their ideal clients, social media management, branding awareness, pricing for profit, networking, website development, managing workflows & systems, emails, inquiries, blogging, & styled photoshoots.

Do those things resonate with you? Do you feel like you are floating in a sea of crazy business shenanigans that you are slowly being pulled under by?  You are not alone & that is not a fun feeling! Together we can create an easily implementable plan that not only will NOT cost you $10.000 but will be easily implementable & impact your small business in a way that is a manageable & realistic.

Listen... I'm not claiming to know it all (the best professionals in every field are always learning & growing) but over the years I realized that I am the person industry friend-ors & personal friends come to when they have a question, consultation, or need a problem solved.

I've spent a ton of time, energy & money investing in my own business and have streamlined that information to share with you during our mentoring sessions!

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.

- Oprah Winfrey

mentorship offerings

One time Mentorship
2 hours - $325
6 hours - $825

Monthly mentoring
1 hour, 12 months

quarterly mentoring
1.5 hours, 4 times a year

Everyone is at a different spot in their business so I offer different business mentorships based on the amount of time we get to spend together.

"It all began with branding photography & a casual conversation as I was working on rebranding my wedding & event planning business. After our initial mentoring meeting it became clear the investment would be immensely beneficial to the growth of my company & as an industry professional. Covering all items from online marketing and social media, (I grew my Facebook followers from 900 to 8,000!), competitive pricing & restructuring my packages. Mahlia is an incredible teacher & truly a professional industry leader. I have learned more than I ever could on my own & am grateful to have the opportunity to continue to do so."

- weddings & events by raina
Monthly Mentorship

"I was merging my side hustle of photography into a full time career & Mahlia allowed me to shadow under here & come in for monthly meetings at her studio to learn more about the business side of photography. One of the key points she stressed to me was the importance of branding. I have been working hard all year to rebrand my business model & name - and I just launched my new website & rebrand - I'm in love! We also discussed camera settings like back button focus & exploring off camera flash. I really owe Mahlia so much. Thanks for being  patient, kind, and fun teacher to work with!"

- Dolly DeLong Photography,

"I met and worked with Mahlia when I was a wedding planner & venue manager and we became friends. During casual conversations, I always seemed to learn something new from Mahlia about social media, marketing or a program that would help make things easier in my business. When I decided to start my new company, Mahlia was one of my biggest cheerleaders and the obvious choice to help me grow my business. She helped me hone in on what I wanted my new company to look like and ways to accomplish it and attract new clients. I love her honest feedback, encouragement and impeccable patience. Thank you for being a great friend and mentor! "


Hear from BA Bosses!


I need help with my photography before diving into my business -- helllpp!

I offer 4 of these mentorships a year. This is a full 8 hour day, just you & me, of photography & business mentoring. Including a custom stylized photoshoot where I will answer your questions & teach you how to photograph for publication. You'll even get a mini personal branding session to get you started with fresh headshots & behind the scenes content.

As I mentioned, I only offer 4 of these a year and only during certain months. Email me now to see what may still available for this year.

Full Day Photography Mentoring - $2300
payment plans available

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